Associate C++ Engineer - Athena Core Engineering - Hydra - London

Last updated 11 minutes ago
Location:Greater London
Job Type:Full Time

Athena (platform)

Athena is a cross-asset platform transforming technology at JP Morgan. It delivers innovative and efficient applications to a wide range of the firm's business, including sales, trading, operations, risk and research. Athena combines the best of open source technologies with innovative components developed internally, which gives you the ability to contribute to wide range of exciting projects. Our developers enjoy working with front office, quants and other technology teams.

The people who thrive in Athena are hands-on developers, who enjoy solving challenging technical problems. You’re someone who has strong computer science foundations and is comfortable working across different platforms and languages. You’re inspired by working in a collaborative, fast-changing environment with a high degree of code sharing and reuse. If this sounds like you, then Athena could be the perfect place to grow your career.

As a member of our Software Engineering Group you will dive head-first into creating innovative solutions that advance businesses and careers. You’ll join an inspiring and curious team of technologists dedicated to improving the design, analytics, development, coding, testing and application programming that goes into creating high quality software and new products. You’ll be tasked with keeping the team and other key stakeholders up to speed on the progress of what’s being developed. Coming in with an understanding of the importance of end-to-end software development-such as Agile frameworks-is key. And best of all, you’ll be working with and sharing ideas, information and innovation with our global team of technologists from all over the world.


The Software Engineer will contribute to design and implementation of a proprietary risk management and trading platform. Responsibilities will include both resolving known challenges of the platform and introduction of designs for new generations of the platform. The position involves development of highly reliable and highly performant software.

Areas of involvement will also include development of a custom computational engine as well as development of database and network components.

The Engineer will contribute to the implementation of Athena and provide guidance to the developers who use this platform for development of applications.


  • Strong system design and algorithm optimization skills.
  • Commercial development in imperative programming languages. Strong C++.
  • Working knowledge of operating systems, including performance considerations and multithreading.
  • Experience with debuggers and profilers and revision control tools.
  • Strong system troubleshooting skills, solid understanding of Computer Science fundamentals.
  • Creative, quick-thinking, pragmatic, with an aptitude for solving problems with technology and an ability to quickly translate requirements into a sound technical design and implementation.

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.