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Controls Automation Principal Engineer

Company: Citigroup Inc.
Location: Irving
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:

Citi's technology team is growing at lightning speed, and we're looking for talented technologists to help build the future of global banking. Our teams are creating innovations used across the globe - we're changing the way people bank and how the world does business. Citi's technology team supports business operations in 100+ countries, across multiple lines of business spanning both Institutional and retail businesses. The group works to optimize the IT environment by standardizing production platforms, reducing complexity, and introducing innovative solutions that provide new business capabilities, reduce total cost of ownership, and create a competitive advantage for Citi. Join an environment with a laser focus on growth and progress, and take your career to the next level through the power of Citi's unmatched globality and vast expertise.

The Digital S/W Eng Sr Lead Analyst is a strategic professional who closely follows latest trends in own field and adapts them for application within own job and the business. Typically a small number of people within the business that provide the same level of expertise. Excellent communication skills required in order to negotiate internally, often at a senior level. Developed communication and diplomacy skills are required in order to guide, influence and convince others, in particular colleagues in other areas and occasional external customers. Accountable for significant direct business results or authoritative advice regarding the operations of the business. Necessitates a degree of responsibility over technical strategy. Primarily affects a sub-function. Responsible for handling staff management issues, including resource management and allocation of work within the team/project.


  • Accountable for defining the technology strategy for GCB Controls Automation Strategy. As such, collaborate to help create reliable, scalable, and high-performance services and architectures. Through these efforts, develop cohesive interpersonal working relationships with all peers and team members. "It's all about team work."
  • Utilize comprehensive knowledge of multiple technological disciplines to achieve objectives by providing leadership and guidance to the teams responsible for architecting, implementing and performing continuous improvement to products.
  • Work style is very independent, requiring little or no guidance by more senior architects. Decisions will make a significant, measurable impact on the business goals for different lines of business. During team discussions you will play a significant role with PMTs, TPMs and SDEs to determine potential technological designs and approaches.
  • Assist in the planning and managing of assignments generally involving large budgets, cross functional and / or multiple projects simultaneously. This includes effectively understanding and analyzing both technical and business risks and impact.
  • Will be responsible to design and champion the build out of a robust, scalable Automated Controls Engine Platform which will enable proactive and predictive detetcion of controls validation breaches.
  • Will be responsible for building state of the art Controls Monitoring and Alerting framewrok which will enable On-Demand observability of controls landscape and enable on-time remediation
  • Be part of the design review board that will focus on the design process, search for generic patterns, and, at the same time, share best practices across the organization. As such, you will identify and define necessary system enhancements to introduce and let SDE teams deploy new products and process enhancements.
  • Have a wider understanding of the technical strategy for a particular architecture, platform or solution. Help gain consensus across all of our teams as a leader. You interact with external vendors and look for innovative solutions in the market. Participate in lesson learned sessions and ensure that the outcomes flow back into the software processes. This is one area that can drive incremental improvement.
  • This position acts as advisor or coach to new or lower level architects. You will construct and analyze metrics reporting and as such will have a metric-oriented sense of successful delivery of assignments.
  • Contribute to brown bags, external publications, user-group leadership, speaking opportunities at industry conferences while raising Citi's GCT profile and more in the industry,
  • In addition to a comprehensive understanding of the business domain, the systems, and the products in your space, you will have a strong knowledge of emerging technologies and best practices. Help to drive cross-team solutions, anticipating and addressing problems ahead of the needs of the scrum teams. Regularly meet with SDE IIIs and IIs to ensure your engineering and operational excellence focuses are addressing the key tactical and strategic issues.
  • Understand the business impact of your systems and show good judgment when making technical trade-offs between your team's short-term technology or operational needs and long-term business needs. Be a key influencer in team strategy. Drive mindful discussions with customers and peers. Bring perspective and provide context for current technology choices and guide future technology choices. Understand that not all problems are new (or require new software). Make appropriate architectural trade-offs (e.g., coarse or fine grained service separation?)
  • Code submissions and approach to work are exemplary - your solutions are inventive, secure, easily maintainable, appropriately scalable, and extensible. You write software that is easy for others to contribute to.
  • 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.


  • 10+ years of relevant experience in an Enterprise Architecture role with subject matter expertise in one or more areas like Data Architecture, Controls Automation, Risk and Governance
  • Exhibit expertise in all aspects of technology by understanding broader patterns and techniques as they apply to Citi's internal and external cloud platforms (AWS, PCF, Akamai), and internet and mobile frameworks (Angular, JFP, and iOS and Android native).
  • Effective Citi architecture leader working with internal stakeholders and supported by external vendors to enable the best solution: secure, performant and scalable.


Keywords: Citigroup Inc., Irving , Controls Automation Principal Engineer, Other , Irving, Texas

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