Lead Digital Architect (Mobile)

Resource Solutions - Barclays
18 Oct 2016
20 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Title: Lead Digital Architect

Business Area: Barclaycard

Primary Location/s: Northampton
Corporate Grade: Vice President
Direct Reports (if applicable): 0-3

Barclaycard - We're in the business of firsts. We're one of the largest payment providers in the world, and we have a simple ambition. We want to be the most recommended brand to help consumers buy and sellers sell, every day. What makes us different is our drive to delight our customers with bespoke and brilliant solutions.
Please visit our website here for more information.

Overall purpose of role: A lead digital architect role is required within the Barclaycard Digital Office (Operations & Technology, Barclaycard) for the following purpose:
o Provide the definition of digital architecture, roadmaps and technical solutions as well as technical consultancy and leading edge technology thinking as required across Barclaycard
o Clearly articulate/communicate direction and benefits of digital architecture to developers/engineers, non-technical stakeholders and senior executives

Key Accountabilities and Skills required:

o Accountable for creating digital technology architecture solutions and cost estimates, to meet business needs, in line with Barclaycard and Barclays strategy and architecture. Work with supply chain (including external) as appropriate.
o Working with the relevant enterprise wide architects and digital business aligned strategy leads, supports the creation of an appropriate digital technology strategy for the relevant business area.
o Define and maintain technology roadmaps for digital capabilities across Barclaycard
o Accountable for ensuring the digital engineering/development teams within Barclaycard are aligned to the Barclaycard technical strategy, architecture, quality standards and policies.
o Stakeholder management and leadership.
o Work collaboratively with the relevant technology colleagues, project managers, architects, business analysts and developers to ensure that the digital outcomes delivered by projects are consistent with the original technical solution specified.
o Support business aligned lead architects, CIOs by providing advice and guidance to business stakeholders in shaping the portfolio of digital technology solutions and influence the relevant business strategy leads to maximize the effective use of digital technology.
o Able to challenge stakeholders creatively and professionally to create architectural solutions which meet the business need (including budgetary/time constraints) whilst being aligned to Barclaycard architectural blueprint, principles and standards.
o Can describe existing/emerging digital technology and technology strategy to developers, non-technical stakeholders and senior executives both verbally and via appropriate documentation.
o Experienced in supervising a team, managing performance on an on-going basis, and contributing to development plans; effectively delegates tasks and provides examples of own ability to shift well from task to task.
o Decision making and problem solving.
o Thinks outside of the box to support the business in delivering its strategic objectives rather than just responding to a pre-defined request.
o Able to challenge stakeholders and colleagues creatively and professionally to create architectural solutions which meet the business need (including budgetary/time constraints) whilst being aligned to Barclaycard architectural blueprint, principles and standards.
o Able to take ownership and make decisions on the appropriate architecture and technology strategy for an assigned digital platform.
o 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 Skills and Qualifications
o Strong experience of application client and server architecture in the web and/or mobile domain
o Strong experience of application frameworks and architecture patterns
o Experience of Object-Oriented design and Enterprise Integration Patterns
o Experience of presenting technical concepts to a non-technical audience and senior/CxO stakeholders
o Specific experience of domain driven and event driven architecture
Preferred Skills and Qualifications
o Experience of operating in an Agile delivery environment
o Experience of microservices and refactoring to microservices
o Knowledge and experience of Enterprise Architecture frameworks (TOGAF, Zachman).
o Experience of DevOps and containerization
o Past and/or current experience of Java/JavaScript software development in an agile development environment

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.

Purpose and Values

Barclays has a single cross-business Purpose for Barclays and five core Values which underpin it.
Our Purpose is helping people achieve their ambitions in the right way. Put simply this is the answer to the question 'What is Barclays for?' and it should guide our every action as employees.

We respect and value those we work with, and the contribution that they make.
We act fairly, ethically and openly in all we do.
We put our clients and customers at the centre of what we do.
We use our energy, skills and resources to deliver the best, sustainable results.
We are passionate about leaving things better than we found them.