Barclays UK Jobs – Solution Architect

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Solutions Architect


As a Barclays Solutions Architect, you will work with senior stakeholders from Business, Technology, Security, Risk & Service to gather, document and refine their requirements for all changes to the Barclays and Barclaycard apps. Usage of system specific knowledge and technical expertise to design solutions to meet all requirements and document as design thumbnails, high level and detailed design. You will be responsible for all changes to the applications and systems throughout the product life cycle including retirement of systems.

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.

We are currently operating in a hybrid working environment, meaning 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. Please discuss the detail of the working pattern options for the role with the hiring manager.

What will you be doing?

  • Establishing and delivering solutions for projects to meet the business needs
  • Working with end-to-end architects and application and component leads to shape the solution into its optimal form
  • Documenting the solution in a two-page design thumbnail (impact assessment)
  • Identifying priorities and adjust time allocation when priorities change
  • Supporting build / test / security / business / project management query resolutions throughout the project lifecycle

What We’re Looking For

  • Excellent problem solving skills and proven ability at documenting application architecture solutions.
  • Understanding of client server interaction, application and infrastructure architecture
  • Understanding of mobile technologies, the strengths and weaknesses platforms such as iOS & Android
  • Excellent collaboration skills and ability to work concisely when under pressure

Skills That Will Help You In The Role

  • Experience of working within a project framework such as Waterfall, Agile & Scrum.
  • Awareness of the Barclays business unit responsibilities and structure.
  • Ability to work as part of a team as well as independently, with ability to multitask and prioritise workload.
  • Understanding of API definition languages such as JSON, RAML or REST

Where will you be working?

You will be based in Radbroke, Knutsford. The Barclays Technology Campus just outside Manchester is our tech command centre and a vital strategic powerhouse behind our global operations. The campus is set in a 64-acre self-contained site, in a beautiful green environment and it offers unrivalled facilities for work and for play. We have an onsite gym, as well as outdoor tennis, football and cricket areas, as well as onsite restaurant and coffee shops.

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