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Solution Architect

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 90306474

Job description

Solutions Architect
Knutsford

As a Barclays Solutions Architect within UK Technology, you will be part of the Digital Banking team that works with senior stakeholders from Business, Technology, Security, Risk & Service to gather, document and refine their requirements for all changes to the Barclays and Barclaycard apps. Digital Banking aims to make Barclays the go-to digital bank in the UK by creating valuable, compelling and engaging digital experiences that exceed customer expectations and are the envy of the competition.

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 specific knowledge and technical expertise to design solutions to meet all requirements and document as Design Thumbnails, High Level and detailed Designs
• Supporting the Business with production of screen flows
• Driving out the BRDs (Business Requirements - Detailed) in a collaborative style to ensure all needs are fully identified to the level required
• Provide information to the business teams and management regarding the consequences of specifying a requirement in a particular way, influencing the final outcome in this way
• Ensuring Non-Functional Requirements (e.g. Performance, MI, Volumes, Service Levels, etc.) are fully defined, thought through and documented
• Be responsible for all changes to the application/ system throughout the whole product life cycle including retirement of systems
• Establish and deliver solutions for projects to meet the business needs


What we’re looking for:
• Excellent problem-solving skills and proven ability at documenting application architecture solutions
• Understanding of Client Server Interaction, Application and Infrastructure architecture 
• Understanding of mobile technologies, the strengths and weaknesses platforms such as iOS & Android
• Excellent collaboration skills and ability to work concisely when under pressure

Skills that will help you in the role:
• Ability to work as part of a team as well as independently, with ability to multitask and prioritise workload
• Understanding of API definition languages such as JSON, RAML or REST
• Experience of working within a project framework such as Waterfall, Agile & Scrum
• Awareness of the Barclays business unit responsibilities and structure

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.

I find that the work/life balance in my current role allows me to be more productive and flexible, to ensure my personal and professional ‘lives’ have the attention they need.

Patrick

Head of Client Management Application Support – Whippany, New Jersey

Barclays technology has a crucial role to play and I have relished the opportunity to be involved in game-changing tech programmes.

Amy

Business Banking and BFA Chief Information Officer – Radbroke, Knutsford

The great thing about Barclays is that I get to work on great technological pieces, while seeing the effect they have on this important business.

Martin

Electronic Trading Technology – Prague, Czech Republic

Barclays’ strong values of Service and Excellence are very much evident in the work we do. Our exciting tech solutions have improved customer and colleague experiences, and added huge value to the bank.

Ramya

Delivery Manager and Business Analyst – Pune, India

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