Global Cleared Derivatives Athena Python Technical Lead – Vice President

JP Morgan

Location: Glasgow City

Job Type: Full time

Last updated

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- Reshma Saujani

As an experienced member of our Software Engineering Group, you'll apply your expertise to solving business problems through innovation and engineering practices.
The Global Clearing Technology team is hiring in Glasgow.

We are seeking a technically strong and disciplined developer to help drive technical design and lead the team through change in the JP Morgan Athena framework built over Python. 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.

This is a global team that develops and maintains the systems in Athena for trading, risk management, P&L reporting and trade booking covering Global Clearing Business (eg: Foreign Exchange, Interest Rate Swaps, Government Securities ). The successful candidate will be a lead developer and will join our existing development team who are working to expand the Global Clearing FX and Prime Brokerage business flows to support modernization of existing flows and technical standards across the team.

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. 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 strengths and capabilities, including:

  • Strong Proficiency in the Python programming language
  • Ability to work in collaborative cross location teams to achieve organizational goals
  • Ownership of work, having measured 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
  • Knowledge of industry-wide technology trends and best practices
  • Passionate about building an innovative culture, continuous learning in technical aptitude, business understanding and personal effectiveness whilst coaching modern junior engineers
  • 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 would be a plus

About Us
J.P. Morgan is a global leader in financial services, providing strategic advice and products to the world’s most prominent corporations, governments, wealthy individuals and institutional investors. Our first-class business in a first-class way approach to serving clients drives everything we do. We strive to build trusted, long-term partnerships to help our clients achieve their business objectives.

We recognize that our people are our strength and the diverse talents they bring to our global workforce are directly linked to our success. We are an equal opportunity employer and place a high value on diversity and inclusion at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of any protected attribute, including race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital or veteran status, pregnancy or disability, or any other basis protected under applicable law. In accordance with applicable law, we make reasonable accommodations for applicants’ and employees’ religious practices and beliefs, as well as any mental health or physical disability needs.
About the Team
Our Corporate & Investment Bank relies on innovators like you to build and maintain the technology that helps us safely service the world’s important corporations, governments and institutions. You'll develop solutions that help the bank provide strategic advice, raise capital, manage risk, and extend liquidity in markets spanning over 100 countries around the world.
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