Citi Project Manager in Chennai, India

  • Primary Location: India,Tamil Nadu,Chennai

  • Education: Bachelor's Degree

  • Job Function: Technology

  • Schedule: Full-time

  • Shift: Day Job

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • Travel Time: No

  • Job ID: 16040465


Job Background/Context

FXLM Technology is a group formed of a number of distinct teams focused around different asset classes. Each team has a responsibility for providing development and technical support on various corporate-wide Front office and operations applications.

The Foreign Exchange / Money Markets team is implementing new systems and major enhancements requiring project leaders to manage implementation and development of strategic applications

Job Description

The successful applicant will be expected to work as part of a team to tight deadlines, often imposed at short notice. He/she must demonstrate drive and initiative, be goal-oriented, dedicated and self-sufficient. He/she should be able to work well under pressure, adapt quickly to changing priorities and maintain focus on key tasks during busy periods. The candidate should be confident and presentable, and able to communicate with clarity and precision both orally and in writing. Establishing and maintaining good working relations with the onshore / offshore development teams and various technology & business partners to manage expectations and to get things done in a timely manner is a key requirement of this role. Ideal candidate will have a well demonstrated background in managing IT-projects in the financial services industry and worked on Event based framework and Flexcube applications

Key Responsibilities

·Project Manager/Senior business analyst.

·Responsible for development and delivery of application software from onshore / offshore development teams through to Production for FX, MM, FI and Options related applications.

·Managing changes and ensuring appropriate documentation is available (BRD, FRD etc).

·Provide design guidance and technical solution as and when required during the project lifecycle

·Co-ordinate with development team for testing and implementations for various releases

·Creating test plans, test cases, test reports

·Executing and reporting on a defined set of test cases

·Collaborate and partner closely with program managers, development leads, test leads and production support teams to ensure that software is tested to highest quality

·Work closely with other technology team members to ensure appropriate cover is provided during the working day and where required, be prepared to work out of hours and weekends to support upgrades and new releases to the application.

·Able to understand and present complex technical data / details to senior management at a high level

·Conducting stakeholder meetings with the project stakeholders as and when required

·Getting actively involved in project planning, testing strategy and production implementation discussions

·Able to effectively manage onshore/offshore vendor resources as and when required

·Must have a good grasp and understanding of the latest project management methodologies

Good communications skills and ability to put forward arguments persuasively

Key Relationships

·Operations Team

·Solution/Development Team

·Production Support Managers.

·Technology Partners

·Technology Infrastructure SA teams

·Oracle DBA’s

·Change Management Team

·Project Sponsors / Senior Management for escalation / reporting purposes

Development Value

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to join a growing team developing and implementing strategic system in the FXLM Operations Technology arena.

The successful applicant will have the opportunity to be instrumental in the building and implementation of new processes and procedures to aid in the support and stability of critical application. This is an ideal position for a person interested in expanding their skill set with people and controls, whilst still being part of an applications implementation team and retaining hands on activity of a technical nature. Projects in this area typically have a high profile with senior management visibility.


·He/She needs to be self driven and have a problem solving attitude.

·The candidate is expected to be enthusiastic and a quick-learner as this is a rapidly changing environment.

·Strong analytical and communication skills

·Knowledge of full software development and testing lifecycle

·Ability to work with minimum of supervision and deliver work on target

·Knowledge of the core banking/financial services systems and processes

·Must be capable of multi-tasking and working under pressure.

·Experience in writing range of test artifacts; test plan, test cases, test reports, etc.

·Organised approach, with attention to detail.

·Occasional weekend working will be required to support roll-outs and upgrades.

Knowledge of implementing various different applications.



·Possess basic technology development experience.

Languages/Tools Java, PLSQL

Databases Oracle

Operating System Unix – Including shell Scripting

Middleware MQ,Weblogic, XML

·Experience in designing and development of a large J2EE based banking application specifically on Quantum framework based application

·Excellent understanding of FX/FI/MM/FX Options back office functionality

·Ability to explain business requirements to development and project team in technical language

·Ability to resolve users queries related to FXLM application and provide quick solution to production issues/queries

·Good verbal and written communication skills and be able to produce clear, concise documents for the production support team and the wider team.

·Good knowledge of Microsoft Office packages including MS Excel

·Project management qualification like Prince2, PMP (preferred but not mandatory)


·Degree level qualification is essential.


·Possess the ability to develop good working relationships with peer groups and management

·Have a proactive approach towards possible issue and dependencies.

·Efficiently manage multiple tasks and changing priorities

·Self motivated, enthusiastic and confident

·Display propensity for detail and comprehensiveness of content

·Proven success in a team environment

·Exhibit strong communication skills. Articulate in both written and verbal communication·

·Good negotiation skills and an accomplished solution provider and problem solver.