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Python Software Engineer - Athena Core – Developer Tools

Req #: 170109784
Location: London, ENG, UK
Job Category: Technology
Potential Referral Amount: 3500 Pound Sterling (GBP)

Python Software Engineer - Athena Core – Developer Tools - Vice President – CIB

As an experienced Software Engineer, your mission is to help lead our team of innovators and technologists toward creating next-level solutions that improve the way our business is run. Your deep knowledge of design, analytics, development, coding, testing and application programming will help your team raise their game, meeting your standards, as well as satisfying both business and functional requirements. Your expertise in various technology domains will be counted on to set strategic direction and solve complex and mission critical problems, internally and externally. Your quest to embracing leading-edge technologies and methodologies inspires your team to follow suit. And best of all, you’ll be able to harness massive amounts of brainpower through our global network of technologists from around the world.

Athena is a cross-asset platform transforming technology at JP Morgan. It delivers innovative and efficient applications to a wide range of firm's business, including sales, trading, operations, risk and research. Athena combines the best of open source technologies with innovative components developed internally, which gives a potential candidate ability to contribute to wide range of exciting projects. Our developers enjoy working with front office, quants and other technology teams.

You will work on designing and implementing tools that will improve productivity of hundreds of developers, and to drive best practices in the developer community. You will be working in a fast-paced environment in a variety of programming languages, as part of a team of highly skilled professionals passionate about their work.

You will also get to…

  • Work on one of the largest Python codebases in the world (20+ million lines of code).
  • Work in a fast-paced continuous deployment environment where you can see the impact of your work as soon as it is ready. Overall there are 1000+ changes deployed to production every day.
  • High-impact work. Any changes you make will have impact on the daily work of 1000+ developers.
  • Light on bureaucracy. You will be responsible for streamlining the development process so that Athena developers can focus on what is really important.

Example work items include:

  • Developing an IDE plugin that suggests the most applicable tests to run for a given change.
  • Designing and implementing static code analysis rules for detecting and auto-fixing common coding errors.
  • Implementing a testing framework for generating randomized trade booking scenarios.
  • Implementing a tool for detecting unused code in a very large codebase.
  • Implementing a release control that warns the developer when changing highly-used code.

This role requires a wide variety of strengths and capabilities, including:

       Expertise in application, data and infrastructure architecture disciplines

       Advanced knowledge of architecture, design and business processes

       Keen understanding of financial control and budget management

       Ability to work collaboratively in teams and develop meaningful relationships to achieve common goals

       Passion for best practices in software development.

       Passion for quality and testing backed by knowledge of related concepts and libraries.

       Solid experience coding in multiple languages. Python, C#, JavaScript and C++ preferred.

       Ideally at least 3 years of professional work experience or equivalent, e.g. open-source contributions.

       Knowledge of inner working of development tools highly desirable, e.g. refactoring, static analysis, code compilation and execution, deployment, test coverage tracing.

       Experience writing or extending IDEs and code editors highly desirable, e.g. Visual Studio, PyCharm, Eclipse, and Sublime Text.

       Experience with internals of version control systems highly desirable, e.g. Git, SVN, CVS.

       Track record of improving your own or your team’s development experience whether that was part of your primary role or not.

       Ability to take loosely defined requirements from conversations with developers and turn them into features that improve every developer’s experience.

       Flexibility and eagerness to learn new concepts.

Our Corporate & Investment Bank relies on innovators like you to build and maintain the technology that helps us safely service the world’s important corporations, governments and institutions. You’ll develop solutions for a bank entrusted with holding $18 trillion of assets and $393 billion in deposits.  CIB provides strategic advice, raises capital, manages risk, and extends liquidity in markets spanning over 100 countries around the world.

When you work at JPMorgan Chase & Co., you’re not just working at a global financial institution. You’re an integral part of one of the world’s biggest tech companies. In 14 technology hubs worldwide, our team of 40,000+ technologists design, build and deploy everything from enterprise technology initiatives to big data and mobile solutions, as well as innovations in electronic payments, cybersecurity, machine learning, and cloud development. Our $9.5B+ annual investment in technology enables us to hire people to create innovative solutions that will not only transform the financial services industry, but also change the world. 

At JPMorgan Chase & Co. we value the unique skills of every employee, and we’re building a technology organization that thrives on diversity.  We encourage professional growth and career development, and offer competitive benefits and compensation.  If you’re looking to build your career as part of a global technology team tackling big challenges that impact the lives of people and companies all around the world, we want to meet you. 

©2017 JPMorgan Chase & Co. JPMorgan Chase is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer Disability/Veteran. 

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