Citi Technology Business Solutions Architect - VP in Ireland

  • Primary Location: Ireland

  • Education: None

  • Job Function: Technology

  • Schedule: Full-time

  • Shift: Day Job

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • Travel Time: No

  • Job ID: 18011167


Overview of Citi:

Citi has had a presence in Ireland since 1965 and was one of the first foreign banks to open an office in Dublin.

Citibank Europe has been Head Quartered in Dublin since January 2016. The businesses covered by Citibank Europe include Markets and Securities Services, Corporate Banking, Trade and Treasury Solutions, Private Banking and Consumer. As of 2016, Citibank Europe has a net income of US$852 million, over 9,000 employees and more than 60% of these working in the Citi Service Centres.

Citi employs over 2300 people in Dublin. Due to the variety of the products and businesses in Ireland we can truly offer candidates a world of opportunities and encourage internal mobility and learning and development.

Here, we are fuelled by technology. Technology that processes 380,000 equity orders, 1.6 million capital market trades and $3 trillion in cash and securities every day. Technology that enables us to work across time zones and the cultural, physical and linguistic borders that separate the 160 countries we work in.

Citi Dublin is one of Citi’s Core Software engineering sites, developing scalable solutions to support Citi’s global network. We are challenged by the most demanding clients in the world to constantly improve and innovate our global financial software solutions. Our systems are nothing without exceptional people to run them – and here, we invest heavily in both. You can be part of one of the strongest IT teams in the industry.

This role is within the EMEA TTS Technology Solutions team with a critical mandate to define end to end technology solutions and deliver key strategic initiatives for future business growth.

This requires strong technology know-how, understanding of clients/business, as well as detailed technical understanding of Citi infrastructure.

Team/Position Overview

Trade Treasury Services TTS provides transaction and banking services to Citi’s Institutional Clients, and is truly a global organisation, having a presence in over 100 countries. TTS is one of the strongest businesses at Citi, delivering consistent quarter-on-quarter profitability and growth.

The TTS Dublin Technology team offers a unique opportunity to work closely with product, operations and innovation teams globally, to build the next generation of global platforms across a number of business lines and technologies.

Key Responsibilities:

•Technology solution dimensioning of all business and regulatory changes coming through RADP (demand management portal).

•Partnering with the function partners like Product, Operations, Compliance, Risk etc. to take a lead in setting out future state architecture landscape for TTS EMEA.

•Identifying opportunities for digitization, re-engineering and rationalization in the region and lead them through to implementation.

•Work with regional and global application managers, Production Assurance, PMO and Enterprise Architecture team to ensure technology solutions are robust, compliant and fit for purpose, in line with TTS Technology roadmap and ICG technology standards.


Experience and Skills:

•Strong understanding of Payments Architecture, Payment Systems and Payment Messages is a key requirement

•Experienced individual with strong understanding of application management, technology delivery and business analysis

•Ability and experience of estimating complex business problems in the context of a broad landscape of technology, both from existing and market perspective

•Excellent knowledge of core attributes of Payments and Receivables functional structures

•Strong presentational skills required

•Knowledge of entire technology stack i.e. Presentation Layer, Network Layer, Application layer, database Layer tec.

•Ability to influence and coordinate multiple internal stakeholders around a common goal and strategy

•Senior presence and ability to operate at different levels (e.g., research/analysis, thought-partnership with seniors, presentations, interactions with partners, clients)

•Exceptional strategic skills; ability to conceptualize and execute on the business and technology vision.

•Original and innovative thinking, creativity

•Rigorous attention to detail and focus on execution

•Highly self-motivated and driven

What we Offer:

This broad role will provide the prospective candidate with an excellent opportunity to work at the heart of TTS EMEA Technology.

•Exposure to new and emerging technology in the Payments landscape

•Gain knowledge and insight into aligning Technology to business strategy

•Interacts directly with senior management across Technology, Product, Operations and Compliance.

•Develop core Technology and Product knowledge

As well as a competitive salary and consideration for a yearly discretionary bonus Citi offer;

•Competitive paid annual leave

•A non-contributory pension scheme with strong employer contributions

•Life assurance cover

•Citi fully covers medical insurance for all employees with generous day to day benefits as well as hospital cover

•Citi also supports a further education policy

•Wellness program - on site Occupational Health Centre plus a series of informative talks on topical health related subjects

•Tax Saver and Bike to Work Schemes

•Opportunity to work in a flexible environment where the business can support

At Citi, we pride ourselves on our ability to offer employees a number of lifestyle benefits including an on-site restaurant, coffee dock and shop, a subsidised gym and subsidised social clubs and societies.

Citi boasts a large diversity framework and network which encourages inclusion in the workforce as well as participation in a wide variety of initiatives and events. We also pride ourselves on our engagement with the local community from a Corporate Social Responsibility perspective.

Citi offers employees a competitive benefits package as well as extra additional perks such as corporate discounts and memberships.

Exceptional candidates who do not meet these criteria may be considered for the role provided they have the necessary skills and experience.

Valuing Diversity:

Demonstrates an appreciation of a diverse workforce. Appreciates differences in style or perspective and uses differences to add value to decisions or actions and organisational success.

Citi is an Equal Opportunities Employer