Java Developer- Rates - eTrading (AVP)

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Java Developer- Rates - eTrading (AVP)-19001641

Citi, the leading global bank, has approximately 200 million customer accounts and does business in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions. 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. Our core activities are safeguarding assets, lending money, making payments and accessing the capital markets on behalf of our clients.


Diversity is a key business imperative and a source of strength at Citi.  Being the best for our clients require a culture of inclusion; an environment of equity, respect, and opportunity for everyone.  Teams with varied backgrounds and experiences bring different perspectives to the conversation, enhance decision-making, and improve overall business performance. Citi has made it a priority to foster a culture where the best people want to work, where individuals are promoted based on merit, where we value and demand respect for others and where opportunities to develop are widely available to all.

ICG Rates eTrading Tech Overview


The evolution of electronic trading and automation has changed the way that rates products trade forever; driving a need for real-time, low latency pricing, market making and risk technology.  In this increasingly electronic and competitive landscape, Citi is key player due to its leading eTrading platform and investment in technology.  The Rates eTrading team is at the forefront, by building high-performance low latency technology that supports the execution of billions of dollars of client trades every day.   Our competitive advantage is our technology and having a platform that provides exceptional and dependable trading experience.  If you have this kind of vision, capable of seeing ahead, of developing a clear path forward in a quest to try the as yet untried, here is the opportunity.


Job Purpose:


The rates eTrading Technology team in North America is responsible for the platform that allows Citi’s $ Rates business to be the number one on the street.  We are seeking developers to continue to build and enhance the platform that autonomously prices and trades with clients across external and internal venues. 

A successful candidate will solve interesting technical challenges whilst developing solutions that have a measurable and visible revenue impact.  This is a rewarding and exciting opportunity to work directly with one of the most forward thinking business and successful Rates etrading platforms.


Key Responsibilities / Role:


  • Understanding of good design principles and ability to adhere to complex design
  • Development of common, reusable components and services utilizing Citi’s best practices
  • Responsible for creating high performance, low latency applications leveraging existing Citi framework
  • Understanding of electronic trading across both broker and multi-dealer platforms.
  • Working with other Etrading teams to manage and support the application.
  • Ensuring strong reliability, scalability and performance of the core eTrading components
  • Liaise with technical, business and quant teams to collaborate on identifying opportunities and solutions
  • Drive architecture and execute on our technical strategy
  • Partner with business to continue to evolve architecture roadmap beyond near term objectives
  • Coordinate development with both internal technology teams and business/quants
  • Drive engineering standards and continue to strive for best in class
  • Deliver next-generation performance and functionality and play a partnership role defining the direction of Rates electronic trading at Citi 



  • Strong academic record, ideally with a Bachelors or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Information Science, engineering or related technical or quantitative discipline.
  • Demonstrable success in designing and delivering multi-tiered applications        
  • Extensive hand-on coding expertise in Core Java
  • Strong Software development fundamentals, data structures, design patterns, Object-Oriented programming, architecture, algorithms, and problem-solving skills
  • Strong focus on system performance tuning and experience with low latency Java programming
  • Solid understanding of service architecture and high performance, low latency, and multi-threading techniques
  • Experience architecting and designing high performance server side components.
  • At least 8+ years of experience using Java to develop service oriented applications
  • Knowledge of Market Microstructure and Optimal execution
  • Prior experience in building algo trading systems
  • Experience analyzing large dataset with time series databases
  • Knowledge of any Interest Rates or Futures financial products (e.g. Treasuries/Swaps)
  • Technical skills include Java, Spring, TDD, KDB, FIX, and UNIX/LINUX



  • Strong verbal and written communication skills; ability to face off to business users
  • Self-motivated individual and with determination to achieve goals
  • Willingness to learn, both technically and professionally
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Good team working skills and ability to work in a distributed global team environment
  • Ability to work on a fast-pace environment; Flexible and able to deliver quality results in the  required time frame

Citi Canada is an equal opportunity employer. Accordingly, we will make accommodations to respond to the needs of people with disabilities (including, without limitation, physical and mental health disabilities) during the recruitment process and otherwise in accordance with law. Individuals who view themselves as Aboriginals, members of visible minority or racialized communities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


11 June 2019
Location: Canada Ontario Mississauga
Work type:
Full time
Banking and Financial Services
PLEASE! No enquiries from Recruitment Agencies or Headhunters.

Only direct applications will be considered.

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