Barclaycard, US: Data Director

Lead the Data transformation of Barclaycard in US, provide a world-class Data Infrastructure and Applications enabling better customer/client experience and business growth.

Barclaycard, US At: Barclaycard, US
Location: Wilmington, DE, USA

Apply online at our career site, search for Job Number 90048109.

Barclays is recruiting a Data Director who will be responsible for leading the Data transformation of Barclaycard in the US region, in order to provide a world-class Data Infrastructure and Applications enabling customer/client experience, underpinned by a lean cost base, strong controls and a culture of collaboration, innovation and high performance.

The Data Director will be part of the Data Systems & Insights (DSI) Function, led by Usama Fayyad, the Group-wide Chief Data Officer for Barclays whose vision is to establish Data as a strategic asset that drives customer/client loyalty and enabling business growth. The Data Director will be an extension of a high performing, driven team that spans four continents and supportive working culture with outstanding developmental possibilities to increase your potential.

Within DSI you will have the opportunity to;
  • Lead a diverse set of disruptive, game-changing initiatives across the bank
  • Solve real, tough data challenges that impact millions of users
  • Create new revenue and growth opportunities for the businesses
  • Work with top industry experts in Data: from Infrastructure, to trading and risk to Data Science and BigData

  • Deliver a world class Data capability which enables the business to realise value through consistent, accurate, reliable and high quality data and leading edge Data storage, reporting and analytical tools
  • Development and delivery of a world class Big Data environment to enable a step change of insight into the high volumes of data across the Barclaycard US estate
  • Drive changes to Data capabilities that anticipate changes to the business' strategic direction leveraging the full capabilities in the Data Systems & Insights Centres of Excellence
  • Be an inspiring leader, mentor and coach for the Data team and an active member of the DSI, Barclaycard and Operations and Technology leadership team.
  • Accountable for building and leading across Barclaycard US business and have budget responsibility for circa $10m+

Role requirements

  • Ability to create a compelling vision for Data for business areas and develop a clear strategy to deliver on the vision
  • Ability to work with and extract maximum value from Data technology suppliers and consultancy practices
  • Experience of how the businesses use data and information to deliver value. Ability to focus on what really matters to the business
  • Experience in cross-function leadership/management, including budgeting, reporting and managing/leading cross-functional teams populated with a high proportion of IT/technical specialists, achieving alignment and buy-in to delivery when this might oblige individuals and work groups to change or add to their daily job content
  • Data Technology literate with a detailed understanding of the Data Technology Architecture, Data development lifecycle and Data tools and technologies, in particular in memory/in database and open source technology (eg. Hadoop, Pig, Hive, mahout, SQL, Python, Java, R, SAS)
  • BI technology literate with a detailed understanding of tools and technology (eg. Cognos, BusinessObjects, Microsoft SRSS, Qlikview, Tableau, Spotfire)
  • Experience of advanced data analytics and insights techniques (eg, predictive, segmentation, recommendation and sentiment analytics, machine learning techniques and leveraging structured and unstructured data)
  • Experience of lean and agile methodologies
  • BSc/BA or equivalent in math/science/engineering
  • 7+ years program/project management experience
  • 7+ years technical/data experience

We aim to redefine how financial institutions think about their data asset and revolutionise how data is managed, utilised, and integrated with the business.

If you are interested in the opportunity to help us create a world-class data capability for Barclaycard, US, please apply online at our career site

and searching for Job Number 90048109.