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Technology Director

Bangalore, India | J.P. Morgan

  • Industry:
    Financial Services
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    IT / Information Technology
  • Experience:
    15-20 years
Job Description:
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Lead a team of ~70 to successfully deliver business critical applications/projects

Work closely with US leadership to build and deliver on business priorities & objectives for MB in India

You will be responsible for the managing the budget and continuously look for improvements to optimize costs

Independently takes initiative in driving assignments to completion and solving problems without need for escalation

Proactively research and develop new technologies, services, solutions, etc.

Proactively identify gaps in all processes, procedures, monitors, alerts, designs, etc. and provide recommendations on how to resolve

Perform regular/periodic peer/code reviews

Work closely with business analyst, technical architects, quality assurance, and project management resources throughout delivery of solutions 

Ensure service levels are maintained for all applications and resolve production issues within agreed SLAs

Develop business cases and bring consensus with all stake holders and take it to implementation

Conduct periodic business reviews and drive key metrics around productivity and quality

Address large audiences in town halls with employees


Bachelor’s degree or better in Engineering, Computer Science, or Information Technology

15+ years of experience in Technology organizations, including roles of influence (rather than direct span of control)

Experience across Technology Infrastructure and Applications Development, with significant, past hands-on development experience in distributed environments

Proven experience working with and creating business strategy, process, and Quality guidelines

Consistent interactions with Senior Business leadership

Current with Agile development lifecycle methodology, Agile practices, technologies and languages

A track record of winning the respect of a strongly technical developer community

Experience / expertise with security and controls (standards, tools, and processes)

Excellent analytical, communication, organizational and problem-solving skills

Experience with development, deployment, and support of large-scale applications in a mission-critical production environment

Extensive working experience in Big data background with experience designing and implementing large scale systems

Extensive working experience in Machine Learning and implementing of different models.

Working experience with Hadoop (Hortonworks/Cloudera), NoSQL data platforms (Cassandra, HBase), Messaging and Event Streaming (MQ, Kafka, etc.), Stream processing (Storm, Spark Streaming, etc.)

Knowledge of container based as well as Big Data technology

Extensive experience with horizontally scalable and highly available system design and implementation, with focus on performance and resiliency

Extensive experience profiling, debugging, and performance tuning complex distributed systems

Willingness to commit extra effort to meet deadlines as required on a high profile and business critical project


Preferred Skills:

Experience with banking and financial applications, Mortgage Servicing & Default, a plus

Experience with various software development methodologies in a large scale organization.

Strong skills in project management methodologies and tools – Agile Training and certification a plus

Advanced analytical thinking and problem solving skills

Proven experience with data infrastructure initiatives, best practices and key components

Knowledge of the business lending, card and deposit lifecycle, including origination, sale/servicing, default management/loss mitigation and fraud.

Ability to Create conceptual & logical models to describe a particular domain of data and use these models to inform the physical design of data-related projects

Consumer banking knowledge preferred

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

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