Job description


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


Solution Designer - 90221902
Primary Location:UK-Northamptonshire-Northampton
Job Type:Permanent/Regular
Posting Range:14 Feb 2019 - Ongoing
Solutions Designer

The Solutions Designer would be responsible for creating design deliverables that meet our business requirements and in line with Barclaycard Payment Solutions Strategies and Architectures.
Work with delivery teams to ensure that the deliverables (code, infrastructure etc.) are in line with solution design/architecture.
Provide ad-hoc consultancy to the business on technical matters.

What will you be doing?

Work with senior architects and Business Design Analysts to ensure that business requirements are challenged appropriately to ensure high quality design deliverables are created
Work with senior architects to deliver most appropriate solution rather than just implementing what is requested
Provide advice and guidance to senior architects to assist them to shape the future technical roadmap
Work with the wider project team to understand the needs of each stakeholder throughout the change project, and how these can be fulfilled by the project team
Actively contributes to the development and promotion of Barclays Payment Solutions

What we’re looking for:

Solution Development -  Able to demonstrate understanding of creating fit for purpose technology solutions and an understanding of the combined challenges of: meeting business needs and delivering within reasonable constraints
IT Architecture – Some understanding of integration and implementation issues and their architectural implications. Understanding of best practice architectural and design methods
Technical Knowledge - an understanding of some of the technologies pertinent to Barclaycard, including emerging technologies. (e.g. AWS, Java, Adaptive and Responsive design, etc.)
Software delivery and deployment patterns (e.g. Continuous Delivery, Continuous Integration, etc.)

Skills that will help you in the role:

Service Delivery - Some understanding of concepts of service delivery and support and how this can be affected by technical delivery
Understanding of data solutions and data architecture best practice (e.g. Mongo, Data Driven Design, etc.)
Some understanding of different Infrastructure patterns (e.g. Internet Facing Environment, Operational Data Stores, DMZ, etc.)
Stakeholder Management – An ability to demonstrate where you have challenged stakeholders professionally to determine aspects that are not necessarily obvious responses to pre-defined requests

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

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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