Citi Business Technical Specialist in Mississauga, Ontario

  • Primary Location: Canada,Ontario,Mississauga

  • Education: Bachelor's Degree

  • Job Function: Technology

  • Schedule: Full-time

  • Shift: Day Job

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • Travel Time: No

  • Job ID: 16066587

Description

Citi is looking for a Business Technical Specialist for the Equities Risk and Derivatives Technology team based out of Mississauga, Ontario.

Equities Risk and Derivatives Technology team globally supports Equities Front Office risk management system (EQRMS), providing the business with capabilities to manage intra-day and overnight risk and PNL of positions, as well as the full lifecycle of derivatives products. Extensive analysis of challenging business problems; translation of systems and business analysis into technology platform design and architecture goals; and efficient product and project management of complex technical eco-systems are vital to the success of the overall strategy.

This is a full time opportunity to manage our Electronic Confirmations and Regulatory roadmaps.

In this capacity, the successful candidate will partner with technology and business organizations to deliver these strategic initiatives to facilitate business growth, improve controls, and significantly increase automation of trading flows.

Responsibilities:

  • Interface with senior management in business, Technology, middle office and control functions to determine priorities and manage roadmaps for two key programs – Electronic Confirmations and Regulatory Projects.

  • Gather and generate detailed business requirements clearly understanding and documenting current and future state data and system flows, converting those into functional specifications and working with development teams for execution and delivery

  • Oversee planning and successful completion of QA and User Acceptance Testing including systems performance testing

  • Coordinate delivery of complex projects and manage priority conflicts and dependencies

  • Facilitate regular project status communication and coordination via governance meetings

Qualifications

Required Skills / Experience:

  • Bachelors or Master’s Degree in Computer Science or Finance or related field

  • At least 5 years work experience in Finance Technology field in BA+PM capacity

  • Expert knowledge of Derivatives business, especially around trade capture, front-to-back trade lifecycle management and straight through processing (Equity Derivatives will be the preferred choice)

  • Experience with onboarding Derivatives products like Accumulators, Dividend Swaps, Barrier Options, Option Strategies, and Swaps on MarkitWire for electronic confirmations. This should include experience with booking such deals and related lifecycle events like Increase, Unwind on MarkitWire platform.

  • Experience with Regulatory landscape for Derivatives e.g. 871(m) Hire Act, Dodd-Frank Act, European Market Infrastructure Regulation, FINRA and SEC reporting requirements

  • Extensive experience in requirements gathering across various functional areas, process and data flow analysis, stakeholder management, prioritization and other business face-off functions

  • Drive for constant improvement, questioning and challenging status quo

  • Extensive experience with project planning, tracking and delivery

  • Experience facilitating the development of business requirements with stakeholders located globally

  • Good Negotiating, influencing and conflict resolution skills

  • Alacrity, self-motivation, ability to work independently, and collaborate with others as a team player

  • Significant attention to detail

  • Excellent business writing skills coupled with a "political" understanding of the level and type of communication appropriate to a particular situation

  • Experience with complete Software Development Lifecycle

Desired Skills

  • Experience with complete Software Development Lifecycle using Agile methodologies -Release and sprint planning, product backlog management, Test Driven and Behavior Driven development.

  • Demonstrable knowledge of Excel, SQL

  • Experience with application lifecycle tools like JIRA, ALM/QC

  • Working knowledge of ISDA definitions and templates for equities

Citi Canada is an equal opportunity employer. Accordingly, we will make reasonable accommodations to respond to the needs of people with disabilities. Individuals who view themselves as Aboriginals, members of visible minorities, and disabled are inspired to apply in confidence.