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Python Software Engineer for Credit Technology

Req #: 170083457
Location: New York, NY, US
Job Category: Technology
Potential Referral Amount: 3000 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 http://www.jpmorganchase.com/.
 
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.
 
Role
 
Credit Technology is focused on delivering best in class IT solutions to the Credit Trading business where JP Morgan is a market leader. We are a team of around 125 people with the core of our development effort based in the financial hubs of London, New York and Hong Kong where we partner closely with the quant research group and face off directly to the trading desks. Our core strength is providing technical expertise and software development skills that directly affect the ability of our business to generate revenue and remain the dominant player in the market. We are committed to hiring the brightest and best technical experts and in return can offer roles with direct trading and quant interaction on projects from electronic and algorithmic trading to grid based computation of real-time risk metrics.
 
We are looking to hire a software engineer to work in our Athena development team. Athena is the strategic risk, pricing, and trade management platform created at JP Morgan and is designed to enable rapid innovation. It is a Python based platform that offers Technologists, Quantitative Analysts and Risk Managers a cross-asset portfolio of models, frameworks and tools to use in building financial applications. Within Credit Technology, Athena is used extensively for Bond and CDS risk and analytics, whilst Reactive Athena (a real-time event processing framework) is used for algorithmic pricing and eTrading applications. The Athena development team is responsible for working with Trading and Quant Research to build out a range of components and core services focussed primarily on pricing, analytics, market making and real-time risk.
 
The role will combine all aspects of software development from design and build to deployment, working within a team of experienced technologists. It requires an expertise in creating high quality and reusable components in a service-oriented architecture that will be leveraged by a variety of teams across Credit Technology as well as for direct deliveries to the desk. The successful candidate must be comfortable working as a front-office developer in a high pressure, challenging role with a focus on solving business problems via technology in a fast changing environment: time to market is critical, but without compromising on quality or performance.
 
Key Responsibilities
 
  • Develop robust, performant pricing, trading and risk systems including building new applications & enriching existing applications using the most suitable technology choices. Align development with the overall Credit trading strategy.
  • Work across entire software development lifecycle – requirements gathering, design, implementation, testing, deployment, handover to operate teams.
  • Work closely with the Quant team to develop pricing and analytic components in Python, leveraging the Athena platform
  • Enhance the team by demonstrating best practice throughout the software development lifecycle: testing, code review, accurate status reporting, focus on application resilience and “operatability” 
 
Key Relationships 
  • Global Credit Trading business and Quant Research team
  • Global Production Support & Infrastructure teams
  • Other Credit Technology teams; JP Morgan Athena development community
 
Development Value 
  • Opportunity to work closely with a best-in-class trading business on projects that directly impact revenue
  • Direct Exposure to a strategic firm-wide technology platform that spans multiple functions and asset classes
  • Fast paced, dynamic environment with significant opportunities for career growth 
Technical Skills
  • Strong analytical development skills, solid understanding of computer science fundamentals and experience in real-time, high performance eTrading. 
  • Strong grasp of object oriented design and programming, multi-threaded programming and middleware technologies (e.g. RMDS, Informatica UM, Streambase, Tibco).
  • Creative, quick-thinking, pragmatic, with an aptitude for solving problems with technology and an ability to quickly translate requirements into a sound technical design and implementation. 
  • Proven organisational skills, decisive priority management, strong teamwork ethic, excellent verbal & written communication skills.
 
Knowledge/Experience 
  • The ideal candidate will likely be qualified to degree level in Computer Science, Maths or related engineering discipline
  • Strong technology generalist – experience building highly performant and resilient enterprise applications used within a high performance/real-time environment
  • Experience working in a team with a strong software development process (build, test, deploy etc)
  • Experience of developing in Python is preferred, but not necessary
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