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Machine Learning Lead, Executive Director - Intelligent Solutions

Req #: 180014710
Location: New York, NY, US
Job Category: Technology
Potential Referral Amount: 0 US Dollar (USD)

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is leading global financial services firm with assets of $2 trillion and operations in more than 60 countries.  The firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers, small business and commercial banking, financial transaction processing, asset management, and private equity. 


JPMorgan Intelligent Solutions (JPMIS) is a new group considering ways to transform and leverage JPM proprietary data assets into opportunities for JPM.  Protecting and managing intellectual property effectively as well as utilizing it to develop solutions that are both customized and scalable will enable JPM to create additional shareholder value.


Reporting to the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for the Intelligent Solutions Group, this role is responsible for all technical definition and design pattern for Machine Learning supporting JPMC. The Machine Learning team combines cutting edge machine learning techniques with the company’s unique data assets to optimize business decisions and create new productivity tools. In this role, you will be supporting our world-class machine learning team, and advance the state-of-the-art in financial applications ranging from pricing and credit models to natural language processing. The work of the Machine Learning team spans the company’s lines of business, with exceptional opportunities in each.

This individual will provide the thought leadership that supports the growth strategy of JPMIS by delivering technical capabilities and solutions for Machine Learning. The right candidate for this position has deep technical acumen across both Big Data and Machine Learning, exhibits deep execution skills, is process oriented, a quick learner, results-driven, detail oriented and a superb communicator.  This person will build a best-in-class information technology team in support of the core JPMIS strategic objectives to provide a consistent, reliable and mature design pattern for Machine Learning.


This person will also work closely with the Global Technology Enterprise Architecture team to drive consistent pattern roadmaps, operating processes, procedures, and methodologies for Machine Learning design pattern.


Responsibilities Include:

  • Oversight and leadership of the Machine Learning design pattern
  • Working with the Development, Production Support and Data Operations teams to develop and support reliable and fully integrated tools into the ML hardware and software stack.
  • Managing product maturity and scalability across the ML pattern to support a high growth environment
  • Improving processes and procedures to create scalable production capacity to support future growth
  • Integrating with other departments to meet company and department goals and objectives including all JPMC operational processes (Change Control, Incident Management, Problem Management, Capacity Planning, Disaster Recover, etc)
  • Work with the DevOps team to implement production ready controls that utilize both primary and secondary control capabilities.  Design and implement strong control mechanisms and build a control mindset into the DNA of the organization.
  • Drive thought leadership and implementation of a strong information security practice.  Collaborate across the organization to leverage policies, procedures and best practices while implementing a nimble information security practices into the core design pattern.
  • Assesses information technology control elements to mitigate IT risks regarding the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of business information
  • Responsible for pattern resiliency and disaster recover
  • Manage relationships with the technology vendors and third-party providers to support the product roadmap/maturity as vendor products evolve.
  • Innovate new ways of bringing technology to life through creative build and delivery.

Candidate Profile


The ideal candidate will possess a combination of strategic, analytical and IT kills with a focus on strong delivery skills, deep data/analytic expertise along with exceptional client and relationship management skills. S/he must have proven successes in balancing long term visionary planning capabilities with the ability to create, practical and actionable plans that are coherent and understood by all stakeholders. Beyond excellent delivery skills, the ideal candidate will be an innovative, commercially inclined, and a business technology officer with a proven record of creating genuine business value through the deployment of both Big Data and Machine Learning.


In terms of the performance and personal competencies required for the position, we would highlight the following:


Technical Depth

  • Deep experience across the full range of technical services including: Big Data technology (HW/SW), database management, Machine Learning (HW/SW), information security and vendor management
  • Hands on approach and detailed orientation to leading technology solutions
  • Strong project management and organizational skills
  • Familiarity with data and quantitative research techniques
  • Deep experience across the full range of database and business intelligence tools; has a flair for publishing and presenting information in an engaging way
  • Detailed orientation and a commitment to innovation
  • A drive to lead through strategic thought leadership
  • Strong organizational skills

 Building Relationships and using Influence

  • Self-evident interpersonal skills with the proven ability to influence and achieve alignment across a range of different opinions and interests
  • Recognizes nuances in reading others and leverages these in his/her influencing
  • Excellent communicator and listener who is able to present persuasive arguments to senior executives
  • Ability to develop consensus within a matrix-managed organizational climate of diverse operational activities (Interface with JPM’s LOB’s and the global technology organization)


Executing for Results

  • Possesses an extensive and distinctive delivery track record
  • Translates the mission of the organization into actionable, quantitative plans
  • Possesses high levels of energy and endurance
  • Rigorously holds oneself and others accountable for achieving high levels of individual and organizational performance


Business Acumen

  • Deep domain expertise and experience within Banking and Technology
  • Consistently evaluates decisions in terms of impact to the business
  • Translates hidden opportunity in an organization into results

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's or Advanced Degree in Information Management or Computer Science

  • Financial Services background or experience

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