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Senior Developer

Posted 15 Jun 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 Developer, you will lead the product build of big data open source technologies, supporting the Enterprise Data Platform strategy. Planning, building, and deploying releases of software, which reliably enhance the service offering will be part of your role. This is also an opportunity to discover new tool/technology and migrate on-prem data and platforms to the Public Cloud, whist reducing the Total Cost of Ownership for the impacted businesses.
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?

Developing and maintaining a product roadmap, along with an investment plan. Ensure that key stakeholders have buy in and support the plan

Planning and building of product releases using an agile approach along with other team members

Analysing requirements to ensure the most appropriate technical solution

Executing and maintaining functional testing software as well as the performance testing software

Ensuring that software vulnerabilities are actively managed, and compensating controls are put in where software changes are not feasible

Being responsible for training and mentoring junior team members

Taking responsibility for contributing back to the Open Source community

What we’re looking for:

Advanced proficiency in Java application development

Profound command of Java emphasizing the development and maintenance of high-quality, scalable code

In-depth comprehension of big data technologies, distributed computing, and data processing frameworks

Demonstrable hands-on experience with relevant tools such as Apache Hadoop, Spark, Kafka, and other industry-standard platforms

Skills that will help you in the role:

Exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills, focusing on innovative and efficient solutions

Demonstrable experience in optimizing and fine-tuning big data applications for heightened performance and efficiency

External technology contributions (Noteworthy Open Source attributions)

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