Job Details


Belfast, Northern Ireland


Senior Ab Initio Lead Analyst

  • Overview of Citi:

    Citi, the world leading global bank, has approximately 200 million customer accounts and a presence in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions worldwide. Citi provides 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. Citi enables 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.


    Role Overview:

    Abinitio Development & Infrastructure Lead Analyst is a senior level position responsible for establishing and implementing new or revised application systems and programs in coordination with the Technology team.

    The overall objective of this role is to lead applications systems analysis, infrastructure and programming activities.



    This position is part of a Finance Full suite development team and will work closely with project managers, architecture teams and other stakeholders.

    The successful candidate will be expected to be a significant player in the project evolution & deployment shouldering the following responsibilities:

    • Partner with multiple management teams to ensure appropriate integration of functions to meet goals as well as identify and define necessary system enhancements to deploy new products and process improvements.

    • Support for key initiatives such as Infrastructure build-out’s.

    •  Level 3 support for high critical business applications.

    • Resolve variety of high impact problems/projects through in-depth evaluation of complex business processes, system processes, and industry standards

    • Provide expertise in area and advanced knowledge of applications programming and ensure application design adheres to the overall architecture blueprint.

    • Utilize advanced knowledge of system flow and develop standards for coding, testing, debugging, and implementation.

    • Develop comprehensive knowledge of how areas of business, such as architecture and infrastructure, integrate to accomplish business goals

    • Provide in-depth analysis with interpretive thinking to define issues and develop innovative solutions.

    • Serve as advisor or coach to mid-level developers and analysts, allocating work as necessary.

    • Advise on, technically lead and implement delivery projects, providing guidance and mentoring in technical  delivery and software architecture but also continuing on as an embedded DA resource within the project team or service. 

    • Encourage a culture of Innovation, continuous delivery/improvement. 

    • Review, challenge and adjust performance levels to ensure quality outcomes are delivered on time, rewarding success. Get the best out of people by giving enthusiastic and encouraging messages about priorities, objectives and expectations. 

    • 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.



    • Extensive relevant experience in Abinitio Infrastructure & Development role

    • Extensive experience system analysis and in programming of software applications

    • Experience in managing and implementing successful projects

    • Subject Matter Expert (SME) in at least one area of Abinitio Development/Administration

    • Ability to adjust priorities quickly as circumstances dictate

    • Demonstrated leadership and project management skills

    • Consistently demonstrates clear and concise written and verbal communication



    • Bachelor’s degree/University degree or equivalent experience

    • Master’s degree preferred


    What we Offer:

    As well as a competitive salary and consideration for a yearly discretionary bonus Citi offer;


    • 23 days paid annual leave

    • Award winning pension scheme,

    • Life assurance and

    • Private medical insurance with Bupa healthcare.


    In addition, we offer a competitive maternity, paternity and adoption leave scheme. We pride ourselves on our ability to offer employees a number of lifestyle benefits including; on site restaurant and coffee shops, online shopping and concierge service and subsidised clubs and societies.


    Our Select benefit package offers you the opportunity to customise your benefits according to your own lifestyle preferences and includes corporate discounts, memberships and a range of additional extras.

    Our vast range of diversity networks and on site multi faith room demonstrates Citi’s commitment to growing a diverse workforce.