Quant Analyst
London, UK
9d ago

About Barclays

Barclays is a transatlantic consumer, corporate and investmentbank offering products and services across personal, corporate and investmentbanking, credit cards and wealth management, with a strong presence in our twohome markets of the UK and the US.

Our goal is to become the bank of choice byproviding superior services to customers and clients and supporting ourstakeholders via a commercially successful business that generates long-

termsustainable returns.

Our two clearly defined divisions, Barclays UK and BarclaysInternational, provide diversification by business line, geography andcustomer, enhancing financial resilience and helping to contribute to thedelivery of consistent returns through the business cycle.

We have a strongcore business with exciting prospects, well positioned to deliver long-termvalue for our shareholders.

Consistent with the objective of delivering long-term sustainablevalue for all our stakeholders, we have developed our Shared Growth Ambition our approach to citizenship and the sustainability of the business model weoperate.

The aim is to make decisions and do business that provides our clientsand customers, and the communities which we serve, with access to a prosperousfuture.

The delivery of our strategy is underpinned by the energy,commitment and passion of our people, and we are clear on our common purpose : to help people achieve their ambitions, in the right way.

About Barclays Risk

Barclays Risk is mandated by the Barclays Board with theoverall management and oversight of risk management practices group-

wide. Itoperates across the organisation, and globe to protect Barclays’ financialperformance and reputation.

Barclays Risk provides strong risk management capabilities,challenge and support to the business and helps set, deliver and monitor thebank’s risk appetite.

About Quantitative Analytics

Quantitative Analytics (QA) is responsible fordeveloping, testing, implementing and supporting quantitative models forvaluation and risk management of traded assets, regulatory and economiccapital, impairments, scenario generation, fraud detection, asset-

liabilitymanagement, operational risk, net revenue and balance sheet forecasting, andstress testing across Barclays.

We are an equal opportunity employer and we areopposed to discrimination on any grounds.

Overallpurpose of role

The purpose of the role is the provision of dataquality testing and data strategy support for QA. This will include

  • The execution andproduction of regular monthly data quality reporting.
  • Investigating anydata issues identified and developing appropriate solutions.
  • Presentingfindings to stakeholders and highlighting any issues or deficiencies.
  • Undertaking thedevelopment of new data quality reporting utilizing appropriate technologies(SAS / SQL / Python / Spark).
  • Exploring the useof new technologies and systems to upgrade data quality testing and reporting
  • Provide support toother areas on the provision of data quality testing.
  • KeyAccountabilities

    Regular MI Reporting (40%)

  • Responsible forrunning regular DQ reporting ensuring that high standards are maintained.
  • Conduct ownreviews of output to identify problem areas for investigation
  • Escalate any issuesfor further investigation
  • Understand driversof DQ issues, liaising with SMEs where necessary
  • Present findingsof data quality testing to stakeholders and recommend actions
  • Implementation of new data quality reporting (40%)

  • Design, build andimplement fully automated DQ testing processes.
  • Ensure quality ofwork by developing high quality reusable code and fully testing results
  • Interaction withthe stakeholders to ensure that the data / MI produced meets their requirements
  • Improving Internal Processes / Quality (20%)

  • Identify newopportunities for enhancing / streamlining service
  • Formulateopportunities into proposals and implement
  • Developinitiatives to improve and automate processes to minimize errors and reduceeffort
  • StakeholderManagement and Leadership

    The successful applicant willinteract with a range of stakeholders, both inside and outside of QA. Key relationships will include Modelling andModel Monitoring Teams as well as Portfolio Credit Risk Team and RiskMeasurement Teams,

    Decision-makingand Problem Solving

    Strongproblem solving skills are required along with a thirst to drive innovation todeliver enhanced data quality testing and analytics for stakeholders.

    This will require the successful applicant todemonstrate clear decision-making and the ability to communicate key decisionsto stakeholders and influence where necessary.

    Risk and Control Objective

    Ensure that all activities andduties are carried out in full compliance with regulatory requirements,Enterprise Wide Risk Management Framework and internal Barclays Policies andPolicy Standards.


    Personalattributes essential to performing role including competencies, expertise,knowledge, and experience. Note : experience requirements must not be in the form of years (minimum or otherwise).

    EssentialSkills / Basic Qualifications :

  • Good knowledge and experience of using SAS / EnterpriseGuide required, knowledge of VB an advantage
  • Sound analytical skills with the ability to identifyissues
  • Ability to research problems and find a way forward
  • Good attention to detail and able to check own work
  • Desirableskills / Preferred Qualifications :

  • Financial / Statistical / Budgetary MI Production
  • Ability to present findings to groups of stakeholders andexplain results
  • Excellent planning and organisation skills
  • Experience working in Bank or Financial Institutionincluding familiarity with Credit Risk
  • Purposeand Values

    Barclays hasa single cross-business Purpose for Barclays and five core Values whichunderpin it.

    Our Purposeis helping people achieve their ambitions in the right way. Put simply this isthe answer to the question What is Barclays for?

    and it should guide ourevery action as employees.


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


    We act fairly, ethically and openly inall we do.


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


    We use our energy, skills and resourcesto deliver the best, sustainable results.


    We are passionate about leaving thingsbetter than we found them.

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