Engineering & development


Developer - base 24

14 October England - Northamptonshire, Northampton Perm

Barclays moves, lends, invests and protects money for customers and clients worldwide. With over 300 years of history and expertise in banking, we operate in over 50 countries and employ over 140,000 people. We provide corporate banking solutions to businesses with an annual turnover of more than £5 million in the UK, and to large local companies, financial institutions and multinationals in non-UK markets. We support the success and growth of our clients by providing lending, risk management, cash and liquidity management, trade finance, and asset and sales financing. To that end, we hire and develop only the best people in the industry. We look for talented, tenacious individuals who are hungry to progress and eager to grow their knowledge.

About Barclaycard Business Solutions

Barclaycard Business Solutions is a portfolio of B2B2C (business to business to consumer) businesses including merchant acquiring, commercial payments, offers and point-of-sale (POS) finance.
Making our clients more successful is at the heart of what we do. We are unique. We are the only business in the UK which can make and take payments, putting us in a unique position to offer a broader choice of payment solutions and products to our B2B customers.
Our focus is on making clients more successful by allowing them to always make the sale, help them pay and to help them to promote and sell.

About Payments Tower
The primary function for the Payments Technology Tower is to support the Global Payments Acceptance business and in doing so running payment transactions for 30% of the UK high street, adding business value by leveraging technology solutions and payments domain / industry knowledge. The tower also operates across Barclaycard and the wider bank providing payment solutions where the other business units are acting as a merchant or in the operation of authorisations and settlement routing.

Overall purpose of role:
* Provide design, technical leadership with deep hands-on expertise in card payments (Base24) technologies
* Coordinates deployment tasks with end-user, operations and quality management
* Create program specifications/modifications from supplied requirements and design specifications using agreed standards and tools to achieve well-engineered results that follow the agreed implementation level software architectures
* Create and amend complex programs in accordance with the design, following relevant code management procedures and applying agreed coding standards

Key Accountabilities and Skills required:
* Promote teamwork environment and make effective use of resources during the various stages of work to ensure that business objectives are met and deliverables achieved to agreed time, cost, and quality
* Provides consultancy advice at project meetings, input into project estimation and scoping
* Provides input to improve the software development/implementation process as well as service quality and efficiency
* Coordinates deployment tasks with end-user, operations and quality management
* Establish mechanisms and procedures for the structured review of work produced and ensure that these are adhered to
* Provide expert guidance and assistance to (less experienced) colleagues in any aspect of program design, creation, testing, and documentation
* Provide expert advice in some or all aspects of the programming methods, tools and/or standards used in the Technology Organization
* Take responsibility for low level design, coding, testing and documentation of particularly large, complex, or mission critical programs
* Plan and conduct tests of programs, correcting errors and re-testing to deliver an error-free product.
* Propose options to meet business area requirements and prepare cost/benefit analysis for the business area to evaluate.
* React quickly and as necessary to live software errors and service problems, limiting downtime and resolving the problem during project handover.
* Document all work in accordance with agreed standards and with re-use in mind.
* Complete assignment work to budget, time, and quality requirements, including a combination of performing operational support tasks to agreed service standards and supporting enhancements or other technical projects.
* Perform code level impact analysis as well as produce data mapping documents, which requires ability to correctly interpret various layouts.
* Assist with the creation, monitoring, and reporting of progress against plans, identifying corrective action where necessary
* Establish and maintaining agreed standards applicable to the work undertaken and ensure that these and other mandatory standards and architectures are adhered to
* Maintain an expert understanding of software delivery process and of technology developments relevant to own team(s)/program.
* Maintain an expert understanding of the various stages of software development, enhancements, and support (where required).
* Interface with other teams, sharing technical knowledge and expertise and resolving issues as necessary.
* Act as the Products Development point of reference for both internal and external technical queries

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

Your Skills and Qualifications will include:
Basic Qualifications
* Strong experience developing and implementing applications
* Proven hands-on development experience with BASE24, its interfaces, tools, technology, especially HP NonStop/Tandem
* Solid experience with TAL, COBOL/SCOBOL and TACL
* Good experience with the following:
o Providing solutions and designing complex applications based on BASE24
o Base24-eps, C++, Java script, and/or XML
o Tools such as ACI Desktop/UI, Eclipse, HP Toolkit
o Agile framework environment

Preferred Qualifications
* Bachelor's degree or equivalent in engineering or technology field
* Experience with POS device handlers such as APACS.
* Should have worked with teams across geographically distributed sites
* Experience working in financial services and technology domain
* Exposure to financial transaction authorization systems, ATM, POS, eCommerce interfaces, scheme management and servicing systems, its changes and implementation

The Benefits: Our customers deserve the best. The same goes for our employees. That's why at Barclays you'll receive a range of benefits that include a competitive salary and all the tools, technology and support you need to succeed.

Our Culture: Everything we do is shaped by the five values of Respect, Integrity, Service, Excellence and Stewardship. The values inform the foundations of our relationships with customers and clients, but they also shape how we measure and reward the performance of our employees. Simply put, success is not just about what you achieve, but about how you achieve it.

Dynamic working gives everyone at Barclays the opportunity to integrate professional and personal lives, if you have a need for flexibility then please discuss this with the hiring manager.

Barclays is an equal opportunity employer and are opposed to discrimination on any grounds.

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