Senior Vice President of Cloud Services Engineering - TTS Technology

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Senior Vice President of Cloud Services Engineering - TTS Technology-19009987
 About Citi 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. Citi’s Mission and Value Proposition explain what we do and Citi Leadership Standards explain how we do it. Our mission is to serve as a trusted partner to our clients by responsibly providing financial services that enable growth and economic progress. We strive to earn and maintain our clients’ and the public’s trust by constantly adhering to the highest ethical standards and making a positive impact on the communities we serve. Our Leadership Standards is a common set of skills and expected behaviors that illustrate how our employees should work every day to be successful and strengthens our ability to execute against our strategic priorities. Diversity is a key business imperative and a source of strength at Citi. We serve clients from every walk of life, every background and every origin. Our goal is to have our workforce reflect this same diversity at all levels. 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. Function background/context: 
Citi’s Treasury and Trade Solutions (TTS) group is built on the power of our network. We have offices in 101 countries, servicing clients in 160 countries, transacting on over 140 currencies, servicing 81% of the Global Fortune 500 companies and processing over 3 trillion dollars a day in payments. The SVP Cloud Services Engineering will manage the shared engineering and architecture resources in TTS Technology to drive technology modernization in the organization focusing on Cloud enablement, migration from legacy technologies and technical oversight of complex cross-functional initiatives at TTS Technology Job Purpose: We are seeking a SVP of Cloud Services Engineering who will be an experienced, highly technical hands on senior leader to manage and lead the shared engineering and architecture resources in TTS Technology. The successful candidate will lead an organization of experienced engineers, technologists and architects who specialize in various technologies across the tech stack including the web tier, app tier, database tier, messaging, Big Data, data transformation (ETL) and other technologies. The organization is responsible for all shared technologies in TTS Technology as well as architecture patterns and solutions. The organization will drive technology modernization across the stack, with the prime objective of migrating to a cloud native architecture that can be deployed on internal and external cloud environments.  This objective will be achieved by enhancing existing applications to become cloud native. It will involve migration of legacy technologies to more modern technical solutions and moving to new technologies such as microservices, APIs and containerization. In addition, it will involve technical oversight of complex cross-functional initiatives at TTS Technology and buildup of architecture competencies across the organization. While the tech modernization takes place, the organization has to continue to support the existing tech stack as incremental changes get rolled out at various layers.  He/she requires exceptional leadership and communication skills across both technology and the business and will have a high degree of visibility. The candidate will be a rigorous technical professional with a strong understanding of how to build scalable, enterprise level global applications. The ideal candidate will be a dependable and resourceful software professional who can comfortably work in a large organization in a globally distributed, dynamic work environment that fosters diversity, teamwork and collaboration. The ability to work in a high pressure environment is essential. Key Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for providing technology solutions for complex initiatives
  • Build and sustain strong relationships with technology teams within TTS Technology and broader Citibank
  • Have a broad technology background that spans all aspects of complex, full stack system development
  • Design, prototype and test new technologies that will replace existing legacy technologies in the web tier, app tier, database tier and messaging tier so as to move towards greater Cloud adoption
  • Lead efforts to modernize the tech stack leveraging new technologies such as microservices, APIs, containerization, Big Data, Machine Learning, Blockchain etc.
  • Work with Citi internal private cloud team to enable faster and wider adoption of cloud technologies
  • Work with external cloud team at Citi to enable increased adoption of public cloud
  • Drive hands on rigor with Architecture patterns that enable TTS Technology to build scalable, modern solutions. In particular, focus on complex cross-functional initiatives that span multiple functional areas
  • Drive CI/CD and automation implementation
  • Establish architecture standards and governance, especially around integration processes between technology stacks that support functional areas
  • Comply with all Citi's System Development Lifecycle and Information Security requirements
  • Demonstrate strong leadership qualities to lead a large group of technologists focusing on execution. Ensure existing support and processes continue while technology modernization gets rolled out
  • Be a thought leader in technology trends and adoption of new technologies
  • Be highly collaborative to work within Citi and with vendor teams
  • Understand technology industry trends, how they impact our future solutions and provide strategic technology direction for the development community
 Key Challenges:
  • Managing time and changing priorities in a dynamic environment
  • Ability to provide quick turnaround to software issues and management requests
  • Ability to assimilate key issues and concepts and come up to speed quickly

  • BS or MS Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or equivalent
  • Minimum 15 years of experience in leading and delivering full stack technology solutions
  • Demonstrated hands on technical skills
  • Strong understanding of object oriented analysis and design, design patterns, high availability and concurrent programming
  • Demonstrated hands-on excellent software development skills. Strong experiences in implementation of the following technologies: Java, J2EE, Microservices, APIs, containerization, Oracle, Big Data, Public/Private cloud technologies (AWS, Google Cloud Platform, Azure)
  • Experience in tools like Jenkins/Teamcity, Bitbucket, uDeploy and SonarQube.
  • Experience in building enterprise transaction based system with focus on recovery, stability, reliability, scalability and performance
  • Experience in building multithreaded applications and troubleshooting complex issues related to it
  • Experience in working multiple OS (Unix, Linux)
  • Experience in performance tuning of large technical solutions with significant volumes
  • Strong Database experience (Oracle/SQL/ DB2)
  • Strong Messaging and Event Processing experience (MQ, Tibco, Kafka, Redhat Fuse)
  • Understanding of internetworking concepts, firewall, communication protocols is a plus
  • Experience in using Open Source technology
  • Knowledge of Web security framework
 Key Competencies:
  • Excellent organization skills, attention to detail, and ability to multi-task
  • Demonstrated sense of responsibility and capability to deliver quickly
  • Excellent communication skills. Clearly articulating and documenting technical and functional specifications is a key requirement.
  • Proactive problem-solver
  • Relationship builder and team player
  • Negotiation, difficult conversation management and prioritization skills
  • Flexibility to handle multiple complex projects and changing priorities
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Good analytical and business skills
  • Promotes teamwork and builds strong relationships within and across global teams
  • Promotes continuous process improvement especially in code quality, testability & reliability
 Desirable Skills:
  • Experience in the Financial industry
  • AWS, Azure or other cloud certifications
  • Experience with Agile methodology
  EEO Statement: Citi is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Minority/Female/Veteran/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity  Pay Transparency: Citi won’t discriminate against anyone for discussing pay, but those with access to pay data in their work can’t disclose it unless responding to complaints/investigations or legal requirements.

18 April 2019
Location: United States New Jersey Jersey City
Work type:
Full time
Banking and Financial Services
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