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Equity Derivatives –Trade Processing Application Developer Team Lead - Vice President

Job Description

J.P. Morgan's focus on being the world's most successful financial services institution starts with Technology - the driving force that gives us our leading edge.  Ongoing $billion investment in the firm's technological future means that by joining J.P. Morgan, you'll have a front-row seat to product innovation, and work on complex solutions to the most difficult financial problems.



Pyramid is a strategic platform for processing and risk managing equity derivatives in the Investment Bank.  It is currently used by Equity Derivatives and Credit businesses globally. It is responsible for product modeling, trade capture, event and position management, providing the books and records to the bank for trades and feeding downstream back office systems such as accounting, settlements, legal documentation and regulatory reporting. The products traded on this platform range from high volume listed and flow derivative products to extremely complex over-the-counter structured and securitized derivatives.


The platform uses a range of technologies including Java, Sybase tSQL, C#/.net, and C++ on Windows and Linux platforms.  This is an opportunity to join an award winning technology team with very strong business sponsorship to deliver revenue enhancing technology and industry wide transformation.


The role


Delivering high-quality and timely solutions on the Pyramid platform requires strong analysis, product knowledge, technical and problem solving skills. The ideal candidate will be a hands-on technologist with experience in leading development teams, knowledge of financial markets and trade processing of equity derivatives, together with having a proven track record in working on complex technology projects in partnership with Middle Office.


The equity derivatives agenda has a wide range of project including regulatory changes, business transformation and new product onboarding


The successful candidate will work as a hands-on lead engineer to build out derivatives trade management functionality across a number of services and lead the Equity Derivatives Trade Management technology agenda in New York.


The ability to bridge the gap between business, operations and technology is paramount in this role, to drive the business forward in their objectives whilst shaping truly innovative technology solutions.  

Key Responsibilities

·         Hands on technologist working on the Pyramid derivatives platform

·         Work with operations, front office / technology and other teams (legal, compliance) to define the requirements and solutions necessary to address industry / regulatory changes / new business demands

·         Design, develop, test, performance tune, and implement solutions within the current technology stack.

·         Produce implementation approach, timelines, go-live strategy.

·         Ensure solutions conform to best practice design principals and meet capacity and resilience as well as functional requirements

·         Liaise with global Project Managers on end-to-end delivery.

·         Report progress to senior management.

·         Good communication skills will be paramount.

·         Provide local point of escalation for critical support issues, investigation of queries and ad-hoc demands/projects – this is critical element to the local lead role.





Essential skills

·         Strong Java experience Source code management, ideally using Git/Stash.

Req #: 160041142
Location: New York, NY US
Job Category: Technology
Employment Type: Full Time
Potential Referral Amount: US Dollar (USD)

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