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Technical Solutions Architect

Posted 17 May 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 Technical Solutions Architect, you will provide both Engineering and Architectural Solutions in the Enterprise Data Advanced Analytics Platform that combines several tools and technologies which streamlines the model development lifecycle. The Enterprise Data Platform is a collection of platforms, frameworks and services that provide standard tooling across the bank for moving, ensuring quality, storing, archiving, cataloguing, accessing, manipulating and consuming data as it moves through its data lifecycle.
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?

Working with Quants, technology and architects designing new platform capabilities, or enhancing existing ones, ensuring deliverables comply to Barclays standards and policies

Designing the Enterprise Advanced Analytics Platform to support Model Development Life Cycle

Leading Architecture Capability and managing architecture within Engineering team

Communicating designs to the Architecture council as well as the CTO and CSO organizations

Creating strategy and vision for Enterprise Advanced Analytics Platforms

Providing consultancy for new initiative, to assist in the definition of business solutions or technical data strategies aligned to Enterprise Data Platforms

Producing design artefacts such as component landscapes, flow diagrams, word documents, confluence pages to help articulate key design decisions

Producing Strategy and Visions & High Level End to End Design documents

What we’re looking for:

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent

Proven architecture and Design experience in a Cloud environment

Extensive technical knowledge, a broad understanding of a wide variety of technologies including emerging technologies (Python, AWS, containerization, Kubernete)

Understanding of Agile Software development methodologies and governance

Skills that will help you in the role:

Excellent communication, interpersonal and stakeholder management skills with the ability to work effectively with a variety of key stakeholder groups

AWS Architecture or Engineering certification

Experience with containerization and Databricks

Exposure to Hadoop Core Concepts

Where will you be working?Northampton was the birthplace of Barclaycard in 1966 and we've been based in Pavilion Drive since the building opened in 1997. This state-of-the art energy efficient building holds up to 2,500 staff. The office location is perfect for travel from the midlands and London alike as we are based just off the A45, it is easily accessible by both car and bus routes.


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

Finance & Banking
55,000 employees