KDB Development Lead - Market Intelligence Technology

Location:Greater London
Job Type:Full Time

As a Senior Software Engineering (Vice President), your mission is to help lead our team of innovators and technologists toward creating next-level solutions that improve the way our business is run. Your deep knowledge of design, analytics, development, coding, testing and application programming will help your team raise their game, meeting your standards, as well as satisfying both business and functional requirements. Your expertise in various technology domains will be counted on to set strategic direction and solve complex and mission critical problems, internally and externally. Embracing leading-edge technologies and methodologies inspires your team to follow suit. Collaborating with our network of global technologists will enable you to deliver diverse and inclusive software solutions.


The successful candidate will be responsible for core development and delivery of strategic KDB platform in JPMC. This includes responsibility to develop KDB framework for user applications as well as core development for enterprise market data tick store.


Design, development and enhancement of these platforms; will ensure consistent functional and technical design; will deliver clear, concise technical design documentation and code.


This is development lead position. It assumes development team book of work management, SDLC management and improvement, application quality maintenance, ensure meeting development standards for the team.


This role requires a wide variety of strengths and capabilities, including:

  • BS/BA degree or equivalent experience

  • Expertise in application, data and infrastructure architecture disciplines

  • Advanced knowledge of architecture, design and business processes

  • Keen understanding of financial control and budget management

  • Ability to work collaboratively in teams and develop meaningful relationships to achieve common goals

  • Deep understanding of KDB technology and Q language. At least 5 years of professional experience.

  • Deep understanding of KDB+tick design and data organization, performance implications of different approaches.

  • Practical experience developing/running large datasets and optimizing query performance.

  • Practical experience scaling and load-balancing of KDB applications.

  • Practical experience building resilient and high-availability KDB applications.

  • Advanced knowledge of software architecture and design.

  • Understanding and application of modern software development lifecycle practices.

  • Experience with market data venue and vendor data platforms

Highly Desirable:

  • Expertise in C/C++/Java/C#.

  • Practical experience in Python.

  • Experience with market data venue and vendor data platforms

  • Development leading experience: requirements set up, task decomposition, time and effort estimation, delivery planning, testing, user acceptance testing.

  • Release engineering for multi-technology modular applications. Change risk management.

The hiring manager for this job opening would welcome a conversation about flexible working. This could range from ad hoc flexibility in a full time position, to a more formal Flexible Work Arrangement.

Our Corporate & Investment Bank relies on innovators like you to build and maintain the technology that helps us safely service the world’s important corporations, governments and institutions. You’ll develop solutions for a bank entrusted with holding $18 trillion of assets and $393 billion in deposits.CIB provides strategic advice, raises capital, manages risk, and extends liquidity in markets spanning over 100 countries around the world.


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 companies. In 20 technology centers worldwide, 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 $10B+ annual investment in technology enables us to hire people to create innovative solutions that will 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.


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