Algo Test Infrastructure Developer 508 views

London, UK Barclays

Barclays Overview Barclays is an international financial services provider engaged in personal banking, credit cards, corporate and investment banking and wealth management with an extensive presence in Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia. Barclays' purpose is to help people achieve their ambitions - in the right way.

With over 300 years of history and expertise in banking, Barclays operates in over 50 countries and employs approximately 135,000 people. Barclays moves, lends, invests and protects money for customers and clients worldwide.

For further information about Barclays, please visit our website .

Barclays offers investment banking products and services in the US through Barclays Capital Inc.

SM&D Algorithm Trading Testing Function is a new team within the Statistical Modelling and Development team. Not a group that performs testing but one that designs and builds the right modern infrastructure to tackle the unique challenges of testing algorithms for electronic trading.

This requires building innovative tech solutions that are not simply a replication of current practice but will enable our testing to become both better an easier and hence support the growth of algorithmic trading. Good testing is key to business success.

The Statistical Modelling and Development team is responsible for algorithms and model based business logic used in electronic trading in liquid instruments in Markets. The primary purpose of this trading is to provide liquidity to clients on agency and principal basis, where either the connection to the client is electronic or provision of that liquidity requires electronic trading.

Overall Purpose of the Role:

The developer will work within SM&D algorithm testing team. Role involves:
designing and building infrastructure to facilitate: automated testing of existing algorithmic business logic, automated categorisation and storage of test metadata and test results and generation of analysis and reports from that data.

working very closely with the algorithm developers themselves in order to: find the best solutions, onboard existing tests onto the new platform, improve the quality of testing and enable efficient writing of new tests.
The focus of the role is development of automation and reporting infrastructure, rather than specifically writing tests.

Key Accountabilities and Skills required:
Liaise with SM&D developers to understand the existing business functionality Implementation and design of test infrastructure Liaison with control partners and senior management to develop suitable reporting and analytics functionality Proactive identification of problems and issues and resolution of them Provision of required support in timely manner and to high quality Participation in team knowledge sharing and presentations
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 Qualifications Bachelor's degree Experience of Java infrastructure development in a shared codebase Experience of testing best practices 3+ years of similar experience within a financial services firm or institution

Preferred Qualifications Experience of build tools (e.g. maven or equivalent) Database experience Good written and verbal communication skills to a wide audience Curiosity about modern tech ideas and practices and technological ways to make things better
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. For more detailed information, please visit our dedicated Diversity and Inclusion site.

EEO statement

It is the policy of Barclays to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, 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.*

Salary: . Date posted: 31/01/2017
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