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