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Your career in Technology

There are constant changes in the financial markets and, by extension, our business. Our Technology can’t just keep up – it has to set the pace, pushing beyond what’s possible today to ensure we’re ready for tomorrow.

Technology business areas

Technology business areas
Here are just some of the teams where you could help create the next big thing in financial technology.
  • Client Facing Technology

    Client Facing Technology (CFT) provides solutions for the Sales, Research and Banking businesses of the Investment Bank. Sales and Banking need to interact with our clients to solve complex financial challenges, raise funds or to advise on IPO's or acquisitions. Our top ranked Research analysts publish papers daily on companies and economies and host industry-specific investor events. To do all of this effectively requires a suite of digital solutions.

    CFT comprises developers, UX designers and business analysts working together to deliver modern web-based and mobile solutions built using the latest tools and technologies like HTML5/Angular responsive webapps, native and hybrid mobile development. The team also integrates those front-end systems with complex back-ends. This requires expertise in authentication systems and a variety of data platforms like MongoDB. CFT is also closely connected to the Barclays Rise accelerator program and frequently works with and champions startups in the FinTech space. CFT understands that a combination of startups and Barclays technologists and subject matter experts can be the key to achieving disruption in investment banking.

    Our mission is to deliver best-in-class technology to protect and promote the Investment Bank and its reputation, maximize commercial impact and develop our people as a world class technology organization.

    We work closely with the business to create and maintain powerful trading and analytical systems, support new products and enhance strategic decision-making. Everyone in Technology has a role to play in transforming our organization.

  • Risk and Analytics

    The Risk and Analytics team runs all the technology used to calculate trade valuations and risks, which is hugely important to our business. It takes a wide range of systems, including those that gather the data, make the calculations and share the information in a usable format. This team uses technologies like Hadoop and Spark to manage the data and Spotfire and QlikView to visualize it, as well as grid computing advances like highly parallel Graphical Processing Units, genetic algorithms and functional languages like F#, Haskell and Scala to power the calculations. of the most critical regulatory, control and efficiency programs across Barclays, working in an increasingly agile manner to deliver innovative and commercial technology solutions to our clients.

  • Financial Control Technology

    Financial Control Technology (FCT) supports Barclays’ Finance division, providing the tools and platforms needed to monitor how our global business is performing. Instant, accurate financial data is critical to Barclays’ daily operations across every division and asset class at the bank, including Equities, Fixed Income, Derivatives, Loans and so on. Given the nature of the work, FCT systems must be both high availability and high performance, supported primarily by automated workflows. The global FCT team works on a full Agile basis with a wide range of technologies from AngularJS, HTML5, Java and .Net to MongoDB, Oracle and SQLServer to deliver what’s needed.

  • Markets Execution

    Markets Execution performs the critical tasks of helping our clients make informed decisions about what securities to buy or sell at any given moment, and understanding the outcome of a trade after the fact. The team powers all of Barclays’ trading activity with latency sensitive platforms built in languages like Java and C++. Systems include predictive algorithms, sophisticated data mining and analysis, and leading edge hardware solutions. Our stakeholders expect the systems and information Barclays provide to be flawless, and this is the team that delivers on that promise.

Innovating in Research Technology

My name is Milan and I am a developer in the Recommender System team in Research Technology. Our team works on components of Barclays Live, which is a client-facing platform that delivers research, analytical tools and market monitors, as well as access to Barclays’ electronic trading service called BARX. We’ve been developing a recommender engine, which surfaces tailored research to Barclays Live users based on their historical readership. My focus is mainly on the underlying machine learning models where I leverage both my math background and coding skills. In fact I recently prototyped an algorithm that uses current state NLP techniques, which is expected to go into production in upcoming releases. I am also working on an internal data visualization component, which calculates and visualizes statistics on the data produced and consumed by the engine. This component will be crucial for future A/B testing of the engine. The recommender team is truly driven by innovation and it is the perfect placement for me as I get to work with the latest technologies and make use of my interest in applied mathematics as well.

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Opportunities in Technology

Technology

Summer Analyst

This summer, contribute ideas that could transform the way we do business. Help us develop solutions while you develop vital skills for the future.

Education level
Masters, Undergraduate
Technology
Summer Analyst
Start date
June 2018
Opportunity duration
10 weeks
Location
New York
Technology

Full-time Analyst

Join the team behind our industry’s biggest innovations, then learn the skills to develop the next one. Your ideas will have impact here, and you’ll learn from the very best.

Education level
Masters, Undergraduate
Technology
Full-time Analyst
Start date
July 2018
Opportunity duration
One year
Location
New York
Technology

Part-time Developer

Work part-time writing code for our Client Facing and Markets Execution Technology teams

Education level
Masters, Undergraduate
Technology
Part-time Developer
Start date
June 2017
Opportunity duration
Open ended
Location
New York
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Innovating in Electronic Trading

I’m Isaac, a graduate developer in Electronic Trading. I’d describe myself as a developer with a passion for financial markets. At Barclays, I get to apply my technical skills to create cutting edge electronic trading technologies that help form the fabric of the global financial system. I really enjoy working on our algorithm engines – some of our most critical products – which use predictive and historical analysis to trade various financial instruments, such as stocks, in an intelligent manner. These algorithms, along with other applications in our trading ecosystem, are developed using clever software engineering that ensures high-performance and low system latency, which are two of our chief concerns. Working in the financial industry means that every day has its own set of unique challenges, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. Every challenge is a potential learning opportunity to stretch and grow my professional skills.

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