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Senior Software Architect (Hands On)

Job Req ID 22444884 Primary Location Tel Aviv, Israel Job Category Business Strategy, Management & Administration
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About the team you will be joining

The ICG Technology Strategy team is responsible for laying out the technology direction and vision for ICG – this includes defining architectural patterns that are employed across ICG businesses, creating deployable assets (codified architectural blueprints), laying out architectural best practices and guidance for engineering teams, assessing emerging trends, technologies, and platforms that Citi should employ to build best-in-class engineering platform/s that support our businesses. 

This is a new team that is taking shape and will consist of product managers, technology SMEs, and architects. This team is part of the ICG Engineering and Architecture Practice (EAP) in Citi and will work closely with engineering and business experts across Citi.

The role

Citi is seeking an experienced Software Architect to join the ICG Technology Strategy team. As a Software Architect SME you will work closely with our engineering teams that are executing programs that need architecture expertise. The Technology Strategy team is committed to rolling out strategic, reusable components and best practice, opinionated guidance to the engineering teams within Citi. As the Software ArchitectSME, and as a core member of the ICG Technology Strategy team,you’llbe responsible formoulding and helping roll out the well architected strategies and components

This role is a unique opportunity to serve as the architecture subject-matter-expert on high visibility, high impact projects that Citi’s engineering teams undertake to support and advance our businesses. 

The Software ArchitectSME should be familiar with all elements of a modern architecture stack. The incumbent will support activities related to the development of architectures and will be confident in choosing the right technology to address business requirements and will be comfortable experimenting with modern technologies. As we work with technologies across the board, having hands-on experience with varied data technologies and a willingness to learn on the job is key to success in this role.


  • Engineer best in class full stack blueprints that will be developed to serve as repeatable patterns across Citi.   

  • Own building full stack application stacks for blueprints with a specific focus on delivering security controls for application, CI/CD pipeline, API and communication layers across hybrid architectures that span multiple public clouds and private datacenters

  • Be the liaison that drives adoption of the outlined technology strategy in all lines of businesses for ICG 

  • Developing global scale backend, using microservices or distributed systems (we typically have services in Node, Java and Golang)


  • Deep proficiency in using language stacks such as Golang, Nodejs, Java and others.

  • Candidate should have extensive public cloud experience and should have delivered hybrid architectures spanning private and public cloud/s.

  • Deep proficiency in Kubernetes and containerization is a must have.

  • Good, applied understanding of DevSecOps.

  • Familiarity with open source and proprietary tech including Kafka, Hashicorp Vault, Terraform, Postgres, MongoDB, Prometheus and other such is expected.

  • Ability to evangelize the technology strategy vision and solutions developed thereof within a large matrixed organization.

  • Strong communication skills with ability to drive ideation and manage conflicts.

  • Ability to discuss complex issues to technical and non-technical audiences that include peers, product owners, and other stakeholders.


Job Family Group:

Business Strategy, Management & Administration


Job Family:

Business Process Re-Engineering


Time Type:

Full time


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