Job description


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


Technical Architect for Risk - 90224822
Primary Location:UK-Northamptonshire-Northampton
Job Type:Permanent/Regular
Posting Range:4 Mar 2019 - Ongoing
Job Title:  Risk Technical Architect (VP)
Location: Northampton 
About RFT
The RFT Architecture team is accountable for the delivery, governance and Architecture of business change and technology transformation for RFT globally. We work in partnership with our business customers to develop and implement long term strategic IT solutions to support the realisation of the Firm’s strategic goals – Ensuring technology is deployed in the right way and to maximum effect is key.

Overall purpose of role
As the Risk Technical Architect, you will be working across the Risk domain supporting the CIOs & CIO Architects develop data architecture designs and ensure these comply with all relevant standards, principles and policies. This role is part of a wider team supporting the Risk, Finance and Treasury domains with responsibilities for design, design governance and cloud adoption.
What will you be doing?
o You will develop technical designs which communicate system requirements to software development teams
o You will evaluate and select appropriate software or hardware and suggest integration methods with a commercial mindset
o You will oversee assigned programs (e.g. conduct code review), provide guidance to team members and ensure the implementation of agreed architecture and infrastructure
o You will work with architects from designated parts of Risk, Finance and Treasury to analyse and identify technical solutions to the architectural challenges specific to their areas.
o You will ensure that the technical design is consistent with our wider RFT target architecture, our Data Strategy, and our Technology Strategy

What we’re looking for:
o Proven experience creating technical designs for the Risk domain and presenting these
o Hands-on experience with software development and system administration including: project management, service-oriented architecture (SOA), coding languages (e.g. JavaScript, Java), operating systems (e.g. Windows, UNIX, Mainframe), databases (e.g. MySQL, Oracle, SQL Server, mariaDb) and cloud (e.g. VMware, containers)
o Excellent communication skills
o Problem-solving aptitude

Skills that will help you in the role:
o Experience of Retail Banking, Investment Banking/ Capital Markets, Risk & Treasury Functions
o Passion for continuing to develop code
o Strong understanding on CICD principles and how these can be supported through cloud
o Experience with data science products

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 Diversity
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.
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

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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