Senior Java Developer / Microservice Engineer

  • Competitive
  • Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • J.P.Morgan
  • 16 Nov 18

Senior Java Developer / Microservice Engineer


As an experienced Software Engineer, your mission is to help lead our team of innovators and technologists toward creating next-level solutions that improve the way our business is run. Your deep knowledge of design, analytics, development, coding, testing and application programming will help your team raise their game, meeting your standards, as well as satisfying both business and functional requirements. Your expertise in various technology domains will be counted on to set strategic direction and solve complex and mission critical problems, internally and externally. Your quest to embracing leading-edge technologies and methodologies inspires your team to follow suit. And best of all, you'll be able to harness massive amounts of brainpower through our global network of technologists from around the world.

The Asset and Wealth Management Risk Technology group works closely with quantitative specialists to produce refined data for global risk reporting groups to consume. The metrics that we produce are used by our portfolio management and risk management teams to track portfolio risk relative to benchmarks and external funds. Risk alerts on outsized risks and anomalies are raised by the system, after which they are reviewed and acted upon. Our system is used to monitor and report on risk both internally and to regulators. The information we produce is reviewed by the highest levels of management at the firm.

In Asset and Wealth Management Risk Technology we have the opportunity to work with emerging technologies to create the most efficient and streamlined operation within our industry. We strive to be the leader on process and technology innovation within the group and are looking for like-minded motivated individuals to join and contribute.

The Glasgow team is a new addition to the AWM Risk Technology family and has a potential to become a hub for excellence so it is an exciting time to join. The team will be involved in developing and re-architecting legacy systems using cutting-edge technologies and driving the business into the Big Data era.
Primary responsibilities:

  • Developing reusable, scalable and testable code
  • Designing and implementing optimal solutions for Hadoop driven storage
  • Creating Automated Unit Tests using Flexible/Open Source Frameworks using a Test Driven Development approach
  • Digesting and understanding Business Requirements and designing new modules/functionality to meet those needs
  • Delivery of software on time and on budget, based on original scope & requirements
  • Work as a team to deliver value in a sustainable fashion
  • Pro-actively look to improve and innovate existing flows and processes
  • Participate in regular standups and code reviews
  • Provide proper technical documentation on code

Essential skills:
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Hands-on experience with Java 8
  • Experience using Spring Framework (Data, REST, Boot, JPA)
  • Experience with RESTful services
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Innovative and team-player mindset
  • Exposure to Agile methodologies
  • Basic knowledge of TDD/BDD (Junit, JBehave or similar)
  • Proven track record of SQL/PLSQL experience
  • Relevant university degree, specialized training or equivalent work experience

Beneficial skills:
  • Experience with Java Microservices
  • Experience with Cloud
  • Experience with Cloudera Hadoop, Spark, HDFS, HBase, Hive
  • Experience with Eureka, Hystrix, Ribbon
  • Experience with Sybase, Oracle, Greenplum
  • Experience with Git
  • Experience with Maven or Gradle
  • Experience in No-SQL databases


Our Corporate Technology team relies on smart, driven people like you to develop applications and provide tech support for all our corporate functions across our network. Your efforts will touch lives all over the financial spectrum and across all our divisions: Global Finance, Corporate Treasury, Risk Management, Human Resources, Compliance, Legal, and within the Corporate Administrative Office. You'll be part of a team specifically built to meet and exceed our evolving technology needs, as well as our technology controls agenda.