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Solutions Architect, Global Technology Infrastructure, Vice President

Req #: 170083478
Location: New Territories, , HK
Job Category: Technology
Potential Referral Amount: 80000 Hong Kong Dollar (HKD)

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Global Technology Infrastructure (GTI) is the technology infrastructure organization for the Firm, delivering a wide range of products and services, and partnering with all lines of business to provide high quality service delivery, exceptional project execution and financially disciplined approaches and processes in the most cost effective manner.

The Solution Architecture team within GTI has a mission is to generate application infrastructure designs based on the Firm’s businesses, applications and infrastructure partner’s current and future requirements. A strong drive of the team will be on standardization via adoption of GTI managed services, resiliency in designs to meet stated recovery objectives, and address performance, scalability, security and data protection objectives. The expectation is the ability to support experienced Architects with the analysis of application requirements and direct engagement  with application development teams and lead application architects on initiatives.


This role is an experienced Solution Architect (SA) within the team. This is a position with the expectation of broad and deep technology skills across a range of disciplines. The Solution Architect is accountable for the development of cost effective end to end technical solutions and is the single design authority for the prescribed solution, working in partnership with the technical service areas as needed, external vendors and project management team as required. There is implicit accountability for the solution working as designed.


Primary responsibilities: 

  • Partnering with Architects and Business Application Development teams to understand functional requirements of a given project/application
  • Accountability to develop a key technical solution to meet those requirements and firmwide cost, resiliency and control requirements, leveraging standard building blocks as much as possible
  • Partnering with internal GTI experts from the Service Towers in review of any edge case design or net new product requirement (we do not work standalone)
  • Understanding fundamental GTI standard solution gaps
  • Arranging and monitoring a solution to completion and ensuring project setup across GTI for success - Scoping, Resourcing, Project Management is appropriate for efforts
  • Maintaining an effective technical network across GTI, knowing the “Go-To” SMEs in multiple service areas

Soft skills/attributes required for this role:

  • Real technical credibility from deep knowledge/understanding of some of the most challenging requirements
  • Able to handle quirky technical SMEs without destroying relationships
  • Experience working closely with Senior Application architects
  • Takes accountability for a major initiative
  • Credible and mature personality, with some presence
  • Concise communicator - able to translate detail into a concise story, getting immediately to the punch line
  • Self-starter, motivated - wants to get in, roll sleeves up and make a difference
  • Effective influencing skills, with groups across Technology
  • Wants to be a change agent, make improvements - Thrives on change

Hard Skills / Requirements:

  • Engineering Degree in a technical discipline or similar experience
  • Distributed – Server/Storage, Hypervisor, Market Data rate publication
  • Distributed – Database, Web, Messaging, Load Balancing, Ports, Firewalls, Java

Broad base technical knowledge covering - Critical:

  • A major programming language (C/C++/Java/J2EE/AngularJS)
  • Network Programming (sockets/RPC) and HTML5
  • Knowledge of multi-processing and multi-threading, eCommerce / portal design elements
  • Understanding Active/Active, Recovery methodologies at Disk and DB layers
  • Application, Middleware and Web services such as WebSphere, WebLogic, Tomcat, XML and SOAP
  • Proven experience  working with culturally diverse and geographically distributed teams
  • Experience working through an application lifecycle from start to finish including Agile development methodologies
  • Experience troubleshooting a project gone wrong and working to fix it, adjusting to major scope/design change
  • Experience working within large global organization and building and maintaining a global network – financial industry experience desired
  • Demonstrated ability establishing credibility with Application Development teams, along with presenting to and influencing senior management
  • Effective Project and Program Management skills

Key Differentiators for Ideal candidate:

  • Multi-Year Experience as Application Architect / software developer in addition to skills as Infrastructure Architect
  • Experience in application development for large scale transaction systems, enterprise data systems, and highly resilient Systems
  • Strong Application Development function and Infrastructure function

J.P. Morgan is a place for talented people from all backgrounds and perspectives because our clients come from all backgrounds and perspectives. We encourage a culture of inclusion, where everyone's opinion counts and all employees have the freedom to deliver their absolute best. This is why we work hard and invest in attracting and developing a diverse workforce.  Learn more about our Business Resource Groups in how they help our employees build successful careers and reach their greatest potential.

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