• Citibank UK
  • Belfast, UK
  • 07/01/2019
Full time Statistics Software Engineering

Job Description

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/Function Overview:

CitiGroup Belfast is looking for a talented and enthusiastic technologist with an interest in financial front-office trading software. The role will be based in Belfast as part of our Equities Electronic Trading group, within the Algorithmic Trading division. The candidate is expected to be proficient primarily in JAVA (up to and including JAVA 8), although some experience with a number of other technologies will also be desirable, but not required (e.g. Python, C++, KDB, Shell Scripting). Familiarity with electronic trading fundamentals (e.g. FIX protocol, European Exchanges, algorithmic trading, etc.) will be very beneficial, although not a pre-requisite. Interest in modern architectures like Microservices, and low-latency JAVA will also be a plus.

Role/Position Overview:

The candidate will work with other members of the development team, quantitative analysts, product owners and traders in order to create new features and systems in the algorithmic trading problem domain in the Equities space. This will include infrastructure to support our standard trading platform (VWAP, TWAP, and related algos) as well as entirely new systems (e.g. ultra-low latency trading signal generation).

Key Responsibilities:

The role will include but not be limited to the following:

  • Development, Implementation and maintenance of front-office algorithmic trading systems and ancilliary systems.
  • Implementation of Engineering/Architectural standards and programs
  • Project management of key components
  • Follow SDLC and Engineering standards
  • Liaise with clients to determine requirements and interpret into solutions
  • Mentoring and training of junior team members

Development Value:

Candidate has the opportunity to be a major contributor to the CitiSmart Strategy and contribute towards the goal of increasing revenue and improving our engineering standards. The candidate will work with bright and innovative individuals both on the business and technology side and the successful candidate can make a significant difference to the business performance.


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.


  • Experience within the technology or banking industry


  • JAVA (required)
  • Unix (preferably Linux, required)
  • Python (desirable)
  • C/C++(desirable)
  • KDB fundamentals (desirable)
  • Shell scripting (desirable)


  • Graduate degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or similar field with a extensive years of experience.


  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Goal and deadline oriented
  • Able to build practical solutions.
  • Must demonstrate initiative to react to changing priorities.
  • Familiarity with relevant Financial domain knowledge

Exceptional candidates who do not meet these criteria may be considered for the role provided they have the necessary skills and experience.

Valuing Diversity:

Demonstrates an appreciation of a diverse workforce. Appreciates differences in style or perspective and uses differences to add value to decisions or actions and organisational success.

Citi is an Equal Opportunities Employer