Java Software Engineer – Tech Lead for Product Team

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Location:Glasgow City
Job Type:Full Time

This is an exciting opportunity to join a talented team of engineers in Glasgow and play a leading role in the development of strategic software products and services that are used globally across Asset and Wealth Management (AWM) and are critical to business operations. We are looking for an experienced Java developer and all-round technologist with leadership skills and a passion for solving business problems through innovation, software engineering best practices and teamwork.

AWM Architecture and Engineering (A&E) embraces a culture of agile experimentation, improvement and continuous learning. As a senior software architect and engineer you will be required to apply your deep knowledge and expertise to all aspects of the software development lifecycle, share your knowledge with others, and partner continuously with stakeholders on a daily basis to stay focused on common goals. You will work in a collaborative, trusting, thought-provoking environment—one that encourages diversity of thought and creative solutions that are in the best interests of our customers globally.

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

  • Relevant university degree or equivalent experience
  • Expertise in application, data and infrastructure architecture disciplines
  • Proficiency in multiple modern programming languages
  • Knowledge of industry wide technology trends and best practices
  • Appreciation of financial control and budget management
  • Ability to work in large, collaborative teams to achieve organizational goals
  • Leadership and communication skills
  • And a passion for software development and problem solving

Role and Responsibilities

As a Technical Lead and Design Authority in the Strategic Entitlements product team in A&E you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Design, code, test, deliver and support strategic, cloud native software and services for Roles Based Access Control to critical business systems in AWM
  • Focus on building the right software in the right way, aligned with team goals
  • Participate actively in an agile development process, working closely with your team mates, other teams, product owners, consumers and other stakeholders
  • Perform (and be subject to) frequent constructive peer reviews
  • Be a leading voice in our developer forums, perform design reviews, and mentor less experienced teammates
  • Help improve our Site Reliability Engineering (SRE)/DevOps tooling and processes to enable us to deliver more value and reduce risk
  • Experiment with emerging/modern technologies and adopt those that will improve our products
  • Align with the firm’s standards and guidelines to ensure our systems are stable, scalable, secure and protected

Technical Knowledge and Expertise

Ideally you would have experience working with all or most of the technologies in the following list – financial knowledge is not a prerequisite–but at J.P. Morgan the attitude and behaviours of a candidate are more important than their expertise in a particular technology or framework, so if you are passionate about technology, have a willingness to learn and teach, and are delivery focused, then please feel free to apply.

  • Java – Core, Spring Boot, Spring MVC, Spring Data, Spring Cloud
  • SCM / DevOps / CI /CD tools & process – Git/Bitbucket, Maven, Nexus, Ant, Jenkins, Jules, Sonar
  • Web Technologies – JavaScript, HTML 5, CSS, JSON, REST, GraphQL, React, Bootstrap
  • Reactive Programming – Reactor, Rx
  • Testing tools & frameworks – JUnit, Selenium, Cucumber, Mockito
  • Agile Methodology and Tools – Jira
  • RDBMS systems and SQL – Oracle
  • Big Data / NoSQL – Hadoop, Cassandra
  • Observability and monitoring services – Dynatrace, Grafana, Splunk
  • Microservices and Layered (SOA/MVC) Architecture
  • Integration patterns and messaging technologies – Kafka, RabbitMQ
  • Caching solutions – Hazelcast, EhCache, Redis, Ignite
  • Cloud deployments – Private Cloud, Amazon Web Services, Azure
  • Cloud Platforms, Container/Orchestration – Docker, Kubernetes, Cloud Foundry