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FX Release Manager

Prague, Czechia

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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 Nov. 24, 2021

Business Area COO & Functions

Area of Expertise Technology

Contract Permanent

Reference Code 90304472

Job description

FX Release Manager  

As a Barclays FX Release Manager you’ll be an important member of our team. You’ll manage, coordinate, maintain, support and automate the release processes. You’ll have the opportunity to work across source code management, deployment mechanisms and infrastructure for the BATS FX platform.

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?
• Planning and scheduling BATS FX release activities, including raising and coordination of all change requests and associated documentation
• Preparing and having oversight of the implementation plans,  pulling together the resources required to undertake the implementation activities
• Reviewing change requests to assess the impact to the applications from external sources
• Ensuring adherence to the bank’s change policies and SLA of the wider team
• Ensuring the maintenance and automation of the tools used to support the release and deployment processes
• Ensuring common code changes are reviewed by all interested parties prior to release
• Carrying out day to day reviews of audit reports for the identification of deployment anomalies

What we’re looking for:
• 5+ years release, configuration or environment management within the IT domain on Unix and Windows platforms
• 3+ years Unix scripting language user experience (python, perl, bash etc.)
• Good knowledge of standard development and build tools(GIT, TeamCity etc.)
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Skills that will help you in the role:
• Self-motivated and resourceful. Confident and able to work alone as effectively as in a team
• A team player who takes initiative and can influence the development of the system
• Can multi-task effectively when required, but also able to identify scheduling conflicts and communicate these confidently
• Enthusiasm to learn and absorb business processes and IT technologies

Where will you be working?
Our Prague office is based in the financial centre of Prague.  We are 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

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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