Principal Engineer - Platform Engineering - Executive Director

JP Morgan

Location: Greater London

Job Type: Full time


Out of the successful launch of Chase in 2021, we’re a new team, with a new mission. We’re creating products that solve real world problems and put customers at the center - all in an environment that nurtures skills and helps you realize your potential. Our team is key to our success. We’re people-first. We value collaboration, curiosity and commitment.

As a Platform Engineer at JPMorgan Chase within the platform team, you are the heart of this venture, focused on getting smart ideas into the hands of our customers. You have a curious mindset, thrive in collaborative squads, and are passionate about new technology. By your nature, you are also solution-oriented, commercially savvy and have a head for fintech. You thrive in working in tribes and squads that focus on specific products and projects – and depending on your strengths and interests, you'll have the opportunity to move between them.

While we’re looking for professional skills, culture is just as important to us. We understand that everyone's unique – and that diversity of thought, experience and background is what makes a good team, great. By bringing people with different points of view together, we can represent everyone and truly reflect the communities we serve. This way, there's scope for you to make a huge difference – on us as a company, and on our clients and business partners around the world

Job responsibilities

  • Develops secure high-quality production code, and reviews and debugs code written by others
  • Develops composable infrastructure systems and capabilities
  • Influence organisational level architecture, design patterns and practices, and standards
  • Identifies opportunities to eliminate or automate remediation of recurring issues to improve overall operational stability of software applications and systems
  • Provides operational support of production systems within a you-build-it-you-run-it culture
  • Leads evaluation sessions with external vendors, startups, and internal teams to drive outcomes-oriented probing of architectural designs, technical credentials, and applicability for use within existing systems and information architecture
  • Leads communities of practice across Software Engineering to drive awareness and use of new and leading-edge technologies
  • Leads an agile team to deliver high quality technical solutions, while maintaining a focus on business focused
  • Adds to team culture of diversity, equity, inclusion, and respect

Required qualifications, capabilities, and skills

  • Formal training or certification on software engineering concepts, such as Certified Kubernetes Application Developer (CKAD), Google Associate Cloud Engineer Certification, or AWS Certified Solutions Architect
  • Expertise deploying infrastructure as code, using Crossplane, Terraform, or equivalent
  • Hands-on practical experience delivering system design, application development, testing, and operational stability
  • Advanced in one or more programming language(s), such as Go, Java or Kotlin
  • Advanced understanding of agile methodologies, CI/CD, application resiliency, and security; including modern best practices for secure delivery, such as SLSA framework
  • Demonstrated proficiency in software applications and processes within a technical domain, such as cloud, artificial intelligence, machine learning, mobile, etc.
  • Practical cloud native experience, deploying Kubernetes applications on a cloud service provider, such as Google Cloud, Amazon Web Services, or Microsoft Cloud
  • Proven record of cross team collaboration, and technical leadership

Preferred qualifications, capabilities, and skills

  • Expertise in the Kubernetes operator pattern
  • Experience with GitOps
  • Strong understanding of networking fundamentals, and application in a cloud environment

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