Python Software Engineer - Front Office - VP

  • Vice President
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • JPMorgan.
  • 14 Sep 17

An exciting Front Office opportunity to join our market leading Commodities and FX eTrading business

Athena is J.P. Morgan's cross-market risk management and trading system that provides functionality for traders, salespeople and operations staff globally. It is used in our foreign exchange, fixed income, credit and commodities businesses. Athena includes a globally replicated object-oriented database, a powerful dependency graph and a fully integrated stack across pricing, risk and trading tools. The code is a combination of Python and C++: C++ for speed, and Python for flexibility and rapid but controlled releases. Athena is designed to provide a continuous deployment environment, and pull developers close to the business to help increase revenues, while improving operational processes and controls to reduce costs.
This role requires a technically strong and disciplined developer. A record of delivering high quality, well-tested solutions in a mature controlled environment is a prerequisite. The role will require an ability to attain clear understanding of Athena environment and of the unique design considerations that come into play in a diverse and highly interdependent systems environment. A high level of interaction with the business is required as application involved are revenue generating and directly used by the businesses globally.
 
Duties and Responsibilities



  • Design and develop scalable, robust, and supportable technical solutions for day-to-day needs of the FX Option business and its clients


  • Working with users from the front and middle office to ensure that business requirements are met.


  • Interact effectively with high-volume trading desks and partner operations areas to understand day-to-day requirements and issues needing timely resolution


  • Design and implement scalable, robust, and supportable solutions for day-to-day needs of the FX Option business and its clients;


  • Contribute to inter-team and cross-team efforts to enforce standards and ensure designs adhere to optimum patterns
     

Required Skills


  • Experience in performant, large-scale system development in an object-oriented or functional language such as Java, C++ or C#. 


  • Willingness to become proficient and develop in Python if not already a primary language.


  • Good understanding of Agile development methodologies, responsible for elucidating and agreeing requirements, building relationships with business users, and taking ownership of deliverables all the way to the production environment.


  • Focus on testing through the entire development cycle to produce reliable and maintainable software. 


  • Experience in finance or investment banking as an application developer preferred, or willingness to rapidly learn the business domain.


  • Ability to develop a good understanding of end to end business processes.


  • Enthusiastic to keep learning and growing, in technical aptitude, business understanding and personal effectiveness. 


  • Excellent interpersonal skills to interact confidently and credibly with business users, to understand and agree business requirements and their prioritisation. 


  • Ability to collaborate with and influence other technology teams to deliver end to end solutions to the business in a constantly changing environment. 


  • Eager to take ownership of work, have real business impact, overcome obstacles and take it through to completion, working as part of this team and collaborating with a much bigger community of developers sharing the technology and code base.

 
About JPMorgan Chase & Co.
J.P. Morgan serves one of the largest client franchises in the world. Our clients include corporations, institutional investors, hedge funds, governments and affluent individuals in more than 100 countries. J.P. Morgan is part of JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM), a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2.2 trillion.  The firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers, small business and commercial banking, financial transaction processing, asset management, and private equity. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, JPMorgan Chase serves millions of clients and consumers under its J.P. Morgan and Chase, and WaMu brands.
 
J.P. Morgan offers an exceptional benefits program and a highly competitive compensation package.
J.P. Morgan is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
 
Closing Date - 29th June 2017.