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Applications Development Manager - Futures Clearing Technology

Company: Citi
Location: Jersey City
Posted on: January 13, 2022

Job Description:

The Futures Clearing Technology group in Citigroup is dynamic and fast-paced and allows low latency, high performance, straight-through-processing of exchange traded derivatives. Futures Clearing Technology platform handles trade allocations and clearing of Futures and Options across 22 clearing houses across the globe.We are looking for an Application Development Manager for the North American team who will be leading a team of Developers to deliver on the Futures Clearing Book of Work and reporting into the Global Head of Futures Clearing in New Jersey. This is a senior role responsible for accomplishing results through the management of a team in coordination with the other regional leads and teams in Singapore, Shanghai, Pune and Toronto, the broader Futures Technology organization and the clearing operations, product development and client services teams. The overall objective of this role is to architect, design and deliver cutting-edge, best-in-class solutions to solve business challenges and implement enhancements related to futures clearing, build reusable libraries and components and ensure that the platform stays current and modern with evolving technologies. We are looking for Managers/Technical Leads who are exceptionally strong and hands-on with the technical stack, passionate about engineering excellence, possess demonstrated experience in building cohesive, high-performing teams.Key Responsibilities

  • Manage Applications Development teams to deliver clearing related enhancements for Listed Derivatives
  • Conduct personnel duties for team such as performance reviews, coaching, hiring and disciplinary actions.
  • Utilize in-depth knowledge and skills across multiple Applications Development areas to provide technical oversight and architectural guidance across systems and applications
  • Architect, review and implement technical solutions that conform to Citi standards, deliver optimized client experience and competitive advantage while utilizing best-of-breed technology.
  • Design, develop and test resilient, stateless, scalable, and reusable services and APIs utilizing latest frameworks and libraries while adhering to development standards.
  • Drive the platform modernization roadmap by developing reusable software components in a microservices cloud-native architecture.
  • Drive the UI/UX roadmap by developing high-performing Angular screens utilizing latest in-house frameworks and libraries with an emphasis on design patterns, reusability, code quality and secure coding practices.
  • Monitor delivery of end results, handle day-to-day staff management issues, including resource management and allocation of work within the team/project and ensure essential procedures are followed
  • Drive application development activities by partnering closely with stakeholders, product managers and business analysts to understand problem statement.
  • Implement automated build, test and deployment pipelines utilizing latest DevOps tools available at Citi.
  • Strong experience in validating testing and have quality product at early stage of lifecycle and ability to partner with QA engineers to drive test automation efforts.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to build reusable, shared libraries, and components.
  • Participate in weekly rotational support for the ETD clearing platform.
  • Proactively manage technical debt, operational risks, and vulnerabilities to improve the application risk profile.
  • Maintain application documentation, establish standards, share best practices, and challenge status quo.
  • Manage a team of software professionals and project timelines and ensure high quality deliverable within the project budget. Mentor/coach junior team members and enforce governance with respect to application development and testing standards and best practices to continuously enhance code quality.
  • Evaluate software and vendors and conduct proof-of-concept development using emerging technologies.
  • Research and understand front-end development and DevOps best practices based on industry and Citi standards.
  • Provide expertise in area and advanced knowledge of applications programming and ensure that the application design adheres to the overall architecture blueprint.
  • Appropriately assess risk when business decisions are made, demonstrating consideration for the firm's reputation and safeguarding Citigroup, its clients, and assets.
  • Demonstrate initiative, drive and a culture of accountability, ownership, and continuous process improvements.Required Skills, Experience and Competencies
    • Seasoned professional with 10+ years of experience in the IT industry, preferably in the financial services space, with a strong understanding of trade processing and Middle Office workflows.
    • 3+ years of experience as Applications Development Manager with formal people management responsibilities.
    • Sound technical background with a passion to explore emerging technologies.
    • Experience designing and developing cloud native applications with a microservices architecture running on Docker/OpenShift/Kubernetes platform.
    • Application development experience using Java, SQL, REST APIs, Kafka/ MQ/ TIBCO/Solace.
    • Experience with distributed Cache (Gemfire/ Redis), FIX protocol and application security standards and protocols such as Oauth, TLS, SSL, SSH, SFTP and PKI.
    • Experience developing web applications in JavaScript, Angular, HTML and CSS.
    • Demonstrated people management skills with experience building high-performing application development teams through mentoring, coaching and active listening.
    • Experience working in an Agile/Scrum work environment and managing stakeholders in a global and dynamic environment.
    • Detail-oriented professional who can juggle priorities in a high-pressure, dynamic, global environment.
    • Strong analytical, inter-personal and problem-solving skills with the ability to innovate and a can-do attitude.
    • Quick learner with the ability to multi-task, manage tight deadlines, adapt to changing requirements and deal with ambiguity without impacting delivery.
    • Detail-oriented and self-organized individual with exceptional written and verbal communication skills
    • Excellent time management, follow-through, and project delivery skills.
    • Ability to build trusted relationships and partner across a complex organization.
    • Proactive and self-motivated professional who can hit the ground running.
    • Willingness to ask questions, challenge the status-quo and seek out answers and a passion for continuous process improvements.
    • Prior experience developing low latency, high volume, high performing applications.
    • Bachelors or Masters Degree in Computer Science or Information TechnologyDesirable Skills, Experience and Competencies
      • Understanding of futures and options clearing workflow and experience working with futures exchanges and clearinghouses.This job description provides a high-level review of the types of work performed. Other job-related duties may be assigned as required.-Job Family Group:Technology-Job Family:Applications Development-Time Type:-Citi is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.Citigroup Inc. and its subsidiaries ("Citi") invite all qualified interested applicants to apply for career opportunities. If you are a person with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation to use our search tools and/or apply for a career opportunity review Accessibility at Citi.View the "EEO is the Law" poster. View the EEO is the Law Supplement.View the EEO Policy Statement.View the Pay Transparency Posting-Effective November 1, 2021, Citi requires that all successful applicants for positions located in the United States or Puerto Rico be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment and provide proof of such vaccination prior to commencement of employment.

Keywords: Citi, Jersey City , Applications Development Manager - Futures Clearing Technology, Executive , Jersey City, New Jersey

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