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Lead Design Authority - Alts Tech

Req #: 180030088
Location: Jersey City, NJ, US
Job Category: Technology
Job Description:
JP Morgan is a global leader in asset and wealth management services. We serve four distinct client groups through three businesses: institutions and retail clients through J.P. Morgan Asset Management; ultra-high net worth clients through the Private Bank; and high net worth clients through Private Wealth Management. With assets under supervision of $1.5 trillion and assets under management of $1.1 trillion, we are one of the largest asset and wealth managers in the world. We are looking for a highly talented individual to contribute on the development of large scale applications delivered globally.

In this role you will function as a Lead Design Authority for Asset Management Alternative Investments Technology.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Helping define and drive deliveries towards the strategic direction for the organization. Guiding and mentoring the development teams to grow their technical skills and promote consistency in the space.
  • Providing ongoing technical guidance and direction for the development teams. Assisting with Proof on Concepts, being a catalyst for the team to adopt new standards and practices, continuously looking at legacy platforms for modernization opportunities.
  • Active participation in an Agile development process, including working closely with the business/product owners.
  • Work closely with development teams to deliver on a cloud roadmap for internal and external facing applications by leveraging private and public cloud offerings.
  • Identifying and managing the non-functional requirements (NFR) for the organization including risk, cyber security, code complexity, & automated functional testing
  • Ensuring the architecture addresses each of the NFRs, as it evolves throughout the lifecycle of the project
  • Understanding and promoting the overall data model for the suite of applications in the area, and for interfacing areas
  • Aligning with the security standards and guidelines set by the firm to ensure systems are secure and protected against threats.
  • Managing risk for all technical decisions and any platform dependencies
  • Responsibility for project delivery by maintaining technical consistencies and meeting firmwide SDLC standards.
  • Continuous improvement of the team’s tooling and processes to enable us to deliver more value
  • Providing regular feedback to senior management and key stakeholders
  • Close engagement with architects and Lead Design Authorities across other areas of Asset & Wealth Management – collaborating to define consistent approaches and solutions

Knowledge and Experience Required:
  • Bachelor's Degree with 10+ years experience in software development of complex enterprise applications.
  • Prior experience working at a large tier global financial institution.
  • Strong technical leadership experience working with global teams
  • Excellent analytical and communication skills with the ability to communicate complex issues in an easy to understand manner
  • Creative problem solver and solution developer
  • Eager to learn, adopt and turn into strong value proposition

Technical Knowledge:
  • Extensive experience with
  • Java (Core & EE, Spring, JUnit)
  • Microsoft technologies  (.NET, SSRS, SSIS, SharePoint)
  • Build tools (Maven, Ant, Jenkins)
  • SCM tools (GIT/BitBucket)
  • Scripting languages (Bash, Perl, PowerShell, etc.)
  • Web Technologies (JavaScript, HTML 5, JSON, REST, SOAP, NodeJS, Apache Tomcat)
  • Testing tools (Cucumber, QTP, Selenium, Mockito, DbUnit)
  • Agile project management (JIRA)
  • SQL and RDBMS systems (MS SQL Server, Sybase & Oracle)
  • NOSQL and BigData (Cassandra, GreenPlum, Hadoop, Spark)
  • Experience with Service Oriented Architecture, integration patterns and messaging technologies (e.g. JMS, MQ Series, Mule)
  • Experience with caching solutions such as Gemfire and EHCache  and other in-memory databases.
  • Experience with Cloud development & deployment using Pivotal Cloud Foundry, AWS.
  • Experience in designing and developing microserices based applications.
  • Exposure to Machine Learning and AI ecosystem including Python or other languages.

Preferred skills:
  • Experience with building and supporting client facing, web based financial platforms at a large financial institution.
  • Experience with Enterprise architecture patterns (TOGAF, Zachman)
  • Experience with last JAVA development toolset
  • Understanding of the Asset Management business.
  • Understanding of Equities, Fixed Income, Derivatives, Alternatives, and Cash products.
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