Job description


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


Platform Lead - 90222398
Primary Location:UK-Northamptonshire-Northampton
Job Type:Permanent/Regular
Posting Range:20 Feb 2019 - Ongoing
Platform Lead


Barclays Partner Finance (BPF) which is one of the UK’s largest providers of point-of-sale finance. It offers finance products via a client distribution channel that helps consumers by making their purchases more affordable. 
BPF has the 2nd largest share of the UK Retail Finance Market and the 3rd largest share of the Independent Motor market. Its strategic intent is designed to drive business performance whilst evolving to meet changes in its external markets and operating within the Bank’s control framework.
You will be working closely with all stakeholders to improve the software delivery process, line manage a team of developers and ensure all deliveries meet the high standards required.

What will you be doing?

Work with Product Owners and Solution Architects to build the platform roadmap
Define the software development strategy including delivery methodology and technology stacks
Complete Line management duties for the development team
Improve our technical estate by consolidating legacy software and increasing the footprint of strategic alternatives
Provide mentorship to the SCRUM teams and specifically the developers

What we’re looking for:

Proven track record of delivering software
Strong and demonstrable technical understanding
Be able to provide clear and concise technical guidance to our Agile teams
Solutions / Application architecture and design

Skills that will help you in the role:

Knowledge of various test automation methodologies and technologies
DevOps activities (e.g. virtualization, build/deploy scripts and tools, etc.)
NoSql databases (e.g. cloud storage, MongoDB, Couchbase)

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, and make sure that 196 Barclaycard payments every second happen seamlessly. This couldn’t be possible without the collaboration between all our teams – from tech, marketing, functions, and operations – and the global partnerships our Northampton colleagues have. 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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