Software Engineer - AWM Core Data

Location:Glasgow City
Job Type:Full Time
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This is a unique and exciting opportunity to join a growth team in newly formed department within JP Morgan Asset Management. The Core Data team has been formed in order to develop common services and user interfaces that will be utilised to maintain and distribute core data across Asset Management. The role spans both the enterprise data platform and securities & pricing domain and is focussed on using both innovative development technologies and best-of-breed automation toolsets to allow true continuous delivery, initially focussing on the DevOps aspects of the role.


What makes this unique is this the fact that this department that has been set up by Developers as opposed to the typical 'people managers', the focus from senior managers down to graduate is on hands on development with a focus on quality and delivery, utilising practices such as TDD, continuous integration, it's the actual developers that decide what best to use, managers in this department are seen as more of a support function. There is a real focus on DevOps and many 'Shift-left' practices within the team. Indeed, the team operates a series of 'Shift-right' practices around feature toggling, blue/green deployments, etc.


Also as there is such a heavy focus on expert development, there is a new career path for anyone wanting to stay in hands on development that can take you to the most senior level (Managing Director) in the organisation without having to become an Architect or people manager.

A secondary remit of this group is to develop software in such a way that they would be seen as role models and could coach across the organisation. The approach and tooling being utilised throughout will utilise Agile techniques and has 100% commitment from senior leaders that it will be implemented in the way the Developers see fit rather than some project manager driving this!
The department has the following set of core values and culture they work towards.

  • Individual empowerment (reduced hurdles and overhead), quality and continuous improvement built into team's culture
  • DevOps first principles around all aspects of the role
  • Conscious effort to build a simple architecture and leverage reusable components / services
  • Targeted use of a cloud based application landscape using 12-factor Application Principles
  • Team-first attitude along with trust; support each other to upgrade skills
  • Standard methodologies with "minimum requirements" clearly articulated
  • Co-located DevOps / Agile Feature team with workspace and tools for closer collaboration, but also part of a larger global team
  • Targeted training to impart new tech. skills and methodology knowledge
  • Strong Tech. leadership that understands the different AD functions, stakeholders and their interests

    If you're a passionate developer with a DevOps mind-set and would like to be recognised and rewarded for your development expertise rather than talking a good game then this is the role for you.

Our Asset and Wealth Management division is driven by innovators like you who are driven to create technology solutions that make us work more efficiently and help our businesses grow. It’s our mission to efficiently take care of our clients’ wealth, helping them get, and remain properly invested. Across 27 cities, our team of 4,600 agile technologists thrive in a cloud-native environment that values continuous learning using a data-centric approach in developing innovative technology solutions.

When you work at JPMorgan Chase & Co., you’re not just working at a global financial institution. You’re an integral part of one of the world’s biggest tech organizations. In our global technology centers, our team of 50,000 technologists design, build and deploy everything from enterprise technology initiatives to big data and mobile solutions, as well as innovations in electronic payments, cybersecurity, machine learning, and cloud development. Our $11B annual investment in technology enables us to hire people to create innovative solutions that are transforming the financial services industry.

At JPMorgan Chase & Co. we value the unique skills of every employee, and we’re building a technology organization that thrives on diversity. We encourage professional growth and career development, and offer competitive benefits and compensation. If you’re looking to build your career as part of a global technology team tackling big challenges that impact the lives of people and companies all around the world, we want to meet you.


The team is looking for all levels of experience; financial knowledge is not a pre requisite.
The attitude and behaviours of the candidate are more important than expertise in a particular library or framework, so if you don't tick all the boxes in the technologies listed but you are passionate about technology, willingness to learn and delivery focused then please feel free to still apply, focused and passionate individuals will get up to speed very quickly on any technology.

Technology Currently Utilised

Java 8 – The services written are based on Java utilising Jersey in order to provide the Web services.

REST - Our current service implementation approach is based on REST.

Angular JS –Looking to utilize Angular for the first of the User Interfaces we develop.

Spring Boot – for applying modern dev practices.

Jenkins/Maven/Nexus – This is our continuous integration stack we utilize various testing tools:

JUnit/Cucumber/Jasmine – Some of the tools we use for the different levels of testing.