Lead Software Engineer – Full Stack / Blockchain Engineering – Athens – Vice President:

at JP Morgan Chase
Published May 14, 2023
Location Springfield, IL
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  


We have an opportunity to impact your career and provide an adventure where you can push the limits of what's possible.Onyx by J.P. Morgan is at the forefront of a major shift in the financial services industry. We are innovators and thought-leaders who have cultivated a deep understanding of institutional banking and technology to create reliable infrastructure and services for the world’s most pressing problems and are the first global bank to offer a blockchain-based platform for wholesale payments transactions - helping to re-architect the way that money, information, and assets are moving around the world.Onyx is made up of four business stripes –Liink by J.P. Morgan, a blockchain network of banks that facilitates payments and banking information exchangeCoin Systems, a global provider of shared ledger solutions enabled by JPM CoinOnyx Digital Assets, a blockchain network that enables tokenization and creation of various types of digital assetsBlockchain Launch, web3 innovation unit focused on conceptualizing and building new applications at the bleeding edge of blockchain technologyBlockchain LaunchThe Blockchain Launch team sits within Onyx by J.P. Morgan and leads and coordinates blockchain and distributed ledger-related projects with partners across J.P. Morgan. We are focused on building for the future. We identify the opportunities that could be impactful for J.P. Morgan and its clients in the next 3-5 years, and build early-stage proofs of concepts and products to meet those trends that we see coming. Blockchain Launch was created to foster a commitment to exploring and deploying distributed ledger technology, and since its foundation we have positioned J.P. Morgan as a leader in the space.Culturally, we are a mix of innovators, adventurers, thinkers and builders who see the world through a lens of innovation and opportunity. We are detail-oriented and thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced environment. We love whiteboard brainstorming sessions, building great products and karaoke!Job


We are looking for a full stack engineer to build out Digital Identity products within Blockchain Launch, sitting in our newly announced Athens Innovation Lab. We believe that Digital Identity is key to unlocking scale for web3, and can enable entirely new interactions and services. Much of our work centers around privacy-first, portable, self-managed identities, with a strong bent towards W3C Verifiable Credentials. We are looking for like-minded, passionate engineers who want to bring these new identity-based products to life. This role requires a resilient self-starter with a delivery mindset, a team-first attitude, and a passion for solving business problems with innovative technology. You will be required to apply your depth of knowledge and expertise to all aspects of the software development lifecycle, and you will partner closely with Blockchain Launch Product Managers to deliver on our goals.Required qualifications, capabilities, and skillsYou have experience in: Building and utilising REST APIs and Opens APIsDesigning and developing Web apps using JavaScript, Typescript and other backend languagesBuilding SDK offerings for external useBuilding and deploying production grade software Writing technical requirementsWorking with AWS infrastructure and relying on cloud environmentsWorking with Identity proofing frameworks and ideally have experience with W3C VCs & DIDsYou are proficient in Solidity/smart contract design, testing, internal auditing, and deploymentYou have knowledge in cryptography and security conceptsYou have worked with various stakeholders such as design, product, and backend engineering teams in an iterative development processPreferred qualifications, capabilities, and skillsCollaborate with various line of business technology teams to design and code robust and performant blockchain-based Digital Identity services & solutions, including credential issuance and verification capabilities, and wallet software.Collaborate with development teams to develop integration design and where appropriate prepare estimates on design and development services for integration initiativesWork closely with product management to define requirements and prototype and design new features for product usersDevelop high level and detailed user flow diagrams, wireframes, storyboards, mockups and prototypes to effectively communicate interaction and functional designDesign, develop and test software programs including graphic user interfaces, database mapping/connectivity, back-end services and SDKsAbout the Payments Innovation Lab in AthensWe recently announced plans for a new office in Athens, Greece, to support our organic growth in the country and to bolster the innovation efforts of our Payments business globally.J.P. Morgan first opened its doors in Greece more than five decades ago, and today we provide products and services from across our Investment Banking, Payments and Asset & Wealth Management businesses to a number of local and multinational Greek clients.The new office will house a new Payments Innovation Lab, which will provide research and development to the J.P. Morgan Payments business. Initially, the Innovation Lab will concentrate on the development of solutions around distributed ledger technology, artificial intelligence and cryptography related to payments systems in support of Onyx by J.P. Morgan.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.Our Corporate & Investment Bank relies on innovators like you to build and maintain the technology that helps us safely service the world’s important corporations, governments and institutions. You'll develop solutions that help the bank provide strategic advice, raise capital, manage risk, and extend liquidity in markets spanning over 100 countries around the world.Full time


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