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Senior Lead Full Stack Developer

Posted 2 Feb 2024
Work experience
0 to 7 years
Full-time / part-time
Job function
Degree level
Required language
English (Fluent)

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As a Barclays Senior Lead Full Stack Developer, you will be accountable for the development and support of all applications that support the detection, investigation and reporting of Financial Crime globally. This is an opportunity for you to design, build, deploy, and assist in all the technology solutions required for supporting the Barclays Group wide functions globally.

Barclays is one of the world's largest and most respected financial institutions, established in 1690, with a legacy of success, quality, and innovation. We offer careers that provide endless opportunity – helping millions of individuals and businesses thrive and creating financial and digital solutions that the world now takes for granted.

At Barclays, we offer a hybrid working experience that blends the positives of working alongside colleagues at our onsite locations, together with working from home. We have a structured approach where colleagues work at an onsite location on fixed, ‘anchor’, days of the week, for a minimum of two days a week or more, as set by the business area (or nearest equivalent if working part-time hours). Please discuss the working pattern requirements for the role you are applying for with the hiring manager. Please note that as we continue to embed our hybrid working environment, we remain in a test and learn phase, which means that working arrangements may be subject to change on reasonable notice to ensure we meet the needs of our business.

What will you be doing?

Delivering on critical business priorities while evolving platform towards its strategic vision

Working closely with product managers, end users, and business analysts to understand business objectives and key success measures

Partnering with technology teams to design and architect solutions that align to Barclays Architecture, Data and Security standards, while utilizing best-of-breed technology

Developing and testing resilient, scalable, and reusable services and APIs utilizing latest frameworks and libraries, while adhering to development standards

Implementing automated build, test and deployment pipelines utilizing latest DevOps tools

Creating and managing proactively relevant application documentation

Participating in Scrum ceremonies and conduct sprint demos for stakeholders

Leading and managing proactively the application of health and platform stability by reviewing technical debt, operational risks, and vulnerabilities

What we’re looking for:

Bachelor’s or master’s degree in computer science/information technology

Experience architecting, designing, and developing applications coupled with a hands-on experience of debugging and optimizing code

Solid experience with Java or similar object-oriented language (e.g., C++, C#, Scala, Python)

Solid skills with RDBMS experience in Oracle or similar (e.g., MS-SQL, PostgreSQL) and/or experience with NoSQL (e.g., MongoDb, Cassandra, ElasticSearch

Skills that will help you in the role:

Experience with Compliance, Risk functions desirable and related work experience within a tier-1 investment banking environment

Distributed Cache experience (Ignite, Redis, Gemfire, etc.) and with Cloud platforms (AWS, Google, etc)

Experience working with at least one messaging platform (MQ/ TIBCO/ Kafka/ Solace)

CI/CD, DevOps, Containers and Agile methodology for software development

Where will you be working?
Our new state-of-the-art Campus, right in the heart of Glasgow is a hub of creative collaboration. A place where everyone can bring their true selves to work and reach their full potential. Home to 5,000 of our colleagues, our Tradeston campus will support the community in more ways than one - by creating thousands of new career opportunities and celebrating local artists. A short walk from Central Station on the south of the Clyde, it will be a key location for the Barclays business that will deepen our ties with the city and its communities.


Barclays moves, lends, invests and protects money for 48 million customers and clients worldwide.

Finance & Banking
55,000 employees