VP - Futures e-Trading Technology - Algo Specialist Business Analyst / Project Manager

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London, Greater London, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
Competitive salary
26 Sep 2021
26 Oct 2021
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Job role
Business analyst, CFO
Experience level
The Business Analysis Senior Manager is a senior management-level position responsible for liaising between business users and technologists to exchange information in a concise, logical and understandable way in coordination with the Technology team. The overall objective of this role is to contribute to continuous iterative exploration and investigation of business performance and other measures to gain insight and drive business planning.


As an Algo Trading Specialist BA/PM, you would be responsible for Algo and Analytics stream of Technology work-slate, analyzing project issues, producing project artefacts (such as Business Requirement and Test Strategy documentation) and driving the implementation of the defined solution. You would work on multiple projects simultaneously and carry out Project Management activities. Your responsibilities would include
  • Specifically, responsible for analyzing & driving projects for onboarding of new algorithms on existing platforms.
  • Be primary point of contact for validation of Risks and Controls implementation for new and existing algos.
  • You would face off internal control function teams like "Compliance", "Risk Management", "Internal Audit" to represent any enhancements in existing/new algorithms
  • Liaising with Compliance, Risk & Controls functions to ensure adherence to electronic trading regulatory and internal controls requirements
  • Understanding business priorities, documenting requirements, and determining solutions in partnership with the vendors/internal teams
  • Working hands-on with vendor systems to ensure the trading platform is up to date with the latest offerings
  • Developing and maintaining the project plan either independently or in collaboration with team members
  • Tracking and maintaining Change Request documentation to ensure all additional requirements are traceable
  • Identifying and communicating key project risks, defining mitigation strategies and managing resolution
  • Identifying and communicating inter-project dependencies to stakeholders and other project team members
  • Collaborating with global partners to manage infrastructure and software dependencies
  • Organizing and delivering functional presentations in stakeholder meetings
  • Liaising with Operations and Front Office staff to ensure that required project artefacts are collated
  • Liaising with Technology staff to ensure that requirements are understood and that functional and design proposals are fit for purpose
  • Identifying and communicating inter-project dependencies to stakeholders and other project team members
  • Ensuring that materials developed can be re-used
  • Liaising with e-Trading project members globally to achieve consistent, best-in-class documentation standards
  • Leading peer reviews and inspections of requirement documents
  • Assist in the production of business cases, ensuring that all projects have a viable business proposition
  • Managing regional book of work and resources

  • Sound experience in Electronic Trading / Algorithmic Execution area with deep insight on behavior of standard benchmark algo models.
  • Strong experience in modification and enhancements of algo models to adapt them to client requirements
  • Excellent grip on Transaction Cost Analysis for Algo execution. Any past experience in data mining and reporting tools used for TCA reporting is desirable
  • Good understanding of regulatory obligations for electronic trading business and experience in dealing with Risk and Controls system is must
  • Experience of working in Investment banking Trading/Front-office technology is a must
  • Previous experience of working on Equities/Futures Trading platform is highly desirable
  • Highly experienced in Project management of complex software programs collaboratively developed with vendors and in-house tech team
  • Highly experienced in managing vendor engagements for adherence to organizational guidelines
  • Practical experience in analysis/design/implementation of successful projects in the Futures front office area
  • Experience of defining/documenting business strategies/requirements
  • Strong understanding of the FIX protocol
  • Strong understanding F&O products and processes
  • Experience in coordinating QA teams

This role forms part of a major global program and as such requires other, broader responsibilities and requisite skills:
  • Inter-regional responsibilities - e.g. responsible for delivering projects for stakeholders in all regions
  • Collaboration with the business at a senior level - this program has detailed Director level interaction with the business on a daily basis as our business partners go through a process of discovery about the detail of the design and implementation
  • Collaboration with global partners - e.g. manage the dependencies on other IT groups, e.g. Infrastructure and Equities technology
  • Direct responsibility for relationships with external suppliers and vendors - this project is delivered in large part via a multi-million-dollar contract with a vendor

Team/Function Overview
  • Do you want to deliver cutting edge technology solutions to business critical problems?
  • Are you a multifaceted business analyst with a strong experience in managing both conceptualization and implementation of technical applications?
  • Do you want to work for one of the fastest growing businesses in a leading global bank?

Citi Futures, Clearing and Collateral Technology support a rapidly growing eTrading business that uses technological innovation to maintain competitive advantage in a constantly evolving market. Working closely with the business, external vendors and internal technology teams, you would build-out and maintain our next generation trading platforms. The platforms provide market access to 35+ exchanges.

Role / Position Overview
You would manage complex global trade flows and functionality that include elements of Electronic/Algorithmic Execution of orders, order management, FIX, Risk Management etc.
This is a role specifically for Algo/Electronic Execution specialist, so any prior experience in Electronic Trading or Algorithmic Execution is highly desirable.
This would involve everything from incorporating new functionality in the existing ecosystem to analyzing new requirements, compliance to regulatory and control requirements, documenting solutions, coordinating implementation with vendors and testing systems to ensure that they are fit for purpose. You would regularly work with a range of high-profile stakeholders and vendors. So, should have strong interpersonal skills to manage stakeholder expectations, excellent problem solving skills to develop solutions and good organization skills to ensure delivery.

Overview of Citi:
Citi, the world leading global bank, has approximately 200 million customer accounts and a presence in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions worldwide. Citi provides consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction services, and wealth management. Citi enables clients to achieve their strategic financial objectives by providing them with cutting-edge ideas, best-in-class products and solutions, and unparalleled access to capital and liquidity.

Job Family Group:

Job Family:
Business Analysis / Client Services

Time Type:
Full time

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