Job Description – Application Developer, Rates E-Trading


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Job Purpose:

The Rates E-Trading technology team in North America is responsible for the platform that has enabled Citi’s US Rates business to be the number one on the street. We are seeking developers to continue to build and enhance the platform that autonomously prices RFQs and trades with clients across external and internal venues, e.g. Bloomberg and Tradeweb.

A successful candidate will solve interesting technical challenges whilst developing solutions that have a measurable and visible revenue impact. This is a rewarding and exciting opportunity to work directly with one of the most forward thinking businesses and successful Rates E-Trading platforms.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design and develop high performance, low-latency trading applications that deliver to client expectations as well as improve stability and scalability of the trading platform.
  • Partner with multiple technology, business/quant and external market teams to capture requirements and deliver timely solutions for new trading functionality and market upgrades.
  • Coordinate testing of new functionality including business/quant signoff.
  • Liaise with global support teams to manage application upgrades and provide third-line support for existing trading platform.
  • Develop common, reusable components and services that execute against Citi’s technical strategy and drive future improvements.
  • Partner with business/quant teams to evolve architecture roadmap and drive future direction of the trading platform.
  • Participate in agile/scrum development lifecycle and drive engineering excellence.



  • Bachelor’s degree with a relevant major (Computer Science, Information Technology, Mathematics, Engineering, or similar)
  • Experience in design and development of high performance, low-latency, multi-threaded applications.
  • Extensive hands-on development experience in Java.
  • Demonstrated ability to learn new business concepts and technologies.


  • Solid understanding of software development fundamentals including data structures, design patterns and object-orientated programming.
  • Proficiency in core Java (4+ years of experience) with demonstrable success in developing multi-threaded applications.
  • Proven ability to develop clean, testable code.
  • Understanding of relational database concepts and knowledge in SQL.
  • Experience with Jira, Git/Bitbucket, Gradle and CI/CD tools, e.g. TeamCity and UrbanCode Deploy.
  • Experience with Linux/Unix.
  • Knowledge on cloud technologies desirable, e.g. Artifactory, Docker and OpenShift.
  • Knowledge of fixed income products, customer and broker market platforms and trading protocols desirable.

Soft Skills:

  • Excellent communication skills (there is a requirement to be business/quant facing).
  • Strong passion for technology, especially Java, with a keen interest in driving adoption of new technologies and tools.
  • Self-motivated individual and with ability to manage own workslate.
  • Excellent collaborative skills; ability to work with others and contribute to global projects.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast-pace environment; flexible and able to deliver results in the required timeframe

Citi Canada is an equal opportunity employer. Accordingly, we will make accommodations to respond to the needs of people with disabilities (including, without limitation, physical and mental health disabilities) during the recruitment process and otherwise in accordance with law. Individuals who view themselves as Aboriginals, members of visible minority or racialized communities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

The Applications Development Senior Programmer Analyst is an intermediate level position responsible for participation in the establishment and implementation of new or revised application systems and programs in coordination with the Technology team. The overall objective of this role is to contribute to applications systems analysis and programming activities.


  • Conduct tasks related to feasibility studies, time and cost estimates, IT planning, risk technology, applications development, model development, and establish and implement new or revised applications systems and programs to meet specific business needs or user areas
  • Monitor and control all phases of development process and analysis, design, construction, testing, and implementation as well as provide user and operational support on applications to business users
  • Utilize in-depth specialty knowledge of applications development to analyze complex problems/issues, provide evaluation of business process, system process, and industry standards, and make evaluative judgement
  • Recommend and develop security measures in post implementation analysis of business usage to ensure successful system design and functionality
  • Consult with users/clients and other technology groups on issues, recommend advanced programming solutions, and install and assist customer exposure systems
  • Ensure essential procedures are followed and help define operating standards and processes
  • Serve as advisor or coach to new or lower level analysts
  • 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.


  • 5-8 years of relevant experience
  • Experience in systems analysis and programming of software applications
  • Experience in managing and implementing successful projects
  • Working knowledge of consulting/project management techniques/methods
  • Ability to work under pressure and manage deadlines or unexpected changes in expectations or requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree/University degree or equivalent experience

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

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Job Family:
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