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Senior Developer

Knutsford, England

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.

Key information

Date live Mar. 29, 2022

Business Area COO & Functions

Area of Expertise Technology

Contract Permanent

Reference Code 90313972

Job description

Senior Developer 

As a Barclays Senior Developer, you will work as part of a team that undertakes the development, test support and implementation work for their Global PayPlus system (Finastra product). The role will include Initial Design & Project Planning, Team management and Development, Software Development, Defining and Implementing Software Development Standards and Personal Development. 

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.

What will you be doing?

•    Using Payment product technical knowledge to contribute to the solution definition / high level design specification for new projects complying with the design guidelines 
•    Assisting in the production of estimates for the development of software and refining estimates to required tolerances 
•    Defining and developing code adhering to code control / code management procedures and standards at all times
•    Undertaking software unit testing and software component testing
•    Creating and maintaining the framework that would enable unit test specifications for software components to be developed
•    Being the point of contact for the development area facing into various stakeholders offering rational realistic views from a technology perspective
•    Identifying RAIDs, escalating to VP engineering Lead / project management as and when necessary

What we’re looking for:

•    Payment Product Technology and development skills with knowledge around Java / C++ OOPS technology i.e. class templates, string manipulations API and memory utilisation 
•    Exposure to database ER models / product architecture and objects integration as well as installation methods
•    Experience of payment processing flows i.e. object scope with an awareness of ISO payments processing 
•    Excellent programming skills in Oracle PL/SQL including performance tuning

Skills that will help you in the role
•    Fair understanding of the infrastructure layer hosting the application (web-server, MQ manager, High Availability/resiliency techniques, Monitoring tools AppDynamics, ELK etc.)
•    Awareness of Test Automation tools/framework (BDD Gherkin / Selenium)

Where will you be working?

The Barclays Technology Campus, just outside Manchester, is our transatlantic tech command centre for information security in the UK. It’s the vital strategic powerhouse behind our global operations. Radbroke is a place where big ideas become realities. Where the talent in the world can build careers full of scope, variety and reward, by creating the technical solutions that meet today’s demands, answer tomorrow’s questions and redefine the future of finance.

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: innovative, collaborative, customer focused, passionate

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.

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