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technology

Technology

Barclays Technology is the power behind our global operations. Here, we conceive of, design and develop the innovative technological solutions that protect our millions of customers and lead the world in digital banking. As digital banking, international transactions and security become increasingly central to all our lives, groundbreaking Barclays Technology becomes increasingly central to how the world works. We are redefining the future of finance.

Wherever you work in Barclays Technology, you'll be part of a team of creative, curious people whose imagination, supported by huge investment, creates the innovations that are redefining the future of finance.

Barclays Imagination

Barclays Imagination

Barclays Technology is taking on the challenge of change. We imagine the future and develop the technology the future will need. We connect what our customers and clients need, to what we know they will need tomorrow. Taking small, significant steps to make the most of today’s technology.  Thinking about the giant leaps that will redefine the future of finance. 

Barclays Investment

Barclays Investment

It takes a phenomenal amount of imagination, innovation and investment to protect one billion transactions every two minutes. To process £100 trillion of payments every year. To make our technology hubs absolutely world-class. Every year we invest over £250 million in Technology Change projects, and we invest as much, if not more, in technology than the world’s leading tech companies. Our investment will redefine the future of finance. 

Barclays Innovation

Barclays Innovation

In a changing, challenging world, we have a great responsibility. To protect and support the lives of 1 in every 2 people in the UK and millions of customers and clients around the world. To develop, build and deliver the world-class tech solutions our customers deserve, need and want. To lead the world in digital banking, and become a truly digital business. Contactless Payment. Pingit. Barclays Mobile Banking. bPay. Just a few of the game-changing firsts we’ve proudly delivered, and there will be many, many more. Our innovative spirit is what will redefine the future of finance.

Barclays People

Barclays People

Millions of clients and customers rely on our 25,000+ Barclays Technology experts. Creative, curious people who love challenge and love to challenge. Commercial, customer focused people who are agile and collaborative. People who can see the fine detail as well as the big picture. People who are excited by what we can offer, and by what they can do here. People who will redefine the future of finance. 

Ways of working

The way we’re delivering change in technology is just as important as the products we're developing. Our project teams and locations are agile, helping us innovate in the most effective and responsive way. 

The CoLabs (Collaboration Laboratories) at some of our technology locations let colleagues experiment, design and make technology changes rapidly. Our technology teams work alongside fintech entrepreneurs through our global partnership with RISE in New York, London and Cape Town, bringing us new ideas and a start-up mindset.

Barclays technology structure

Job areas

  • Development and Engineering

    Building exciting new products and services for our customers

    What we do

    We develop software solutions, apps and digital banking products. We work across technology disciplines, supporting Barclaycard, Investment Bank, Personal & Corporate banking and Africa teams.

    Example teams and roles
    • Development: iOS/Android Developer
    • Testing: Test Manager
    • Architecture: Application Architect 
  • Infrastructure

    Supporting our live systems and providing hosting and collaboration services

    What we do

    Our Infrastructure teams are responsible for providing and supporting resilient, secure infrastructure technology and services to customers, clients and colleagues across the globe.

    Example teams and roles
    • Service Management - Service Manager
    • First line support - Helpdesk Analyst
    • Service Operations - Major Incident Manager
    • Network Support - Messaging Engine
  • Cyber and Security

    Keeping your information safe

    What we do

    Protecting the security and privacy of our stakeholders and customers with intelligence-led responsive security, supported by world-class technology.

    Example teams and roles
    • Cyber Intelligence: Cyber Crime Analyst
    • Cyber Assurance: Penetration Tester
    • Security Solutions: Agile Security Change Specialist
  • Data Science and Analytics

    Helping to provide data as a service

    What we do

    We're building a holistic data ecosystem made up of integrated data stores and warehouses, fed by data generated from multiple sources through standardised data models. Colleagues from across the business will be able to generate valuable business insights by using this ecosystem to generate reports, insights and data extracts.

    Example teams and roles
    • Data Architecture: Data Architects; Data Modellers
    • Platform Engineering: Database, Software and Test Engineers
    • Enterprise Data Services: Data Scientists; Big Data Developers
    • Insights Enablement: Data Insights Managers

Key locations

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  • UK
    Radbroke Knutsford

    Radbroke, Knutsford

    The Barclays Technology Campus is a vital strategic centre, our transatlantic tech command centre and one of the largest centres for information security in the UK. Here, in the North of England at Radbroke, over 3500 technical experts are redefining the future of finance. Our Command Centre is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, monitoring our critical systems to make sure all our customers can access their banking services.

    Radbroke is unique: its 64-acre Campus environment encourages innovation, agile working and collaboration across all the technology teams based here. It also has extensive grounds with sports facilities. We are one of the largest technology employers in the North West of the UK and a major creative power in the Northern Powerhouse. We’re not just involved in our local community, we’re building its future. We’re redefining the future of finance.

    Barclays London

    London

    Barclays' global headquarters, One Churchill Place, is at the heart of London's financial district in Canary Wharf. It attracts a diverse workforce from across the world. Over 2,000 people work here in specialist technology teams.

