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Java/SQL Applications Developer Lead

Req #: 170046294
Location: Jersey City, NJ, US
Job Category: Technology
Potential Referral Amount: 5000 US Dollar (USD)

The JP Morgan Equity Finance Equity Finance IT group is looking to hire a highly motivated experienced Java/SQL Developer to play a key part in the expansion of their successful Portfolio Swap system.  The successful candidate will be responsible for design, development, implementation and support of a wide range of ongoing and new projects on the platform.  A key part of the Portfolio Swaps function is an ability to work closely with other teams in partnership will be critical to the success of this role.

Candidates should possess strong Object Oriented Design/Programming skills as well as being knowledgeable about design patterns. They should possess strong Java, Spring, Oracle, Java EE,  XML, UNIX Shell Scripting, and TDD. A good knowledge of  Perl, GemFire or similar Big Data solutions, GIT, Agile methodologies will be advantageous. The candidate should have exposure to many of these technologies and methodologies.

The candidate should have a positive can-do attitude and have an ability to work well across a broader global team. The expectation from the candidate is to provide guidance to junior members in the team, take on technical lead responsibilities, and also be able to take hand-on tasks to set examples for rest of the team. The successful candidate should have excellent written and oral communication skills as they will be required to work with people across multiple global offices. An ability to work with tight deadlines is required for success in this role. The ideal candidate should also understand Portfolio Swaps. Knowledge of Prime Brokerage and Stock Lending is highly desirable although not essential.

You will be required to work directly with business partners in the Prime and Equities organization including Product Development, Front Office, Middle Office Operations, Finance, Legal and other JPMorgan functional areas to deliver competitive, efficient, and scalable product solutions.

Key Deliverables:

  • Full System Development Lifecycle using Agile.
  • Design and development of new components for Global Portfolio Swap application.
  • Enhancement and maintenance of existing applications, especially to handle anticipated significant volume increase.
  • Support of new and existing applications.
  • Supervision and mentoring for team members to ensure delivery.
  • Responsible and accountable for projects, including representing the team in front of stakeholders and senior management.
  • Candidates should note that this list is not exhaustive and duties are liable to change from time to time in line with the needs of the department.

J.P. Morgan’s Corporate & Investment Bank (CIB) is a global leader across banking, markets and investor services. The world’s most important corporations, governments and institutions entrust us with their business in more than 100 countries. With $18 trillion of assets under custody and $393 billion in deposits, the Corporate & Investment Bank provides strategic advice, raises capital, manages risk and extends liquidity in markets around the world.

About J. P. Morgan Chase & Co.
J.P. Morgan is a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2.1 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. Information about J.P. Morgan is available at

Business Overview:
J.P. Morgan is a leading global investment bank with one of the largest client bases in the world. We serve nearly 20,000 clients, including corporations, governments, states, municipalities, healthcare organizations, education institutions, banks and investors. Our clients operate in more than 100 countries. We offer a complete range of financial services to help clients achieve their goals. We provide strategic advice, lend money, raise capital, help manage risk, and extend liquidity, and hold global leadership positions in all of our major business lines.

The candidate should possess the following attributes:
  • Must be result oriented and self-starter.
  • 10-15 years of experience working in financial markets with knowledge in some or all Prime Brokerage supported products especially Equity Swaps or other Equity Derivatives.
  • Computer Science or equivalent degree.
  • Solid design, coding, testing and debugging skills.
  • Object oriented design and programming as well as being familiar with design patterns with a prerequisite.
  • Knowledge of version and revision control practices and procedures (GitHub, SVN).
  • Exposure to Agile Development is a plus.
  • Demonstrates good understanding of full software life cycle development process and successful IT project delivery.
  • Experience leading a small team of developers is a plus.
  • Front Office / Middle Office exposure is highly desirable.
  • Strong Oral/Written communication skills. Should have the ability to interact with business users to solve problems.
It is expected that the successful candidate will have worked on at least one major technically challenging global project.
Experience working in financial markets with knowledge of equity swaps / synthetic prime brokerage will be advantageous.
The following technical skills are mandatory:
  • Strong Core Java skills.
  • Strong knowledge of J2EE and Open Source technologies (Spring).
  • Proficient at *nix scripting languages.
  • Good knowledge of Oracle and ANSI SQL , SQL queries and Stored Procedures.
  • Knowledge of Cloud Computing frameworks a plus.
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