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Citigroup Lead Full Stack Developer (VP level) in Mississauga, Ontario

Are you passionate about building cloud-native applications that are based on modern architecture practices of Microservices?

Are you looking to join a team that will be delivering technical solutions that will transform how our business operates?

Are you excited about implementing the latest DevOps practices such as, loosely couple architecture, CI/CD pipelines, test automation, scalable services, auto-failover and more, which drive successful solutions for our business?

Are you passionate about building modern Web UIs that deliver app-like experiences, have high performance, built with reusability at its core and are based on industry best practices?

Do you want your work to have an impact beyond your team?

If you answered, “Yes”, to these questions then this is the right job for you!

You will join a newly formed team in the Futures Clearing Technology group that is responsible for transforming how our Operations team work on a day to day basis. The team is focused on providing new tools for our Operations partners to enable them to automate manual flows, integrate with key partner systems and simplify overly complex processes.

The team has fully embraced a modern architecture with Microservices running on the Openshift/Kubernetes platform with communication via APIs and messaging platforms such as Kafka. Development work is done with leveraging best coding practices including: Code Quality, Clean Code, SOLID Design practices and testing in mind, to deliver top of the line services. Key focus is given to automating build, test and deployment pipelines utilizing best in class DevOps tools. Front end development work is done in Angular built on top of in-house tools and frameworks.

You will lead the team in researching best practices, designing the application architecture, designing the solutions, guiding the team to implement the solutions, mentor fellow team members, and delivering our application to the business. The team will be cross functional with full stack developers, QA engineers, and BAs collaborating to deliver best in class solutions. The team is also focused on building reusable libraries and components that can be shared with numerous other teams in our group.

This role suits experienced full stack developers who are keen to step into more of a leadership role, who are passionate about sharing their skills and knowledge, and developing and growing a team.

Key Responsibilities

  • Research and understand DevOps best practices based on industry and Citi standards.

  • Design software components in a microservices cloud-native architecture to be resilient, stateless, scalable, and testable with automation and reusability as key objectives.

  • Define and maintain team coding standards and practices.

  • Develop services in Java utilizing latest frameworks and libraries with an emphasis on design patterns, code quality, secure coding practices and writing testable code with tests.

  • Design and develop Web UI screens and components in Angular.

  • Implement automated build, test and deployment pipelines utilizing latest DevOps tools available at Citi.

  • Lead, coach, mentor and develop junior developers within the team.

  • Partner with QA engineers to develop test cases and build out an automated testing suite for both API and UI testing.

  • Work closely with users, stakeholders, BAs, product managers and other development teams to understand problem space, brainstorm ideas, approaches and solutions.

  • Collaborate with other development teams to build shared libraries and components for reuse across the organization.

Required Skills, Experience and Competencies

  • 10+ years of experience in Java Development with some experience of Leadership and Team management

  • 5+ years of experience developing web applications in Javascript

  • Expert experience with designing and developing cloud native applications with a microservices architecture running on Docker/Openshift/Kubernetes platform

  • Experience with designing and developing databases in a RDBMS platform

  • Experience in API development & application security best practices (Oauth, TLS, PKI etc.)

  • Passion and commitment for adopting industry best practices and new technologies with exploratory mind-set

  • Experience working in an Agile/Scrum work environment

  • Strong communication and presentation skills

  • Innovative ideas and can-do attitude

  • Ability to manage tight deadlines or unexpected priority changes

  • Strong problem solving skills

  • Willingness to ask questions, challenge the status-quo and seek out answers

  • Ability to work independently, multi-task, take ownership and drive strategy

  • Impeccable integrity and judgment

Desirable Skills, Experience and Competencies

  • Angular development skills – nice to have.

  • Apache Kafka or similar messaging platform experience

  • Distributed Cache (Redis, Gemfire, etc) experience

  • Financial Services experience

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.

Job Family Group:


Job Family:

Applications Development

Time Type:

Full time

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