Citi Applications Support Senior Manager in Chennai, India

  • Primary Location: India,Tamil Nadu,Chennai

  • Education: Bachelor's Degree

  • Job Function: Technology

  • Schedule: Full-time

  • Shift: Day Job

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • Travel Time: Yes, 10 % of the Time

  • Job ID: 18064233

Description

Apps Support Senior Manager:

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

  • Citi is deeply embedded in the financial services sector and is represented in nearly every asset-class. Citi's Institutional Clients Group, Global Consumer Banking, International Personal Bank, Citi Global Wealth Management and Citi Private Bank are all leaders in their respective fields, contributing significantly to Citi's performance in India

  • We are an equal opportunity employer

Job Description:

Team/Function Overview:

  • Citi technology is seeking a highly motivated IT professional to lead our GCASH (Global Cash Securities) Production Services support group in Chennai, India

  • The GCASH team is responsible for the production environment of a wide range of applications in the back office domain specializing in clearance and settlement activities and providing application support to our Operations, Reconciliation and Asset Servicing businesses

Role/Position Overview:

  • We are searching for a highly motivated and enthusiastic person who will lead the Chennai, India front line support functions for Settlement and Clearance activities. We work in partnership with the business running the application production platform, providing quick resolutions to their issues, drive stability, efficiency and effectiveness improvements to help us and the business succeed

  • The role will entail people management, working closely with senior business partners, developing application knowledge, driving and tracking projects around stability and service improvement, incident resolution and follow-up activities and providing strategic technical solutions

  • You will develop detailed knowledge of Settlement and Clearance, Asset Servicing and Reconciliation & Control areas of business

  • You will be working closely with your counterparts in UK, US and Canada operating in a follow-the-sun global model, along with application developers and business analysts in the team

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ability to handle Incidents, Problems and Changes at a global enterprise level

  • Calm and analytical when faced with Major Incidents on critical systems

  • Champion Stability Initiatives to enable application high availability for Business-As-Usual functionality which includes better monitoring, failover and resiliency

  • Performs controlled resolution of incidents and problems including prioritization and escalation to relevant groups when appropriate, root cause analysis of all problems with follow-through to resolution

  • Communicate effectively with Operations and Technology partners on a regional or global basis

  • Working closely as a trusted partner for senior business heads

  • Focus on people development and deputize for the regional GCASH support manager

Development Value:

  • Citi established the regional Operations and Technology Centre in Chennai, India and this expansion effort is continuing in our technology teams. With reward and recognition based on performance merit, opportunities exist for staff with the ability and determination to have a rewarding career

  • You will gain significant experience of the advanced technologies used to run our business regionally and globally, giving you the vast exposure to new and existing methodologies and systems

  • You will gain people management experience, working closely with your team on their career development

  • Work-Life Balance - At Citi, we offer flexible work plans which give employees and managers the chance to meet personal and business needs allowing for alternative schedules to customary business hours

Qualifications

Criteria/Qualifications:

Knowledge/Experience:

  • Performance Analysis/Troubleshooting

  • 10+ years’ experience in a support /development environment

  • Experience with support in financial/banking services firm and being responsible for ensuring high availability environment will be preferred

  • Ability to efficiently resolve outages in time critical scenarios

  • Understanding and experience of wide scale distributed environments

  • Experience with people management and handling a team

Skills:

  • UNIX (AIX/Linux)

  • Databases – Oracle/Sybase/Microsoft SQL

  • Middleware (Tibco/EMS)

  • Monitoring (Geneos ITRS Framework/other monitoring tools)

  • Shell scripting

  • Knowledge of Management Methodologies

  • Strong organizational and team management skills; Able to work under stress and to tight deadlines and communicate clearly and concisely

  • Good interpersonal and communication skills, great teammate

  • Ability to work independently as well as in a collaborative team

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor or Master’s Degree in Information Technology/Computer Science

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

Citi is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Minority/Female/Veteran/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.