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JPMorgan Chase Java and Oracle Software Engineer in Chicago, Illinois

As a member of our Software Engineering Group we look first and foremost for people who are passionate around solving business problems through innovation & engineering practices. You will be required to apply your depth of knowledge and expertise to all aspects of the software development lifecycle, as well as partner continuously with your many stakeholders on a daily basis to stay focused on common goals. We embrace a culture of experimentation and constantly strive for improvement and learning. You’ll 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.


  • Design and build scalable and resilient technical solutions

  • Provide Level 3 support for the application

  • Work with data services team to identify sources of data (both internal and 3rd party) for data cleansing / enhancement / enrichment/ data warehouse

  • Drive the delivery of business value via change programs/projects within the futures & options clearing technology group

  • Create automated unit tests using a Test Driven Development approach

  • Develop a strong understanding of key functions of clearing, margining & settlements within the F&O world

  • Partner with supporting tech leads to develop realistic and achievable project estimates

  • Analysis and build within Control, Stability, Resiliency, Capacity & Performance areasTesting: Unit, SIT & UAT planning and management

  • Robust delivery of code into the production environment with zero tolerance for post implementation issues

  • Take part in decisions affecting long range organizational goals & strategic planning

  • Proactively look to develop, implement and further development best practices across the group

  • Contribute to quality improvement, code reviews, code/architecture standards, code reuse etc.

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

  • BS/BA degree or equivalent experience

  • Advanced knowledge of application, data and infrastructure architecture disciplines

  • Understanding of architecture and design across all systems

  • Working proficiency in developmental toolsets

  • Knowledge of industry wide technology strategies and best practices

  • Ability to work in large, collaborative teams to achieve organizational goals, and passionate about building an innovative culture

  • Proficiency in one or more modern programming languages: Java and Oracle

  • Understanding of software skills such as business analysis, development, maintenance and software improvement

Qualifications and Skills (Required)

  • Relevant University degree with at least 3-5+ years of professional experience

  • Very Strong problem solving, analytical and communication skills (both verbal and written)

  • Expert level knowledge of core Java (at least JDK 1.7) with clear understanding of advanced concepts in collection framework, garbage collection, multi threading etc.

  • Solid understanding of database concepts and working knowledge with any of the vendors(Preferably Oracle) with at least some exposure to performance tuning

  • Experience working with Maven, Jenkins, Git/Subversion etc.

  • Experience working with related technical frameworks – spring, JMS, JDBC, Hibernate/JPA etc.

  • Ability to take on difficult and complex large scale problems and provide end to end solutions

  • Ability to build and maintain strong relationships with stakeholders in business, operations, operate etc.

  • Some experience of providing production support in a Level2/Level3 capacity

Qualifications and Skills (Nice to have but highly desirable)

  • Experience of working in an Investment Banking context in particular in a Futures & Options department

  • Experience of working in an agile environment

  • Test Driven Development (e.g. Fitnesse / JUnit)

  • Experience with MIS Reporting & analytics tools such as Cognos, Business Objects, QlikView, CTR

  • Experience with any of the distributed cache frameworks like Gemfire, Hazelcast, and Coherence etc.

  • Experience with Webservices (SOAP or Restful)

  • Experience with FIX protocol or FIXML

  • Experience with doing heap analysis, profiling etc. using any of the tools

This role would be part of a global team responsible for the delivery of a Cleared Derivatives Data Warehouse Platform. This role spans across data capture and transformation (ETL), warehousing and normalization, data distribution, and reporting/MIS and requires close interaction with many provides both internal and external with the highest degree of focus on throughput and accuracy. The Data Warehouse is the strategic and primary distribution source for most of CDT data and is actively used for Risk, Regulatory reporting, client reporting and many other areas.

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.

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.

JPMorgan Chase is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer Disability/Veteran.