Development and Engineering at Barclays
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.
Jun. 23, 2022
COO & Functions
Lead Java Developer
As a Barclays Lead Java Developer you will be responsible for end-to-end delivery of applications from initial idea through to implementation of the features used by both Barclays customers and our colleagues. The multi-channel applications are provided across web, mobile, telephony and contact center platforms. The applications you will deliver will make use of the latest UI, container and api technologies, deployed onto cloud platforms. You will be focused on enhancing our engineering teams and providing technical leadership across our desktop engineering teams.
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 location flexible. We will consider requests for locating the role at an alternative Barclays’ key UK office from that advertised.
We are currently operating in a hybrid working environment, meaning that many colleagues spend part of their working hours at home and part in the office, depending on the nature of the role they are in. Please discuss the detail of the working pattern options for the role with the hiring manager.
What will you be doing?
• Producing SOLID code with excellent test coverage
• Performing code reviews ensuring implemented functionality matches expectations and is in line with coding standards defined globally
• Creating new and updated current automation processes, suggesting areas for improvements
• Identifying your own and others’ development needs and seeking opportunities to address these needs through guidance, coaching and formal training
• Providing engineering leadership for our Java teams across our servicing desktops within Barclays UK
• Maintaining an up to date knowledge of emerging software engineering methods, tools and standards current
• Managing business requirements to understand how system requirements fit within overall business solution, and challenging any requirements that are incomplete.
• Executing creative problem solving and tasks
What we’re looking for:
• Demonstrable understanding of Java, Spring Framework and JPA and Very strong development experience of REST, JSON, Servlets, Microservices
• Cloud Platforms, e.g. AWS, OpenShift and Databases such as Oracle / DB2 / MongoDB
• Knowledge of Testing and Mocking frameworks (e.g. TDD, Mockito, WireMock etc)
• Vast experience of version control, automated testing, continuous integration, deployment tools (e.g. Git, Bitbucket, Gradle, Jenkins, Groovy)
Skills that will help you in the role:
• Graph QL
• Working on large scale codebases and DevOps experience (Jenkins - configuring pipelines)
• Micro front-end skills / composition
• Experience in React / Angular / Vue and Financial services experience
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.
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.
Languages and Technologies
We really love to code. And we love to make that code work for our millions of global customers. Built in a way that makes life simpler. For you, that means reinventing what money means to the world. It means going that step further to develop something that can handle millions of trades or millions of transactions a day. It’s a big responsibility. Are you ready to rethink your future?
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.
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.
We exist to provide responsible finance to people and business – but also a whole lot more.
We believe great talent RISES. It acts with Respect, Integrity, Service, Excellence and Stewardship.
We discover our full potential through our desire to Empower, Challenge and Drive each other.
Working here makes me feel supported, valued, recognised, appreciated and has given me plenty of opportunities to grow.
ETL Developer in Market Risk, Glasgow
Barclays is a great place to work because the teams here have a very positive energy to them. There is a lot of camaraderie and team spirit here.
Engineering Lead, Fraud Detection, Whippany
One of my favourite things about working for Barclays is the freedom to explore different technical solutions to a variety of problems. It's a great way of expanding my knowledge and keeps me on my toes!
Java Developer, Glasgow
I’m really pleased with the work I’ve done so far. Because Barclays relies on technology to provide services that are so important to millions of people, we value quality over quantity, especially in software design.
Wolf Team, Prague
More about working at Barclays
We deploy finance responsibly to support people and businesses, acting with empathy and integrity, championing innovation and sustainability, for the common good and the long term.
Respect: We harness the power of diversity and inclusion in our business, trust those we work with, and value everyone's contribution.
Integrity: We operate with honesty, transparency and fairness in all we do.
Service: We act with empathy and humility, putting the people and businesses we serve at the centre of what we do.
Excellence: We champion innovation, and use our energy, expertise and resources to make a positive difference.
Stewardship: We prize sustainability, and are passionate about leaving things better than we found them.
Barclays offers a diverse, inclusive and engaged culture. A place where people can bring their whole selves to work and be respected for who they are, valued for what they do and celebrated for their contribution to our business and our community.
We are an equal opportunity employer and opposed to discrimination on any grounds. It is the policy of Barclays to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, colour, creed, religion, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by law.
We’re committed to providing a supportive and inclusive culture and environment for you to work in. This environment recognises and supports ways to balance your personal needs, alongside the professional needs of our business. Providing the opportunity for all our employees, globally to work flexibly empowers each of us to work in a way that suits our lives as well as enabling us to better service our customers’ and clients’ needs. Whether you have family commitments or you’re a Carer, or whether you need study time or wish to pursue personal interests, our approach to working flexibly is designed to help you balance your life. If you would like some flexibility then please discuss this with the hiring manager.