Citi IT Project Tech Lead in Belfast, United Kingdom

  • Primary Location: United Kingdom,Northern Ireland,Belfast

  • Other Location: United Kingdom

  • Education: Bachelor's Degree

  • Job Function: Technology

  • Schedule: Full-time

  • Shift: Day Job

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • Travel Time: No

  • Job ID: 18069618


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.

Team/Function Overview

Compliance Technology is building a sophisticated next generation surveillance solution on top of a distributed data platform. The Belfast team is the global centre for the creation of feature-based surveillance algorithms using cutting edge technologies and techniques.

The volume and variety of data involved in these surveillances and the complexity of the algorithms results in one of most challenging and appropriate use cases for big data technologies.

Role / Position Overview

To aid in the growth of the team we are looking to bring in a Scrum Master to help to coordinate and project lead the build of next generation surveillances using cutting edge behavioral-based techniques. This is a significant opportunity for an experienced Scrum Master with experience in modern data platforms to move into a role with responsibility for ensuring the technology group deliver quality results, collaborating closely with development teams, data scientists and global clients.

Key Responsibilities:

• Scrum Master for multiple parallel development efforts within the Markets Trade Surveillance group

• Organise, coordinate and document the work across the various technology teams

• Recognise and implement improvements to processes and communicate them across the group

• Create, maintain and groom the JIRA queue for assigned teams

• Create schedules, plans and other artifacts related to your assigned projects

• Track project milestones and deliverables

• Partner with Compliance, BA’s, project managers, data scientists, testers and support teams to meet delivery targets

• Promote best practice across the lifecycle to ensure quality in delivery

• Mentoring and coaching more junior members of the team

• Assisting with the provision of task breakdown and estimates

• Quickly becoming knowledgeable in Capital Markets, Trading, and Fraud Detection.

Development Value:

• Hands-on Scrum Master and project lead experience on a production implementation of Hadoop with massive data volumes

• Opportunities to demonstrate leadership ability as you bring change to processes and mentor and guide junior team members

• Potential to contribute to projects involving complex feature-based data algorithms

• Exposure to data science and surveillance functions in a dynamic and challenging industry with regular close collaboration with our surveillance portfolio clients



• Confident, with an authoritative knowledge of Scrum Master duties and agile practices

• Experience in understanding business requirements and turning them into plans

• Demonstrated willingness to both teach others and learn new techniques

• Capable of directing developers across multiple parallel deliveries

• Logical thinker with good problem solving abilities and attention to detail

• Familiar with the financial services industry and/or regulatory environments


A strong degree in any mathematical subject including physics, mathematics, engineering or computer science

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


Excellent written and verbal communicator

Highly adaptable and be willing to mentor and train more junior team members

Organized and prepared to manage multiple parallel pieces of work

Prior experience working with remote teams

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.

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.

C iti is an Equal Opportunities Employer

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