Application Support Senior Manager

Singapore, Singapore
13 May 2023
12 Jun 2023
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
About the Team:

ISG Technology strives to provide measurable competitive advantage to our business by delivering high quality, innovative and cost effective reference data technology and operational; solutions in order to meet the needs of the business, our clients, our regulators and stakeholders.

Olympus is a next generation Data Fabric to streamline data sources across ICG and enable industry-leading analytics, client, regulatory, surveillance, supervisory, risk & finance reporting and data science solutions that are Accurate, Reliable, Relevant, Consistent, Complete, Scalable, Timely, Secure, Nimble.

Olympus is built on Big data platform and technologies under Cloudera distribution like HDFS, Hive, Impala, Spark, YARN, Sentry, Oozie, Kafka.

Our team interfaces with a vast client base and works in close partnership with Operations, Development and other technology counterparts running the application production platform, providing quick resolutions and timely communications to their issues, and driving improvements to stability and efficiency practices to help us and the business succeed.

The Apps Support Senior Manager accomplishes results through the management of professional team(s) and department(s). Integrates subject matter and industry expertise within a defined area. Contributes to standards around which others will operate. Requires in-depth understanding of how areas collectively integrate within the sub-function as well as coordinate and contribute to the objectives of the entire function. Requires basic commercial awareness. Developed communication and diplomacy skills are required in order to guide, influence and convince others, in particular colleagues in other areas and occasional external customers. Has responsibility for volume, quality, timeliness and delivery of end results of an area. May have responsibility for planning, budgeting and policy formulation within area of expertise. Involved in short-term planning resource planning. Full management responsibility of a team, which may include management of people, budget and planning, to include duties such as performance evaluation, compensation, hiring, disciplinary and terminations and may include budget approval.

Team/Function Overview: MiFID II, Dodd Frank, Volcker regulatory initiatives are a key focus and priority for Global Markets, with focus on Asia regulatory bodies inclusive of MAS, HKMA, ASCII and JFSA. These regulatory requirements impact all product types and asset classes - Cash, ETD and OTC derivatives across Rates, Credit, Equities, FX, Commodities, Futures, Securitized Markets and Municipals. These requirements are driving fundamental changes to the way trading is done and require significant investment in technology platforms that support these activities. The Regulatory Support team is tasked with the responsibly of ensuring both the stability and data quality of our Regulatory platforms, ensuring that Citi meets the highest standards of compliance with external regulators globally.

  • Manages one or more apps support teams.
  • Provides technical oversight across systems and applications; leverage skills across multiple apps support areas.
  • Provide a holistic view of the production environment for both technology and business management, working closely as a trusted partner for senior business heads.
  • Provide guidance on feedback reviews with development managers, ensuring outstanding issues are tracked to closure, particularly long-term strategic fixes.
  • Performs controlled resolution of incidents and problems including prioritization and escalation to relevant groups when appropriate, root cause analysis of all problems with follow-through to resolution.
  • Consults with the primary clients of the application in conjunction with development managers in order to understand the strategic objectives of users.
  • Requires awareness of audit and compliance related issues.
  • Contributes to formulation of strategies for apps support and other functional areas.
  • Champion stability initiatives to enable application high availability for Business-As-Usual which includes better monitoring, failover and resiliency
  • Ability to handle incidents, problems and change at a global enterprise level. Calm and analytical when faced with major incidents on critical systems.
  • Responsible for delivery of end results and shares responsibility for budget management which directly impacts the apps support area; accountable for resource planning.
  • Manages customer satisfaction requirements of operational procedures to achieve a suitable outcome for all stakeholders
  • Exhibits sound and comprehensive communication and diplomacy skills to exchange complex information with inherent confidence with operations and technology partners on a regional or global basis.
  • Focus on people development, evaluating subordinates' performance and making decisions on pay increases, hiring, terminations and other personnel actions and deputize for the regional support manager.
  • Performs other duties and functions as assigned
  • 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, as well as effectively supervise the activity of others and create accountability with those who fail to maintain these standards.
  • 6-10 years experience in an Apps Support role would be an added advantage, but not essential
  • Experience with people management
  • Highly assertive communications skills, commanding personality. Ability to engage a large audience and lead the discussion with clear, articulate, and highly assertive communication. Must show confidence in all communications
  • Experience with application support would be an added advantage, but not essential
  • Effectively share information with other support team members and with other technology teams
  • Ability to plan and organize workload
  • Consistently demonstrates clear and concise written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to communicate appropriately to relevant stakeholde
  • Bachelor's/University degree, Master's degree preferred
Hadoop/Big Data Platform
  • Working knowledge of various components and technologies under Cloudera distribution like HDFS, Hive, Impala, Spark, YARN, Sentry, Oozie, Kafka.
  • Very good knowledge on analyzing the bottlenecks on the cluster - performance tuning, effective resource usage, capacity planning, investigating.
  • Perform daily performance monitoring of the cluster - Implement best practices, ensure cluster stability and create/analyze performance metrics.
  • Hands-on experience in supporting applications built on Hadoop.
Additional Skills (preferable)

Other Applications
• Knowledge / working experience of ITRS Active Console/other monitoring tools
• Knowledge / working experience of Autosys/scheduler.

• Strong interpersonal skills
• Management experience
• Able to communicate clearly and concisely; Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
• Must have good attention to detail and a strong commitment to quality; High levels of personal commitment, professionalism and integrity
• Relationship building
• Strategic influencing

Job Family Group:

Job Family:
Applications Support

Time Type:
Full time

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