Solutions Designer
Barclays
Northampton, UK
5d ago

About Barclays

Barclaysis a transatlantic consumer, corporate and investment bank offering productsand services across personal, corporate and investment banking, credit cardsand wealth management, with a strong presence in our two home markets of the UKand the US.

Our goal is to become the bank of choice by providing superiorservices to customers and clients and supporting our stakeholders via acommercially successful business that generates long-

term sustainable returns.

Ourtwo clearly defined divisions, Barclays UK and Barclays International, providediversification by business line, geography and customer, enhancing financialresilience and helping to contribute to the delivery of consistent returnsthrough the business cycle.

We have a strong core business with excitingprospects, well positioned to deliver long-term value for our shareholders.

Consistentwith the objective of delivering long-term sustainable value for all ourstakeholders, we have developed our Shared Growth Ambition our approach tocitizenship and the sustainability of the business model we operate.

The aim isto make decisions and do business that provides our clients and customers, andthe communities which we serve, with access to a prosperous future.

Thedelivery of our strategy is underpinned by the energy, commitment and passionof our people, and we are clear on our common purpose : to help people achievetheir ambitions, in the right way.

About Barclaycard Commercial Payments

Barclaycard Commercial Payments (BCP)support what used to be more commonly known as the Company Card portfolio,providing credit and debit payment card services and solutions for customersranging from sole traders to multinational / corporations

About BCP Tech and Change

BCP Tech and Change manage the technology changes and deliveryacross the BCP Enterprise estate, which ic a mixture of third party andin-

house systems. The department supportthe whole end to end change lifecycle.

We are an equal opportunity employerand we are opposed to discrimination on any grounds .

Overall purposeof role

  • Responsiblefor creating technology solutions to design and deliver business solutions inline with business needs and priorities and aligned to BCP and Group ITstrategies and architecture.
  • Work closelywith Product Owners, Scrum master, other Solutions Designers, Technical Leads,developers and other team members to ensure that the outcomes delivered meetthe business benefits and adhere to agreed standards, policies and designpatterns.
  • Define anddrive BCP architecture vison and systems strategy.
  • Providead-hoc technical consultancy and support (including impact assessments) asrequired
  • KeyAccountabilities

    SolutionsDevelopment (80%)

  • Responsiblefor creating technology solutions, architectural visions, proofs of feasibility& solution impact assessments to meet business requirements in line withBCP and Group IT Strategies
  • Works with external partners andsuppliers to deliver required business services and products
  • Pro-activelyresearches relevant technologies & demonstrate their benefits by developingPOCs where necessary
  • Addingclarity to business requirements; challenges business requirements to ensurehigh quality candidate solutions are created
  • Providesthought leadership and drive technology innovation.
  • Advice andGuidance (20%)

  • Gives handson guidance and support to BCP delivery teams
  • Maintainsdetailed awareness of, takes fully into account, and promotes throughout theorganisation, any relevant statutory, internal or external regulations,standards and codes of good practice.
  • Is capable of contributing to thedefinition of such regulations, standards and codes.

  • Actively contributes to thedevelopment & promotion of Barclays International technology organisation.
  • StakeholderManagement and Leadership

    Providesadvice and guidance to business and technology stakeholders in shaping theportfolio of technology solutions to support business needs.

    Decision-makingand Problem Solving

    Identifies commonneeds and opportunities for joint / aligned solutions across BCP, BarclaycardBusiness Solution and Barclays International.

    Thinks outside of thebox to support the business in delivering its strategic objectives rather thanjust responding to a pre-defined requests.

    Risk and Control Objective This section is mandatory for allrole profiles and must not be deleted

    Ensure that all activities and duties are carried out infull compliance with regulatory requirements, Enterprise Wide Risk ManagementFramework and internal Barclays Policies and Policy Standards.

    PersonSpecification

    Personal attributes essentialto performing role including competencies, expertise, knowledge, and experience. Note : experience requirements must not be inthe form of years (minimum or otherwise).

  • Verystrong hands-on technical skills with broad knowledge of mobile, web, cloud & API technologies
  • Strongsoftware design and application architecture experience
  • Great communicator with theability to explain technical decisions to the broader team and business
  • Passionate about and experiencedat working in agile and continual delivery environments
  • Abilityto multi-task and drive design collateral to completion
  • Abilityto support and take guidance from the Lead Architect and in-turn guide, directand assure the solution across development, test and implementation teams
  • Desirableskills / Preferred Qualifications :

  • Familiarwith integration and implementation issues and their architecturalimplications.
  • Goodknowledge of open source and internet technologies, methodologies and standards
  • Understandingof key considerations in secure systems & software design, Resilience andHigh-Availability patterns for mission-
  • critical applications, includingmulti-data-centre deployments

    Purpose andValues

    Barclays has a singlecross-business Purpose for Barclays and five core Values which underpin it.

    Our Purpose is helpingpeople achieve their ambitions in the right way. Put simply this is the answerto the question What is Barclays for?

    and it should guide our every action asemployees.

    Respect

    We respect and value those we work with, andthe contribution that they make.

    Integrity

    We act fairly, ethically and openly in all wedo.

    Service

    We put our clients and customers at thecentre of what we do.

    Excellence

    We use our energy, skills and resources todeliver the best, sustainable results.

    Stewardship

    We are passionate about leaving things betterthan we found them.

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