Citigroup, Inc. (NYSE: C) has already posted on online job boards seeking for advertising roles at a new automation center that will implement new robotic technology throughout the bank. The Automation Centre is looking for staff in at least 5 cities including New York, Tampa, London, Singapore, and Budapest. It will be responsible for partnering with Citigroup businesses to ensure that all elements are in place for the implementation of robotics and other related technologies.
Ranging from positions such as junior engineers to senior vice presidents, ideal candidates would be required to perform various levels of tech expertise and must be entrepreneurial. Citigroup is seeking for 2 senior program managers to serve as a robotic “catalyst” who will partner with divisions across the bank to identify new technologies that will lead to development of full scale production. Familiarizing with robotics and automation is also a must and program engineers will be hired to support the “catalysts” in identifying automation opportunities. Automation is a critical growth lever as many firms across the financial services industry aim to deepen the transaction lifecycle driven by margin pressures and regulatory changes.