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CIB Cloud Lead Software Engineer

Req #: 170090507
Location: Glasgow, SCT, GB
Job Category: Technology
Potential Referral Amount: 3500 Pound Sterling (GBP)

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.

CIB has a strong belief that the future of our infrastructure is on cloud. As part of this vision it has already begun building the ‘bridge’ to access public cloud in addition to a private cloud for specific workflows. Significant engineering challenges remain in 1) driving the architecture of our public cloud and enabling the best possible developer experience allowing teams to focus on building world class financial applications 2) assisting our developers migrate existing to the cloud and build new applications in a cloud native way.

To assist in both these challenges CIB has established a Cloud Engineering function with responsibility for leading these architecture activities in close partnership with the developer community. Within this small organization we require a number of experienced people to be our CIB Cloud Lead Engineers. This is a highly visible role and will lead to significant transformation across the CIB.

The role of the Lead Cloud Engineer is to represent CIB on ensuring our public and private cloud capability evolves to meets our needs, and working with the developer community on designing applications to leverage cloud and maximize benefits.  

Success for this role is defined by a simple criteria: what business value did we enable via cloud adoption, and did we advance the quality/stability/control of our environment and the developer efficiency.

Primary Responsibilities

Cloud Architecture:

-          Represent CIB to ensure cloud capabilities meets our goals

-          Be a significant contributor to cloud strategy and reference architecture for JPMC

-          Engage with the developer community to understand requirements and drive these to solutions:

o    Work with Cloud Services team to ensure private and public cloud offerings meet our needs, including prioritizing and validating new cloud services, technologies and integration patterns

o    Work with Security and Control teams to elegantly solve control requirements

o    Work with Chief Development Office on Software Delivery Modernisation tools, SDLC automation, and integration with cloud platform

o    Work with Production Management to ensure operational mechanisms are in place, with high level of automation, and alignment with DevOps maturity

o    Solutions will be a combination of enabling cloud provider reference architectures/capabilities, amending them or designing custom solutions where required


Cloud Adoption Engineering:

-          Ensure alignment of cloud adoptions with the value propositions and our capabilities, i.e. are we migrating the right applications/workloads at the right time to maximize benefits

-          Work with application lead engineers to solve the problem of how to migrate existing applications to cloud (make cloud friendly), and for new applications how to design them directly onto the cloud

o    Balance engineering factors and business value and time horizons

o    Work on design with teams and crisply and quickly articulate architecture for other stakeholders

o    Identify missing cloud features and any other constraints and work to get them enabled/built

o    Design solutions to meet application control requirements

o    Assist in designing workflow and developer SDLC/automation to gain the most from cloud

o    Support and transfer cloud engineering expertise to developers


-          Bachelor/Masters in computer science/computer/electrical engineering/maths/physics

-          Must have been a software engineer at some point in career and still working at a detailed level

-          Hands on experience with one of the public clouds: AWS, Google or Azure

-          Real experience of delivery of a significant cloud adoption and understands the challenges involved

-          Deep and rapidly growing experience with cloud architectures: security, availability, microservices, consumption based billing, designs for scalability

-          Comfortable leading Cloud application design process with senior design authorities, and being able to influence senior level platform owners

-          Experience with solution architecture/documenting software architectures

-          Understanding of DevOps principles, tools and the intersection with cloud architecture

-          Hands-on, applied and delivery focused

-          Finance experience a bonus, however non-finance background with cloud engineering experience is welcomed

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