(Data Science) Transaction Monitoring Specialist

Posted Jan 3, 2023
Project ID: BCLYJP00033296
London, Greater London
35 hrs/week
6 months
Payrate range

Transaction Monitoring Specialist

Contract length: 6 Months

Location: London

Department: Barclays Compliance - Global Surveillance Transaction Monitoring

Job type: Contract

Hours: 35 per week (Monday to Friday)

Overall purpose of role

The role will focus predominantly on the development and optimisation of Surveillance & TM solutions for in-scope Barclays UK (BUK) and Barclays International (BI) businesses / locations, including;

  • Working with Global Surveillance colleagues to support the development, implementation and optimisation of automated Surveillance & TM automated solutions and capabilities

  • Supporting the development of the Financial Crime Data Lake (FIDA) and the Group Data Architecture (Optimus) to ensure that it fulfils the requirements of the Global Surveillance team and the wider Financial Crime function

  • Collaborating with Global Surveillance leads, key Business, Operational, Technology and Financial Crime stakeholders to understand key priorities for the bank and identify enhancement opportunities 

  • Leading on innovation within in the field of Surveillance & TM data analytics

Key Accountabilities

  • Supporting regular review & optimisation of Surveillance & TM solutions (vendor or bespoke), maximising effectiveness and efficiency, and ensuring a risk-based approach is taken

  • Supporting the development and implementation of strategic investment projects, providing clear requirements, acting as the ‘voice of the customer’ and taking responsibility for ensuring that the end product is of a high standard

  • Developing and operationalising bespoke monitoring and oversight solutions within our Financial Crime Data Lake (FIDA), including rules, models, typologies, profiles and dashboards

  • Ensuring Surveillance & TM solutions are rigorously built and embedded into routine processes, enabling proactive identification of money laundering and financial crime risks.

  • Building and maintaining ongoing feedback loop from key business areas/processes and ensure that requirements are incorporated into developing and optimising solutions 

  • Develop new / innovative methods to visualise  effectiveness of Surveillance & TM solutions

Essential Skills

  • An appreciation of Financial Crime, Market Surveillance, AML and transaction monitoring/detection and the systems/processes, including an understanding of AML and terrorist financing trends and typologies

  • In-depth understanding of Financial Institution data (e.g. Customer/Account, Transactional, Payment), systems and flows. 

  • Exposure to common Transaction Monitroing systems (Actimize SAM, Oracle Mantas, Fortent etc…)

  • Several years’ experience in utilising analytical/data science tools for data exploration, analysis and visualisation – ideally within Financial Services / Financial Crime or a similar field.

  • Excellent MS Office skills, including Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Visio

About Barclays

Barclays is a British universal bank. It is diversified by business, by different types of customers and clients, and by geography. Barclays businesses include consumer banking and payments operations around the world, as well as a top-tier, full service, global corporate and investment bank, all of which are supported by its service company which provides technology, operations and functional services across the Group.


Everything Barclays does is shaped by its five values of Respect, Integrity, Service, Excellence and Stewardship. The Barclays values inform the foundations of its relationships with customers and clients, but they also shape how Barclays measure and reward the performance of colleagues. Simply put, success is not just about what you achieve, but about how you achieve it.


Barclays aims to foster a culture where individuals of all backgrounds feel confident in bringing their whole selves to work, feel included and their talents are nurtured, empowering them to contribute fully to Barclays vision and goals.

Hybrid Working

Barclays is currently in the early stages of implementing a hybrid working environment, which means that many colleagues spend part of their working hours at home and part in the office, depending on the nature of the role they are in. Barclays is flexible on how this works and it may continue to change and evolve. Depending on your team, typically this means that colleagues spend a minimum of between 20% to 60% of their time in the office, which could be over a week, a month or a quarter. However, some colleagues may choose to spend more time in the office over a typical period than their role type requires. Barclays also has a flexible working process where, subject to business needs, all colleagues globally are able to request work patterns to reflect their personal circumstances

Your Benefits

As a contract employee of Randstad Sourceright, you’ll receive a wide range of financial and personal benefits. There’s enrolment in a pension plan (after 12 weeks on assignment) and holiday pay. You’ll also get 24/7 access to an Employee Assistance Programme, designed to help you deal with any problems that could be affecting your home or work life. Plus, there’s discounts at heaps of high street shops, restaurants and entertainment - from Asda to Zizzi Italian restaurants. 

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