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Cloud Platform Sr./Lead Architect - Director

Company: Citi Bank
Location: Jersey City
Posted on: September 14, 2022

Job Description:

The Architecture Principal is a strategic professional who closely follows latest trends in own field and adapts them for application within own job and the business. Recognized subject matter expert within one area. Strong commercial awareness is a necessity. Is an acknowledged authority both within and outside area of expertise. Typically a small number of people within the business that provide the same level of expertise. Excellent communication skills required in order to negotiate internally, often at a senior level. Some external communication is typically required. Provides advanced judgment and conducts in-depth quantitative or qualitative analysis to solve problems and develop new, innovative solutions. Required to think beyond existing solutions, assumptions or current knowledge of sophisticated areas. Significant impact on a function and/or the business through making decisions that determine technical approaches and strategies for the area.Treasury & Trade Solutions Platform team creates client facing technology to facilitate our clients' interactions with us via a wide variety of channels - API, File, Mobile and Web. We are currently investing heavily in driving forward our digital transformation which involves significant improvements in the platform - focusing on simpler client experience, increased agility, and adoption of cloud-native technology for development and deployment.Critical in this is transforming key aspects of our processing pipeline using cloud-native solutions to achieve step-changes in scalability, availability, and agility.The TTS Platform Lead Architect is a senior management level position responsible for driving architectural change across key payments flow to realize key nonfunctional goal relating to scalability, availability and agility, while ensuring that this converges with the overall Citi technology strategy.The role will own the architecture solutions to prepare the platform for another decade of growth as the leading global player in this industry, as well as integrating these into the overall enterprise functional and technical architecture structures.Responsibilities:Provides architectural vision for all IT systems, including those that support Internet applications, ensuring that architecture conforms to enterprise blueprints.Develops architecture, strategy, planning, and problem solving solutions on an enterprise terfaces across several channels, acting as a visionary to proactively assist in defining direction for future projects.Maintains continuous awareness of business, technical, and infrastructure issues and acts as a sounding board or consultant to aid in the development of creative solutions.Depending on project scope, may be accountable for end-to-end results including such items as: budgeting, policy formulation as well as providing future state technology strategies for an terfaces with vendors to assess their technology and to guide their product roadmap based on Citi requirements.Exhibits in-depth knowledge of how own specialism contributes to the business and has a good understanding of the commercial environment.Provides thought leadership in subjects that are key to the business.Requires sophisticated analytical thought to resolve issues in a variety of complex situations.Impacts the technology function through contribution to technical direction and strategic decisions.Uses developed communication skills to negotiate and often at higher levels.Performs other job duties and functions as assignedAppropriately assess risk when business decisions are made, demonstrating particular consideration for the firms 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.Qualifications:At least 15+ years of overall IT experienceStrong Sr. Leadership and Architecture in Cloud Design, Development, and Delivery technology projects. Understanding of enterprise architecture - both functional and technical - and experience in facilitating discussions around this in large organizations.Experience of cloud-native architectures and delivery of such solutions using microservice patternsExperience and aptitude of Agile and DevOps approaches - e.g. continuous integration, test automation, frequent releases, containerizationExperience in operating running highly visible projects with senior accountabilityUnderstanding of HTTP and REST based architecturesBasic knowledge of relational databases and SQLBasic knowledge of non-relational databases such as MongoDBMust has strong exposure to Java and tools such as TeamCity, Jenkins, Kubernetes, Helm, Kubernetes, OpenShift and Amazon Web Services. Any experience in Large technology exposure to Onboarding, Channels, Client-facing technologies is highly preferred. Any Banking, Financial Services experience is highly desirable, but not necessary. Consistently demonstrates clear and concise written and verbal communicationManagement and prioritization skillsAbility to develop working relationshipsAbility to manage multiple activities and changing priorities, work under pressure to meet tight deadlinesSelf-starter with ability to take the initiative and master new tasks quicklyMethodical, attention to detailEducation:Bachelor's/University degree or equivalent experience, potentially Masters degreeJob Location: Must Work Onsite on a Hybrid BasisJersey City, NJ

Keywords: Citi Bank, Jersey City , Cloud Platform Sr./Lead Architect - Director, Executive , Jersey City, New Jersey

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