    Colleagues can take advantage of our dedicated staff restaurant, gym and various other services that are exclusive to Barclays as well as a wide variety of shops, restaurants and services across the Canary Wharf estate.

    Barclaycard Northampton

    Northampton

    Barclaycard is one of the leading payment providers in the world, enabling millions of pounds to be collected through point of sale payment devices in thousands of retail outlets. Technology is essential to its success.

    Barclaycard's headquarters is in Northampton, and is one of the largest employers in Northamptonshire, housing 40% of Barclaycard colleagues. Barclaycard House has been designed to be as environmentally friendly as possible, and opened in 1996.

    There are plenty of facilities on site and a team of people dedicated to making it a productive and enjoyable place to work. It's a busy place - it's open seven days a week and has a manned reception with 24- hour security presence. 

    The technology colleagues in Northampton are responsible for developing new and innovative features for our credit card platform, such as bPay and NFC tap and pay for Android.

  • Europe
    Prague Czech Republic office

    Prague, Czech Republic

    Since it opened in 2008, our Technology Centre has become a strategic location for development, testing and application management. It's in Pankrac, Prague, opposite the Metro and Arkady shopping centre, and offers interesting and challenging work for both graduate and experienced developers.

    Over 400 technology colleagues work here. Joining us gives you the opportunity to work with colleagues around the world every day. You’ll work in teams that develop and support innovative technology such as our award-winning BARX trading platform and Barclays Live Mobile. We want to offer flexibility and fun as well as great opportunities for career progression.

    Vilnius Lithuania office

    Vilnius, Lithuania

    Our Vilnius office won the CVMarket IT Employer of Choice award in Lithuania in 2013-2014 and 2014-2015, and has been nominated as a national champion in the European Business Awards 2015-2016. Our Vilnius team includes 1,500 colleagues housed in 2 different buildings in the city.

    We work on infrastructure engineering, project management and mobile app development. We've created new features for Pingit, worked on Barclays Mobile Banking and created an app for Barclays Investment Bank, as well as hosted innovation events for local communities. Vilnius is home to Barclays' global IT support helpdesk, which serves colleagues around the world.

  • Americas

    In the US market, we issue credit cards and collect payments for large corporate partners, including some well-known brands. Our credit card operations have won some prestigious awards:

    • Barclaycard Arrival Plus™ named Best Credit Card by MONEY® Magazine for the third consecutive year
    • Frontier Airlines award for Best Travel Credit Card
    • Working Mother magazine nominated Barclays as one of the 100 Best Companies in the US
    Wilmington office

    Wilmington

    Our Wilmington office is home to Barclaycard US, and it’s a vibrant, diverse and fast-paced environment. Over 2000 Barclays colleagues work here, including the technology teams who create and manage systems that process millions of credit card transactions each year.

    Our buildings are on the Wilmington Riverfront, at the junction of 3 major interstate highways and close to the city centre. The Dryrock Building was opened in 2007 and has an award-winning green roof. 

    New York office

    New York

    Over 1,500 technology specialists work in our central offices in New York and New Jersey. They support our Investment Bank and Group Functions, the Design and Digital team and our infrastructure services. 

    Our offices are near Rise New York, a physical space and virtual community supported by Barclays here and in other cities around the world that helps established businesses collaborate with startups to build the future of financial technology.

  • Asia Pacific
    Pune India office

    Pune, India

    Barclays established its Technology Centre in India (BTCI) in 2007. It’s spread across 3 locations in Pune: Hinjewadi, Kharadi and Yerwada, and is equipped with a state-of-the art Command Centre that manages our production systems, Innovative Mobile Testing Labs and Agile CoLabs.

    BTCI employs a diverse and multi-cultural workforce of more than 5000 people. They collaborate with their colleagues across the world to build innovative technology, provide IT infrastructure support and test software.

    Singapore office

    Singapore

    In Singapore, the Barclays office is at Marina Bay Financial Centre, in the heart of the central business district. Marina Bay is a multi-function complex that includes offices, homes, shops and restaurants. Around 2,700 Barclays colleagues work here.

    Our technology team in Singapore produces rigorous technology engineering and development work. It builds and supports banking and channel products, both for Singapore and for colleagues around the world.

Diversity and community in technology

The team that creates our technology needs to be as diverse as the customers who use it. Our community initiatives promote careers in technology for young people, and have won awards.

Our IT Girls Allowed programme aims to inspire young people with stories about women in technology, such as Ada Lovelace and the female operators at Bletchley Park during World War Two. Our Women in Technology group leads initiatives to attract and retain female talent for our technology teams, and Barclays offers employee networks for all aspects of diversity, including ethnicity and sexual orientation.

Starting your technology career at Barclays

We have a range of graduate and apprentice programmes for the technology-inclined. We believe hiring apprentices and graduates is an important way of keeping our minds open and challenging the norms.

For early career and entry level enquiries, email us on: entryleveltalent@barclays.com

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