Citigroup Application Support Senior Analyst in Mississauga, Ontario
The Apps Support Intermediate Analyst is a seasoned professional role. Applies in-depth disciplinary knowledge, contributing to the development of new techniques and the improvement of processes and work-flow for the area or function. Integrates subject matter and industry expertise within a defined area. Requires in-depth understanding of how areas collectively integrate within the sub-function as well as coordinate and contribute to the objectives of the function and overall business. Evaluates moderately complex and variable issues with substantial potential impact, where development of an approach/taking of an action involves weighing various alternatives and balancing potentially conflicting situations using multiple sources of information. Requires good analytical skills in order to filter, prioritize and validate potentially complex and dynamic material from multiple sources. Strong communication and diplomacy skills are required. Regularly assumes informal/formal leadership role within teams. Involved in coaching and training of new recruits. Significant impact in terms of project size, geography, etc. by influencing decisions through advice, counsel and/or facilitating services to others in area of specialization. Work and performance of all teams in the area are directly affected by the performance of the individual.
About the Team:
ISG Technology strives to provide measurable competitive advantage to our business by delivering high quality, innovative and cost effective reference data technology and operational; solutions in order to meet the needs of the business, our clients, our regulators and stakeholders.
Olympus is a next generation Data Fabric to streamline data sources across ICG and enable industry-leading analytics, client, regulatory, surveillance, supervisory, risk & finance reporting and data science solutions that are Accurate, Reliable, Relevant, Consistent, Complete, Scalable, Timely, Secure, Nimble.
Olympus is built on Big data platform and technologies under Cloudera distribution like HDFS, Hive, Impala, Spark, YARN, Sentry, Oozie, Kafka. Our team interfaces with a vast client base and works in close partnership with Operations, Development and other technology counterparts running the application production platform, providing quick resolutions and timely communications to their issues, and driving improvements to stability and efficiency practices to help us and the business succeed.
The Application Support Senior Analyst provides technical and business support for users of Citi Applcations. This includes providing quick resolutions to app issues, driving stability, efficiency and effectiveness improvements to help us and the business succeed.
Maintains application systems that have completed the development stage and are running in the daily operations of the firm.
Manages, maintains and supports applications and their operating environments, focusing on stability, quality and functionality against service level expectations.
Start of day checks, continuous monitoring, and regional handover.
Perform same day risk reconciliations
Develop and maintain technical support documentation.
Identifies ways to maximize the potential of the applications used
Assess risk and impact of production issues and escalate to business and technology management in a timely manner.
Ensures that storage and archiving procedures are in place and functioning correctly
Formulates and defines scope and objectives for complex application enhancements and problem resolution
Reviews and develops application contingency planning to ensure availability to users.
Partners with appropriate development and production support areas to prioritize bug fixes and support tooling requirements.
Participate in application releases, from development, testing and deployment into production.
Engages in post implementation analysis to ensure successful system design and functionality.
Considers implications of the application of technology to the current environment. Identifies risks, vulnerabilities and security issues; communicates impact.
Ensures essential procedures are followed and helps to define operating standards and processes.
Act as a liaison between users/traders, interfacing internal technology groups and vendors.
Expected to be able to raise problems to appropriate technology and business teams, while adhering to Service Level Agreements.
Acts as advisor or coach to new or lower level analysts.
Provides evaluative judgment based on analysis of factual information in complicated and unique situations.
Directly impacts the business by ensuring the quality of work provided by self and others; impacts own team and closely related work teams.
Exhibits sound and comprehensive communication and diplomacy skills to exchange complex information.
Active involvement in and ownership of Support Project items, covering Stability, Efficiency, and Effectiveness initiatives.
Performs other duties and functions as assigned.
Has the ability to operate with a limited level of direct supervision.
Can exercise independence of judgement and autonomy.
Acts as SME to senior stakeholders and /or other team members.
Appropriately assess risk when business decisions are made, demonstrating particular consideration for the firm's reputation and safeguarding Citigroup, its clients and assets, by driving compliance with applicable laws, rules and regulations, adhering to Policy, applying sound ethical judgment regarding personal behavior, conduct and business practices, and escalating, managing and reporting control issues with transparency.
4-6 years experience in an Application Support role.
Experience installing, configuring or supporting business applications.
Experience with some programming languages and willingness/ability to learn.
Advanced execution capabilities and ability to adjust quickly to changes and re-prioritization
Effective written and verbal communications including ability to explain technical issues in simple terms that non-IT staff can understand.
Demonstrated analytical skills
Issue tracking and reporting using tools
Knowledge/ experience of problem Management Tools.
Good all-round technical skills
Effectively share information with other support team members and with other technology teams
Ability to plan and organize workload
Consistently demonstrates clear and concise written and verbal communication skills
Ability to communicate appropriately to relevant stakeholders
Team/Function Overview: MiFID II, Dodd Frank, Volcker regulatory initiatives are a key focus and priority for Global Markets. These regulatory requirements impact all product types and asset classes – Cash, ETD and OTC derivatives across Rates, Credit, Equities, FX, Commodities, Futures, Securitized Markets and Municipals. These requirements are driving fundamental changes to the way trading is done and require significant investment in technology platforms that support these activities. The Regulatory Support team is tasked with the responsibly of ensuring both the stability and data quality of our Regulatory platforms, ensuring that Citi meets the highest standards of compliance with external regulators globally
Skills: UNIX/Linux · UNIX/Linux/Windows · Advanced Scripting, automation, debugging · OS / Administration Certifications preferred SQL/ORACLE/SYBASE · Advanced Query writing and debugging · Data Analytics and Reporting Abilities · Programming Languages – Desirable SHELL SCRIPTING · Perl scripting · C or C++ familiarization · C#, .Net, Java, HTML5 familiarization Minimum 4-5 years’ hands-on experience in above skills
Competencies · Strong social, positive, can-do attitude to quickly learn and take own initiative to deliver innovative and productive solutions · Ability to communicate well at all levels · Good interpersonal skills · Ability to work under stress and time constraints · Maintains good relationships with colleagues and builds strong professional networks
Hadoop/Big Data Platform Skill Set:
Working knowledge of various components and technologies under Cloudera distribution like HDFS, Hive, Impala, Spark, YARN, Sentry, Oozie, Kafka.
Very good knowledge on analyzing the bottlenecks on the cluster - performance tuning, effective resource usage, capacity planning, investigating.
Perform daily performance monitoring of the cluster - Implement best practices, ensure cluster stability and create/analyze performance metrics.
Hands-on experience in supporting applications built on Hadoop.
• Good SQL experience in any of the RDBMS.
• Focus on Sybase / Oracle / MSSQL databases
• Autosys / CONTROL-M or other schedulers will be of added advantage.
• Knowledge / working experience of ITRS Active Console/other monitoring tools
• PowerShell, UNIX shell scripting, Python, Java will be of added advantage.
- Bachelor’s/University degree or equivalent experience
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