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Belfast, Northern Ireland


Application Developer - Devops

  • Overview of Citi:


    Citi is a world-leading global bank. We have approximately 200 million customer accounts and a presence in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions worldwide. We provide consumers, corporations, governments, and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction services, and wealth management. We enable clients to achieve their strategic financial objectives by providing them with cutting-edge ideas, best-in-class products and solutions, and unparalleled access to capital and liquidity.

    Citi Belfast is one of the largest employers in Northern Ireland with a diverse and talented team of over 3000 people from over 40 different nationalities across our four Belfast offices.

    We are the only global investment bank operating in Northern Ireland. Every day, our local experts interact with global teams in over 100 countries developing and supporting next-generation technology solutions for the enterprise and delivering critical services to the bank and its customers, to make sure we are a stronger and safer organization for our clients.

    You will have a truly global reach, which will provide you with new experiences and development opportunities right here in Belfast’s iconic Titanic Quarter.


    The role:


    The Architecture Lead Analyst is a strategic professional who stays abreast of developments within own field and contributes to directional strategy by considering their application in own job and the business. Recognized technical authority for an area within the business. Requires basic commercial awareness. There are typically multiple people within the business that provide the same level of subject matter expertise. Developed communication and diplomacy skills are required in order to guide, influence and convince others, in particular colleagues in other areas and occasional external customers. Significant impact on the area through complex deliverables. Provides advice and counsel related to the technology or operations of the business. Work impacts an entire area, which eventually affects the overall performance and effectiveness of the sub-function/job family.


    • Executes the architectural vision for all IT systems through major, complex IT architecture projects; ensures that architecture conforms to enterprise blueprints.

    • Develops technology road maps, while keeping up-to-date with emerging technologies, and recommends business directions based on these technologies.

    • Provides technical leadership and is responsible for developing components of, or the overall systems design.

    • Translates complex business problems into sound technical solutions.

    • Applies hardware engineering and software design theories and principles in researching, designing, and developing product hardware and software interfaces.

    • Provides integrated systems planning and recommends innovative technologies that will enhance the current system.

    • Recommends appropriate desktop, computer platform, and communication links required to support IT goals and strategy.

    • Exhibits good knowledge of how own specialism contributes to the business and good understanding of competitors products and services.

    • Acts as an advisor or mentor to junior team members.

    • Requires sophisticated analytical thought to resolve issues in a variety of complex situations.

    • Impacts the architecture function by influencing decisions through advice, counsel or facilitating services.

    • Guides, influences and persuades others with developed communication and diplomacy skills.

    • Performs other job duties and functions as assigned

    • Appropriately assess risk when business decisions are made, demonstrating particular consideration for the firm's reputation and safeguarding Citigroup, its clients and assets, by driving compliance with applicable laws, rules and regulations, adhering to Policy, applying sound ethical judgment regarding personal behavior, conduct and business practices, and escalating, managing and reporting control issues with transparency.


    Desired Skills and Experience:

    • Knowledge of JEE experience developing successful tooling and automation for Devops.

    • Experience in CI using Tekton in openshift platform.

    • Extensive experience in Java / Spring Boot development

    • Understanding of DevOps concepts and best practices – developing and delivering products in a collaborative, agile team environment

    • Experience with building CI/CD Pipelines using Jenkins or Tekton

    • Experience with open source Agile Software Development.

    • Hands on experience in Java back-end development and skills with Spring-boot framework

    • Experience with YML, DSL and use markup for development and application architecture design and implementation

    • Familiarity with Event Driven Architectures and Asynchronous message/Event processing .

    • Real life experience with Continuous Delivery principles and related tools.

    • Experience in scripting languages such as Bash or Python

    • Familiar with Microservices design

    • Understanding of the Design Patterns, Architectural Blueprints, UML and Application Design

    • Experience using No-SQL/SQL databases

    • Excellent communication skills and an ability to work in a team


    • Consistently demonstrates clear and concise written and verbal communication

    • Management and prioritization skills

    • Ability to develop working relationships

    • Ability to manage multiple activities and changing priorities

    • Ability to work under pressure and to meet tight deadlines

    • Self-starter with ability to take the initiative and master new tasks quickly

    • Methodical, attention to detail


    What we Offer


    We work hard to have a positive financial and social impact on the communities we serve. In turn, we put our employees first and provide the best-in-class benefits they need to be well, live well and save well.


    We’ll provide you with the resources to meet your unique needs, empower you to make healthy decisions, and allow you to choose which benefits suit you and your personal life best.


    Visit our Global Benefits page to learn more.


    Highlights to our core benefits include:


    • Award winning pension

    • On-site health services

    • Private medical insurance packages to suit your personal circumstances

    • Paid parental leave

    • Generous holiday allowance starting at 27 Days plus bank holidays; increasing with tenure


    Citi Belfast also champions diversity within our workforce, which helps us be well and live well together. We have over 40 different nationalities in our Northern Ireland offices, are a vocal supporter of LGBTQ+ rights, and are proud to have 47% of our leadership team made up of individuals who identify as women.


    We encourage and lead inclusivity through our Pride, Disability, Multicultural, Families Matter, and Women affinity networks that are run by and for, Citi Belfast colleagues; providing them with the support they need in their personal and professional journeys and supplying them with the tools to help educate colleagues on all things related to each network to help us work better together. 

    This job description provides a high-level review of the types of work performed. Other job-related duties may be assigned as required.

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