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Date live: 03/26/2021

Location: Prague

Reference Code: 90279767

Business Area: COO & Functions

Area of Expertise: Technology

Contract: Permanent

HPC Development and DevOps Engineer

As a Barclays Development and DevOps Engineer you will join the High Performance Computing (HPC) team. We manage one of the most complex distributed computing environments in the investment banking industry, providing a sophisticated high quality service to the entire Barclays Investment Bank. You will work with subject matter experts and be exposed to Docker/ containerisation, microservice design and development, sophisticated DevOps workflows and enterprise adoption of the public cloud.

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?
•    DevOps implementation, deployment and support of both AWS and on-premises development artifacts for supporting HPC’s main development effort
•    Maintaining and developing code: defining, developing and deploying software components, extending functionality of the grid and providing visualization 
•    Working with client development teams to assist with on-boarding applications to the grid, with performance enhancements and analysis of grid configuration issues
•    Acting as subject matter expert and represent HPC's interest in various development forums
•    Engineering projects to enhance the environment and HPC's service, which includes integration with Barclays' core infrastructure systems, customising third party tools 
•    Working with the L2 team, undertaking deeper or more complex investigations into grid issues, which involves developing a deep understanding of the details of grid 
•    Software updates and patching: regularly package and test vendor applications to address tech debt and obsolescence within the firm

What we’re looking for:
•    Excellent knowledge of cloud computing, AWS; ideally with AWS certification 
•    Excellent knowledge of Infrastructure-As-Code and hands-on experience with Chef & CloudFormation
•    Experience with Linux (ideally RHEL) & Bash scripting – RPM build; experience with Windows Server (2016, 2019) & Powershell scripting
•    Working knowledge of Python 3 (Conda, Boto3), experience with DevOps principles & tools and hands-on experience implementing CI & CD pipelines

Skills that will help you in the role:
•    Basic knowledge of programing, preferably with Java & Maven
•    Experience writing Jenkinsfiles and managing Jenkins jobs
•    Working knowledge of OpenShif & Docker

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

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."


Wolf Team, Prague

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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