Citi Systems Specification Engineer, SVP in Irving, Texas

  • Primary Location: United States,Texas,Irving

  • Education: Bachelor's Degree

  • Job Function: Risk Management

  • Schedule: Full-time

  • Shift: Day Job

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • Travel Time: Yes, 10 % of the Time

  • Job ID: 16053033


Citi, the leading global bank, has approximately 200 million customer accounts and does business in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions. 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. Our core activities are safeguarding assets, lending money, making payments and accessing the capital markets on behalf of our clients.

Citi’s Mission and Value Proposition at explains what we do and Citi Leadership Standards at explain how we do it. Our mission is to serve as a trusted partner to our clients by responsibly providing financial services that enable growth and economic progress. We strive to earn and maintain our clients’ and the public’s trust by constantly adhering to the highest ethical standards and making a positive impact on the communities we serve. Our Leadership Standards is a common set of skills and expected behaviors that illustrate how our employees should work every day to be successful and strengthens our ability to execute against our strategic priorities

Diversity is a key business imperative and a source of strength at Citi. We serve clients from every walk of life, every background and every origin. Our goal is to have our workforce reflect this same diversity at all levels. Citi has made it a priority to foster a culture where the best people want to work, where individuals are promoted based on merit, where we value and demand respect for others and where opportunities to develop are widely available to all.


Operational Risk Management’s (ORM) mission is to create lasting solutions for minimizing losses from failed internal processes, inadequate controls, emerging risks and to drive actions to address the root causes that persistently lead to operational risk losses. The objective is to reduce operational losses for Citi through preventive actions and solutions to effectively manage and mitigate significant operational risks and vulnerabilities that may arise within Systems and Technology processes.

Position Objective:

The Systems Specifications Engineer will engage with subject matter experts to maintain and enhance the technology required to execute the Management Control Assessment (MCA) process. The role will require a good understanding of software tools used within business operations. Utilizing process definitions and dependencies available in existing systems, the role will involve identification of gaps along with providing recommendations for system improvements.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Individual will be expected to manage functionality and enhancements to the Management Control Assessment system.

  • Enhances and contributes to strategies, tools, and methodologies to measure, monitor, and report on technology risks.

  • Applies advanced knowledge to utilize and/or produce analytical material for discussions with cross-functional teams to understand business objectives and influence solution strategies.

  • Collaborates with team members on software solutions, test plan development and design test cases.

  • Strong communication and influencing skills.

  • Sense of ownership and accountability for work.Development Value:This role will afford the Systems Specification Engineer the opportunity to play an instrumental role in driving the effectiveness of Citi's global technology risk management tool delivery and reporting.



The Systems Specification Engineer will be a highly experienced systems or software engineer with an advanced degree in a core technology field and 12 plus years of hands-on experience in systems engineering and/or technology architecture.

In addition, the following knowledge and experience is highly desirable:

  • 12 plus years’ experience in delivery of enterprise environment solutions applying best practices.

  • Advanced understanding of business processes and internal control risk management.

  • Experience with technology infrastructure components such as network topology, data storage devices, virtual machine monitors, directory services, database management systems, messaging services, and middleware.

  • Practical experience leading an initiative supporting delivery of software solutions.

  • Ability to work independently and in a team, while managing multiple task assignmentsSkills:

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills; strong attention to detail

  • Strong demonstrable experience in system solutions design

  • Strong understanding of the Software Development Life Cycle

  • Strong understanding of architectural concepts and design

  • Demonstrable client management skills

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products (Project,PowerPoint, etc.), MicroStrategy.Competencies:Strong Leadership Skills:

  • Provides leadership in risk identification, key risk indicator identification, and risk mitigation strategies in the domain of technology management.

  • Engages subject matter experts to identify key risk management control indicators and maintain effective and efficient continuous control monitoring processes.

  • Excellent Communication skills - verbal and written.

  • Ability to interact with and influence people/groups of widely varying disciplines and backgrounds.

  • Ability and confidence to exercise influence over a wide range of individuals at all levels of technical & business leadership.

  • Experienced in using active listening techniques on a consistent basis.

  • Self-motivated.Strong Presentation skills:

  • Comfortable with public speaking across various forums and be able to effectively and logically communicate when ideas are being challenged in an open forum.

  • Comfortable interacting directly with senior technology managers including in a high stress environment.

  • Understands the perspective of regulators and has the ability to shape messages and content to respond to a changing variety of regulatory standards.

  • Strong planning, organization and time management experience that is strategically oriented, an innovative thinker, and a demonstrated and decisive decision maker.

  • Navigates organizational complexity; demonstrates organizational savvy.

  • Builds partnerships across functions and regions; collaborates well with others.Qualifications:Expected background for the candidate is:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or related field. MBA a plus. CRISC, CISSP, CISM, or similar certifications a plus