Barclays Careers – Solutions Designer

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Solutions Designer


As a Barclays Solutions Designer in Barclays Partner Finance portfolio, you will be working on change projects with Lead Architect creating architecture vision and producing high-level design solution supporting our Point of Sale finance customer and colleague channels, on-boarding and servicing platform with a focus on improving overall architecture and landscape.

Barclays is one of the world’s largest and most respected financial institutions, with 329 years of success, quality and innovation behind us. We offer careers that provide endless opportunity – helping millions of individuals and businesses thrive, and creating financial and digital solutions that the world now takes for granted.

Hybrid Working

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?

  • Developing Architecture Vision(AV) and technical solutions(HLDs) for a business outcome that has true customer and colleague impact.
  • Accountable for Architecture Governance and Compliance approvals for design architecture & technical solution
  • Responsible for Identifying opportunities & synergies across bank and influence business stakeholders’ in shaping business processes/operations
  • Accountable for identifying key gaps, risks, technical debt across Transaction Cycles/CTOs to shape the design
  • Establishing close relationships with different platforms & Product teams, Project Managers, Business Analyst, Development within Barclays
  • Challenging the status quo within this role, looking for an individual to think outside of the box that will allow us to reach our goals

What We’re Looking For

  • Experience in acting as the design authority for a project
  • Experience in working with the design authority for a project and acting as architecture sign-off for project level component deliverables
  • Ability to estimate budgets for projects
  • Ability to identify high-impact, sensitive situations or issues and escalate appropriately

Skills That Will Help You In The Role

  • Experience in Infrastructure &/or Application architecture and solution design
  • Experience of mobile and internet customer services, ideally in Financial Services
  • Knowledge of On-Premise hosting, data and analytics technology and/or Cloud technology & Salesforce will be an added advantage
  • Knowledge of technologies (including infrastructure technologies) that are used by financial service / Lending or Cards providers

Where will you be working?

Northampton was the birthplace of Barclaycard in 1966 and we’ve been based in Pavilion Drive since the building opened in 1997. We purchased the building from the landlord in early 2018 as a sign of our commitment to investment in Northampton. Plans to further develop this Campus-style location are under way to allow for a real collaborative work environment. Based just off the A45 it is easily accessible by both car and bus routes.

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