Apps Support Sr Analyst

London, United Kingdom
05 Feb 2023
09 Feb 2023
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
The Application Support Senior Analyst is a seasoned professional role. Applies in-depth disciplinary knowledge, contributing to the development of new techniques and the improvement of processes and work-flow for the area or function. Integrates subject matter and industry expertise within a defined area. Requires in-depth understanding of how areas collectively integrate within the sub-function as well as coordinate and contribute to the objectives of the function and overall business. Evaluates moderately complex and variable issues with substantial potential impact, where development of an approach/taking of an action involves weighing various alternatives and balancing potentially conflicting situations using multiple sources of information. Requires good analytical skills in order to filter, prioritize and validate potentially complex and dynamic material from multiple sources. Strong communication and diplomacy skills are required. Regularly assumes informal/formal leadership role within teams. Involved in coaching and training of new recruits. Significant impact in terms of project size, geography, etc. by influencing decisions through advice, counsel and/or facilitating services to others in area of specialization. Work and performance of all teams in the area are directly affected by the performance of the individual.

  • Responsibilities:
    • Support applications for end to end trade lifecycle including algorithmic trading, trade execution.
    • The Application Support Senior Analyst provides technical and business support for users of Citi Applications. This includes providing quick resolutions to app issues, driving stability, efficiency and effectiveness improvements to help us and the business succeed.
    • Maintains application systems that have completed the development stage and are running in the daily operations of the firm.
    • Manages, maintains and supports applications and their operating environments, focusing on stability, quality and functionality against service level expectations.
    • Start of day checks, continuous monitoring, and regional handover.
    • Perform same day risk reconciliations
    • Develop and maintain technical support documentation.
    • Identifies ways to maximize the potential of the applications used and improvement ideas.
    • Assess risk and impact of production issues and escalate to business and technology management in a timely manner.
    • Ensures that storage and archiving procedures are in place and functioning correctly
    • Formulates and defines scope and objectives for complex application enhancements and problem resolution
    • Reviews and develops application contingency planning to ensure availability to users.
    • Partners with appropriate development and production support areas to prioritize bug fixes and support tooling requirements.
    • Participate in application releases, from development, testing and deployment into production.
    • Engages in post implementation analysis to ensure successful system design and functionality.
    • Considers implications of the application of technology to the current environment. Identifies risks, vulnerabilities and security issues; communicates impact.
    • Ensures essential procedures are followed and helps to define operating standards and processes.
    • Act as a liaison between users/traders, interfacing internal technology groups and vendors.
    • Expected to be able to raise problems to appropriate technology and business teams, while adhering to Service Level Agreements.
    • Acts as advisor or coach to new or lower level analysts.
    • Provides evaluative judgment based on analysis of factual information in complicated and unique situations.
    • Directly impacts the business by ensuring the quality of work provided by self and others; impacts own team and closely related work teams.
    • Exhibits sound and comprehensive communication and diplomacy skills to exchange complex information.
    • Active involvement in and ownership of Support Project items, covering Stability, Efficiency, and Effectiveness initiatives.
    • Performs other duties and functions as assigned.
    • Has the ability to operate with a limited level of direct supervision.
    • Can exercise independence of judgement and autonomy.
    • Acts as SME to senior stakeholders and /or other team members.
    • 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 behavior, conduct and business practices, and escalating, managing and reporting control issues with transparency.
    • Create and maintain a knowledge base to ensure that knowledge transfer takes place within the team. Liaise with business support teams and application development groups.

  • 6-8 years' experience in an Application Support role.
  • Experience installing, configuring or supporting business applications.
  • Experience with some programming languages and willingness/ability to learn.
  • Advanced execution capabilities and ability to adjust quickly to changes and re-prioritization
  • Effective written and verbal communications including ability to explain technical issues in simple terms that non-IT staff can understand.
  • Demonstrated analytical skills
  • Issue tracking and reporting using tools
  • Knowledge/ experience of problem Management Tools.
  • Good all-round technical skills
  • Effectively share information with other support team members and with other technology teams
  • Ability to plan and organize workload
  • Consistently demonstrates clear and concise written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to communicate appropriately to relevant stakeholders ,
  • Ability to understand , prioritize incident and multitask in a fast paced environment.

Technical Skills:
  • Database: Strong SQL knowledge and query writing. Extensive experience in any of the RDBMS. [ Relational Database Management Systems ].Strong competency of :Oracle / ORAS / Sybase /SQL
  • Operating Systems: 4-6 years of extensive knowledge on Unix/Linux / Windows
  • Programming/Scripting: Shell scripting / Perl/Python (added advantage)
  • Messaging Layer :MQ protocol ,Fix Protocol layer (added advantage)
  • Autosys or other schedulers will be of added advantage.
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft based operating systems Experience using/troubleshooting Office with emphasis on Word, Excel.

Knowledge/Experience (Essential) :
  • Experience in Production support or software development , preferably in banking industry
  • Experience in ITIL would be beneficial
  • Experience in a demanding environment, working to strict deadlines and a good multitasker.
  • Experience in a service based environment would be beneficial
  • Experience in analyzing and solving problems

  • Ability to communicate well at all levels
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Self-motivating and s hould be a self-starter.
  • Ability to work in a high pace environment and must be a team player.
  • Ability to learn new skills quickly with little supervision
  • Must have good attention to detail and a strong commitment to quality; High levels of personal commitment, professionalism and integrity

  • Bachelor's/University degree or equivalent experience

Job Family Group:
Technology -------------------------------------------------
Job Family:
Applications Support ------------------------------------------------------
Time Type:
Full time ------------------------------------------------------
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