Citi GCB Solutions Engineering Infrastructure Architect in Irving, Texas

  • Primary Location: United States,Texas,Irving

  • Education: Bachelor's Degree

  • Job Function: Technology

  • Schedule: Full-time

  • Shift: Day Job

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • Travel Time: No

  • Job ID: 18075254



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 missionis 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 to are widely available to all.

Who are we?

Citi Technology Infrastructure (CTI) provides the products and services that enable Citi's workforce, along with the majority of the financial solutions that Citi's customers rely on. We provide the critical technical foundation for Citi's operations through the infrastructure that runs business and general user computing services. We do this by working as one-team to deliver high quality, reliable and modern infrastructure technologies at the right cost. We drive to optimize the functionality and capability of the infrastructure technologies.

The CTI Solutions Engineering architecture team is focused on ensuring the use of standard infrastructure patterns and utility services to support the application performance, resiliency and availability requirements in the most economical manner. The architecture team will also deliver customized solutions that address the unique technology demands of Citi’s Consumer Banking organization.

In CTI we are focused on delivering the best for our clients, and we know that to do this we need a talented team with diverse experiences, backgrounds and skills.

Role Description

The Infrastructure Architect will be part of a team whose role is the design and modification of complex, multi-system environments. In this role, you will identify and analyze business requirements to integrate hardware, storage, operating systems, and connectivity solutions. You will also create and maintain standards and patterns development used within the Consumer infrastructure technology space. You will partner with business leaders, developers, engineers, and production support teams to provide design guidelines, impart knowledge on technical trends and serve as a Subject Matter Expert on systems configuration and integration, capacity planning, performance analysis and optimization.

Core Role Competencies

Infrastructure Architecture & Strategy:

• Work with senior technologists to influence and shape the strategic infrastructure target state

• Help define and implement infrastructure standards

• Influence and educate engineers on standards, processes and tools

Disaster Recovery Strategy:

• Partner with the application owners to develop and update comprehensive DR strategy for the line of businesses across the global enterprise

• Work with Production teams to develop specific Disaster Recovery plans that meet the overall strategy

• Recommend specific tools strategies, and solutions for DR solutions

Incident Consulting:

• Provide technical assistance with the most challenging issues that span multiple systems, or show recurring trends that have not been successfully resolved


• Strong and effective communication skills to guide meetings, provide direction, conduct presentations, and influence change, and enforcing enterprise directives with compliant and non-compliant teams.


Skills /Experience Levels

  • Bachelor's degree orequivalent work experience preferred

  • Enterprise Architectureand Solution Engineering mindset or thought leadership required.

  • Experience that wouldtypically commensurate with 5 years of Database Architect and/or solutionsengineering and design experience

  • Infrastructureunderstanding of Virtual machines, Containers, Database clusters, Applicationclusters and distributed systems.

  • Experience in HA/DRdeployment strategies related to Oracle RAC, SQL Server AlwaysON, MongoDBsharding for on premise and hybrid cloud.

  • A strong understandingof database related network components like private interconnect, Sql serverclustering with witness based networks and MongoDB sharding across distributedenvironments and multiple data centers.

  • Knowledge of mainframemodernization and migration of data from Tandem/Unisys to Oracle using DataBridge or other technologies

  • Working experience withdatabase replication technologies like Golden Gate, SSIS & AbInitio

  • Experience inApplication servers and clustering related to at least two of the following -IBM WAS, WebLogic, Tomcat, Tuxedo, Solace and Tibco services.

  • An understanding of BIGdata and Integration technologies like Ab Initio, Kafka, Apache Ignite, IBM MQand Rabbit MQ.

  • Strong and dedicateddocumentation skills to articulate the architecture design and solution usingMicrosoft Visio and Word

Citi is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Minority/Female/Veteran/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.