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Java Engineering Lead, Senior Manager - Hybrid - Toronto

Job Req ID 23652791 Location(s) Toronto, Canada Job Category Technology
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Citi, the world leading global bank, has approximately 200 million customer accounts and a presence in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions worldwide. Citi provides consumers, corporations, governments, and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction services, and wealth management. Citi enables clients to achieve their strategic financial objectives by providing them with cutting-edge ideas, best-in-class products and solutions, and unparalleled access to capital and liquidity. 

Who you are:

  • You’ve got a positive energy. You are optimistic about the future and determined to get there

  • You appreciate open and direct communication. You are both – an active communicator and an eager listener.

  • You can switch context & pivot on the fly. This group is a horizontal organization and regulations are constantly changing. What you worked on yesterday may not be what you work on today.

  • You want to be part of a winning team. We build & grow with one another and you’re a person who doesn’t shy away from being pushed out of your comfort zone.

  • You are often cited as inspiration for the engineers and even senior engineers feel that they can learn something from you. 

  • You have a “can do” attitude. We engineer & create high-quality software. Owning a problem doesn’t scare you but rather empowers you to take 100% ownership.

What will you do?

  • Lead team(s) of passionate engineers supporting multiple systems who take pride in customer satisfaction and ownership

  • Set up and maintain processes that empower to move the team quickly

  • Be hands-on in technical architecture and reviews, are a strong believer in servant leadership and don’t shy away from rolling up the sleeves.

  • Independently own and drive multiple critical work streams, this includes vision/direction setting, overseeing the overall planning and execution toward clear objectives with measurable key results.

  • Establish and drive adoption of design and coding best practices within your team
  • Liaise with senior stakeholders across the Risk, Finance and Front Office business organizations, and external Market Regulators to assemble execute projects across Capital spectrum

  • Mentor and guide professional development of analysts & engineers on your team, and continuously improve software engineering practices

  • Strong written and oral presentation skills and presence

  • Collaborate with and across team to design, build and deliver high quality software meeting and exceeding client needs

Basic Requirements

  • You are ahands-on engineering manager with 10+ years of industry experience and 5+ years of engineering management.

  • 4+ years of managing individual contributors across all levels

  • BS or MS in Computer Science or related technical field or related experience

  • Graduate in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) or Finance disciplines.

  • Broad experience in relational and document databases, data structures, caching and reporting

  • Develop enterprise-grade applications using Java 8/JEE (and higher), No SQL, Spring, among other tools

  • A track record of managing and mentoring junior and senior engineers, preferably located across multiple time zones

  • Experience attracting and hiring top talents, including engineering leaders and software engineers

  • Proficient at working with large and complex code bases

  • Ability to be metrics / data driven and have a bias for action and result delivery

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in financialindustry specifically in Credit Risk & Market Risk Capital domains.

  • Technologies and tools: Java, Web / Restful service development, Angular, JSON, Python, SQL, Build tools

  • Develop enterprise-grade applications using Java 8/JEE (and higher), No SQL, Spring, among other tools

  • Experience in event-driven design of Microservices and 12-factor app development standards

  • Experience building modern enterprise applications and deploying to public or private clouds including AWS

  • Experience in Distributed cache systems like Apache Ignite; App developer w/ experience in writing distributable jobs in Spark

  • Experience in Spring Framework and Cloud Computingfor both batch and real-time high volume data processing

  • Experience in understanding complex SQLs and exposure to Database Design Concepts including Data Modeling, Logical/Conceptual Design

Citi Canada is an equal opportunity employer. Accordingly, we will make accommodations to respond to the needs of people with disabilities (including, without limitation, physical and mental health disabilities) during the recruitment process and otherwise in accordance with law. Individuals who view themselves as Aboriginals, members of visible minority or racialized communities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


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