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Commodities Risk Senior Engineer – VP (Hybrid)

Job Req ID 24744653 Location(s) London, United Kingdom Job Type Hybrid Job Category Technology
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Commodities Risk Senior Engineer – VP (Hybrid)

Who we are.

The Commodities business at CITI has grown significantly in the last 10 years to become one of the leading industry players. It is a federated business model that covers market making across all types of assets including Oil, Gas, Power, Agriculture, Emissions, Metals, Freight, Exotics and Indices.

Our state-of-the-art investment strategies help optimize our clients’ working capital and enable them to raise strategic financing. Our leading insights, strong market-making capabilities and global reach make us the counterparty of choice for clients looking to innovate in both physical and financial commodities.

The Commodities business is always interesting and varied, involving physical assets and enabling economic activities throughout the world. The global political environment in the last 3 years has been challenging for our clients across many of our asset classes, increasing the demand for robust but flexible IT systems which we rely on to transact and manage risk.

Citi are now one of the largest Commodities players in the banking sector, having grown rapidly over the past five years and we have ambitious plans to further develop our Commodities platform. Our technology challenges are therefore fast-moving and varied.

Our Commodities technology team comprises some 350 people across London, Houston, Pune & Singapore. Our IT teams are organised to support the key business operations of Pricing, Risk Management, Trade Lifecycle, Electronic Trading, Market Data and Data Analytics.

What we do

  • The team develops and supports a strategic platform which calculates, manages, and stores intra-day and EOD risk data for front office trading using cutting edge technologies - Microsoft Orleans and NET6.
  • Our roles offer motivated candidates the chance to engage with our trading, quants and sales teams in an agile way and learn the vital role that risk plays across a wide range of commodities financial and physical products and we offer the chance to gain experience of real-time pricing and risk techniques.
  • As the business has expanded in recent years, we have embarked on an ambitions e-engineering program across our application estate. We are retiring legacy applications, modernising and rationalising our technology stack in order to provide quicker time to market for new products and faster trading capability in a market increasingly delineated by technology capability.

What you will do

  • The role is for a VP level Lead Application Developer within the Commodities Technology Front Office Risk team.
  • Interface directly with traders and quants to gather and define business requirements.
  • Provide expertise in area and advanced knowledge of applications programming and ensure application design adheres to the overall architecture blueprint.
  • Utilize advanced knowledge of system flow and develop standards for coding.
  • Contribute to the re-engineering, development and enhancement of a wide range of risk management tools.
  • Adhere to and continuously improve our processes and SDLC in a fast-moving environment.
  • Utilize advanced knowledge of system flow and develop standards for coding, testing, debugging, and implementation.
  • Develop comprehensive knowledge of how areas of business, such as architecture and infrastructure, integrate to accomplish business goals.
  • Provide in-depth analysis with interpretive thinking to define issues and develop innovative solutions.
  • Serve as advisor or coach to mid-level developers and analysts, allocating work as necessary.

What you will bring to the role

  • Expert skills in building Distributed Systems.
  • Extensive relevant experience in designing and architecting Risk system (preferably in .NET)
  • Ability to adjust priorities quickly as circumstances dictate.
  • Consistently demonstrates clear and concise written and verbal communication.
  • Knowledge of Risk System (Front Office or downstream, preferably Commodities)

Bonus points for

  • Knowledge / prior experience with Microsoft Orleans is desirable.
  • Good understanding of Quant models.


  • Degree/University educated (master’s preferred) or equivalent experience in a similar role.

This job description provides a high-level review of the types of work performed. Other job-related duties may be assigned as required.

What we’ll provide you

  • 27 days annual leave (plus bank holidays)
  • A discretional annual performance related bonus
  • Private Medical Care & Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Pension Plan
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Special discounts for employees, family, and friends
  • Access to an array of learning and development resources

Alongside these benefits Citi is committed to ensuring our workplace is where everyone feels comfortable coming to work as their whole self, every day. We want the best talent around the world to be energized to join us, motivated to stay and empowered to thrive.



Job Family Group:



Job Family:

Applications Development


Time Type:

Full time


Citi is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

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