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Chief Data Office - DNA Product Owner (non FDM) - VP

Req #: 170096465
Location: London, ENG, UK
Job Category: Operations
Job Description:

JPMorgan Chase (NYSE: JPM) is a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2trillion and operations in more than 60 countries. The firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers, small business and commercial banking, financial transaction processing, asset management, and private equity.


The Chief Data Office has a mandate set and actively supported at the board level to transform data management towards demonstrable shareholder value. The Data Network Architecture team has a firm wide remit to deliver a broad set of data management capabilities including the overall functional and technical vision for data governance.



The DNA Product Owner is responsible for maximising business benefits by identifying the DNA product features and translating these into a prioritised backlog. It is the job of the product owner to work within the scrum team to agree the features to be worked on next and to refine and re-order the backlog on an ongoing basis. The Product owner should work jointly with DNA advocates to agree how to measure relative value of features and embed that measure into the backlog management process.

The DNA Product sources and distributes facts about data at JPMC and has two broad components: Firstly, a graph database, which stores facts about data as triples and enables search and visualisation of them. Secondly, an ecosystem of DNA Componentry, which is the network of components from which facts about data are sourced. Each of these broad components has a lead Product Owner, and this role is for the second of these.


The Technology teams that this role faces are those outside of FDM, who are responsible for building and populating the various platforms (components) storing facts relevant to understanding JPMC’s data assets. For example, Application Inventory or Data flows between IP Addresses.



Business case

·   Partner with DNA Advocates to  identify and understand the specific business benefitsassociated with data management transformation and in particular those that shape the need for data management utilities such as Data Network Architecture

·   Work with identified business opportunities and develop specific component implementations to support a close coupling of the FDM agenda with demonstrable business value

·   Own and drive the sequencing and prioritisation of delivery of components and features to best realise business value



·   Vision:  Contribute to the functional vision for the set of capabilities required to further the objectives of Data Network Architecture

·            Partner with non FDM Technology to develop functional architecture and deliver solutions which implement defined DNA capabilities.

·            Logical Data Models:  Contribute to LDMs for DNA Componentry, ensuring DNA product requirements are identifiable.

·            Operating Model: Partner with DNA Component owners to ensure services support compliance with FDM Policy & Standards and also meet business demand.

·            Standards: Partner with DNA QA and Ontology leads and with LoB Information Architects to understand and support compliance with internal and external metadata and modelling standards for DNA facts


DNA & Utilities Delivery

  • Requirements & Program Oversight:  Define requirements, influence technology design, and partner with FDM Technology across infrastructure, database, and application development disciplines to deliver sourcing of facts from DNA components, for example:
    • Data Flows: Delivery of a technical product enabling flows of data between applications to be described, leveraging utility components and standardised descriptions that form part of the overall suite of Data Manager capabilities
    • Processes & Controls: Design and delivery of a technical product that enables the manual capture of metadata to describe data producing and consuming processes and data controls


Role Qualifications:

  • Degree in computer science (or similarly technical discipline).

  • Proven track record in delivering some or all of the utility products described above or similar technical products

  • Demonstrable success at engaging and leading stakeholders of technical products, ideally for new products.

  • Demonstrable success at application development team leadership and application architecture design and implementation.

  • Familiarity with web technologies such as RDF and OWL and industry standards from OMG and W3C

  • Ideally some past experience with Tech metadata technologies such as CMDB, Architecture catalogues 

  • Proven credibility as to leadership and influencing skills across technical disciplines outside immediate reporting line.

  • Demonstrable success in shaping enterprise wide data related initiatives in the Financial Services industry.

  • Experience of shaping and implementing cross departmental Data Management programs, including broad familiarity with Data Quality, Metadata standards, Data Governance, Reference Data Models.

  • Significant experience of the above in the context of Financial Services.


JPMorgan offers an exceptional benefits program and a highly competitive compensation package.

JPMorgan is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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