AVP Sparx Developer

  • Company:
    Barclays Bank PLC
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    2 months ago
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Skill: algorithms , c , sql , data structures , pl / sql , c# , c , oracle , problem solving , infrastructure , it strategy; Exp: 2-6 years; Description About Barclays International Commercial Growth Initiative The Barclays International Markets business is making a major technology investment and has mobilised the Commercial Growth Programme to drive an ambitious revenue growth plan focused on maintaining and building our trading capabilities. This initiative will see a major boost to Technology resource talent who will work on a wide range of leading edge technology programmes. We have identified over 600 roles to be hired across Pre-Trade Technology, Post Trade Technology and Risk, Finance and Treasury Technology globally, including key hubs in London, New York, Glasgow, Pune and Prague. We are hiring creative and driven Technologists, from a wide range of industry sectors that have exposure to high availability and high transactional online systems. There has never been a more exciting time to join Barclays International. About Risk, Finance and Treasury The Risk, Finance and Treasury Technology team comprises c.3500 colleagues situated in the major hubs of United Kingdom, United State, India and Czech Republic. We are accountable for the delivery of business change and technology transformation for Risk, Finance and Treasury Functions globally, working in partnership with our Business customers to develop and implement long term strategic IT solutions to help achieve the Firms strategic goals. We support more than 450 applications and a user base of 7000 staff across all BUs, Legal Entities and major geographic hubs, enabling them to effectively manage capital and liquidity, assess internal and external risk metrics, meet regulatory reporting requirements and provide a strong Second Line of defense. Our strategy is to deliver Technology solutions faster, cheaper and safer, by simplifying processes and infrastructure while improving our control environment and leveraging opportunities to use consistent and reliable data across the firm. What this means for our colleagues, customers and clients Our core ambition is to create a Technology community who are motivated, have the right skills and have a clear understanding of their development plans by Demonstrating how Technology contributes to Barclays strategy and supports the evolution of its businesses Promoting a culture of dialogue and transparency with visible leaders Supporting colleagues in developing and progressing their ambitions Sparx Developer London The main focus of the team is to maintain and enhance the SPARX agile exotics pricing tool for EU, in addition to supporting other RAD tools in EU. This responsibility is carried out in conjunction with the strategic projects ongoing in the department – we integrate into, and use existing, strategic projects whenever it is sensible to do so. The team employs some agile techniques (though does not adhere strictly to any specific agile methodology) and develops software in a variety of languages – the main focus of the role is on Excel using both VBA and an in-house functional programming language (FMD), there are also occasions to use some C# and C . Equity derivative business knowledge would be extremely beneficial but is not a fundamental requirement for the role. But business knowledge in financial markets will be a requirement. The developer needs to interact with Trading, Operations, and Finance clients as well as team members. Your Role Develop and maintain SPARX (the agile exotics pricing tool), the RAD application and solution suite for the Equity Derivatives desk (Sales, Trading and Structuring), and also for TCU/GFRM/Product Control functions Interact with Trading, Operations, and Finance clients as well as team members from the wider Equity Derivatives IT teams to scope and quickly deliver fit-for-purpose solutions Innovate and drive key architectural decisions to deliver the Front Office IT strategy Integrate RAD/ FO IT solutions into the strategic projects within the department where required Provide tactical solutions on business requests to supplement the strategic tool set offerings Essential Skills Technical proficiency demonstrated through a deep knowledge of data structures, algorithms and general problem solving Proficiency in Excel/VBA, C# and COM Being able to work closely with the global team in New York and Hong Kong Being comfortable with rapidly changing priorities and short term projects Desirable Skills Knowledge of Equity derivatives. Knowledge of Exotic Equity Derivatives. Knowledge of functional programming (e.g. Haskell, F#). Knowledge of databases & their SQL languages (e.g. Oracle, MSSQL, PL/SQL, TSQL About Us Barclays is a transatlantic consumer, corporate and investment bank offering products and services across personal, corporate and investment banking, credit cards and wealth management, with a strong presence in our two home markets of the UK and the US. Our goal is to become the bank of choice by providing superior services to customers and clients and supporting our stakeholders via a commercially successful business that generates long-term sustainable returns. Risk and Control Objective 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 Application To be considered for this role, click on the apply button now. Barclays Values & Diversity 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. We are an equal opportunity employer and we are opposed to discrimination on any grounds. It is the policy of Barclays to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, colour, creed, religion, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by law.

Software Engineer


Experience: 2-6

Function: IT Software : Software Products & Services