Athena Trade and Risk Services Product Manager

JP Morgan

Location: Greater London

Job Type: Full time


Product Manager – Athena Trade and Risk Services – Vice President (VP)

Athena is a cross-asset platform transforming technology at JP Morgan. It delivers innovative and efficient applications to a wide range of firm's business, including sales, trading, operations, risk and research. Athena combines the best of open-source technologies with innovative components developed internally, which gives a potential candidate ability to contribute to wide range of exciting projects.

Athena Trade and Risk Services is an organization that leverages Athena’s Core Frameworks, with the mission to solve common problems for both Trade and Risk management. This ranges from back end services and frameworks through to user facing tools. Our team work closely with front office, quants, operations and other technology teams.

In particular, we are looking for a technical Product Manager to help develop our UI Framework offerings within ATRS, helping other teams develop next generation web applications and providing alternatives to legacy thick-client tools. This ranges from innovative server-driven UI frameworks for complex booking and structuring tools through to standardizing our web applications.

As an experienced Product Manager, your goal will be to work closely with your engineering team and stakeholders to identify and build out capabilities in your product that not only satisfy immediate functional and non-functional requirements, but can scale for future adoption and higher volumes. You will own the vision, roadmap and direction of your product, handling prioritisation of features with an expectation that you will also have a deep technical knowledge with the opportunity to contribute to the codebase. The ideal candidate will have a software engineering background and be looking to consider the bigger picture as part of this role.

Key Responsibilities:

  • As part of the CIB Markets ATRS team, the Product Manager will partner with all lines of business within CIB Markets to define strategic Trade and Risk product development efforts, with a focus on simplification and modernization.
  • Build a product vision, roadmap and drive prioritization to deliver the key objectives by understanding in depth the needs of Markets Line Of Business ( LOB ) Front Office, Operations & Back Office teams and partnering with Engineering teams,
  • Drive value by bringing cross asset products and solutions to teams across the Markets business. Manage the functional and technical requirements of business stakeholders to support their core requirements
  • Influence the design of technical solutions in our Trade and Risk Management offerings available today in Athena and also upcoming product features on our roadmap.
  • Build analytics and maintain key data points to measure progress towards the objectives set out for Athena Trade Management


  • You have 7-10 years of experience in delivering strong technical solutions with at least 2 years of product experience.
  • You have strong leadership skills and the ability to independently own products end-to-end. You have a strong track record of deliveries – defining a vision, owning a roadmap and seeing product roll out to completion
  • You have a view on what it takes to build a scalable Digital Platform, shared components and services that can serve multiple distribution channels
  • The ability to build consensus amongst a wide range of partners including business owners, technology, operations, and product control
  • Experience and strong desire to drive agile practices within the product and engineering teams


  • Experience in working with Cloud based technologies and in onboarding products to cloud.
  • Have had hands on experience in developing quality code with Python and/or JavaScript/React.
  • Understanding of lifecycle of a transaction within a Markets asset class (Trade management and ingestion, risk and pnl management.) and experience in a financial markets technology organization supporting an asset class.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer science or a similar numerical and analytical discipline, or professional software engineering experience.
  • Familiar with Jira project management tooling.