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Citigroup Software Engineer – Data & Platform in Mississauga, Ontario

Now is an extremely exciting time to join a newly formed group within Citi. The Institutional Clients Group - Engineering and Architecture Practice (EAP) is responsible for defining and building core architecture and technology strategy for the ICG.

This position will be in Kafka as-a-Service team which sits under Common Platform Engineering (CPE). The CPE is a department within the EAP group whose mission is to provide engineering for common platform capabilities in ICG, engineer solutions that codify the firm's data strategy into frameworks & tools and to ensure 'Common Product' standards are defined to ensure efficient adoption of common components.

We are looking for a Software Engineer who is passionate about working with large scale, multi-tenant distributed data systems for users that expect a very high level of availability. In this role, you will be responsible for creating data pipelines and building new features to extend an existing PaaS offering. In addition to extracting and transforming data, you will have an opportunity to use your expertise to build extensible data models, provide meaningful recommendations and actionable strategies to put Citi’s vast data to use.

Are you an engineer who is obsessed with code quality and has passion to bring fresh ideas in the areas of information retrieval, distributed computing, large-scale system design, data modelling & storage? Do you love to be part of a team that is building a PaaS enabling users around the globe to deliver modern streaming applications? If you answered yes, then you will fit right in.

What you‘ll be doing:

Design and build efficient & reliable data pipelines to move and transform data

Develop a suite of tools around the Kafka platform to give clients the ability to manage their data, e.g., by sourcing or sinking it from other on-premises datastores and cloud services

Design data models for optimal storage & retrieval and integrate with enterprise Data Catalog to register metadata

Devise data quality checks to ensure high quality of data

Take ownership of the end-to-end data engineering component of the solution

Write and review technical documents, including design, requirements, and process documentation

Advocate for a culture of platform automation with obsession for everything as-a-code approach

What we are looking for:

4+ years in software engineering, with strong fundamentals in distributed systems design and development

Experience creating large scale data processing pipelines for streaming and computing with data technologies such as any of the following: Kafka, Spark, Flink, Hadoop or similar

Solid working knowledge of containers (Kubernetes/OpenShift/EKS or similar) and experience building cloud native applications that run on containers

Proficiency in at least one of the following programming languages: Java, Scala, Python, Go. Enthusiasm and ability to pick up new languages and concepts as necessary

Ability to communicate thoughtfully, demonstrating problem-solving skills and a learning mentality to build long-term relationships

Experience writing well structured, quality code that’s easily maintainable by others

What gives you an edge:

Working experience with Kafka clients; any of both native (Producer API/Consumer API) and high level (KStreams/ksqlDB) clients

Good knowledge of the wider Kafka ecosystem (Kafka Connect, REST Proxy, Schema Registry, Confluent Control Center etc.)

Experience with microservices architecture and API development

Experience working with the Hashicorp tool set, specifically Vault for secrets management and Consul for service discovery

Strong grasp of DevSecOps practices to incorporate security first principles from the get-go

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Job Family:

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Time Type:

Full time

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