Job description


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


Solution Designer - 90222003
Primary Location:UK-Northamptonshire-Northampton
Job Type:Permanent/Regular
Posting Range:14 Feb 2019 - Ongoing
Solutions Designer


Senior Solutions Designer responsible for creating technology solutions to meet business requirements, in line with Cluster and Group IT Strategies and Architectures
You will be Working with the relevant Project Manager, Lead Solutions Designer, or Technology Partner -  responsible for ensuring that the outcomes delivered by projects are consistent with the original solution.
Support the development of systems strategy and plan for the supported business area. Provide ad-hoc consultancy as required to the business on technical matters.

What will you be doing?

Be responsible for creating technology solutions, and stage 0 costs, to meet business requirements, in line with Cluster and Group IT Strategies and Architectures. Work with supply chain (including external) as appropriate.
Adding clarity to business requirements; challenges business requirements and demands to ensure high quality candidate solutions are created
Work with project managers and Global Technology Sourcing to advise on supplier and cost options, and to ensure that the validity of the overall solution is fully represented and considered in any RFI/RFPs process, or in the creation and evaluation of proof of concept solutions.
Take responsibility for ensuring that solutions adhere to architectural and quality standards and policies.
Provide advice and guidance to business stakeholders in shaping the portfolio of technology solutions to be provided to the business.

What we’re looking for:

Be able to create fit for purpose technology solutions which address the combined challenges of: meeting business need, deliverable within reasonable constraints, correspond to organisational strategic guidance
Be familiar with integration and implementation issues and their architectural implications. Excellent understanding of best practice architectural and design methods with proven innovative and leading edge thinking (e.g. Domain Driven Architecture, building for resilience, scalability, performance, etc.)
A very good broad understanding of a wide variety of technologies pertinent to Barclaycard, including emerging technologies. (e.g. AWS, Java, Adaptive and Responsive design, etc.)
Understanding of different data solutions and data architecture best practice (e.g. Mongo, Data Driven Design, etc.)

Skills that will help you in the role:

Understanding of different project methodologies, project lifecycles, major phases, dependencies and milestones within a project, and the required documentation needs.
Ability to understand how and where third part products could be deployed. Good knowledge of vendor evaluation and selection best practice.
Experienced with planning, estimating, staffing, organising, and working on multiple projects. Has monitored and dealt with critical paths and risks areas
Good understanding of concepts of service delivery and support and how this can be affected by technical delivery

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

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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