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Citigroup Global Head of Digital Assets Engineering in New York, New York

The ICG (Institutional Clients Group) Innovation Labs is a global network of innovation centers focused on delivering cutting edge solutions to Citi’s Markets, Securities Services, Treasury & Trade (TTS) and Banking lines of business.

Our Mission is to create a competitive advantage for our clients, manifested as change in the way they operate, by providing innovative technological solutions with strong client engagement, from idea to production, and by leveraging the entrepreneurial spirit and technological excellence fostered in the Innovation Labs.

Our Labs Network is a global organization that spans across New York, Dublin, London, Tel Aviv, Singapore, Shanghai, and various other locations globally. We focus on delivering innovative products using cutting-edge technologies in highly complex architectures and with the highest delivery standards. The Innovation Labs team perform research and implementation in many advanced domains spanning across AI, Machine learning, NLP, Analytics, Blockchain/Distributed Ledger Technology and many more.

We are currently looking for a seasoned senior leader to manage the ICG DLT engineering unit. The ideal candidate is a senior leader with strong DLT/Blockchain background in the financial industry, with a track record of leading global engineering organizations in large and complex environments.


· Expand and lead a large engineering unit responsible for a broad range of DLT solutions and infrastructure components

· Lead research and development activities globally with the goal of finding innovative solutions with substantial impact potential on ICG

· Manage executive stakeholder audience in technology by acting as a partner, trusted advisor and operating through influence

· Work with internal and external partners to design, validate and deliver solutions with a commercial benefit for Citi

· Manage multiple concurrent initiatives and projects of varying sizes & complexity

· Engage with technical and business stakeholders to define and design overall architecture for key use-cases across our TTS, Markets, Securities Services and Banking Business Lines

· Work with external vendors and start-ups around joint initiatives and around exploration of new directions. Manage partner and vendor relationships where required

· Partner with the DLT Centre of Excellence to ensure best practice is followed from the perspectives of good governance, risk management, standardization, and tooling.


· Academic degree in Computer Sciences or equivalent. MSc or MBA – preferred

· At least 15 years of experience in the software industry

· At least 3 years of proven experience in leading large engineering teams (50+ employees)

· Great passion and proven hands-on experience with Blockchain technologies

· At least 3 years in roles related to Blockchain and DLT

· Experience with both private and public networks

· Proven extensive knowledge in digital assets, market trends and related regulatory developments

· Strong and diverse technical background. Ability to quickly learn and understand new technologies, influence highly skilled engineering teams and overall have a personal impact on technology decisions and vision.

· Vast experience with cloud architectures, and specific experience with public cloud offerings

· Excellent communication skills

· Leadership and organizational abilities

· Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills

· Strategic thinker

· Experience in the financial industry – major advantage

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