Athena Risk Developer in Jersey City

Athena Risk Developer
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Jersey City NJ USA

Job Details

Updated on 2019-03-19

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 Athena risk framework is a cross-asset risk calculation and reporting system that provides functionality for traders, sales, risk managers and operations across the investment bank.

The framework has a diverse technology stack which involves a globally replicated object oriented DB, low-latency services, massive batch calculations, optimization of distributed calculations, modelling and reporting API’s. The code is a combination of Python and C++: C++ for speed and Python for flexibility and rapid yet controlled releases.

The diverse nature suits someone with a wide ranging tech skill set who is passionate about working on large-scale complex software, and working directly with key stake holders to ensure the framework helps to deliver key business objectives.

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

  • BS/BA degree or equivalent experience
  • Knowledge of Python, or proficiency in any other Object-Oriented Design & Programming (C++, Java)
  • Prefer to have experience in some, or all of the following:
    • Large / complex ‘mission critical’ systems.
    • Distributed systems/cloud based services
    • Database technologies
    • Derivatives, Risk & PnL Calculations
    • Real-time / low-latency systems, data Structures
    • Functional/Reactive/OO programming
  • The candidate would be working in a small (4-5) team of developers, it’s a flat structure and everybody has a great degree of freedom to influence and shape the design of the framework and its deliverables
  • Ability to collaborate with high-performing teams and individuals throughout the firm to accomplish common goals
  • Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills with clear communication

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.


When you work at JPMorgan Chase & Co., you’re not just working at a global financial institution. You’re an integral part of one of the world’s biggest tech companies. In 14 technology hubs worldwide, our team of 40,000+ technologists design, build and deploy everything from enterprise technology initiatives to big data and mobile solutions, as well as innovations in electronic payments, cybersecurity, machine learning, and cloud development. Our $9.5B+ annual investment in technology enables us to hire people to create innovative solutions that will not only transform the financial services industry, but also change 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. 

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Athena Risk Developer
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Jersey City NJ USA