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Applications Developer (Java/J2EE) - Associate

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The Global Equities Technology stack at J P Morgan is going through a strategic transformation (front to back). This is a multi-year program where the India Tech teams are involved heavily.  The technology stack used is predominantly Core Java, C# .NET, C++ and Sybase. We are hiring in the areas of Front Office, Middle Office, Risk Management and Client Intelligence Technologies.


The India Equities Technology organization is 350+ within JPMorgan’s Corporate and Investment Bank (CIB) organization and covers the following functions


-          Execution Services Technology comprising of:

o   Electronic Trading (Execution core components, Exchange Connectivity, Client on-boarding, DMA, Smart Order Routing - SoR, Algorithmic Trading, Data Analytics etc )

o   Flow Sales and Trading (Front Office Sales and Trading Order Management systems and Reporting)

-          Risk Management and Structured products

-          Middle office Trade Booking and Regulatory

-          Shared Services (Architecture group, Shared components and QA)

-          Client Intelligence


Department: The Equity Derivatives Risk and Structuring Technology team is responsible for delivering the full technical infrastructure used to provide real time position, risk & pnl and trade lifecycle management for the Equity Derivatives business.


Global Tradeable Indices Technology (part of the wider Structuring technology) is focused on extending our franchise as a leader in Index research. J.P. Morgan has developed proprietary Tradeable Index Strategies to allow investors to gain exposure to key asset classes, benchmarks, and dynamic trading strategies. Our Tradeable Index Strategies platform offer clients the opportunity to maximize portfolio returns and quickly exploit market activities across bull and bear scenarios within the Credit, Commodity, FX, Fixed Income, Emerging Market and Equity asset classes.


The team leverages a number of exciting technologies including an ecosystem of Big Data storage using Cassandra, Compute backbone of high-performance grid computing and hosting, quantitative algorithms built to analyze risk and improve hedging strategies, core engines modelled in Athena (a globally replicated object-oriented database, with a powerful dependency graph, and a fully integrated stack across pricing, risk and trading tools).

Key Responsibilities:

The key responsibilities of the role will include the following:

  • Partner with the business to analyse and define requirements for the rapidly evolving products and client requirements.
  • Work collaboratively with the trading desk, structurers, quantitative research and other technology teams to formulate innovative technical solutions to industrialise the growing business.
  • Develop enhancements and/or build new solutions for booking and risk managing new Index products and deals executed by the business.
  • Work closely with/Influence other technology teams to ensure that required changes are made in other dependent or core systems.
  • Define development/project plans with key milestones in line with strategy and own the full delivery.

Job Description: Senior Analyst Developer within the Global Equity Derivatives Tradeable Indices Technology team.  The successful candidate will drive the analysis, design and implementation of a strategic new platform to enable the construction, calculation, execution and risk management of complex low frequency trading strategies. Role will involve partnering closely with the business to develop innovative technical solutions for this high profile revenue growth initiative, with the aim to industrialize the business process.

This is a senior developer role within the Global Tradeable Indices “Nexus” technology team with the expectation that the candidate will help shape and drive the significant re-engineering effort that’s underway in order to grow the business.  This is a fantastic opportunity to join an award winning technology team working on a range of greenfield projects whilst leveraging the firm’s core infrastructure products and services.


The successful candidate will form part of a new team in Mumbai focused on delivering core technology infrastructure build and support globally to the rapidly expanding business.


The candidate will be responsible for developing the core engine in Athena (which underpins the data model behind the product) as well as the trade booking and life cycle management of the various tradeable index strategy types. The data model also serves as the underlying source to the JPMorgan Markets Web portal which is an integral part of our client offering.


Some of the key initiatives the role will involve include: working with the global team in developing the strategic core infrastructure used to model the index strategies (whether algorithmic or client driven), sourcing underlying reference and fundamentals data used to model the signals and back test strategies, build and deliver reporting content (e.g. performance/back test results) and client driven functionality (e.g. user initiated index rebalance) on our external facing web portal. Technologies utilized by the team include Python, Java, HTML5 etc.


This exciting FO facing role involves working closely with our highly enthusiastic business partners to ensure development efforts are focused in the right way at the right time and that they satisfy business needs for the long term.


Candidate will be involved with the full delivery lifecycle, from strategy through to design, development, testing, deployment and support.



We are looking for proactive, highly motivated technologists with a positive attitude. Must have excellent team-working, communication, analytical and problem solving skills. Someone keen to make an impact in a new challenging and dynamic environment.


Essential skills

  • Self starter with the ability to quickly pick up new ideas, concepts and technologies.
  • Experience with development, deployment and maintenance of commercial service oriented application(s).
  • Disciplined approach to code management, testing and deployment practices and high quality delivery.
  • Experience of full project lifecycle, breaking requirements down into technical deliverables and effort estimation.
  • Ability to work effectively within a global team (spread across NA, EMEA, APAC etc.) whilst influencing and contributing towards the development of the global platform.
  • Experience of stakeholder management with the ability to challenge the status quo and propose alternatives.
  • Experience working to tight time frames without sacrificing quality.
  • Experience with Python preferable

Desirable skills

  • Experience of working in a front office environment within financial services
  • Understanding of equity derivative products

Req #: 160009468
Location: Mumbai, MH IN
Job Category: Technology
Employment Type: Full Time
Potential Referral Amount: Indian Rupee (INR)

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