Foreign Exchange FIX Onboarding Analyst

Location UK / UK

Job Type Permanent full-time, TemporaryContract

Salary Not disclosed

Updated 2 days ago

Reference 1375411

 Job Description

The role requires a self-starting, well organized and motivated individual to work within our client facing Global FX FIX Onboarding Team.

Overview of Citi:



Citi, the world leading global bank, has approximately 200 million customer accounts and a presence in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions worldwide. 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. Citi enables clients to achieve their strategic financial objectives by providing them with cutting-edge ideas, best-in-class products and solutions, and unparalleled access to capital and liquidity.



Team/Function Overview:



This team is responsible for all FX Client Onboarding onto Citi’s FX platforms so they can utilize Citi’s Global FX franchise.  This requires engaging with external and internal clients, at a technical level, utilizing our FIX API so they can avail of our live electronic FX trading




Role/Position Overview:



In this role you will be responsible for all client and technical team interactions from initial engagement until go live in our Production environment.  You will gain the opportunity to work closely with FX trading partners and gain a real insight into the FX Cash, Options and Algorithmic platforms that are offered within Citi as well as gaining visibility of the world’s largest FX Franchise.



You will have complete autonomy over your assigned tasks so strong self-management is a must as deadlines must be met to ensure our Franchise standards are maintained and our clients’ needs are met.



You will gain exposure to a wide variety of technically diverse systems from High Frequency Trading (HFT)/low latency trading platforms where every millisecond counts to network designs panning local and wide area networks to connectivity mechanisms like VPN’s, RTNS etc. all while maintaining best practices in fields such as security and stability.




Key Responsibilities:

  • Working with external clients and internal business teams to identify client requirements
  • Arranging various forms of network connectivity for clients
  • Delivering new server and client components as per evolving business requirements
  • Maintaining the existing FIX API while helping development teams enhance the infrastructure
  • Ensuring that there is a good understanding of the business priorities and to plan work accordingly
  • Second line support (investigation of problems that front-line support cannot resolve)
  • Identifying and correcting areas of poor stability across the platform
  • Decommissioning of unused client sessions or network connections that will save the business money
  • Ensuring all external clients and vendors are satisfied with the service provided




Key Relationships:

  • Front office through to back office system development teams
  • Low Latency network implementation and design teams
  • FX Trading Business partners – Traders, Sales, Product Management
  • FX Front Line Support
  • External and internal clients and vendors




Development Value:

  • Opportunities for career expansion for the successful individual to establish their profile in the Global Foreign Exchange Technology organization.
  • Direct visibility of a global FX Franchise and access to the everyday business functions (e.g. Trading and Sales) that supports it.
  • Access to a wide range of technology platforms and resources in a Global enterprise company





  • Extensive years experience in a similar role
  • Knowledge of Foreign Exchange Financial Products is desirable but not required




  • Unix/Linux
  • FIX protocol
  • Intermediate networking knowledge is desirable but not required
  • Real-time high frequency, low latency messaging work is desirable but not required






  • Strong academic record, ideally with a good degree and a mathematical or scientific background.





  • Strong Communication skills
  • Self-Motivated
  • Willingness to learn
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills



Exceptional candidates who do not meet these criteria may be considered for the role provided they have the necessary skills and experience.


Valuing Diversity:

Demonstrates an appreciation of a diverse workforce. Appreciates differences in style or perspective and uses differences to add value to decisions or actions and organisational success.



Citi is an Equal Opportunities Employer