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Applications Development Manager

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    Job Purpose:

    Citigroup Markets & Banking s FXLM Tech team is a high-intensity product development unit that defines, designs and develops critical front-office/ back-office applications for the Global FX & Local Markets business.

    The Development Team Lead will take up the responsibility of delivering projects within the space of front-office/ back-office Foreign Exchange (FX), Money Markets (MM), Derivatives, Fixed Incomes (FI) applications.

    Job Background/ context:

    Global FX and Local Markets (FXLM) is a dynamic and high-performing division of Citi s Markets business. The Tech group within FXLM is a Sales-Product Management-Product Development division headquartered in London, and its development & support teams are located in Chennai. This team manages mission-critical applications that drive deal booking, risk management, eCommerce and analytical applications across multiple asset classes - Foreign Exchange (FX), Money Markets (MM), Fixed Incomes (FI) and Derivatives. The team also provides production support for the various applications and the infrastructure that they run on. The unit in Chennai is led by the Business Head who reports to the Head of FXLM in London. The Heads of Development, Production Support, Infrastructure, Administration and Business Management report to the Business Head

    We work on business critical high availability application solutions for the FXLM business that are deployed across 80 countries and power our global FX & Local Markets business. Our applications are considered amongst the best-in-class within the industry, with our eCommerce and analytical products continuing to win industry awards year after year.

    As part of an expansion, the team is looking to hire top-performing technologists with proven track record at Team Lead level, reporting to the Development Project Manager

    Key Responsibilities:

    Take ownership for delivering/ maintaining front/ back-office applications

    Plan and coordinate end-to-end project within tight timelines and meeting the business expectation

    Own the entire lifecycle of the development project

    Plan the project & Prepare the required documentations

    Coordinate with business analysts & user communities to define requirements

    Oversee technical design : Define the product scope, product functionality, look, feel and performance, deliver what the clients need while adhering to overall product architecture & organisation standards

    Guide the developers and the team in ensuring quality deliverables.

    Coordinate functionality & performance testing and provide continuously improved product experience

    Actively assist Business Analysts and Support team in rolling out the product to our global user community

    Manage the interfaces with various external groups e.g. upstream & downstream applications, data centre & related services and various process/ control functions.

    Play a hands-on role during all phases of the lifecycle including plan, code reviews, testing and support

    Motivate, mentor and lead technical teams, evaluate their delivery, guide the members to deliver quality output with responsible delegation and build a high performance team

    Together with the partner teams, user community, business analysts and Tech management contribute to innovative & best-in-class solutions for our business

    Development Value:

    This position gives an excellent opportunity for the selected candidate to play a significant role in an exciting and critical business within Citi. As a member of our highly acclaimed Technology team, this role provides the opportunity to participate in and shape the expansion and pre-eminence of our Business working together with our team of highly skilled technologists. The opportunity to work in back-office application space spanning multiple asset classes in a high-velocity & high availability environment is, of itself, an exciting proposition.

    We believe it is even more special to do this as part of Citi, a premier financial institution that is one of the biggest and best in the market, and as a part of our team that has a high visibility for our work both inside our larger organisation as well as in the global Capital Markets world. The position will enable you to leverage Citi s incomparable geographical reach, product richness, and engineering expertise and to translate these into a successful and top-of-the-class product offering for our customers.

Salary: Not Disclosed by Recruiter

Industry: Banking / Financial Services / Broking

Functional Area: IT Software - Application Programming , Maintenance

Role Category:Programming & Design

Role:Team Lead/Technical Lead

Employment Type: Permanent Job, Full Time


Desired Candidate Profile

    Person Specification

    Knowledge/ Experience:

    10 years hands on experience

    Strong Knowledge in one of the project management methodologies

    Experience in designing and implementing Multi-tier applications

    Excellent analytic & problem solving skills

    Excellent knowledge in troubleshooting, performance tuning and best practices

    Experience in Messaging, failover designing and recovery planning

    Experience in delivering high quality applications

    Experience in project risk identification techniques, mitigation and escalation

    Familiar with all phases of the systems lifecycle, from analysis, design and development through to support

    Experience in developing performance sensitive multi-tier Java/ JEE applications

    Knowledge of the FX/ MM/ FI market and products is very desirable.


    Strong interpersonal and articulation skills (spoken and written)

    Excellent persuasive, influencing and negotiation skills

    Outstanding analytic and problem solving skills; innovative and solutions oriented



    Excellent knowledge in Java (JDK 1.7 or more) Excellent knowledge inperience with JMS, JEE, Jsp, Servlets, Struts 2.0 and SQL/ PLSQL Basics

    Java performance tuning, Threads, Collections

    Knowledge of any application server


    Any Project Management Tool

    Messaging middlewares

    Spring, SWING


    Weblogic server/ App server administration



    MQ/ Tibco

    Flexcube, Flex PP etc.


    Graduation/ Post Graduation qualifications in Computer Engineering (preferable) or any Engineering stream with a very good academic record throughout

    A high degree of Analytical ability and Quantitative skills is desirable


    Innovative and Positive Can Do attitude

    Ability to make effective judgements on available data / knowledge

    Planning and Organising Ability to identify the steps to be taken to achieve objectives

    Resilience Used to working towards tight deadlines, under pressure and using appropriate coping methods to stay focused

    Accountability self start on goals and achieve targets

    Strong team orientation and commitment to overall team success; willing to go above and beyond to ensure team success; intense customer focus and commitment to driving quality


UG: Any Graduate - Any Specialization

PG:Post Graduation Not Required

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Citicorp Services India Pvt Ltd

Citicorp Services India Pvt Ltd
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