Director – Senior Researcher at JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. (New York, NY)

As a senior leader in Architecture, your quest for innovation happens directly at the intersection of technology and business strategy, leading organizational, operational, and technological change, now and in the future. You’ll spearhead the efforts of passionate and dedicated teams of architects, aligning cross-functional and cross-line of business projects, ensuring that they’re fiscally and technically within reason. You’ll collaborate with internal teams and business leaders alike, creating strategically sound Target State Architectures that can handle today’s needs and be ready for tomorrow’s needs as well. Of course, you’ll also have a stake in budgeting, hiring, mentoring, setting team priorities, and fostering a client-centric environment where everyone learns and grows. You’ll be able to innovate in collaboration with technologists across JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s global technology community, as well as in partnership with some of the most important technology firms in the world.

JP Morgan Chase’s research technology strategy and direction is oriented through investigation and research of emerging technologies, such as Quantum Computing, Human Machine Interfaces, Virtual and Augmented Reality, Computer Vision and IoT. Our firm is seeking a passionate technologist and thought leader to perform applied research and development of novel solutions in these fields. As a key member of the R&D team, you will work closely with internal project teams, senior management, and external communities alike to advance these research focus areas in a way that is beneficial to the technical teams in the company. You will cultivate investigations into these areas, produce research solutions in collaboration with the internal project teams, and contribute to the firm’s intellectual property.

The Purpose of Your Role:

§ To lead the conception and delivery of novel solutions to problems faced by internal project teams

§ To advance the field of quantum computing in the areas of algorithms and applications such as Artificial Intelligence, Cryptography, Optimization and Finance

§ To advance the field of Computer Vision applied to Virtual and Augmented Reality

§ To lead technical partnerships with external organizations, such as academic institutions and leading technology firms

§ To contribute to JPMC’s IP by pursuing necessary protections of generated IP

§ To help establishing JPMC’s reputation in the scientific field via publication of select results in prestigious venues

The Expertise We Are Looking For:

§ Industrial research experience within a technology R&D organization, innovation lab, or equivalent

§ Experience developing external partnerships with diverse stakeholders, ranging from academia to private sector

§ Experience in technical writing in a scientific or technical field, as well as grant applications or research proposals

§ Working knowledge of common research evaluation frameworks and techniques

§ Strong passion, awareness and familiarity with emerging technology paradigms (e.g. brain computer interfaces)

§ Excellent written and visual presentation skills

§ Ability to represent the firm externally at academic and industry conferences as well as speaking engagements

§ Ability to work through ambiguity and multiple priorities

§ 3+ years of hands-on experience in quantum computing

§ Prior hands on experience as a researcher in a lab is preferred

§ Familiarity and or experience in financial services is preferred

§ A Ph.D. degree in Mathematics, Physics or Computer Science is preferred

Travel Requirements

§ Up to 35% of travel across strategic hubs, external partner sites, and industry forumsJPMorgan 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.

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Company: JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.