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Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) is responsible for taking a proactive approach to providing insight into new and emerging risks and trends that pose a threat to the bank and its business lines through the use of strategic, tactical and operational evaluation, research and analysis. In this context intelligence is the gathering and assessment of data and information from multiple sources (including system data) that is both proprietary to the Bank and in the public domain and through the research and analysis of that information to provide an output that is meaningful and actionable. FIU Transformation team is responsible for delivering technical solutions to support FIU business.

Overall purpose of role:

  • Drive the delivery of data acquisition and analytics projects, a critical element of the Financial Crime Target Operating Model for FIU
  • Responsible for establishing and executing ‘Big Data’ solution to the business stakeholders
  • Accountable for stakeholder management and project delivery in Agile SDLC, interacting with team spread across geographical locations

Key specific accountabilities

  • Responsible for successful end-to-end implementation of Big Data solution in adherence to agreed plan, budget and governance standards
  • Lead the integration of Financial Crime data into the Hadoop platform from multiple systems to discover new insights and produce actionable intelligence
  • As a Data Scientist, provide insight into leading analytic practices, design, algorithms and lead iterative development cycles to create analytic solutions
  • Accountable for implementation of analytical tools such as Network link analysis, Search, Data mining and Exploration
  • Management of project in Agile SDLC, support the Product Owner and support the team using a servant leadership style whenever possible and leading by example
  • Ensure that all programme and project status reporting is accurate, informative and timely, and directly provide progress reports to the Programme Manager, Programme Stakeholders and programme/project governance forums at agreed intervals
  • Manage and co-ordinate projects, their interdependencies, and associated risks and issues, escalating to the Programme manager as appropriate
  • Coordination with technical and business stakeholders, Infrastructure, RTB and wider technology teams across locations
  • Coach and provides clear direction to staff in line with Barclays group values
  • Effectively utilizes each team member to his/her fullest potential and continuously enhance technical and business capabilities via trainings/certifications

Stakeholder management and leadership

  • Works closely with Fin Crime Tech stakeholders, FIU Business, E2E Solution Designers, Architects & other component teams; keeping stakeholders informed on progress against milestones, risks, issues & dependencies
  • Strong interpersonal and influencing skills to achieve goals without direct control over resources
  • Encourages others in working towards the organization goals; takes prompt and effective action to rectify problems within the team
  • Global mindset & respect of time zones and other cultures
  • Ability to build strong networks and use established relationships to collect, disseminate and analyse information; establish/communicate direction/strategy and secure buy-in for desired objectives
  • Inspires confidence by making and honouring commitments, demonstrates initiative and competence

Decision making and problem solving

  • Exercises good judgement and acts independently on assigned tasks
  • Identifies the key issues in a complex situation, and comes to the heart of the problem quickly
  • Gathers relevant information before making a decision
  • Considers positive and negative impacts of decisions prior to making them
  • Takes decisions with an eye to the impact on others and on the organization
  • Analyze situations, evaluate alternatives, and implement solutions within Barclays defined standards (where applicable)
  • Interpret guidelines and analyze factual information to adapt or modify processes in response to changing circumstances

Your Skills and Qualifications will include

Basic Qualifications

  • Excellent knowledge and experience of delivering Regulatory and Financial Crime related programmes/projects on time and to budget
  • Experience playing the Scrum Master role for at least two years for a software development team that was diligently applying Scrum principles, practices, and theory
  • Good skills and knowledge of servant leadership, facilitation, situational awareness, conflict resolution, continual improvement, empowerment, and increasing transparency
  • Experience in delivering Big Data solutions on Hadoop platform
  • Solid understanding of leading edge technologies and best practices such as Hadoop and Big Data
  • Experience with data science, statistical analysis, data mining and predictive algorithms
  • In-depth knowledge of analytical tools (e.g. SAS / R)
  • Experience in querying relational databases using SQL
  • Exposure to structured and unstructured data
  • Experience in implementation of Business Intelligence tools
  • Leadership and team management experience
  • Experience working in a fast paced project environment
  • Solid communication skills with ability to liaise with business and IT stakeholders at all levels of the organisation up to Executive level
  • Deep understanding of programme and project management principles
  • Skilled in the use of the Project/Programme Management software tools
  • Consistently demonstrate professional, positive, and approachable attitude/demeanour and discretion. Demonstrate sensitivity in handling confidential information.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Financial services industry experience ideally in a Banking compliance, risk and regulatory environment
  • Knowledge of Financial Crime solutions/software
  • Working experience within a compliance and regulatory portfolio/programme (AML, Sanctions)
  • Knowledge of Barclays financial and administrative processes


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