Citi Head of Private Bank Capital Markets Trading Services in Singapore, Singapore

  • Primary Location: Singapore,Singapore,Singapore

  • Education: Bachelor's Degree

  • Job Function: Technology

  • Schedule: Full-time

  • Shift: Day Job

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • Travel Time: No

  • Job ID: 18003654


Job Purpose:

  • The Head of Capital Markets Trading Services will be responsible for leading a program focused on defining the target architecture for our core global trading platform across multiple asset classes in support of our Capital Markets business

  • The selected individual will be responsible for defining core strategy required to facilitate the execution of FI, FX, Equities and Commodities transactions for global markets in a robust fault tolerant environment.

  • In this role, He/she will partner with global business partners to ensure that our proposed solutions are performant and robust

Job Background/Context:

  • Citi’s Private Bank is an exciting and growing business. Our 800 private bankers and product specialists, located in 51 offices in 16 countries, act as trusted advisors to many of the world's most successful and influential individuals and families

  • Citi is growing our Private Bank franchise by providing highly sophisticated institutional-level solutions along with traditional private banking offerings such as trust and lending

  • O&T is a key component for the Private Bank allowing Citi to bring together the consumer and institutional capabilities for providing innovative and insightful solutions for our clients

Key Responsibilities:

  • The Head of Private Bank Capital Markets Trading Services is responsible for providing vision and leadership in terms of industry best practices and tools used for development organization

  • Set vision for trading platform across Private Bank Globally defining our future state trading architecture

  • Create a cost efficient and consistent development and testing environment to support business growth through consolidation of shared services, implement best practices, and improve time to market of our solutions, as well as its adaptability

  • Implement Engineering Excellence standards for Development and Testing

  • Work closely with business partners in the execution of a plan to provide timely solutions for trading multiple asset classes through a common architecture

  • Create measurable competitive advantage and key capabilities to enable structured and quick development methodology

  • Identify and execute against new opportunities to streamline and improve business processes

  • Coach and develop team members to reach their full potential and Motivate/challenge to drive high performance

  • Manage relationship with global trading businesses and interactions with our trading counterparties

Development Value:

  • Opportunity to lean Private Bank and support Technology strategy and business solutions that advances the organization

  • Opportunity to learn the different Citi organizations and the solutions these organizations are using to improve and grow Citigroup

  • Partner with world class professionals to establish and enhance technology needs of a growing business

  • Opportunity to broaden understanding of Technology/Operations/Product functions

  • Opportunity to work closely within a dynamic business environment



  • Have a broad knowledge and proven expertise in the following areas:

  • Server side Technology such as Core Java and Web Services/Micro Services

  • Database Side Technology such as Oracle and Big Data technology will be an add-on

  • Messaging – Worked on messaging layer such as JMS, EMS and Kafka

  • Continuous Integration Tool – Working experience on Jenkins, Team City

  • Automated Unit Test Tools – Karma, Jasmine, Protractor, Junit

  • Development of robust re-usable Services and components

Required Skills:

  • Knowledge of IT Governance, architecture, program management, and software development life cycle

  • Excellent analytical ability to understand complex and diverse issue, identify root cause and recommend solutions

  • Ability to partner effectively with the various technology and business partners

  • Experience in managing implementations in a constantly changing environment with multiple partners

  • Excellent written, verbal communication, and business partnership skills

  • Knowledge of FIX protocol and industry standard protocols


  • The successful candidate must have 10+ years of IT experience in Financial/Wealth Management Sector

  • Experience building a team, evaluating, developing, attracting and retaining talent

  • Experience managing trading platforms and expert product knowledge of one (or more) of the following: EQ, FI, FX, Commodities

  • Experience managing virtual teams

  • Must have strong knowledge of all operational aspects of running a high volume trading platform.


  • Ability to partner across organizational lines

  • Strong analytical, problem solving and decision making skills. Demonstrated ability to synthesize information, prioritize workload and drive results with a high sense of urgency

  • Highly effective influencing, relationship management and collaboration skills

  • Good business judgement, escalate, inform, ability to identify appropriate next steps/resolution

  • Effective management of complex decision making

  • Ability to think creatively

  • Positive “can do” attitude

  • Self-starter with ability to take the initiative

  • Global mind set and ability to manage the matrix

  • Service orientated, proactive and strong client/business focus and accountability