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Executive Director, Head of Asset Management Equities Trading Technology Americas

Req #: 180031760
Location: New York, NY, US
Job Category: Technology
Job Description:

J.P. Morgan Asset & Wealth Management, with client assets of $2.4 trillion, is a global leader in investment and wealth management. Its clients include institutions, high-net-worth individuals and retail investors in every major market throughout the world. The division offers investment management across all major asset classes including equities, fixed income, alternatives, multi-asset and money market funds. For individual investors, the business also provides retirement products and services, brokerage and banking services including trusts and estates, loans, mortgages and deposits.

The Equities trading desk is a centralized dealing desk with operations in New York, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Taiwan and China and executes over one trillion dollars per year representing 1% of all equities traded in the world.  The desk handle a wide spectrum of trading styles from a high number of small orders to a small number of high value orders.  The trading desk is regarded as an industry leader and was voted Best Buy-side Equity Trading desk in the Markets Choice awards in 2016.

The technology team is a team of 40 around the globe, who work in close proximity to the trading desk, delivering a global, award winning, trading platform in an Agile way.  The team is on a mission to turn trading from and art to a science using technology. 

The role is for a lead of the Equities Trading Technology team in the Americas reporting to the managing director who runs equities trading technology globally. The individual will directly manage a team of 8 technologists and will be involved in coordinating work across the wider team of equities technologists both regionally and globally.  The individual should be a passionate technologist who is adept at working in a modern development team which interacts directly with the business and deliver change on a daily basis. 

Personal skills

  • Team leadership: a track record of building and managing small, globally distributed, high performing technology teams that work in close proximity to the business.
  • Project management: experience of running projects in an Agile way with multiple competing priorities with projects ranging from days to months, with a preference for short timescales.  All team members are expected to be involved in the full lifecycle from understanding requirements, through implementation, testing, delivery and support.
  • Technology management and leadership: highly effective in large corporate technology divisions.  Has demonstrated the ability to leveraging and coordinate teams across a large organisation, influence the direction of other teams to deliver results that fit the goals of the team and the corporate standards.


Technical skills

  • A track record of leading teams that build and deliver, large-scale, real-time electronic trading systems. 
  • A background of hands on development in at least one object oriented language. 
  • Experience of managing vendor relationships.
  • Deep knowledge of the equities domain.
  • Experience of working in a DevOps way.
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