Job description


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


Platform Capability Specialist - 90223418
Primary Location:UK-Northamptonshire-Northampton
Job Type:Permanent/Regular
Posting Range:19 Mar 2019 - Ongoing
Platform Capability Specialist (PCS)

The AMPS team’s primary objective is to stay in control and informed across the organisation of impacts to the TC08 landscape, ensuring that we remain compliant and in governance, whilst ensuring cost effective solutions are delivered and maintained, providing stakeholder value and maximised benefits. To define the strategy, planning and delivery approach for card platforms to provide best in class solutions to service stakeholders whilst providing and maintaining solutions at a price to maximise value.

What will you be doing?
Responsible for providing consultancy to the Solutions Architects in terms of the High Level Design document, to meet business requirements, in line with Cluster and Group IT Strategies and Architectures. Work with supply chain (including external) as appropriate. Provide Stage 0 Estimates.
Adding clarity to business requirements; challenge business requirements and demands to ensure high quality solutions are implemented
Assist the Solutions Architects to support the business in delivering its strategic objectives, providing added value through innovative thinking
Working with the relevant project managers, to review project design artefacts (high level and detailed designs) and the impact of significant change requests.
What we’re looking for:
A reasonably detailed knowledge and expertise of one or more specific technical platforms/operating systems within a mainframe environment
Good systems analyst/programming experience or working as a Subject Matter Expert (SME)
A deep understanding of different project methodologies, project lifecycles, major phases, dependencies and milestones within a project, and the required documentation needs 
Some experience in planning, estimating, staffing, organising, and ideally, working on multiple projects. Has experience of working with critical paths and identifying appropriate risks
Skills that will help you in the role:
Financial Services industry experience preferably within Card processing/Credit Cards
Working knowledge of Vision Plus, TSYS or TRIUMPH would be advantageous
Experience of working with COBOL, DB2, CICS or JCL
Understanding of concepts of service delivery and support
A broad understanding of a wide variety of technologies pertinent to Barclaycard
Where will you be working?
Barclays Northampton is an operation of vast scale, with a huge influence and impact on the financial services industry and on the lives of millions of British people. Here, we process 18 million transactions worth more than £700 million every day. 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 with us.

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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