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Citigroup Lead Java Developer, AVP in Mississauga, Ontario

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

  • Has the ability to operate with a limited level of direct supervision.

  • Can exercise independence of judgement and autonomy.

  • Acts as SME to senior stakeholders and /or other team members.

  • 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.


  • 8-13 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


  • Strong Programming Skills

  • Good understanding of app development procedures and concepts

  • Ability to guide the juniors

Technical Essentials:

  • Excellent work experience in Java 8 or Higher version

  • Excellent knowledge in SQL/PLSQL Basics or MongoDB NOSQL

  • Hands on experience in Spring, Spring Boot Framework

  • Java performance tuning, Threads, Collections

  • Knowledge of any J2EE application server

  • Writing and executing automated unit tests using TestNG or JUnit

  • Ability to design service oriented, load balanced, high available and high throughput solutions


  • DevOps Tools- CI/CD

  • Messaging middleware

  • Kafka, Micro Service Architecture

  • Mongo DB- No SQL

  • Angular/React JS experience good to have


  • 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.

Preferred Qualifications :

  • Degree in Computer Science or related technical discipline with multiple years of hands-on software development experience.

  • Working experience with agile and iterative software delivery

  • Familiarity with software engineering best practices (unit testing, automation, design patterns, peer review, etc)

  • Proven architecture experience in building horizontally scalable, highly available, highly resilient and low latency applications

  • Proven experience in managing Cloud infrastructure (i.e. OpenShift, AWS, etc)

  • Proficiency with Cloud-native development and Container Orchestration tools (Serverless, Docker, Kubernetes, OpenShift, etc)

  • Proficiency with API Management tools

  • Proficiency with event-driven design and architecture (i.e. Kafka, Spark, etc)

  • Experience in technical leadership re-engineering monolithic applications into Microservices

  • Experience with Microservices frameworks using Java.

  • Experience with Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) pipelines, on-premise and public cloud (i.e. Jenkins, Teamcity, etc)

  • Experience in Security, Observability, and Monitoring (i.e Grafana Prometheus, Splunk, ELK, etc)

  • Experience with Service Oriented and Micro-Services architectures, including REST and hazel cast implementations.

  • Experience mentoring and providing technical leadership for teams of 4 or more developers.

  • A passion for learning new technologies, and a desire for personal growth, through self-study, formal classes, or on-the-job training.

  • A passion for building high quality products which customers love.

Experience with database concepts and web-based technologies is a plus

Job Family Group:


Job Family:

Applications Development

Time Type:

Full time

Citi is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

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