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Date live: 07/17/2020

Location: New York

Reference Code: 90263608

Business Area: COO & Functions

Area of Expertise: Technology

Contract: Permanent

Central Risk Desk Java Developer 
7th Ave, New York, New York

The Central Risk Desk Java Developer will be responsible for advancing the capabilities of our Central Risk Book Technology systems. The candidate will be responsible for working closely within the CRB technology team as well as desk traders / business analysts / service desk / quality assurance teams to deliver functional and technical enhancements to the product.  The candidate will ensure global application consistency and reuse where appropriate.  The candidate will be responsible for promoting and applying best practices to meet all application deliveries.

The candidate should have a technical background with a solid knowledge of application development, operating system behaviour, multi-threaded programming. They should also understand OS and architecture concepts like interrupts, multi-core systems, non-uniform memory access, CPU affinity. The candidate should also have experience with development methodologies, SLDC and management of technical teams.  

What will you be doing?

  • Work on several key systems in Barclays central risk platform, implement business features and technical improvements to meet tight performance requirements

  • Learn business behind Global cash equities trading, risk management and regulations applied on this business together with deep Java technical aspects such as garbage avoiding implementation of trading systems

  • Cooperate with business analysts, testing teams and developers of other parts of trading platform on local and global scale

  • Follow well organized and tight development process following agile/scrum and test driven development principals

  • Use fully integrated dev toolset from Attlassian such as Jira, Confluence and Bitbucket, TeamCity as continuous integration tool

  • Help application support teams to investigate production issues and do improvements to make the platform stable, maintainable and resilient

What we’re looking for:

  • Proficient (4+ years) with Core Java

  • Experience (1+ year) with, memory management, performance tuning

  • Experience (1+ year) in distributed system development including Order Management Systems, FIX Protocols, messaging middleware such as Solace/Tibco/Kafka

  • University degree in computer science, physics, engineering, or equivalent programming experience

Skills that will help you in the role:

  • Experience with Java build tool, testing tools and Continuous Integration, ideally: Maven, JUnit, JMockit, TeamCity, Git

  • Experience with dependency injections frameworks, ideally: Spring, Guice, HK2

  • Experience with Docker, Openshift, containers

  • Full lifecycle development of a commercial system, including: requirements definition, agile planning, releasing, and production support

Where will you be working?

Barclays’ U.S. headquarters is located at 745 Seventh Avenue in New York, NY.  At Barclays, we offer you an engaging and challenging environment, giving you the opportunity to make the most of your unique set of skills. We also have an extensive range of learning and development initiatives designed to support you both personally and professionally.
Interested and want to know more about Barclays? Visit for more details.

Our Values 

Everything we do is shaped by the five values of Respect, Integrity, Service, Excellence and Stewardship. Our values inform the foundations of our relationships with customers and clients, but they also shape how we measure and reward the performance of our colleagues. Simply put, success is not just about what you achieve, but about how you achieve it.

Our Diversity

We aim to foster a culture where individuals of all backgrounds feel confident in bringing their whole selves to work, feel included and their talents are nurtured, empowering them to contribute fully to our vision and goals.

Our Benefits

Our customers are unique. The same goes for our colleagues. That's why at Barclays we offer a range of benefits, allowing every colleague to choose the best options for their personal circumstances. These include a competitive salary and pension, health care and all the tools, technology and support to help you become the very best you can be. We are proud of our dynamic working options for colleagues. If you have a need for flexibility then please discuss this with us.

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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

Private medical care

Competitive pay

Flexible working

Life assurance

Pension contribution

Income protection

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.

100% Innovative
100% Collaborative
100% Passionate
100% Customer focused

Languages and

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?

Barclays workforce of the future

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.

"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."


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