J.P. Morgan is one of the largest financial institutions in the UK and its size allows us to develop systems that cover everything from mobile to back office accounting and big data solutions internally.
What really sets us apart as a company is our ability to not only tap into the latest technologies, but also the bleeding edge ones.
The Glasgow Technology Centre is based in the city’s thriving International Financial District and has recently been selected as one of J.P. Morgan’s two Strategic technology Hubs in Europe. This means that there are a lot of eyes on Glasgow.
Our work is quite diverse and evenly split between internal projects and more directly client-related projects such as automatic statements and tracking and reporting systems. But the core skills that we look for are in Java, RDBMS, HTML5 technologies and C# programming languages.
Working for J.P. Morgan
We believe in attracting, retaining and developing the best and most diverse talent because we know that our long-term success depends on our employees.
One of my challenges is to reach out to the talented technologists who don’t recognise that they could and should be working at a company like J.P. Morgan.
If I have a great technologist I can teach them the business, but I can’t necessarily teach someone who’s exceptional in business about technology.
The environment that we work in is often an eye-opener, because you wouldn’t expect a bank to operate in the way that we do. We’re very focused on a change programme that will continue to improve the developer and development experience.
But the main reason that the Glasgow office is such a great place to work is the people. You’re going to find a lot of vibrant and enthusiastic technologists at every level of the business.
Working in Scotland
There’s very little that you can’t do in Scotland; I’ve lived in Luxembourg, New York, Hong Kong and London, but I’d always come back here.
It’s easy to take it for granted, but I almost had to force a visiting CIO onto his plane home because he loved it so much. He found the way we work here, the fine dining and rustic pub food on offer, the parks and being able to drive 15 minutes and be in some of the most beautiful countryside he’d ever seen very appealing.