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Applications Developr (SmallTalk)

Job Description

IB Tech Rates  SmallTalk developer
Business Area Description
JPMorgan is a top-tier commercial and investment bank with operations around the world.  We are market leaders in a variety of businesses and are a recognized source of significant innovation.
Overview of Application
Kapital is the Pricing and Risk Management system used by Global Rates Markets and Global Emerging Markets. Kapital supports a wide range of products, from vanilla IR Swaps to complex Rates Exotics and Hybrids products. Kapital manages the full lifecycle of the trade, from trade booking (or processing of STP) to feeding Confirmations and Settlement systems. It is used to produce the risk (SOD, EOD and Intraday) used by the Trading desk to manage their position in addition to calculation of P&L actuals for the trading desk every day. Kapital is also responsible for feeding corporate systems (Market Risk, Regulatory, Collateral).
Kapital is written in Smalltalk and integrates an object database (GemStone) as its persistence mechanism. The application has continuous build and integration processes with a single global codebase combined with automated nightly regression tests. The customised IDE is integrated within the application and allows for full code management and debugging capabilities. 
This role is for a financial developer to support the Global Projects team which has trading desks across the globe encompassing not only different currencies and products but also varied regulatory environments.
Working as part of a distributed team, the candidate will need to work closely with the business and technology stakeholders to complete and own tasks from inception through to delivery.  Tasks will include building out new functionality and extending existing features as well as providing support to the Kapital users, from both front office (Trading, Structuring, Sales) and middle office (Trade Support, Finance). This will also involve participation in a production support Rota to cover key business processes.
The role is in a fast paced environment thus the candidate must be able to adapt quickly to evolving requirements and drive their tasks to completion whilst working in an agile development environment.
ยท        Team player: the demands and expectations of the system are high, and that reflects on the demands on the team. A sense of ownership and seeing issues and requirements through is absolutely essential. Often issues are revealed during the start of day or end of day process, so a willingness to proactively manage those issues through is needed.
Essential Technical Skills
  • The candidate should have an understanding of an object oriented programming language (e.g. Java, C++, C#, Python, Ruby, Smalltalk) and their underlying principles
  • Data modelling
  • Code version control
  • Understanding of performant coding and optimisations
  • Enthusiasm for increasing knowledge of financial markets and products is essential
  • Willingness to adopt an agile development process
Clear communication
The ideal candidate will have the following:
Professional Competencies
  • Business Function Knowledge
  • Client Satisfaction Metrics Consulting
  • Consulting
  • Customer Service Orientation
  • Logical thinking
  • Thoroughness
  • Business Requirements Analysis
  • Quality Process Leadership
  • Strategic Technology Planning
  • Systems Thinking
Technical Competencies
  • Information Systems Knowledge
  • Systems Engineering
  • Systems Integration
  • Systems/Unit Testing
  • Systems Design
  • Appreciation of Programming languages
  • Logical Data Modeling
  • Performance Engineering
  • Risk Management
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Empowering others
Req #: 160037167
Location: Bangalore East, KA IN
Job Category: Technology
Employment Type: Full Time
Potential Referral Amount: Indian Rupee (INR)

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