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Belfast, Northern Ireland


Site Reliability Engineering Lead (Hybrid)

  • Job Description

    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.



    Role Overview:

    The Site Reliability Engineer EMEA Lead is accountable for management of complex/critical/large professional disciplinary areas. They will lead and direct a team of professionals following SRE best practices. Despite being a management role this role is considered technical and the candidate will be required to obtain an in-depth understanding of multiple areas within a function and how they interact in order to achieve the objectives of the function. They will need to be able to apply in-depth understanding of the business impact of technical contributions. Generally accountable for delivery of a full range of services to one or more businesses/ geographic regions. Excellent communication skills are required in order to negotiate internally, often at a senior level.


    This role will be accountable for the end results of an area and will be expected to exercise control over resources, policy formulation and planning with full management responsibility of a team or multiple teams, including management of people, budget and planning, to include performance evaluation, compensation, hiring, disciplinary actions and terminations and budget approval.


    This role is responsible for implementing SRE strategy; and leading the team to ensure they have the knowledge and skills to achieve this vision. The individual will also be expected to be influential in bringing other teams along on that journey and identifying and addressing blockers to success.

    Whilst being a technical role, there is a strong requirement to shape and develop the team and so a good understanding and experience of building highly functional teams and implementing and managing change are desirable.


    • Demonstrates an in-depth understanding of how apps support integrates within the overall technology function to achieve objectives; requires a good understanding of the industry.
    • Vendor relationship management including oversight for all offshore managed service.
    • Improve the service level the team provides to our end users, which includes maximizing operational efficiencies, strengthening incident management, problem management and knowledge sharing practices.
    • Guide development teams on application stability and supportability improvements.
    • Formulate and implement a framework for managing capacity, throughput and latency.
    • Define and implemented application on-boarding guidelines and standards.
    • Work with various team members on coaching them on how to maximize their potential, work better in a highly integrated team environment and focus on bringing out their strengths.
    • Drives continued cost reductions and efficiencies across the portfolios supported by means of Root Cause Analysis reviews, Knowledge management, Performance tuning, and user training
    • Evaluates subordinates' performance and makes decisions on pay increases, hiring, terminations and other personnel actions.
    • Participates in business review meetings, relating technology tools strategies to business requirements.
    • Assures adherence to all support process and tool standards and work with Management to create new and/or enhance processes to ensure consistency and quality in “best practices” across the overall support program
    • Influences and negotiates with senior leaders (across functions); may communicate with external parties
    • Management responsibility for a team or multiple teams, including management of people, budget and planning, performance evaluation, compensation, hiring, disciplinary actions and terminations and budget approval.
    • Performs other 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, as well as effectively supervise the activity of others and create accountability with those who fail to maintain these standards.



    • Senior to advanced level experience in an Apps Support role with commensurate experience in people management.
    • Experience of senior stakeholder management
    • Project management with demonstrable results in improving IT services
    • Capacity Planning/Forecasting exposure a plus
    • Effectively share information with other support team members and with other technology teams
    • Ability to plan and organize workload
    • Consistently demonstrates clear and concise written and verbal communication skills
    • Ability to communicate appropriately to relevant stakeholder



    • Bachelor’s/University degree, Master’s degree preferred or work equivalent


    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.

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