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Lead Java Software Engineer (VP)

Req #: 170116708
Location: Glasgow, SCT, UK
Job Category: Technology
Job Description:
Lead Java Developer (VP)
Glasgow Technology Centre
Purpose of role
 The purpose of this role is to be the lead server-side developer of the JP Morgan Markets (JPMM) Notifications solution.
What sets this role apart?
In this role, the candidate would be a lead developer working as part of an agile team to build new and support existing functionality to the banks various trading systems, which are part of the JPMM platform.  The system must efficiently handle real-time data and be carefully tuned for performance.  Experience is expected in analysis/design, application and SDK development, optimization and performance tuning – plus working with business analysts, user experience, testers and the (financial) business.  The working environment is competitive and demanding but one where creativity and problem solving skills are rewarded.
We are in the process of migrating application to our internal private cloud and expanding the capabilities of the application to scale horizontally as we grow the user base.  You will be exposed to cloud development and deployments, containerisation using Docker.  We are also building full stack javascript solutions from the ground up and have continuous delivery setup meaning your changes can be in production within minutes.  We’re able to do this as we have a team that has a culture centred around quality and best practice.  We are autonomous and empowered to make changes to process to make sure we’re building the right software in the right way
Key responsibilities 
  • Be the technical lead for the JPMM Notifications solution
  • Develop new user-facing features
  • Build reusable code and libraries for future use
  • Ensure the technical feasibility of UI/UX designs, by collaborating with the UI/UX team
  • Optimize applications for maximum speed and scalability
  • Collaborate with other team members and stakeholders
  • Strive for continuous improvement through active participation in team, JPMM community and site-wide activities
To be successful in this role you will be able to display the following:  
Required (experience with…)
  • Core Java
  • Spring
  • Experience of any Java Messaging Middleware
  • Maven
  • Java Unit Testing Frameworks (e.g. mockito)
  • Continuous integration
  • MongoDB
  • Javascript frontend (e.g. Angular)
  • NodeJS
  • Jenkins
  • BDD/Acceptance testing frameworks (e.g. Cucumber)
  • Linux
Personality traits
  • Be proactive, pragmatic, independent and resourceful in nature
  • Be passionate about web technology with a keen interest in working on latest technology offerings
  • Be able to present evidence of self motivation and passion for web technology
  • Be familiar (or have developed opinions) on how to structure large scale applications/projects and the necessary processes, team structures and technical approaches
  • Have considered opinions on how to work within such a team – but possess an open mind to direction when given
  • Be community minded in their approach to work - and be active in consuming and providing information, teaching and help across all team units
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