Lead Software Engineer - Athena Python

Greater London
Full time
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JP Morgan
Banking, investment & finance
10,001+ employees
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We have an opportunity to impact your career and provide an adventure where you can push the limits of what's possible.

We are looking for hands-on engineers to join our Athena Trade & Risk Services team, to help develop core frameworks, data models and service architecture alongside business technology partners to deliver to the Markets trading business.

As a Lead Software Engineer at JPMorgan Chase within the Markets Technology team, you are an integral part of an agile team working to build and enhance market-leading technology products in the Athena platform, that improve the way our business is run. Your expertise in various technology domains will be counted on to set strategic direction and solve complex and mission critical problems, internally and externally. Best of all, you’ll be able to harness massive amounts of brainpower through our global network of technologists from around the world.

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 the ability to contribute to wide range of exciting projects. Our engineers enjoy working with front office, quants and other technology teams.

Ideal candidates should have strong engineering foundations and be able to work across different platforms and different software languages. Candidates should be inspired by working in a collaborative, fast-changing environment with a high degree of code sharing and reuse. Focus on innovation and quality of solutions should be demonstrated by their contributions in previous professional roles or projects (either academic or personal).

Job responsibilities

  • Develops robust, performant pricing, trading and risk systems including building new applications & enriching existing applications using Athena Platform. Align development with the overall Markets trading strategy
  • Works across entire software development lifecycle – requirements gathering, design, implementation, testing, deployment, handover to operate teams.
  • Enhances the team by demonstrating best practice throughout the software development lifecycle: testing, code review, accurate status reporting, focus on application resilience and “operability”
  • Adds to team culture of diversity, equity, inclusion, and respect

Required qualifications, capabilities, and skills

  • Formal training or certification on software development concepts and proficient advanced experience
  • Strong foundations in Algorithms and Data Structures
  • Knowledge of the products traded in capital markets, business processes and applications underpinning them
  • Proficient in all aspects of the Software Development Life Cycle

Preferred qualifications, capabilities, and skills

  • Software development experience in a modern, generic purpose language (preferably Python, Java)
  • Knowledge of Object Oriented Language
  • Knowledge of distributed systems
  • Experience in building concurrent applications