Senior Functional Solution Architect - Virtual Accounts

London, United Kingdom
19 Nov 2022
19 Dec 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Citi's technology team is growing at unprecedented pace and we are looking for talented technologists to help build the future of global banking. Our teams are creating innovative & often disruptive solutions that continue to transform the way we conduct business. At Citi's Treasury and Trade Solutions, we process trillions of dollars in daily payments for our corporate clients, across 90+ countries and 135+ currencies. Our teams are executing multi-year programs to rationalise our technology footprint, reduce complexity & build best in class systems.
Core banking platform at Treasury and Trade Solution (TTS) group is being modernised to accommodate the disruptive industry changes in payments, ledgers and liquidity technology. We expect aggressive demand of Virtual Accounts over the coming years. This is an exciting area of core banking to be in.

We invite a strong Senior Solution Architect to lead our next generation Virtual Accounts platform. The candidate will drive a global transformation of this platform. The candidate will start by understanding current capabilities in Virtual Accounts and integration points with several Citi platforms. This will be followed by identifying the
next generation roadmap for Virtual Accounts & choice of technology stack. Roadmap creation will involve buy vs build and quantification of cost and benefits.
The role will require Business analysis, Solution architecture and strong engineering skills. Candidate should be able to demonstrate the application of these skills through previous experience of solving complex functionality problems within banking & financial services. This is a senior role and successful candidate will work closely with different Product teams in Payments, Liquidity and Operations. You should be well versed in CI/CD pipelines, microservices, Cloud migrations, messaging solutions and testing strategies.

  • Define the end to end Virtual Accounts functionality & technology flow.
  • Pragmatic decision making to drive transition from current to target state
  • Work in close collaboration with stakeholders in product teams, operations & define target state Virtual Account platform
  • Collaborate with other Technology teams & Enterprise Architecture group align technology solution to the standards and best practices
  • Be a partner to the business stakeholders and understand underlying benefits delivered and drivers for the requirements to be delivered by technology teams
  • Lead workshops to capture functionality for current and future capability
  • Champion Agile practices e.g. definition of user stories, backlog, acceptance criteria
  • Influence and negotiate with senior leaders across functions, as well as communicate with external parties as necessary
  • Assist Technology teams with Implementation of functionality
  • Appropriately assess risk when business decisions are made, demonstrating particular consideration for the firm's 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 behaviour, conduct and business practices, and escalating, managing and reporting control issues with transparency, as well as effectively supervise the activity of others and create accountability with those who fail to maintain these standards.
  • Proven & Relevant experience as a Solution / Functional Architect
  • Extensive experience in End-End solution definition of high performant technology platforms using modern engineering practices like microservices, event based architecture, real time streaming etc.
  • Actively contribute to technical discussions, proactively identify challenges and risks, evangelize architectural best practices in stability, resiliency, fault tolerance, scalability, and performance
  • Work closely with Application teams, peer architects and other teams in the organization to drive solutions architecture design
  • Knowledge of REST API's, Open APIs design and implementation. Messaging protocols, RDBMS, NoSQL, Streaming technologies. Such as Kafka and Pulsar
  • Knowledge of programming languages such as Java or Go; Microservice frameworks such as Spring Boot or gRPC; experience building on AWS/GCP/Azure Cloud native technologies; familiar with DevOps.
  • Strong analytic skills related to working with unstructured datasets.
  • Experience with ETL tools - Talend, Ab Initio, Spark
  • Experience of both greenfield and brownfield legacy platform modernization
  • Experience managing global technology teams
  • Functional knowledge of Core accounts and industry trends will be a big advantage, knowledge of Virtual Accounts will be desirable
  • In depth understanding of corporate banking products and the product life cycle , especially within core-banking , treasury, liquidities, payments and receivables
  • Should have excellent inter-personal skills to build strong working relationships with multiple stakeholders
  • Clear and concise written and verbal communication
  • Bachelor's degree/University degree or equivalent experience
  • Master's degree preferred
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