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Solutions DevelopmentResponsible for creating technology solutions, architectural visions, and stage 0 costs, to meet business requirements, in line with Cluster and Group IT Strategies and Architectures. Work with supply chain (including external) as appropriate.Adding clarity to business requirements; challenges business requirements and demands to ensure high quality candidate solutions are createdIdentifying common or duplicative needs across SBU, Cluster & GTISThinks outside of the box to support the business in delivering its strategic objectives rather than just responding to a pre-defined request,Works with project managers and Global Technology Sourcing to advise on supplier and cost options, and to ensure that the validity of the overall solution is fully represented and considered in any RFI/RFPs process, or in the creation and evaluation of proof of concept solutionsTakes responsibility for ensuring that solutions adhere to architectural and quality standards and policies.Working with the relevant project manager and Lead Solutions Architect, responsible for ensuring that the outcomes delivered by projects are consistent with the original solution specified. This will be achieved by reviewing project design artefacts (e.g. Architectural Visions) and the impact of significant change requests.Advice and GuidanceProvide advice and guidance to business stakeholders in shaping the portfolio of technology solutions to be provided to the businessContribute to broader architectural governance activities by participating in peer reviews for other solutioners. Form part of broader solutioning community in Barclaycard COO for advice and guidance.Maintains detailed awareness of, takes fully into account as necessary, and promotes throughout the organisation, any relevant statutory, internal or external regulations, standards and codes of good practice. Is capable of contributing to the definition of such regulations, standards and codes.Actively contributes to the development and promotion of Barclaycard COO.Provide coaching, mentoring and some informal task based supervision of less experienced (B5) solutions designers. Strategy DevelopmentWorking with the relevant Lead Solutions Designer and CAO, supports the creation of an appropriate IT Strategy for the relevant business area.Supports the Systems Planning process to ensure interdependencies are understood and that the proposed plan is viable.Influence the relevant business strategy to maximize the effective use of technology.Maintains knowledge of relevant technical specialism(s) at the highest level, by reading relevant literature, attending conferences and seminars, meeting and maintaining contact with other leading practitioners of the technical specialism and though playing a major role in appropriate learned, professional and trade bodies. Build relationship with manufacturers, supply channels and SI partners.Keeps in close touch with, and contributes to current developments in the relevant technical specialism (s) within Technology, own industry and outside. Is fluent at articulating best practiceWhere appropriate to role, is a recognized authority in the technical specialism. Stakeholder Management and LeadershipStakeholder managementPresents a positive, professional, constructive image to customers and suppliers alike. Understands the needs and challenges of stakeholders involved in projects, and can negotiate satisfactory resolution to issues surrounding creation and implementation of technology solutionsWorking with peer group in the business, can identify customer satisfaction gaps through regular communication. Able to work with Lead Solutions Architect and Lead Technology partner to represent department to senior business stakeholders.Able to lead presentation of solutions and options to the business, chair discussions and meetings, and construct clear document packs. LeadershipCan identify examples of effectives leaders and discuss their characteristics;Is aware of non-verbal behaviours and their impact on the spoken world;Freely shares information and experiences and seeks knowledge from othersManagementAlthough the role has not management responsibility the job holder should be able to demonstrates initiative and competence; supports and encourages positive working behaviours in others. Decision-making and Problem SolvingThe role requires the ownership and clear articulation of business / technical challenges, structured evaluation of potential solutions, including external market and internal options. Driving out decisions (presenting to senior executives as required) the most cost effective solution to meet the business requirement that also aligns to internal policy, external regulation and fully supporting of the architectural, resilience and none function requirements. Risk and Control ObjectiveEnsure 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
Additional Degree: BE/ B.Tech (Engineering)

Experience: 3-6


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