Date live: 11/05/2020
Reference Code: 90259297
Business Area: COO & Functions
Area of Expertise: Technology
RFT Graduate Role
Czech Republic, Prague
Our Risk, Finance and Treasury (RFT) Technology team comprises c.3,500 colleagues operating across the UK, US, India and Czech Republic. We are accountable for the delivery of business change and technology transformation for Risk, Finance and Treasury Functions globally, working in partnership with our business customers to develop and implement long term strategic IT solutions to help achieve Barclays’ strategic goals.
We support over 450 applications and a user base of 7,000+ staff across all Business Units, legal entities and major geographic hubs. We enable them to effectively manage capital and liquidity, assess internal and external risk metrics, meet regulatory reporting requirements and provide a strong second line of defence. Our strategy is to deliver Technology solutions faster, cheaper and safer, by simplifying processes and infrastructure while improving our control environment and leveraging opportunities to use consistent and reliable data across Barclays.
Front Office Technology teams develop and maintain tools for our Front Office business users - Traders, Sales, Product Control and Risk Managers in London, New York, Singapore and Tokyo. The tools are used amongst other things for derivate pricing, yield and credit curve marking, volatility surface generation, collateral optimisation and capital and counterparty risk calculations. We develop and support multiple applications using various technologies with C#, C++ and Java and respond to desk, regulatory and other requirements. The teams work in an agile environment and develop the applications across all stacks and layers, from the front end to the back end.
What will you be doing?
The successful candidate will actively contribute to various projects spanning acrosstechnical deliveries, regulatory projects and platform enhancements requested by the product owner or business users. Ensuring requirement, functional specifications, and unit testing requirements are well understood and participate in all aspects of analysis, design, implementation and deployment of all software related to these applications.
• Analyse new requirements to find the most appropriate technical solution and contribute to the overall system design
• Document designs and communicate them with the team(s)
• Work on all aspects of analysis, design, implementation and deployment of all software, related to the core data applications
• Focus on good code quality and high test coverage and actively participate in code reviews
• Design and implement applications and data flows, for accuracy, timeliness, quality and control.
• Contribute to the delivery of projects in collaboration with teams across Barclays, to develop new or enhance existing systems
• Work directly with the front office business users in an agile environment
What we’re looking for:
• Basic / university knowledge of one of the main programming laugnages (C#, Java, C++, Python)
• Experience in writing Unit/Integration tests and interest in practicing it,
• Understaning common design patterns, software engeneering fundamentals and best practices,
• Familiarity with source control systems (e.g. Git), CI tools (e.g. TeamCity), Issue-tracking systems (e.g. JIRA), Agile methodologies (e.g. Scrum)
• Degree in a technical, science, engineering, or mathematical discipline.
• Experience with analysing business requirements and proposing robust solutions
• Ability to work with the business, analysts, peers and project managers to understand and deliver requirements
Skills that will help you in the role:
• WPF, WCF
• MS SQL Server, Mongo DB
• Python, PowerShell
• WebsphereMQ, RabbitMQ or other messaging platform
Where will you be working?
With 120 thousands of employees and over 326 years of tradition, we are one of the largest banking company in the world. Over the years, we have come up with many revolutionary ideas that changed the way people think about their finances; whether it was the first credit card issued in Great Britain or the first ATM machine, we have always been trying to push the banking business a little further. 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.
Interested and want to know more about Barclays? Visit home.barclays/who-we-are/ for more details.
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.
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 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.
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
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.
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
Wherever we are in Barclays, whatever we do, we are united and guided by one common purpose: creating opportunities to rise. Because we know that when we help our customers, clients, colleagues and society to rise, Barclays will rise with them.
Our values of Respect, Integrity, Service, Excellence and Stewardship are fundamental to who we are, and they really matter. They have always shaped the way we’ve done things, and they will always shape the way we work and live, now and in the future.
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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