ICG Senior Business Architect (Director)

London, United Kingdom
10 Mar 2023
09 Apr 2023
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
ICG Engineering and Architecture Practice (EAP)

The EAP Org is responsible for defining and executing core architecture and technology strategy for the Institutional Clients Group (ICG) and works across the ICG businesses (Markets, Treasury and Trade Services, Banking, and Shared Services) to ensure complete strategic alignment and efficiency of execution across a diverse portfolio of engineering activities, including external Cloud Capability development, Platform Architectures, and Data Engineering.

The Senior Business Architect must have a good understanding of the industry, direct competitors' products and services in order to contribute to the commercial objectives of the ICG business. Requires thorough understanding of the ICG business, combined with a solid conceptual/practical grounding in engineering and architectural practices. Responsible for leading the Business and Technology teams to articulate a comprehensive future vision that clearly illustrates how critical capabilities must evolve to meet Citi's strategic transformation objectives. Excellent communication skills required in order to negotiate internally, some external communication/negotiation may be necessary.

The successful candidate will partner heavily with the ICG Business, Operations, Technology, Finance & Risk Leadership teams, as well as with the EAP's functional and business aligned leadership team.

This role reports directly into the ICG Head Of Business Architecture.

Key Responsibilities : In this role, you will be handling the following (but not limited to) responsibilities:
  • Collaborate with Business, Technology, Operations, Finance and Risk to describe current and establish future state business architectures, anchored to business services, processes and functions
  • Partner with data architects to illustrate critical data dependencies and influence data architecture to support the business architecture
  • Work closely with all technical partners supporting ICG to align strategic technical investments to the target state business architecture or justify any deviations
  • Contribute thought leadership to help establish the Business Architecture practice for ICG
  • Ensure that the activities in ICG are aligned to the enterprise-wide objectives defined by the CIO Council, the CDO Council and CTO Enterprise Architecture Council
  • Develop and evangelize business architecture principles

Development Value : This role provides significant opportunities:
  • The role is global in nature and will entail developing relationships and working with senior stakeholders across multiple business and control functions
  • Exposure to multiple product lines and technology platforms across all the ICG business
  • You will gain significant experience of the technologies and businesses involved across Citi applications, giving you exposure to new and existing methodologies and systems as well as the opportunity to work with multiple teams around the globe
  • As a member of the EAP team, you will have to opportunity to work with a team of highly motivated, T-shaped, smart individuals whose daily job is to think out of the box and look for disruptive opportunities to improve the way we build and deliver software
Knowledge / Experience
  • Experience in Product Management an advantage
  • Proven track record of effective leadership, with experience in complex environments, across teams in multiple locations and successfully implementing transformative changes to the organization and revolutionizing processes and organizational attitudes.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of modern software development processes and practices
  • Experience with modernizing and migrating applications/clients to strategic architectures
  • Experience in collaborating and influencing across regional/global cross-functional teams
  • Ability to build relationships with and influence colleagues, business leaders and functional partners.
Competencies / Qualifications
  • Excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills. Ability to communicate with internal stakeholders, third parties, clients and regulators
  • Motivated self-starter, with the ability to pick up and learn new skills and knowledge quickly
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Highly organized and efficient at prioritizing tasks
  • Fast-thinking; nimble at 'joining the dots'
  • Ability to work as part of a team as well as individually with minimal supervision.
  • Bachelors or master's degree with a STEM focus (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) or equivalent work experience.
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