Principal Software Engineer - Rewards Engineering Lead

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 Principal Software Engineer at JPMorgan Chase within the accelerator, 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:

  • Engage with business stakeholders to break down complex and ambiguous problems into technical specifications that an engineering team can implement under your guidance
  • Lead and participate in regular technical meetings, ensuring that architectural decisions align with the broader organizational goals and strategy
  • Own and deliver end-to-end cutting-edge solutions leveraging the latest technologies and the best industry practices
  • Design and implement technical solutions written in Java
  • Write unit, component, integration, end-to-end & performance tests
  • Influence not just the technology strategy but the shape the product as well
  • Support the products you've built through their entire life cycle, including production and incident management

Required qualifications, capabilities and skills

  • Formal training or certification on Java concepts and proficient expert experience
  • Experience with different architecture patterns and appreciation of their trade-offs (microservices, event-driven, hexagonal, cloud native)
  • Hands-on experience in architecting large-scale distributed systems with high degree of availability, fault-tolerance and scalability
  • Experience designing and implementing RESTful APIs with any of: Spring Boot, Micronaut, Quarkus
  • Experience designing and building solutions on at least one Cloud platform (AWS, GCP)
  • Curious and comfortable with exploring new business domains with the ability to consider both the technology and product angle
  • A desire to teach others and share knowledge. We aren’t looking for hero developers, more for team players. We want you to coach other team members on coding practices, design principles, and implementation patterns
  • Comfortable in uncharted waters. We are building something new. Things change quickly. We need you to learn technologies and patterns quickly
  • Ability to see the long term. We don’t want you to sacrifice the future for the present. We want you to choose technologies and approaches based on the end goals.
  • High standards. We are looking for people who expect personal performance and team performance to be nothing short of the best

Preferred qualifications, capabilities and skills

  • Experience building Loyalty and Reward platforms including ledgers and reward engines
  • Experience building and maintaining APIs for use by third parties
  • Experience building debit and credit card products linked to rewards offerings
  • Experience working with container orchestration solutions, such as Kubernetes

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