Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Northampton


Lead Architect Engineer - 90215457
Primary Location:UK-Northamptonshire-Northampton
Job Type:Permanent/Regular
Posting Range:4 Feb 2019 - Ongoing
Job Title Lead Architect
Location Northampton
The Architecture team for the Merchant Services sets the architectural strategy and technical vision for this Transaction Cycle, drives innovation and R&D and provides enterprise, data and solution architecture capability across associated business and functional areas.
What will you be doing?
Partner with wider Operations and Technology (O&T) community to deliver technology solutions, patterns and code-level blueprints.
Research relevant technologies and demonstrate their benefits by developing POCs where necessary.
Provide stewardship at critical junctures during implementation, ensure preservation of design intent in code and lead architectural code reviews.
Provide thought leadership and drive technology innovation.
What we’re looking for:
Experience of Solution Architecture, evidencing thought processes focused on long term technology development and driving and delivering architectural change in medium to large enterprises
Working knowledge of core concepts in Distributed Systems design, CAP theorem & corollaries, Enterprise Integration Patterns, EDA/SOA 2.0, Microservices-based architectures and Domain-Driven Design
Understand the needs and challenges of stakeholders involved in projects, and negotiate satisfactory resolution to issues surrounding technology investment decisions and design direction
Effective leadership - motivate, lead and encourage others regardless of position within chain of command and outside of direct reporting lines.

Skills that will help you in the role:
Strong grounding either in (preferred) enterprise-level software engineering (Java, C++, Scala), or in-depth, knowledge of Database and OS internals as core technical competency
Understanding of key considerations in Secure systems & software design, Resilience and High-Availability patterns for mission-critical applications, including multi-data-centre deployments 
A life-long learner who freely shares information and experience and seeks knowledge from others
Work effectively with peer group in the business and across O&T community, identify customer satisfaction gaps through regular communication

Where will you be working?
Our environmentally friendly office is within 5 minutes of the local town, easily accessible from the M1, and we run frequent shuttlebuses to and from Northampton train station.

Interested and want to know more about Barclays? Visit for more details. 

Our Values 
Everything we do is shaped by the five values of Respect, Integrity, Service, Excellence and Stewardship. Our values inform the foundations of our relationships with customers and clients, but they also shape how we measure and reward the performance of our colleagues. Simply put, success is not just about what you achieve, but about how you achieve it.

Our Diversity
We aim to foster a culture where individuals of all backgrounds feel confident in bringing their whole selves to work, feel included and their talents are nurtured, empowering them to contribute fully to our vision and goals.
Our Benefits
Our customers are unique. The same goes for our colleagues. That's why at Barclays we offer a range of benefits, allowing every colleague to choose the best options for their personal circumstances. These include a competitive salary and pension, health care and all the tools, technology and support to help you become the very best you can be. We are proud of our dynamic working options for colleagues. If you have a need for flexibility then please discuss this

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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