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Software Engineer

Pune, Maharashtra

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Development and Engineering at Barclays

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 Oct. 11, 2021

Business Area COO & Functions

Area of Expertise Technology

Contract Permanent

Reference Code 90301254

Job description

Job Title: Software Engineer

Location: Pune

About Barclays

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.

Working Flexibly

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 career, 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.


  • The role requires an experienced, high calibre mainframe lead with good functional and technical engineering skills / product knowledge to work with business stakeholders and key suppliers to deliver change to agreed time, quality and cost parameters.
  • Knowledge of the major tools in a toolkit for the specific application product – IBM Zseries Mainframe, IMS , COBOL, CICS, JCL, DB2, VSAM is vital to this role

What will you be doing?

Following are key activities expected from the role for Customer & Risk application.

  • Responsible for component technical delivery ( Build / Test / Implementation) of projects within agreed timescales and budgets
  • Contribute in component impact assessment of PWR’s for Build/Test Phase
  • Ensure high quality technical delivery with minimal post Live issues.
  • Grooming & Mentoring of juniors in the team (Technical & Functional / process improvements)
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with teams across the organisation, ensuring effective delivery of applications into the production environment
  • Liaise with technical delivery managers, keeping them updated on release progress against milestones, risks, issues and finances
  • Develop and maintain effective stakeholder relationships
  • Identify own development needs and proactively drive development of self / team’s  capability, using all available means, to achieve world class standards
  • Support/Lead evaluation and review of emerging delivery methods, tools and standards. Apply new ways of working as appropriate
  • Collaborate with the application support / service teams to ensure smooth transition of applications into their BAU environments
  • Ensuring that all change is developed and implemented using best practice
  • Ensuring that all engineering reviews are completed and the introduction of change into the Production environment follows agreed governance processes

What we’re looking for:

  • Graduate with Technical background.
  • Strong technical knowledge in Mainframes - COBOL, JCL, DB2, CICS  and Assembler is mandatory. Knowledge in IMS is preferable
  • Strong expertise in Mainframe Application Development/Design/Testing, with relevant work experience between 7 – 10 years.
  • Strong technical knowledge in Mainframes (COBOL, JCL, DB2, CICS, IMS, DB/DC) is mandatory.
  • God understanding of Tools (Debugging / performance) is required.
  • Sound logical reasoning & design methodology is desirable.
  • Ability to explore new age technology improvement / automation / DevOps toolchain is desirable 

Skills that will help you in the role:

    • Domain/Testing/Technical certification will be an advantage
    • Consistent internal customer focus in a demanding environment
    • Sound time management and organisational skills
    • Good written and oral communications skills
    • Strong interpersonal and excellent communication skills

Where will you be working?

  • Pune

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 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.

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: innovative, collaborative, customer focused, passionate

Languages and Technologies

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?

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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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

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