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Desktop Integration Lead

Knutsford, England

Barclays Technology

In Barclays Technology, we build solutions that make life simple for our customers. Solutions that are global, agile and smart. As a part of our team, you'll recode and reimagine, learn and adapt. Rewire what the world needs, and look ahead. This is where you can be at your best. Where you can redefine the future of finance.

Key information

Date live May. 15, 2022

Business Area COO & Functions

Area of Expertise Technology

Contract Permanent

Reference Code 90313395

Job description

Desktop Integration Lead 
Knutsford

As a Barclays Desktop Integration Lead based within the Channels Engineering team we are looking for developers who are excited by the coding, interested in DevOps and passionate about user experience. You will be focused on enhancing our engineering teams and be responsible for providing technical leadership across our desktop engineering teams.  The applications you will deliver make use of the latest UI, container and api technologies, deployed onto cloud platforms.  

Barclays is one of the world's largest and most respected financial institutions, with 329 years of success, quality and innovation behind us. We offer careers that provide endless opportunity – helping millions of individuals and businesses thrive, and creating financial and digital solutions that the world now takes for granted.

This opportunity is open to flexible working arrangements. Such as working from home, flexible or compressed hours, and part-time options. If you have a need for flexibility, please apply and discuss this with us during the hiring process.


What will you be doing?
•    Providing engineering leadership and mentorship across for our UI & dev teams across our servicing desktops 
•    Being responsible for delivery from the initial idea through to implementation of the features used by both Barclays customers and our colleagues
•    Managing requirements to understand how both functional and non-functional aspects (e.g. capacity, availability, response times, etc.) need to be met
•    Managing requirements to understand how they will be tested following production of code
•    Building, managing and supporting diverse teams of software engineers and engineering managers
•    Identifying own and others development needs and seek opportunities to address these needs through guidance, coaching and formal training.
•    Driving best practice, strategy and innovation across the UI space and focusing on high level architecture and coding standards
•    Championing innovation by recognising newly arising opportunities for improving customer satisfaction, achieving technical excellence and improving the delivery of a software product

What we’re looking for:
•    Advanced JavaScript  (ES6+) & Typescript experience alongside React / Angular / Vue JS and component Testing e.g Enzyme
•    Continuous integration / deployment experience and experience of state management tools / patterns such as redux / mobx / recoil
•    Experience of leading a team including recruiting, building and structuring engineering teams
•    Exceptional experience in TDD / BDD and associated methodologies

Skills that will help you in the role:
•    Understanding of Graph QL
•    Experience with cutting edge testing and e2e frameworks (e.g Cypress)
•    Micro front-end skills / composition
•    DevOps experience (Jenkins - configuring pipelines)

Where will you be working?
You will be based in Radbroke, Knutsford. The Barclays Technology Campus just outside Manchester is our tech command centre and a vital strategic powerhouse behind our global operations. The campus is set in a 64 acre self-contained site, in a beautiful green environment and it offers unrivalled facilities for work and for play. We have an onsite gym, as well as outdoor tennis, football and cricket areas, as well as onsite restaurant and coffee shops.

What you get in return

However high you rise at Barclays, we believe all our employees should receive a competitive package of core benefits flexible to you and your family’s needs. At Barclays, you’ll support our customers and clients, and we’ll support you with rewards that will genuinely make a difference.

Competitive holiday allowance

Competitive pay

Life assurance

Income protection

Private medical care

Flexible working

Pension contribution

Voluntary benefits

Success profile

To be successful in Barclays Technology, there are a few things we look for. Creativity, curiosity, and an excitement of what we can offer, and what you can do here.

Qualities we look for: communicator, relationship builder, self-starter, detail-oriented, patient, helpful

Our technology

We are continually investing in the technology powering our business. This means rebuilding and reinventing our systems to make them fit for a world-class future. It means developing systems that help us support and protect the global economy. It means anticipating the future and taking Barclays forward as a technology-led business. We are building a team of the most perceptive and talented tech analysts, engineers and developers fluent in the most current languages to deliver all of this, and more.

Where do you want to take your tech career?

Financial services is going through a massive transformation, and here at Barclays we’re leading the way. People are our greatest asset. And that’s why we give our colleagues the opportunity and space to explore their ideas, and innovate on a global scale.

Find out more about what our leaders think the Barclays workforce of the future will look like.

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The Barclays Way

This is the spirit of Barclays. It’s why we exist, what we believe and how we behave. But most importantly, it’s how we make decisions, take action and get things done.

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Purpose

We exist to provide responsible finance to people and business – but also a whole lot more.

Values

We believe great talent RISES. It acts with Respect, Integrity, Service, Excellence and Stewardship.

Mindset

We discover our full potential through our desire to Empower, Challenge and Drive each other.

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