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Belfast, Northern Ireland


Solution Architect – SVP

  • 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.


    Department Overview:

    Belfast is the global centre for Citi’s Trade & Communication Surveillance Solutions, part of the broader Global Functions Technology (GFT) organisation.  The team covers the full development lifecycle from business requirements to production support. This is the Firm's "second line of defense" with respect to its trading, brokerage and the securities businesses: it involves combining trade data, metadata and reference information from all platforms globally, generating alerts based on complicated and sometimes nonlinear logic, providing a graphical interface for Compliance analysts and managers to conduct reviews and address remediation's.


    The complexity of the algorithms results in one of most challenging and appropriate use cases for big data technologies.


    Role Overview:

    Citi is committed to developing our people; your learning will be continuous with the goal to not only to advance your career, but to support the development and advancement of your team. 


    The successful candidate will play a leading role in Trade and Communication Surveillance solutions architecture, bringing expertise in strategy, programme management and implementation of large-scale projects and migrations.


    Working collaboratively across teams you will use your analytical and creative skills to deliver innovative solutions. 


    Roles & Responsibilities:

    This is a fantastic opportunity to join a highly skilled and collaborative team.  You will be passionate about building a diverse and inclusive culture to create high performing teams.


    Key responsibilities are to:

    • provide architecture leadership, assurance and direction across the teams driving the architecture strategy across the trade surveillance platform.

    • work with the Engineering, Data, Analytics and AI teams to continually develop and evolve the existing strategy and architecture in line with Citi’s transformation agenda

    • advocate best practices through the promotion of engineering excellence by working with engineering team leads to set and maintain standards and development practices

    • drive innovation by trialing emerging data technologies to support our core architecture

    • management and oversight of a global team

    • collaborate as part of a global and diverse team

    • work with the wider architecture community across Citi


    Development Value:

    Our key strength is our people.  We are committed to building skilled and diverse talent across our global teams. 



    Working in architecture means you will use your passion for technology to interpret Citi’s business strategy and translate it into target-state architecture for surveillance technology.  You are driven to influence and develop best practices to implement the best possible solutions.


    • In depth experience as an architect who is passionate about big data

    • Excellent knowledge of big data architecture and implementations and associated issues.

    • Experience of implementing cloud-based solutions.

    • Hands on with legacy big data technologies such as Teradata, Netezza and Hadoop

    • Experience with migrating on-prem applications to Cloud Architectures or developing cloud native applications for any of the following: AWS, Azure, GCP, OpenShift

    • Strong leadership and influencing skills with a passion for building and developing your teams

    • Ability to work in a matrix environment and partner with virtual teams across technology and business functions globally

    • Ability to work under pressure and manage to tight deadlines or unexpected changes in expectations or requirements

    • Ability to communicate complex solutions to clients and stakeholders in a clear and succinct manner. Proficiency in one or more programming languages like Java, Python etc.

    • Excellent written and oral communication skills and ability to express ideas to people from various business and technology backgrounds

    • Prior experience in Capital Markets, Surveillance Technology would be advantageous, but is not essential



    • Bachelor’s degree/University degree or equivalent experience


    What we Offer:

    • Highly competitive salary and benefits package including:

    • 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.

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