Java / Python Software Engineer - Commodities eTrading - Team Lead - Vice President (VP)

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Location:Greater London
Job Type:Full Time

The Commodities eCommerce Technology team is hiring in London. We are part of the JP Morgan Global Commodities business, which serves a variety of clients in the industrial and financial services sectors. Our products are traded via a web portal; we also serve a small number of clients via a FIX API. The products are principally traded OTC products in a variety of underlying commodities across Precious Metals, Base Metals, Energy, Agriculturals and Indices.

The existing technology stack is built on the proprietary “Athena” platform, which is written in python; this stack covers pricing, order management and booking functions and interfaces with various other components managed by other teams such as the web portal, the exchange gateways and market data feed handlers. A major project that will be continuing next year, will be the migration of client flows off the current stack and onto an alternative java-based order management stack in line with our broader eCommerce strategic architecture.

We are looking for an enthusiastic VP level hire to lead a team of four in London, reporting to the global head of Commodities eCommerce Technology, also in London. Day to day responsibilities will be hands-on development, team management, mentoring and leading the other members of the team, managing third-line support rotas, holiday calendars etc. Although we’re looking for someone primarily with Java and electronic trading experience, the successful candidate will need to be happy picking up other technologies and design patterns, e.g. python and graph-based programming.

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

  • BS/BA degree or equivalent experience
  • Expertise in application, data and infrastructure architecture disciplines
  • Knowledge of industry wide technology trends and best practices
  • Keen understanding of financial control and budget management
  • Ability to work in large, collaborative teams to achieve organizational goals, and passionate about building an innovative culture
  • Team lead experience
  • eCommerce or eTrading experience
  • Experience working in a front office environment
  • Proven software design and development skills using core Java and python
  • Full SDLC experience using git and the atlassian suite
  • Excellent problem solving skills