Barclays South Africa – Aliens

(Aliens is Barclays’ development wing)

who-we-areAliens is a division of Barclays Africa Group Limited, a.k.a. Absa, specialising in Mobile Software Development and Technology Research. The team are special individuals with a mix of top-notch technology skills and inquisitiveness that make them ideally suited to the tasks of looking after bread-n- butter products for the Mothership, deep-dive into research topics and explore product moonshots like a true startup (on steroids!).

Aliens have been in existence for one year on 1 July 2016 and have grown to 30 people across a number of skills; software development, UX/UI design, scrum mastery and test automation. They form cross-functional teams that focus on product delivery. The Aliens office is not at all like perceptions of a typical bank environment; lunch is on the house and our barista writes Java code on the side! We look forward to your participation in our environment and hope that you will have as much serious fun as we have!



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Check out the virtual walkthrough!



Alwyn van Wyk
Lead Solutions Architect

I have an opportunity to work on multiple different things all the way from working on technology to hiring people, to working [on] new products, to helping business people think about products, to working with designers, to all the way with people who are deep into robotics.

Get to know Alwyn. Read the full interview about his experience with Barclays here



Raghav Rmadya, iX Session 1 UX Design
Intern at Barclays

I have learnt how different things can be outside classroom. You might not have a defined path to achieve the end goal. You just need to figure things by yourself which can be stressful but it pushes you beyond your comfort zone. I have also learnt how to effectively communicate in a high pressure environment.

Read our full interview with Raghav about his experience at Barclays here.