Director Software Engineering - AWS, Micorservices, Big Data

JPMorgan Chase
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Job Description

As a Senior Director of Software Engineering at JPMorgan Chase within Corporate Technology, you lead a technical area and drive impact within teams, technologies, and projects across departments. Utilize your in-depth knowledge of software, applications, technical processes, and product management to drive multiple complex projects and initiatives, while serving as a primary decision maker for your teams and be a driver of innovation and solution delivery.

Job responsibilities

  • Setup technical roadmaps to continue to offer service oriented capabilities with API based approach.
  • Roll up sleeves to get deeper into implementation code and perform ongoing code reviews.
  • Setup design patterns and leverage principles of distributed large scale system design to drive multiple designs within the team.
  • Champion and drive constant innovation by performing POCs with hands on approach to arrive at optimal design choices and/or approach INCLUDING selection of tools.
  • Showcase architecture designs patterns to senior technical stakeholders to seek required buy in.
  • Develop required functional expertise and drive the product roadmap for given product areas in close collaboration with product managers and the stakeholders.
  • Stakeholder management facing off with technical stakeholders as well as business stakeholders by acquiring required subject matter expertise.
  • Navigate complex and/or delicate situations to drive right outcomes for the firm.
  • Creative project management and establish a process for providing visibility into team’s progress including estimates and be able to meet stringent deadlines as situation demands.
  • Risk mitigation and Risk Management across multiple programs and projects to ensure timely communication of potential risks and path to de-risk.
  • People Management including coaching, timely feedback to ensure fully motivated staff producing high performance output.

Required qualifications, capabilities, and skills

  • Strong background in architecting, designing and developing large scale distributed solutions using cloud based approach.
  • Recent hands-on experience in designing and driving technical solutions leveraging Java, Python, Spark.
  • Demonstrable data engineering background with great understanding of open source tech stack as well as ability to work with large data lakes & databases.
  • Demonstrable experience in Service mesh with microservices patterns with API first approach.
  • Recent and proven experience of developing end to end solutions on AWS using EKS or ECS Fargate.
  • Ability to spot non performing code and establish performance first approach by establishing contextual best practices.
  • Clear understanding on front end architecture using micro front end patterns using standard frameworks like Tuxedo, Vue etc.
  • Have a keen eye to develop product roadmap both functionally and technically to continue to make the product more valuable.
  • Consistent track record of stakeholder management at level both technically as well as functionally.
  • Demonstrable strong negotiation skills with ability to read cross agreement under complex situations.
  • Must have handled large teams of software engineers with minimum team size of 12- 15 at minimum.

Preferred qualifications, capabilities, and skills

  • Any recent experience with Databricks or Snowflakes will be an added plus.
  • Any expertise with ETL and or driving large scale data analytics will be an advantage.
  • Ability to “read the room” beyond stated obvious and adjust and tweak approach as needed on ongoing basis.
  • Ability to make decisions under complex & ambiguous situations with little available information.


JPMorgan Chase & Co., one of the oldest financial institutions, offers innovative financial solutions to millions of consumers, small businesses and many of the world’s most prominent corporate, institutional and government clients under the J.P. Morgan and Chase brands. Our history spans over 200 years and today we are a leader in investment banking, consumer and small business banking, commercial banking, financial transaction processing and asset management.

We recognize that our people are our strength and the diverse talents and perspectives that they bring to our global workforce are directly linked to our success. We are an equal opportunity employer and place a high value on diversity and inclusion at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of any protected attribute, including race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital or veteran status, pregnancy or disability, or any other basis protected under applicable law. In accordance with applicable law, we make reasonable accommodations for applicants’ and employees’ religious practices and beliefs, as well as any mental health or physical disability needs. (If you are a US or Canadian applicant with a disability and wish to request an accommodation to complete the application process, please contact us by calling the Accessibility Line (US and Canada Only) 1-866-777-4690 and indicate the specifics of the assistance needed.)

We offer a competitive total rewards package including base salary determined based on the role, experience, skill set, and location. For those in eligible roles, we offer discretionary incentive compensation which may be awarded in recognition of firm performance and individual achievements and contributions. We also offer a range of benefits and programs to meet employee needs, based on eligibility. These benefits include comprehensive health care coverage, on-site health and wellness centers, a retirement savings plan, backup childcare, tuition reimbursement, mental health support, financial coaching and more. Additional details about total compensation and benefits will be provided during the hiring process.

JPMorgan Chase is an Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Veterans

Company Info.

JPMorgan Chase

For over 200 years, JPMorgan Chase & Co has provided innovative financial solutions for consumers, small businesses, corporations, governments and institutions around the world. Today, we're a leading global financial services firm with operations servicing clients in more than 100 countries. JPMorgan Chase & Co. is an American multinational investment bank and financial services holding company headquartered in New York City. JPMorgan Chase

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