Job title :Senior Software Engineer
Barclays is a British universal bank. We are diversified by business, by different types of customers and clients, and by geography. Our businesses include consumer banking and payments operations around the world, as well as a top-tier, full service, global corporate and investment bank, all of which are supported by our service company which provides technology, operations and functional services across the Group.
Risk and Control Objective
Ensure that all activities and duties are carried out in full compliance with regulatory requirements, Enterprise Wide Risk Management Framework and internal Barclays Policies and Policy Standards.
We’re committed to providing a supportive and inclusive culture and environment for you to work in. This environment recognises and supports ways to balance your personal needs, alongside the professional needs of our business. Providing the opportunity for all our employees, globally to work flexibly empowers each of us to work in a way that suits our lives as well as enabling us to better service our customers’ and clients’ needs. Whether you have family commitments or you’re a carer, or whether you need study time or wish to pursue personal interests, our approach to working flexibly is designed to help you balance your life. If you would like some flexibility, then please discuss this with the hiring manager, and your request will be reviewed subject to business needs
BUK & BX – All locations
We are currently in the early stages of implementing a hybrid working environment, which means that many colleagues spend part of their working hours at home and part in the office, depending on the nature of the role they are in. We’re flexible on how this works and it may continue to change and evolve. Depending on your team, typically this means that colleagues spend a minimum of between 20% to 60% of their time in the office, which could be over a week, a month or a quarter. However, some colleagues may choose to spend more time in the office over a typical period than their role type requires. We also have a flexible working process where, subject to business needs, all colleagues globally are able to request work patterns to reflect their personal circumstances These requests will be reviewed and agreed for a period of time i.e., will have a start and end date.
Please discuss the detail of the working pattern options for the role with the hiring manager.
The Advanced Technologies team in Barclays’ Chief Technology Office aims to influence the financial services industry towards Barclays’ preferences via thought leadership and original contributions. The focus is on high-profile topics with significant potential commercial impact and senior business stakeholders, such as the team’s work on the future of money as described at https://search.jobs.barclays/itshappeninghere-thefutureofmoney
The senior software engineer will develop and deploy backend services for projects being undertaken by the Advanced Technologies team. This is a senior technical role and requires adaptable thinking based on real world engineering experience in coding solutions to complex functional and non-functional requirements. The role includes working in several stages in the software development cycle, from requirements gathering to deployments and includes working with different environments (on-premise and AWS). Projects are primarily proof-of-concepts and prototypes and the role does not involve making the actual changes to production services
We are looking for a hands-on technologist with a passion for designing, building, testing and deploying modern software PoCs/ prototypes. The role suits an engineer with a strong development background who has a relevant track record in developing and deploying backend services. The ideal candidate would be capable of independently picking up new technologies and business concepts quickly and applying them in a dynamic environment.
What will you be doing?
• Analyse functional and non-functional requirements
• Participate in design discussions with key stakeholders (frontend developers, architects, business leaders)
• Implement and deploy backend services with a focus on writing tested, maintainable, clean code
• Maintain a log of work items on team’s JIRA board and attend stand-up meetings to update on progress and raise any blockers
• Present demonstrations as needed
• Hands-on engineering assistance with high priority projects
What we’re looking for:
• Expertise in requirements analysis, design (particularly domain-driven design), development and deployment
• Strong experience delivering projects utilising the industry standard stack of Java with Spring
• Familiarity with relational database design, SQL and database tools (including Java data migration tools and ORMs)
• Understanding of agile practices and test-driven development
• Experience with modern continuous integration and continuous delivery tools
• Hands-on experience with at least one of the main public cloud platforms, including ability to work with Infrastructure-as-Code tools such as Terraform.
• Experience with container tools/ platforms (e.g. Docker, Kubernetes)
• Technical writing ability and good documentation skills
Skills that will help you in the role :
• Payments or financial markets experience will be preferred
• Experience with event-driven architecture frameworks (e.g. Axon framework) will be preferred
• Hands-on experience with designing and developing REST APIs will be preferred
• Familiarity with distributed ledger technologies is desirable
Where will you be working?
Be More at Barclays
At Barclays, each day is about being more – as a professional, and as a person. ‘Be More @ Barclays’ represents our core promise to all current and future employees. It’s the characteristic that we want to be associated with as an employer, and at the heart of every employee experience. We empower our colleagues to Be More Globally Connected, working on international projects that improve the way millions of customers handle their finances. Be More Inspired by working alongside the most talented people in the industry, and delivering imaginative new solutions that are redefining the future of finance. Be More Impactful by having the opportunity to work on cutting-edge projects, and Be More Valued for who you are.
Interested and want to know more about Barclays? Visit home.barclays/who-we-are/ for more details.
Purpose, Values and Mindset
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.
Our values underpin everything we do: Respect, Integrity, Service, Excellence and Stewardship.
We harness the power of diversity and inclusion in our business, trust those we work with, and value everyone's contribution.
We operate with honesty, transparency and fairness in all we do.
We act with empathy and humility, putting the people and businesses we serve at the centre of what we do.
We champion innovation, and use our energy, expertise and resources to make a positive difference.
We prize sustainability, and are passionate about leaving things better than we found them.
Our Mindset shapes how we take action, living by our Values, driven by our Purpose, always with our customers and clients at the heart of what we do; our Mindset is to Empower, Challenge and Drive.
Trust and support each other to deliver. Make decisions with those closest to the topic. Include diverse perspectives. Celebrate success and learn from failure.
Question whether things can be done better. Use insights based on data to inform decisions. Be curious about how we can adapt and improve. Speak up and be open to alternative viewpoints.
Focus on outcomes. Deliver with pace. Be passionate and ambitious about what we do. Take personal responsibility. Actively build collaborative relationships to get things done.