Securities Services - Product Development Specialist - Associate

JP Morgan

Location: Greater London

Job Type: Full time


We are looking someone who can support the delivery of market leading products. The candidate should be resourceful and execution driven. This is an exciting opportunity to join a growing team and interact with JP Morgan teams across the globe.

Job Summary:

As a Product Development Specialist within Investor Services, you will have the exciting opportunity to support the delivery of market-leading products. You will enhance client satisfaction, contribute to sustainable business growth, and deliver positive shareholder value. Partnering with our broader team, you will help set the strategic direction of the Traditional Fund Services (TFS) business. Your role will involve developing new products and working directly with prospects and clients on new services. This role offers a unique chance to make a significant impact on our business and clients.

Job responsibilities:

  • Work with global partners on mandated new business deals to define the scope and design of the client onboarding. Host both internal and external calls on a variety of topics within the scope of the onboarding
  • Actively participate and support colleagues in preparing materials for Traditional Fund Services Strategy sessions
  • Manage and implement projects to improve the automation, functionality and simplicity of our core fund accounting systems and solutions, which in turn facilitates a cleaner Book of Records
  • Participate in global programs in Fund Services – those with significant scale, complexity & budget
  • Work with the global product team to come up with a standard client offering
  • Apply critical thinking to understand requirements; identify, evaluate and propose solutions where necessary developing and supporting sustainable effective processes with appropriate control mechanisms
  • Drive requirements gathering, definition and the documentation of requirements to the required quality level
  • Construct/Design/Implement and maintain the proper governance structure based upon each individual project challenging the current processes and organization to effect changes that improve profitability/ efficiency, controls and risk reduction
  • Drive project work streams across multiple functions areas, including technology and operations at all levels to successful completion. Contribute to the investment by ensuring partners are held accountable and keep development aligned to strategic plan
  • Provide verbal and written status updates as required by to support senior management with timely and accurate maintenance and archiving of program artefacts
  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of existing product capabilities and designing innovative solutions to new opportunities to build a scalable, efficient market leading service offering.

Required qualifications, capabilities, and skills:

  • The successful candidate will have experience of Fund Accounting either through working in a similar product development role, or in an operations or client facing role on the servicing side.
  • Practical understanding of Fund Accounting core concepts that cover various asset classes, trade lifecycle events, fund expenses, profit and loss computations, balance sheet, and financial reporting standards
  • Ability to understand a diverse and complex technology and operations infrastructure
  • Ability to devise creative solutions in response to client requests and strategic product goals
  • Ability to map proposed product solutions against a diverse and complex technology and operations platform
  • Strong analytical skills, able to translate complex issues and other input into actions
  • An ability to work in teams distributed across the globe and travel to onshore offices
  • Strong independent contributor who is comfortable working in a self-directed mode on multiple assignments
  • Ability to self prepare quality materials and present confidently in multiple settings
  • Willingness to constructively challenge where required and work collaboratively with partners
  • Agility to adapt to a changing environment and demonstrate delivery of critical business goals