Global Cleared Derivatives Athena Python Senior Developer – Associate

JP Morgan

Location: Glasgow City

Job Type: Full time

Last updated

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- Reshma Saujani

The Global Clearing Athena Technology team is hiring in Glasgow.

We are seeking a technically strong and disciplined developer. 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 senior developer and will join our existing Regulatory and FX Prime Brokerage team. The scrum manages work across our both our FX bookings and Regulatory requirements managing implementation, maintenance, and monitoring of automated reports which ensure compliance to various banking and trading acts defined by regulatory authorities.

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:

  • Proficiency in the Python programming language
  • Ability to work in collaborative cross location teams to achieve organizational goals
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
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