03 Mar

Solutions Architect - Pune - Barclays

Solutions Architect
Pune MH
03 Mar, 2017 30+ days ago

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Barclays is an international financial services provider engaged in personal banking, credit cards, corporate and investment banking and wealth management with an extensive presence in Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia. Barclays’ purpose is to help people achieve their ambitions – in the right way.

With over 300 years of history and expertise in banking, Barclays operates in over 50 countries and employs approximately 140,000 people. Barclays moves, lends, invests and protects money for customers and clients worldwide.

At Barclays, we recruit based on merit and are committed to promoting diversity throughout our organisation.

About Barclays Corporate & Information Technology

Barclays Corporate & International is a diversified transatlantic business comprising our corporate banking franchise, which is market leading in the UK with strong international growth opportunities, our top-tier investment bank, a strong and growing US and international cards business, our international wealth offering, and leading payments capability through both corporate banking and the Barclaycard merchant acquiring expertise. Barclays Corporate & International has scale in wholesale banking and consumer lending, strength in our key markets, excellent growth potential, and good balance in its revenue streams, delivering further resilience and diversification.

The Corporate and Payments Architecture centre of excellence sets the technical strategy and vision for Corporate and Payments CIO, drives innovation and R&D and provides centralised enterprise and solution architecture capability across all Corporate and Payments domains.

Overall job purpose of - To perform solutioning/end-to-end design activities for projects across the end-to-end software development lifecycle within the Payments domain for BI Technology (approx. 80-90% of role). To support the Lead Architect within the Payments domain in defining the strategy and roadmap for this particular domain. The Payments domain is concerned with the technology that supports the UK domestic and International Payment business areas.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ownership of end-to-end technical and application architecture for allocated projects, identifying and engaging all technical component teams that need to contribute.

  • Ensuring project designs are compliant to architectures and standards by:

  • Producing required governance artefacts as dictated by the TSBIA rating assigned to the project

  • Presenting large project designs at the appropriate Design Authority.

  • Working with the Lead Architect in Payments to evolve the architectures and standards, ensuring their effectiveness alongside advancing business, security and technology landscapes.

  • Under the guidance of the Lead Architect, developing elements of the technical strategy, roadmaps and vision for the Payments domain that align to Board approved Purpose, Values, Risk Appetite and Policies and are consistent with wider BC&I and Barclays Group standards.

  • Maintain effective relationships and deal openly with all key stakeholders, taking into account the needs of all stakeholders and influence decisions which, in the long term, are positive for customers and clients, shareholders, colleagues and the communities in which Barclays operate.

  • Work closely with other solution architects, programme managers, business analysts & business clients to understand and challenge requirements:

  • Support project definition

  • Refine business requirements in light of technical constraints and opportunities

  • Ensure that end-to-end view is established and that all key requirements are captured. Support and or produce the definition of clear functional and non-functional requirements (e.g. capacity, availability, response times, etc.).

  • Agree with business clients how requirements will be tested and any mitigating actions to minimise risk.

  • Understand technical constraints of live environment / architecture, support business clients in understanding any ‘requirement versus cost’ trade-offs.

  • Provide technical consultancy for new initiatives, to assist in the definition of business requirements or technical strategies.

  • Design, document and communicate technical solutions:

  • Analyse project scoping statement, project requirements to help define a complete end to end solution, utilising capabilities available across BI or in the wider market place

  • Identify solution options and provide recommendations, and develop innovative solutions that will enhance the client experience and provide a cost effective solution for BI

  • Use analysis output to create and document candidate solutions

  • Present complex technical ideas (both written and verbal), anticipate potential objections and persuade others to adopt the most appropriate view.

  • Ensure candidate solutions are reviewed with peer architects and the Lead Architect for the Payments domain

  • Maintain ownership of the design throughout the Software Development Life Cycle, ensuring continued alignment to end-to-end designs, reviewing and approving component designs driven from the wider end to end design

  • Actively investigate interesting new tools and techniques

  • Full & Partial Concept solutions/Architecture Visions

  • Non-functional requirements

  • End to end designs

  • Supporting governance artefacts

  • Risk and Control: All Barclays colleagues have to ensure that all activities and duties are carried out in full compliance with regulatory requirements, Enterprise Wide Risk Management Framework and internal Barclays Policies and Policy Standards

  • Requirements for IJP for the position of Solutions Architect – BI Corp Tech

    o Proficient in architecting solutions across disparate technologies to achieve the complex business objectives of multiple business areas:

    • Breadth and depth of financial services business and applications knowledge

    • Able to thrive in an unstructured, ambiguous environment; adept at varying own styles to influence the optimum outcome.

    • Able to interface with several stakeholders and influencing their conflicting objectives in to a pragmatic solution and deliverable release schedule. Anticipates client needs; responds to and follows through on client enquiries, requests and issues:

    • Acts as a trusted advisor to the customer on both technical and business issues.

    • Fully understands the customer’s products and priorities and maintains a strong cross-functional network.

    • Elicits regular feedback from customers and acts on the results.

    • Able to influence project / programme stakeholders;

    • Champions new initiatives within own scope

    • Is sought for expert advice and knowledge.

    • Acts to break down barriers that may inhibit communication and productivity.

    • Resolves difficult situations or conflicts in a manner which leaves individuals comfortable and satisfied with both the process and the outcome.

    • Actively collaborates with others across organisational boundaries in pursuit of common goals.

    • Recognises individual contributions and provide appropriate and timely feedback.

    • Act as a mentor to colleagues.

    • Communicate clearly and effectively with all levels of stakeholders

    • Presents solutions to business and technical stakeholders.

    • Listens to questions and identifies the key issues.

    • Uses graphics in order to make complex or abstract concepts simple to understand.

    • Experienced in acting as the design authority for a project;

    • Experienced in working with the design authority for a project and acting as architecture sign-off for project level component deliverables

    • Able to estimate budgets for small to medium and projects;

    • Can identify high-impact, sensitive situations or issues and escalate appropriately;

    • Ensures governance, risk and control procedures are followed.

    • Identify own development needs and proactively drive development of own capability

    • Helps others learn as coach and mentor.

    • Experience in systems integration projects is a pre-requisite

    • Able to demonstrate previous evidence of drive, energy, commitment, and enthusiasm.

    • The candidate ideally will have experience in banking applications and infrastructure, with an understanding of service management

    • Solution architect and enterprise architect training and certification, e.g. TOGAF, BCS accreditation.

    • Exposure to Service Orientated Architecture design principles, service definition and web services implementation including exposure of API components to external consumers

    • Knowledge and experience in working with UK and International Payment processing

    Barclays Values and Diversity

    Our common purpose is to help people achieve their ambitions – in the right way. We’ll measure and reward our people, not just on commercial results, but on how they live our Values of Respect, Integrity, Service, Excellence and Stewardship and bring them to life every day. To find out more about working at Barclays and the development opportunities we offer please visit our website


    We are an equal opportunity employer and we are opposed to discrimination on any grounds.

    You must meet the following eligibility criteria for role:
  • To apply for this role, upload a copy of your updated resume.

  • Additional Details:
  • Grade: AVP

  • Location: BTCI

  • Number of Open Positions: 1

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