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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
Web: www.barclaycardus.com


_Contact_:
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

 
Accountabilities
  • 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.

_Contact_:
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 www.barclaycardus.com/apply/aboutbarclaycardus/joinbarclays.html

and searching for Job Number 90048109.

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