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API Solution Architect

Whippany, NJ

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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 Jul. 08, 2021

Business Area COO & Functions

Area of Expertise Technology

Contract Permanent

Reference Code 90289000

Job description

Senior Solution Architect, VP

Whippany, NJ

The Senior Solution Architect at Barclays, will be critical to growing the banks Consumer Loans Platform and related banking technologies by being part of the core engineering development team.  The ideal person will have a strong background in the technologies and architectural approaches associated with large scale product/platform development and delivery.

Barclays is one of the world's largest and most respected financial institutions, with 329 years of success, quality and innovation behind us. We've helped millions of individuals and businesses thrive, creating financial and digital solutions that the world now takes for granted. An important and growing presence in the USA, we offer careers providing endless opportunity.

What will you be doing?

  • A senior technical leader who is outcome focused, can contribute individually to the code base and drives innovation into the product build within that team.
  • Work in a fast-paced environment with business, technology and designers to build new capabilities, platforms, features and improve existing capabilities, products and features.
  • Work on large-scale, custom distributed systems using Java Enterprise, Spring, Angular/React JS
  • Help drive designs towards scalable platforms, asynchronous, functional & reactive systems
  • Thought leadership and bring industry best solutions and architecture mindset to the forefront
  • Ability to think on feet and solve complex business and engineering problems
  • Be responsible for the quality of software and help address any customer satisfaction issues
  • Be a guide, a mentor and role model for other engineers around

What we’re looking for:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent subject or experience
  • Experience building object-oriented solutions and Enterprise Applications using modern languages like Java. Experience in High level/Low level designs and System Architectures.
  • Ability to articulate the proposed solutions in Global forums and provide well documented artifacts for developers to kick start.
  • Deep understanding of enterprise architectures, integration patterns, cloud computing, encryption and API security.
  • Skills that will help you in the role:
  • Experience with continuous delivery, dev-ops, open source technologies & Agile/Lean software development (e.g. Scrum, Kanban, XP).
  • Extensive experience building highly scalable, concurrent, large volume, event-driven systems
  • Knowledge of software practices such as TDD, BDD, great communication skills and ability to work independently
  • Experience with Domain Driven Design, Event Driven Architectures, API Gateway Patterns, Circuit Breaker patterns, and CQRS (Command Query Responsibility Segregation) architecture

Where will you be working?

At Barclays, we are proud to be redefining the future of finance and here at Whippany we are defining the future of the workplace and the future of the way we work and live. We are creating a unique community, one of four strategic tech-enabled hubs that will redefine opportunity for everyone who works here. Whatever you do at Whippany, you’ll have every chance to build a world-class career in this world-class environment.

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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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