Senior Applied Data Scientist/AI Lead at JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. (London, UK)

About Athena Applied Intelligence

Athena is a cross-asset platform transforming technology at JP Morgan. It delivers innovative and efficient applications to a wide range of the firm's business, including sales, trading, operations, risk and research. Athena combines the best of open source technologies with innovative components developed internally, and serves a wide spectrum of users and stakeholders including the front office, quantitative researchers and technology teams.

In Athena Applied Intelligence team, we combine the power of Data Science (DS), AI, ML, optimization algorithms and automation to augment human intelligence and solve business problems at scale. We are on a mission to make better and smart use of data, identify and solve high-impact decision and optimization problems to unlock business value at scale.

You will be part of a highly creative, innovative and passionate team of engineers looking to generate actionable insights and advance the state-of-the-art in automated and scalable intelligent decision making. We embrace a culture of experimentation, collaboration, creativity and innovation, and constantly strive for improvement and continuous learning.


As a Senior Data Scientist/AI and Optimization Lead, you are expected to have proficient knowledge and strong experience in the interconnected disciplines of Applied Data Science, AI/ML and Operations Research. You are a hands-on strong engineer with deep expertise in cutting-edge technologies, robust design, development, coding and testing of high standard and scalable software.

You will lead efforts to translate complex datasets and mission-critical business challenges into technical problems and solve them at scale using the appropriate methodologies and tools. Your deep expertise in data analytics, AI/ML and optimization algorithms, as well as strong practical experience with modern engineering technologies will enable you and the team to intelligently transform data into value, innovate, create high-standard robust production capabilities and deliver increased business benefits.

You will engage with exciting new and ongoing projects in collaboration with internal teams. Some of the projects include application of data science/analytics and AI to software engineering problems, high performance compute optimization, intelligent resource allocation/scheduling and automated inefficiency/anomaly detection, all of which offer opportunities for creative problem solving, analytical techniques and automation. The project domain continues to grow as per business needs. You will have exposure to the business challenges and the firm's unique and rich datasets, and are expected to play an active part in shaping our agenda.

You will lead the research and development lifecycle beginning with understanding the business context, identifying opportunities, technical problem articulation, data discovery and analysis, insights generation, designing algorithms, delivering successful prototypes and working with the team to ship robust production engineering solutions.

Required Qualifications and Experience

PhD or MSc in a quantitative discipline, e.g. Computer Science, Data Science, AI/ML

Strong hands-on software development skills in Python or similar programming language

Practical experience with solving large scale analytical, data-driven decision and optimization problems, developing and deploying DS/AI/OR capabilities at scale in commercial contexts

Prior experience or interest in applying data science, analytics and AI/ML to software engineering related problems

Must be curious, detail-oriented, results- and client-focused, highly motivated by complex analytical problems, and proficient in uncovering meaning and relevant opportunities from complex datasets

Must be able to independently research and propose solutions, work individually and collaboratively to achieve business goals

Strong SDLC mindset and familiarity with agile paradigms

Ability to convey results clearly and communicate effectively to stakeholders of various backgrounds

Excellent creative problem solver, a data enthusiast and passionate about realizing the full power of applied data analytics and intelligence in real complex and commercial settings

Preferred Qualifications and Experience:

Prior experience or interest in applying DS/AI/OR in contexts such as compute/workload/cost optimization, job scheduling and/or software engineering related problems

Deep knowledge of AWS technologies (including SageMaker)

Practical experience with analytical and data science/ML platforms, libraries and toolkits

Experience with big data technologies, modern data engineering practices, frameworks and data visualization tools

Practical knowledge of high performance computing technologies

J.P. Morgan is a global leader in financial services, providing strategic advice and products to the world's most prominent corporations, governments, wealthy individuals and institutional investors. Our first-class business in a first-class way approach to serving clients drives everything we do. We strive to build trusted, long-term partnerships to help our clients achieve their business objectives.

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.

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