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Lead Software Engineer for Investable Indices

Req #: 170057078
Location: New York, NY, US
Job Category: Technology
Potential Referral Amount: 5000 US Dollar (USD)

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2.6 trillion and operations worldwide. The firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers and small business, commercial banking, financial transaction processing, and asset management. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, JPMorgan Chase & Co. serves millions of consumers in the United States and many of the worlds most prominent corporate, institutional and government clients under its J.P. Morgan and Chase brands. Information about JPMorgan Chase & Co. is available at


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. J.P. Morgan's focus on being the world's most successful financial services institution starts with Technology - the driving force that gives us our leading edge. Ongoing investment in the firm's technological future means that by joining. J.P. Morgan, you'll have a front-row seat to product innovation, and work on complex solutions to the most difficult financial problems.

Lead within the Global Equity Derivatives Tradeable Indices Technology team. The successful candidate will drive the analysis, design and implementation of a strategic new platform to enable the construction, calculation, execution and risk management of complex low frequency trading strategies. Role will involve partnering closely with the business to develop innovative technical solutions for this high profile revenue growth initiative, with the aim to industrialize the business process.

The Equity Derivatives Risk and Structuring Technology team is responsible for delivering the full technical infrastructure used to provide real time position, risk & pnl and trade lifecycle management for the Equity Derivatives business.

Global Tradeable Indices Technology (part of the wider Structuring technology) is focused on extending our franchise as a leader in Index research. J.P. Morgan has developed proprietary Tradeable Index Strategies to allow investors to gain exposure to key asset classes, benchmarks, and dynamic trading strategies. Our Tradeable Index Strategies platform offer clients the opportunity to maximize portfolio returns and quickly exploit market activities across bull and bear scenarios within the Credit, Commodity, FX, Fixed Income, Emerging Market and Equity asset classes.

The team leverages a number of exciting technologies including an ecosystem of Big Data storage using Cassandra, Compute backbone of high-performance grid computing and hosting, quantitative algorithms built to analyze risk and improve hedging strategies, core engines modelled in Athena (a globally replicated object-oriented database, with a powerful dependency graph, and a fully integrated stack across pricing, risk and trading tools).


The key responsibilities of the role will include the following:

  • Partner with the business to analyze and define requirements for the rapidly evolving products and client requirements.
  • Work collaboratively with the trading desk, structures, quantitative research and other technology teams to formulate innovative technical solutions to industrialize the growing business.
  • Develop enhancements and/or build new solutions for booking and risk managing new Index products and deals executed by the business.
  • Work closely with/Influence other technology teams to ensure that required changes are made in other dependent or core systems.
  • Define development/project plans with key milestones in line with strategy and own the full delivery.

This is a senior developer role within the Global Tradeable Indices “Nexus” technology team with the expectation that the candidate will help shape and drive the significant re-engineering effort that’s underway in order to grow the business. This is a fantastic opportunity to join an award winning technology team working on a range of greenfield projects whilst leveraging the firm’s core infrastructure products and services.

The successful candidate will form part of an existing team focused on providing local technology support to the business in North America region.

The candidate will be responsible for developing the core engine in Athena (which underpins the data model behind the product) as well as the trade booking and life cycle management of the various tradeable index strategy types. The data model also serves as the underlying source to the JPMorgan Markets Web portal which is an integral part of our client offering.


Some of the key initiatives the role will involve include: working with the global team in developing the strategic core infrastructure used to model the index strategies (whether algorithmic or client driven), sourcing underlying reference and fundamentals data used to model the signals and back test strategies, build and deliver reporting content (e.g. performance/back test results) and client driven functionality (e.g. user initiated index rebalance) on our external facing web portal. Technologies utilized by the team include Python, Java, HTML5 etc.

This exciting FO facing role involves working closely with our highly enthusiastic business partners to ensure development efforts are focused in the right way at the right time and that they satisfy business needs for the long term.

Candidate will be involved with the full delivery lifecycle, from strategy through to design, development, testing, deployment and support.



  • 5+ years of experience in development, deployment and maintenance of commercial service oriented application(s).
  • Experience with Python or Java is preferable 
  • Self starter with the ability to quickly pick up new ideas, concepts and technologies.
  • Disciplined approach to code management, testing and deployment practices and high quality delivery.
  • Experience of full project lifecycle, breaking requirements down into technical deliverables and effort estimation.
  • Ability to work effectively within a global team (spread across NA, EMEA, APAC etc.) whilst influencing and contributing towards the development of the global platform.
  • Experience of stakeholder management with the ability to challenge the status quo and propose alternatives.
  • Experience working to tight time frames without sacrificing quality.

Desirable skills

  • Experience of working in a front office environment within financial services
  • Understanding of equity derivative products
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