Senior Engineer

Posted Apr 3, 2024
Project ID: BCLYJP00042958
London, Greater London, Hybrid
35 hrs/week
6 months
Payrate range

Job title: Senior Engineer

Location: London - E14

Contract length: 6 Month 

Shift Pattern: Monday - Friday 37 Hours ( Hybrid - Days in the office depend on workload)

Barclays Bank PLC are currently recruiting for a Senior Engineer to join them on a 6 Month contract, there is a potential that this may get extended or go Permanent. The Senior Engineer will sit within the FICC Risk and Pricing Technology team. This team comprises 1000+ colleagues situated across major centre’s of the UK, USA, Czech Republic, India, Singapore and Tokyo. They are accountable for the delivery of Macro Risk and Pricing across end of day and intraday. The key element of this role is to drive Automation, streamlining current systems, making them more cost effective and an overall smoother running entity. 

About Streaming Pricing

The Streaming Pricing function is responsible for providing live, tradable prices for Fixed Income and FX products globally to support and facilitate market making. High speed electronic trading platforms require responding to changes in market levels quickly and accurately. To achieve this, traders provide business models that allow them to re-price their instruments independently of other dealers. 

Success as a dealer is a function of how well you can achieve this compared to your competition.

Our domain covers platforms responsible for:

Rates (FI and EM), FX and Repo Pricing and Curve Generation – live and end of day.

Live price streams supporting standard and customized RFQs originating from TradeWeb and Bloomberg Pre-deal analytics Intraday risk and P&L (Decom path)

Today our systems cover G11 and EM currencies, support 150+ traders globally, provide pricing and risk coverage across multiple business areas: Rates, Credit, Index Derivatives, Repo, Securitized Products, Sales, Treasury and FX Derivatives.

Key Responsibilities of the Senior Engineer:

  • Eliminate manual processes through innovation and automation.

  • Ensure the reliability, availability and performance of applications in production.

  • Identify and deliver green-field engineering solutions for issues based on root cause analysis

  • Own and drive tactical and strategic solutions.

  • Containerising invest pricing platforms.

  • Working on a real time platform 

  • Bug fixing 

  • “Greenfield” or Streamlining current system to lessen tickets and Support questions 

  • Stabilize/ Minimize issues on a day to day basis

  • Working closely with the Trade team 

  • “SRE” Site Reliability Engineer 

  • Challenge the status quo

  • Strong analytic problem solving skills

  • Analysing trading requirements and translating into IT system enhancements

Key Skills/ Experience required for the Senior Engineer:

  • Strong communication skills, with experience working with multiple stakeholders at all seniority levels

  • Experience working with a diverse set of stakeholders across multiple business areas and regions

  • Degree level qualification

  • Excellent communication skills to be able to work in a global environment with colleagues and business stakeholders. Accountability and ownership of end to end business deliverables is critical.

  • Scripting skills (e.g. Python)

  • Experience developing on large codebases

  • Knowledge of database and/or messaging technologies (SQL, Solace)

  • Understanding of investment banking/fixed income products particularly Swaps and cash flow generation.

  • Practical knowledge of containers and how best to apply to existing systems.

Risk and Control Objective 

Take ownership for managing risk and strengthening controls in relation to the work you do

Purpose and Values

We deploy finance responsibly to support people and businesses, acting with empathy and integrity,

championing innovation and sustainability, for the common good and the long term.

Our values underpin everything we do: Respect, Integrity, Service, Excellence and Stewardship.


We harness the power of diversity and inclusion in our business, trust those we work with, and value everyone’s contribution.


We operate with honesty, transparency and fairness in all we do.


We act with empathy and humility, putting the people and businesses we serve at the centre of what we do.


We champion innovation, and use our energy, expertise and resources to make a positive difference.


We prize sustainability, and are passionate about leaving things better than we found them.

Our Mindset shapes how we take action, living by our Values, driven by our Purpose, always with our customers and clients at the heart of what we do; our Mindset is to Empower, Challenge and Drive.


Trust and support each other to deliver. Make decisions with those closest to the topic. Include diverse perspectives. Celebrate success and learn from failure.


Question whether things can be done better. Use insights based on data to inform decisions. Be curious about how we can adapt and improve. Speak up and be open to alternative viewpoints.


Focus on outcomes. Deliver with pace. Be passionate and ambitious about what we do. Take personal responsibility.

Actively build collaborative relationships to get things done.

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