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Finance Tech Solution Designer - 90221702
Primary Location:UK-Lanarkshire-Glasgow
Job Type:Permanent/Regular
Posting Range:13 Feb 2019 - Ongoing
Job Title – Lead Solution Designer
Location – Glasgow
About the role
Lead and manage a team of application developers to deliver best in class applications to support Barclays Finance and wider areas of the organisation.
·       Implement a culture of innovation, partnering with business and Technology areas to influence designs according to industry standards and best practice. 
·       Ensure design and technology choices across applications align with Enterprise Architecture standards.
·       Lead team technical approach and implementation.
What will you be doing?
Leading Development

o   Provides day to day technical direction to development teams across a number of projects.
o   Ensures that development aligns to appropriate standards
o   Ensures delivery of the platform and service meets requirements, and that acceptance and handover to business as usual are managed against agreed acceptance criteria and to a defined plan.
o   Ensures integrity is maintained by utilising best practice approach to development, and implementation of Production change
o   Initiates extra activities and other management interventions wherever gaps in the Project are identified or issues arise
Solution Design

o   Understands customer needs and designs systems that allow customers to meet their business needs.  Influences the customer where appropriate, to demonstrate understanding of business requirements through solution partnering.
o   Performs system and network modelling, analysis and planning to implement a solution that will meet business needs within financial budget guidelines.
o   Researches software and hardware products or services, to find best solutions to meet business requirements.
o   Presents and translates the design to customers to ensure the design will meet the customers' requirements.
o   Liaise with subject matter experts from all areas of technology – including other lead architects, security consultants, systems designers – to ensure any solution fits the bank strategy.
Solution Development

o   Translates the requirements to internal project teams to successfully implement the design.
o   Interacts with a number of project build leads to ensure understanding of requirements and design.
o   Oversees the creation of work breakdown schedules to assist with planning and estimating for development work.
o   As a technical expert, provides guidance and makes decisions on changes required throughout the design process, and may also do some development along with the application teams.
What we’re looking for:
·       Proven background in application development and delivery, including (but not limited to):
o   .NET development and delivery including ASP .NET Web Forms, MVC, WCF, Web API
o   Front-end development using JavaScript frameworks such as Angular.
o   RDMS development, profiling and performance tuning, ideally SQL Server and MariaDB
o   Delivery of solutions that utilise the following concepts:
§  Version Control Management Systems, including GIT and TFS
§  Continuous Integration Platforms, including Team City and TFS
§  Software Component Management Systems including Nexus
§  Code Quality Systems
§  Automated Deployment Solutions, including Nolio
o   Delivery of solutions that make use of Automated Testing Software and Frameworks including MSTest, NUnit, MSFakes, Moq and Selenium
o   Excellent understanding of SOA and n-tier development.
o   Proven solution design and documentation skills within an IT project background.
o   Excellent understanding of software design patterns.
o   Understanding of Cloud computing, especially AWS is highly desirable.
Skills that will help you in the role:
·       Understanding of operating systems including Windows Server (all versions) and Linux (Red Hat desirable)
·       Experience of managing development resource within a strong matrix organisation.
·       Knowledge and demonstrable practical understanding of delivering change projects into ITIL based organizations
·       Knowledge and Understanding of other enterprise applications suites, including analysis tools (such as

About the company

Barclays moves, lends, invests and protects money for 48 million customers and clients worldwide.

We have over 325 years of history and expertise in banking. From our beginnings in Lombard Street, London through to the launch of the world’s first ATM and innovative mobile phone payments services, find out more about our achievements to date.

Barclays is a trading name of Barclays Bank PLC and its subsidiaries. Barclays Bank PLC is registered in England and is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. Registered in England. Registered No. 1026167. Registered office: 1 Churchill Place, London E14 5HP.

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