Director of Software Engineering - New Product Incubation, Digital @ JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. - New York, NY

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8 days ago

Director of Software Engineering - New Product Incubation, Digital

JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. - New York, NY

AreaX is JPMorgan's Business Idea Innovation Lab that is tasked with the mission of catalyzing innovation within the Corporate & Investment Bank. We are a team of designers, engineers, products managers and strategists dedicated to creating transformative financial and non-financial digital products that meet our clients' needs. We look for AreaXers who have the curiosity and passion to solve complex problems. If tackling new problems through innovation and engineering practices, building prototypes, learning from failures excites you, we'd love to speak with you.

As an experienced member (ED) of our Software Engineering team, 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 product, design, business, engineering 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. As a leader of organizational, operational and technological change, you'll build partnerships with business groups and technology teams across the firm.

You'll also help manage a high-performing team technologists from multiple job families who share your passion for technology and innovation. This role will lead a directly aligned organization and partner with Product Owners & Designers to deliver on new prototypes and products. You will be able to deliver high quality results in a rapidly changing environment that requires flexibility and adaptability with razor focus on speed to execute.


  • BS/BA degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience
  • 10+ years full-stack engineering experience
  • Experience working in a garage-style/startup environment; comfortable with ambiguity and change in assignments as new products get incubated
  • Atleast 3 years managing, coaching, mentoring engineers day to day and from a career growth perspective
  • Atleast 2-3 years building digital products, platforms, experiences, proof of concepts and pilots
  • Expertise to jump-in when needed on at least one of React, Node.js, Java, Spring Boot
  • Experience in distributed systems & building for cloud
  • Proficient at technical architecture and design
  • Experience working with Product Owners, Product Managers and Designers
  • Deep experience in professional software engineering best practices
  • Experience in communicating across disciplines and at varying levels of seniority
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills are a must-have
  • Experience with AI/ML platforms, libraries & techniques eg. Tensorflow, PyTorch, NLP etc. a bonus

Team Culture

  • Experience in building cross functional partnerships and with an Agile delivery experience
  • Ability to build an innovative culture, complex problem solving, navigating a large organization
  • Ability to maintain team morale in an environment with short product life spans
  • Hire diverse talent
  • Develop, retain, coach and mentor high-performance engineers

Delivery Focus

  • Execute multiple projects simultaneously and independently, maintaining a high degree of communication and escalation as needed.
  • Solution oriented and can quickly identify the best solution to deliver
  • Takes responsibility, self-started, proactive and takes initiative to improve the team, culture, processes and speed of delivery
  • Experience working with geographically distributed and culturally diverse work-groups
  • Resilient with a strong work-ethic and a can-do attitude
  • Leverage the organization to deliver results quickly

For more information about AreaX and JPM's focus on innovation, see the following links:


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 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.

The health and safety of our colleagues, candidates, clients and communities has been a top priority in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. JPMorgan Chase was awarded the "WELL Health-Safety Rating" for all of our 6,200 locations globally based on our operational policies, maintenance protocols, stakeholder engagement and emergency plans to address a post-COVID-19 environment.
As a part of our commitment to health and safety, we have implemented various COVID-related health and safety requirements for our workforce. These requirements may include sharing information in the firm's vaccine record tool, vaccination or regular testing, mask wearing, social distancing and daily health checks. Requirements may change in the future with the evolving public health landscape. JPMorgan Chase will consider accommodation requests.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veterans

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