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Cloud Data Platform Architect

Posted 14 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 Cloud Data Platform Architect, you will be a key member of a cross functional team, who will play a pivotal role in implementing modern, scalable data solutions using a wide range of new and emerging technologies. You will ensure that encompasses all aspects security, governance and control, putting this at the forefront of development. Further to this, you will be accountable for developing solutions architecture and evaluating architectural alternatives.

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?

Designing and implementing infrastructure to support data engineering roadmaps

Developing and evaluating solution design/architecture for the data platform

Assisting the lead engineer in engaging with senior stakeholders across the business

Ensuring that knowledge is kept up to date and latest trends are understood

Leading and managing risk and strengthening controls in relation to all work undertaken

Collaborating with team members and wider business colleagues

What we’re looking for:

Experience of architecting data solutions on one or more major cloud platforms such as AWS, GCP or Azure

Experience in MDM, Metadata Management, Data Quality and Data Lineage Tools

Experience of distributed systems such as Snowflake/Databricks, Spark and Airflow

Experience of using DevOps Practices such as GitOps, CI/CD, Docker and Kubernetes

Skills that will help you in the role:

Evidence of designing solutions with a modern data stack

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