Job description


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


RFT Business Architect - 90221459
Primary Location:UK-Northamptonshire-Northampton
Job Type:Permanent/Regular
Posting Range:27 Feb 2019 - Ongoing
Job Title: Business Architect
Location: Northampton 

About RFT Architecture
The RFT Architecture team is responsible for ensuring compliance with RFT and Group-Wide technology, data, and business architecture standards.   The team controls this through the RFT Architecture Council, which consists of senior architects from the RFT Architecture team and each of the RFT CIO teams.   The team is made up of two sub-teams; Technical & Data Architecture, and Business Architecture.

Business Architecture involves understanding the target business outcomes and processes that we are looking to establish, the key systems and other technology components that will deliver these, the key data inputs needed to support these processes, and the outputs from these processes and consumers of those outputs.   The key responsibility of the Business Architecture team is to manage the RFT Technology Roadmap, which is an articulation of the Current and Target Technology Architecture for RFT, how it supports RFT’s Target Business & Technology Outcomes, and the key initiatives and milestones to deliver this over a 3 year timeline.

What will you be doing?
o You will own the ongoing development and refinement of the target business architecture and roadmap for designated parts of Risk, Finance and Treasury
o You will ensure that the target business architecture for these areas is consistent with our wider RFT target architecture, our Data Strategy, and our Technology Strategy
o You will support specific Front-to-Back initiatives to understand current state dataflows into and out of RFT systems, and the extent to which the initiative provides opportunities to advance our strategic aims
o You will perform deep-dive analysis into specific architecture design issues, and propose / socialise solutions 
o You will work with architects from designated parts of Risk, Finance and Treasury to identify solutions to the architectural challenges specific to their areas.

What we’re looking for:
o Business analysis, solution design, and project execution
o Experience of working with large front-to-back data & systems projects
o Microsoft Office (including Powerpoint and Visio)
o Some experience of Financial Services Risk, Finance or Treasury 

Skills that will help you in the role:
o Experience of Investment Banking / Capital Markets
o Business Architecture and strategy

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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