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GFT Head of Data Architecture

Location: Belfast
Company: Citi
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Overview of Citi:
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.
Team/Position Overview:
The Global Functions Technology (GFT) Engineering and Architecture Practice (EAP) is a newly created organization which focuses on ensuring architectural cohesion and delivering common, cross-functional capabilities for our Line of Business Technology organizations (Finance, Risk, Compliance and Human Resources). The GFT EAP reports jointly into the Head of Global Functions Technology and the CTO for Enterprise Operations & Technology.
The GFT EAP is seeking a Head of Data (Information) Architecture. The role is equal parts engineer, strategist, execution driver, and change agent. This role will define and establish the GFT Data Architecture group and associated delivery capability for GFT. The position requires a senior candidate with exceptional technical, leadership, and communication abilities.
The role will report directly to the GFT Head of Engineering and Architecture Practice.
Key Responsibilities:
- Establish and lead an elite team focused on driving the maturity of core components to support our businesses' Data and Analytics capabilities for use across the bank while uplifting the data architecture practices of engineers across GFT
- Areas of responsibility include developing Cloud Data strategy, Data pipelines and ingestion frameworks, Streaming frameworks, Lineage frameworks, to support a diverse set of application and Analytical and ML use cases across the bank
- Leverage and sponsor innovation work, both through internal incubators and Citi's external start-up network to create, evaluate, and introduce novel technical capabilities into the platform
- Work across the GFT businesses to forge deep technical partnerships with senior technical leaders and practitioners
- Partner with Engineering teams across Citi to create an environment that provides an optimal Developer Experience for, from IDE and CI/CD through to IaaS provisioning and Cloud Native Service on-boarding frameworks.
- Foster a culture of innovation and engineering excellence across the Enterprise: modern engineering practices, adoption of open source and open standards, creating a culture of collaboration and efficiency
- Ensure alignment with Chief Data Office while partnering to ensure commitments are appropriate
- Deep expertise as a hands-on technical leader working on complex systems in a large organization, structuring, establishing, and leading multiple product-centric engineering teams
- Pragmatic subject matter expertise in data modelling, model driven engineering and design patterns
- Practitioners understanding of Data warehousing, messaging, distributed Data architectures, and establishing Data platforms to support complex Analytical usage, including Operational ML use cases
- Experience driving software delivery transformation through Agile practice and process, with a focus of establishing Continuous Delivery culture and process
- Expertise in Cloud platforms and associated Developer Toolchains, DevOps models, and best practice
- Exceptional communicator who loves working with people, confident communicating at all levels from an individual team to the entire enterprise
- Highly credible hands on architect, confident to deep dive into a product and codebase and offer detailed, constructive analysis and feedback
- Well-developed technical written communication skills and able to effectively use internal social media platforms to communicate across the group
What we Offer:
As well as a competitive salary and consideration for a yearly discretionary bonus Citi offer;
- 23 days paid annual leave
- Award winning pension scheme,
- Life assurance and
- Private medical insurance with Bupa healthcare.
In addition, we offer a competitive maternity, paternity and adoption leave scheme and employees also have the option (provided they have a student loan from the Student Loan Company) to divert saver and company match contributions to their student loan. We pride ourselves on our ability to offer employees a number of lifestyle benefits including; on site restaurant and coffee shops, online shopping and concierge service and subsidised clubs and societies.
Our select benefit package offers you the opportunity to customise your benefits according to your own lifestyle preferences and includes corporate discounts, memberships and a range of additional extras.
Our vast range of diversity networks and on site multi faith room demonstrates Citi's commitment to growing a diverse workforce.

Job Family Group:

Job Family:
Data Architecture

Time Type:
Full time

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