Barclays Jobs 2023 – Sr. Developer

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Senior Platform Engineer


As a Barclays Senior Platform Engineer, you will join the Enterprise Data Platform team who engineer Group Wide complex self-service advanced analytic big data platforms and online information archives. The purpose of this group is to ensure that processes are effective as possible, delivering powerful capabilities and insights to enable success in all areas and work streams. You will be providing L3 support for self-service advanced analytic big data platform, automating day to day tasks and handling escalations from L2 team, identifying possible improvements and working with product team on enhancements.

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.

This opportunity is open to flexible working arrangements. Such as working from home, flexible or compressed hours, and part-time options. If you have a need for flexibility, please apply and discuss this with us during the hiring process.

What will you be doing?

  • Ensuring deliverables comply to Barclays standards and policies (for security, data privacy, accessibility) and day to day change support coming from stakeholders.
  • Identifying possible design / deployment issues and work with platform team on remediation
  • Providing support of highly available distributed systems and automation of deployments and testing
  • Driving deliveries assigned within running Scrums
  • Ensuring all support tasks are recorded and completed in a professional and structured manner
  • Constantly reviewing standards and best practices to identify performance improvements
  • Suggesting new ways forward and coming up with new feature / automation ideas
  • Collaborating with cross-functional support teams

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 We’re Looking For

  • Hadoop Administration and Cloudera Stack Knowledge
  • Basic SAS knowledge
  • Unix/Networking knowledge including shell scripting
  • Effective communication skills along with problem solving skills

Skills That Will Help You In The Role

  • Certifications in Hadoop or Cloud
  • Scrum Management experience is ideal

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. This state-of-the art energy efficient building holds up to 2,500 staff. The office location is perfect for travel from the midlands and London alike as we are based just off the A45, it is easily accessible by both car and bus routes.

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