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Job Title: SRE Lead

Location: Pune

About Barclays

Barclays is a British universal bank. We are diversified by business, by different types of customers and clients, and by geography. Our 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 our service company which provides technology, operations and functional services across the Group.

Risk and Control Objective

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

Working Flexibly

Were committed to providing a supportive and inclusive culture and environment for you to work in. This environment recognises and supports ways to balance your personal needs, alongside the professional needs of our business. Providing the opportunity for all our employees, globally to work flexibly empowers each of us to work in a way that suits our lives as well as enabling us to better service our customers and clients needs. Whether you have family commitments or youre a carer, or whether you need study time or wish to pursue personal interests, our approach to working flexibly is designed to help you balance your life. If you would like some flexibility, then please discuss this with the hiring manager, and your request will be reviewed subject to business needs

Hybrid Working

Structured Hybrid Role

At Barclays, we offer a hybrid working experience that blends the positives of working alongside colleagues at our onsite locations, together with working from home. We have a structured approach where colleagues work at an onsite location on fixed, anchor, days of the week, for a minimum of two days a week or more, as set by the business area (or nearest equivalent if working part-time hours). Please discuss the working pattern requirements for the role you are applying for with the hiring manager. Please note that as we continue to embed our hybrid working environment, we remain in a test and learn phase, which means that working arrangements may be subject to change on reasonable notice to ensure we meet the needs of our business.


Corporate Bank (CB) has one Important Business Service: Make a Payment electronic. The Impact Tolerance threshold for Intolerable Harm is defined at 24hrs, inferring that, in the event that Barclays lost the ability to process payments through its regular BAU (technology) environment, the firm can quickly switch core payment processing of critical payments & to vulnerable clients to an alternative solution/provider

  • A combination of technology, operations and third-party solutions may be used to meet the regulatory commitment, however the complexity & demands of the Make a Payment IBS will place heavy reliance on a Technology solution
  • Your role would be involved in all technical deliverables including, but not limited to, component recovery testing for all applications in test remit. This role would also evolve to own and implement all self-serve tasks for configurations that are managed by SMEs currently for the new technology.
  • Your role will take primary responsibility for technical deliverables for component and scaled testing. This would require active collaboration with ATR PM, ATR Engineering Lead, ATR Test Manager, component teams amongst other GTIS functions.
  • You will work in partnership with Business/Product to refine the Intolerable Harm scope and define risk and complexity.
  • Actively contribute to the knowledge base and find new innovative solutions to make the overall cycle leaner and simpler.
  • Work collaboratively with other Project Managers and stakeholders to deliver programme outcomes and deliverables.

What will you be doing

  • Understand new technology, implementation, risks, risk mitigation to create a technical plan and author technical documentation for the teams across Barclays to benefit from.
  • To manage Execution Risk effectively, deliver on our Group strategy and satisfy all our stakeholders, we must deliver our initiatives consistently and transparently.
  • Apply processes, methods, knowledge, skills and experience to manage risk and ensure project outcomes are delivered in line with expectations. â¯
  • Taking responsibility for successful delivery in line with the relevant Policies and Standards by keeping a focus on outcomes; defining, monitoring and regularly reviewing the overall plan; ensuring benefits and outcomes are captured and validated throughout the project
  • Being responsible for governance and oversight â¯provide the framework for implementation, working with the ATR Engineering Lead and ATR Test manager (where relevant) to support governance forum that is fit for purpose and facilitate the continuous review and approval of key delivery documentsâ¯
  • Acting in partnership with the ATR Engineering Lead and ATR Test Manager (where relevant), using their experience and insight to help engage senior leaders, maintain a focus on delivering outcomes, remove blockers and resolve risks and issues and deploy appropriate governance and oversight of delivery (including the Project and/or Programme Forum)
  • Assisting the ATR Project Manager(s) for managing and planning of workforce and financial requirements.
  • Work with stakeholders across impacted businesses to lead the delivery of business readiness activities.
  • Creating an environment of effective delivery by empowering the delivery team, leveraging their knowledge and expertise, learning lessons from past delivery, and by allocating work across the team in a way that makes the most of their skills while maintaining a focus on outcomes.
  • Active involvement in all technical meetings/conversations between applications teams, GTIS (Infrastructure team) , EaaS (Environment as a Service team) and CTO (Chief Technology Office).

What Were Looking For

  • Infrastructure understanding covering Unix filesystem and clustering, Storage (SAN, NAS) setup/config, Database (Oracle and MSSQL) setup and configuration, VMware, aPaaS (Docker+Kubernetes)
  • Ability to understand and create Infrastructure/architecture sketch with good understanding of security, monitoring and alerting tools.
  • Ability to grasp new technology, troubleshoot and manoeuvre.
  • Consistent record/experience of successfully delivering large scale projects
  • Ability to master and navigate new subject domains quickly
  • Good working knowledge of business continuity and operational resilience planning
  • Exceptional analytical skills
  • Good communication skills : ability to work with multiple technology teams/engineers to drive the test planning and execution.
  • Qualification - BSc/ BE ( Engineering)/ BTECH

Skills That Will Help You In The Role

  • Beginner level understanding: Network basics, DevOps basics - CICD pipeline using JENKINS, CHEF, GIT (BitBucket), Web application know-how, AWS services
  • Automation experience/Scripting : shell/python
  • Understanding of cyber security, controls and governance around it.
  • Understanding pf payments domain.

Where will you be working


Be More at Barclays

At Barclays, each day is about being more as a professional, and as a person. Be More @ Barclays represents our core promise to all current and future employees. Its the characteristic that we want to be associated with as an employer, and at the heart of every employee experience. We empower our colleagues to Be More Globally Connected, working on international projects that improve the way millions of customers handle their finances. Be More Inspired by working alongside the most talented people in the industry, and delivering imaginative new solutions that are redefining the future of finance. Be More Impactful by having the opportunity to work on cutting-edge projects, and Be More Valued for who you are.

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Purpose, Values and Mindset

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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