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Belfast, Northern Ireland

Closing Date

2024-02-05 00:00:00


Java Fullstack Lead Hybrid

  • 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 Java Fullstack Lead is a seasoned professional role which requires to a in-depth apply disciplinary knowledge, contribute to the development of new techniques and the improvement of processes and work-flow for the area or function. The role will focus across our strategic initiatives across asset servicing strategic programs and will help to strengthen the architecture understanding, lay increased emphasis on design focus, and help strengthen the technical culture within teams.

    The role will be a senior architect, developer profile who will be responsible to establish strong development practices within the team. It will require focus on design, reusability, testability, stability, reliability and performance of the application. The person hired will also be responsible for directly working with our QA functions, DevOps functions and other technical leads across geographies and ensure provide the right level of technical input for the improvement of our product suite. Where needed, the person should be able to augment work force requirement with hands-on development for the product. This role and the person is also expected to bring in global consistency to the process we follow.


    • Design, build and maintain low latency, high-performance platform, with a focus on client business requirements.
    • Proven experience to drive product development and provide technical leadership
    • Define all aspects of development from appropriate technology and workflow to coding standards
    • Guiding and assisting development teams with architectural blueprints to follow
    • Oversee progress of development team to ensure consistency with initial design
    • Applies hardware engineering and software design theories and principles in researching, designing, and developing product hardware and software interfaces.
    • Translates complex business problems into sound technical solutions.
    • Exhibits sound understanding of concepts and principles in architecture and basic knowledge of these elements in other areas
    • Collaborating as part of a cross functional Agile team to create and enhance software that enables state of the art, next generation client connectivity platform development
    • Participate in system builds for various client requirements globally, work closely with engineering and product teams globally for successful delivery of projects.
    • Manage multiple teams of professionals to accomplish established goals and conduct personnel duties for team (e.g. performance evaluations, hiring and disciplinary actions)
    • Utilize in-depth knowledge of concepts and procedures within own area and basic knowledge of other areas to resolve issues
    • Integrate in-depth knowledge of applications development with overall technology function to achieve established goals
    • Influence and negotiate with senior leaders across functions, as well as communicate with external parties as necessary
    • 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


    • Proven years of relevant experience in designing, installing, maintaining, and developing Java 1.8+ full stack applications
    • Strong understanding of Event Driven Architecture, Domain Driven Design, Distributed (micro-service) Software Systems and Monolithic Architectures
    • Must have exposure to solution architecture designs for cloud adoption, legacy app migration to cloud, troubleshooting issues, etc
    • Good understanding of messaging technologies & infrastructure
    • Knowledge of implementing caching solutions
    • Experience with Agile and DevOps methods desired
    • Experience in complete development lifecycle and designing global systems using Agile Methodology
    • Experience in the UI/UX technologies like angular, reactJS will be a plus
    • Strong communication, analytical, diagnostic and troubleshooting skills and experience with working in dynamic, cross-functional teams


    Technical Skillset:

    • Distributed Applications Architecture
    • Cloud, Micro services, Containerisation
    • Core Java – Collection, Exception Handling, FileIO, JDBC etc
    • Oracle SQL/PLSQL
    • Spring
    • Hibernate/OR mapping tools                                                      
    • Web services – Rest/SOAP
    • JMS/MQ/Tibco Queues
    • Unix/Linux – debugging, scripting etc
    • Design – UML, Design Patterns
    • UI – GWT, Angular JS
    • Version Control - GIT
    • Code Quality – Junit, Jenkins, Sonar, Code Reviews, Performance Improvements
    • Server – Webservers/Application Servers, deployments etc
    • Scheduling tools - preferably Autosys


    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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