• Citi
  • Jersey City , NJ
  • Information Technology
  • Full-Time
  • 10 Bayside Terrace


The Architecture Lead Analyst is a strategic professional who stays abreast of developments within own field and contributes to directional strategy by considering their application in own job and the business. Recognized technical authority for an area within the business. Requires basic commercial awareness. There are typically multiple people within the business that provide the same level of subject matter expertise. 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. Significant impact on the area through complex deliverables. Provides advice and counsel related to the technology or operations of the business. Work impacts an entire area, which eventually affects the overall performance and effectiveness of the sub-function/job family.

Responsibilities:

  • Executes the architectural vision for all IT systems through major, complex IT architecture projects; ensures that architecture conforms to enterprise blueprints.
  • Develops technology road maps, while keeping up-to-date with emerging technologies, and recommends business directions based on these technologies.
  • Provides technical leadership and is responsible for developing components of, or the overall systems design.
  • Translates complex business problems into sound technical solutions.
  • Applies hardware engineering and software design theories and principles in researching, designing, and developing product hardware and software interfaces.
  • Provides integrated systems planning and recommends innovative technologies that will enhance the current system.
  • Recommends appropriate desktop, computer platform, and communication links required to support IT goals and strategy.
  • Exhibits good knowledge of how own specialism contributes to the business and good understanding of competitors products and services.
  • Acts as an advisor or mentor to junior team members.
  • Requires sophisticated analytical thought to resolve issues in a variety of complex situations.
  • Impacts the architecture function by influencing decisions through advice, counsel or facilitating services.
  • Guides, influences and persuades others with developed communication and diplomacy skills.
  • Performs other job duties and functions as assigned
  • 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.


  • Qualifications:

  • 6-10 years relevant experience
  • Consistently demonstrates clear and concise written and verbal communication
  • Management and prioritization skills
  • Ability to develop working relationships
  • Ability to manage multiple activities and changing priorities
  • Ability to work under pressure and to meet tight deadlines
  • Self-starter with ability to take the initiative and master new tasks quickly
  • Methodical, attention to detail


  • Education:

  • Bachelor's/University degree or equivalent experience, potentially Masters degree


  • This job description provides a high-level review of the types of work performed. Other job-related duties may be assigned as required.

    Job summary:

  • TTS Cloud Engineering Group is beginning a multi-year effort to migrate all TTS applications to a Private cloud. The Senior Data Architect position plays a key role in providing key architectural, data process, migration and integration support. This person needs to foster innovative thinking and very high focus on quality and timeliness of deliverables working closely with application and database team, as well as Business partners. This position will serve as a key liaison between Business stakeholders and IT, working closely with business groups to understand their needs and define system requirements through fact finding and research.
  • The candidate will lead requirements gathering, systems analysis and cost/benefits analysis to align data architecture and solutions with Business initiatives. This position is critical to driving the strategic value of data infrastructure. The position requires a hands-on approach to solving problems and have deep knowledge of Data Architectures and Warehouse methodologies in a cloud or On-Prem Implementation.
  • This person will be the knowledge base for all data in the TTS Enterprise.


  • Job Background/Context:

  • The position is based in Jersey City, NJ reporting to the Head Cloud Engineering and Architecture, also based in Jersey City.
  • As part of large, geographically distributed team(s), the candidate will work with stakeholders across multiple functional areas.
  • The position requires analytical skills in order to filter, prioritize and validate potentially complex material, technical or business or otherwise, from multiple sources and create solutions out of them.
  • Collaborate with data practitioners across Citi's Institutional Clients Group. Design and drive development and enrichment of core data.
  • Work closely with product owners to develop client solutions for new and existing channels.
  • Grow our catalogue of common assets, such as Data Catalogs and models.


  • Key Responsibilities:

    Responsible for aligning data solutions to business requirements by planning and managing data architecture work. Coaches others on data architecture matters. Primary duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • Transform our data architecture for massive scale and high performance.
  • Help evangelize high quality software engineering practices towards building data infrastructure and pipelines at scale.
  • Design data models for optimal storage and retrieval and optimize the data architecture to meet critical product and business requirements
  • Sets direction for the use of industry-accepted data architecture practices and techniques both within the enterprise and among external business partners.
  • Sets direction for the use and periodic review of data architecture principles, standards, guidelines and concepts throughout the enterprise.
  • Aligns enterprise and industry data solutions to achieve competitive advantage and establish the necessary framework to accomplish this.
  • Collaborates with allied disciplines to ensure the integration of modeling tools and work practices across the enterprise.
  • Maps the systems and interfaces used to manage data sets, set standards for data management
  • Analyzes current state and conceives desired future state; and conceives projects needed to close the gap between current and future goals.
  • The data architect will need to be able to address issues of data migration (validation, clean-up and mapping), and understanding the importance of data dictionaries
  • Coordinate with Business partners, Technical Analysts and Developers to identify and define specifications, indicate areas of system impact and continuously communicate project status and needs.
  • Manages change control processes, and ensures program/project communications.


  • Skills Required

  • Ability to astutely operate in the organization, and being able to emphasize methodology, modelling and governance.
  • Ability to work closely with the users, systems designers and the developers on a project both in Agile & SDLC methodology
  • Have a hands-on approach to solving problems; when required, be able to lead-by-example-type of person in developing snippets of the SQLs, any code references that team can use and follow.
  • Have deep knowledge of data architectures, ODSs, Data warehouses and methodologies. Both in an on premise and cloud implementation
  • Be able to architect, design and develop data models (actual models, DDLs and as required be able to create physical structures of those models).
  • Strong leadership, communications and presentation skills with the ability to clearly communicate status to senior management team
  • Good working knowledge of data models and be able to use any industry leading data modeling tools to create data models and update them as needed.
  • Need to be able to have an end-to-end vision, and to see how a logical design will translate into one or more physical databases, and how the data will flow through the successive stages involved.
  • Expert in any of the Data Modelling tools like Erwin or Information Builder.


  • Preferred Skills

  • Experience in the financial services industry
  • Experience with CI/CD build pipelines and toolchain - Git, BitBucket, TeamCity, Artifactory, Jira


  • Qualification:

  • Bachelor's degree (in in Math, Economics, Computer Science, Statistics or equivalent)


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