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Date live: 02/19/2021

Location: Prague

Reference Code: 90278300

Business Area: COO & Functions

Area of Expertise: Technology

Contract: Permanent

Application Developer
Prague

As a Barclays Application Developer you will join the Research IT team building applications for Quantitative Portfolio Strategy Research, Equity Derivatives Research and Equity Strategy. Your primary responsibility will be to help quantitative research strategists with data analysis and client reports. This is a great opportunity to apply Python coding and analytical skills to financial services. Your position will play a critical role in helping research serve Barclays clients better.

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?
• Implementing research analytical models, performing data analysis and back testing
• Supporting research analysts on their day-to-day data and analytics needs
• Analysing research requirements to find best technical solution as well as contributing to the overall system design and development
• Designing SQL database models and stored procedures, writing efficient SQL queries and optimizing SQL database performance
• Rewriting legacy C++ applications in Python
• Automating, maintaining and enhancing research report production processes
• Writing documentation for system architecture and support procedures
• Supporting monitoring and troubleshooting of both production and non- production environments 

What we’re looking for:
• Excellent analytical and analysis skills as well as ability to investigate complex coding issues and navigate a large code base
• Previous experience with Python and SQL
• Experience with version control systems, for example Git

Skills that will help you in the role:
• Undergraduate or Graduate degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics
• Knowledge of fixed income and equity derivatives financial products
• Knowledge and experience of working with Quantitative Libraries on derivative based financial products
• Experience with one or more scripting languages (e.g. Windows Scripting, Unix ksh)

Where will you be working?
Our Prague office is part of the Operations and Technology Division, and as such, we try our best to stay at the top of our technological game. However, the technology itself is not the most important thing. What matters the most to us is the way our ingenuity can help provide better service to our customers and make life easier for our employees.

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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

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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

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Technologies

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.

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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. Our size, scale and significance mean we’re fundamental to the way the world works, and technology is crucial to our effectiveness.

Size, stability, agility, ambition and impact. Find it all and more at Barclays Technology.

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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.

Dynamic Working is a flexible approach to working. Dynamic Working empowers each of us to work in a way that suits ours lives, so we can better serve our customers’ and clients’ needs. Whether you have family commitments or you’re a carer; whether you need study time or ‘me’ time, Dynamic Working is designed to help you balance your life.

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