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Srivathsa Ganapati Rao

Executive Director, J.P.Morgan


  • Delivery Manager/Executive director leading technical implementations for a large change program for  the firm managing MD/CBT level stake holders in Banking, Agency, Prime,Custody, Cash management business
  • 16 years experience  in financial services building highly concurrent, scalable and reliable real time event processing systems using Java and related technologies 
  • Recent experience in moving legacy applications to Cloud platform and using block chains and machine learning for operational efficiency
  • In depth knowledge of  Back office  processing for securities and cash including Settlement & clearing, books & records, accounting
  • Expert in  middle-ware and database technologies  having designed and implemented several core systems using middle-ware technologies like MQSeries, Tibco EMS/RV and databases like Oracle ExaData and NoSql databases(Marklogic, Cassandra)
  • Expert in technical software development  principles and practices for OOAD   including; design patterns (e.g.: GRASP, SOLID), spec by example,  TDD & ATDD


  • Selected for  Emerging Leader Pathways in J.P.Morgan which represents less than 1% of Vice Presidents(VP). This program is a leadership training for high performing senior VP's with potential to become Executive directors.
  • Designated  Expert Engineer(E2) in J.P.Morgan representing  less than 0.5% engineers. 250 expert engineers designated across  40k+ engineers
  • Excellence Award in Tavant Technologies for Engineering Excellence in 2004 and 2005

Technical Skills

Languages : Java, Sql/plsql, Python, Clojure

Database : Oracle 12c,  Cassandra, DB2 9.1, Sybase ASE 12.5.4, SecDB, MarkLogic

UI: Angular 4, React, JavaScript, JSP

Messaging : AMPS, MQSeries, QPID, Tibco RV/EMS

Middleware :  Spring, Apache spark and Storm

SCM : GIT, SVN, CVS, Rational Clearcase

CI : Hudson, Jenkins

Code coverage and Quality : Sonar, Corbatura, Jococo, Hammurapi

Monitoring and Alerting :  Foglight, Geneos, HPOV, Keep Alive

Testing :  FitNesse, Spock, Cucumber, Junit, QTP

Build Tools : Maven, Ant

Scheduling Tools : Autosys, Cron, ARM, SLAB

Work History

Nov 2010Present

Executive director

JP Morgan Chase
  • Delivery manager for firms strategic  re-engineering of settlements and clearing function into a  platform to be used in 8 different lines of business to settle and clear both securities and cash.
  • Consistent delivery record  having moved <70% of markets business, 50% of custody business with in 2 years of starting the build.
  • Leading effort to move the whole platform to AWS including risk and compliance reviews, reviewing architecture and refactor the application to make it cloud ready
  • Lead team to build firms data warehouse for securities delivering feeds to highly visible fed requirements of firms Liquidity Risk
  • Delivered firms pre-settlement matching service for global securities markets help improve the match rates into late 90's
  • Leading efforts to build blockchain based implementation to improve match rates for firms internal matching service
  • Delivered  End Of Day batch to run in ~2hrs, processing ~42 million positions and ~25 million open trades  every day
  • Leading effort to build an AI tool to reduce manual actions by automating it through machine learning
  • Built team up in Glasgow from 0 to 20 in 6 months and made them ready to deliver critical deliverable for the year.                  
    Apr 2007Oct 2010

    Senior Associate

    Goldman Sachs
    • Worked in the Core technologies team(Securities division) helping technology teams in   FICC, Equities and Operation technology  divisions.
    • Managed team to deliver a  scalable process for booking orders and Trades   coming from multiple upstream systems. Implemented business rules to maintain the ordering life cycle and  position the trades and handle corporate events
    • Developed a plug-in to  show  non local data in  No SQL SecDB   to help traders and sales team to  maintain risk in one system for FICC and Equities
    • Built a  data warehouse capturing data from the in memory database  into a de-normalised relational form for  assets worth $700 billion  to help in all reporting requirements to regulators world over and for other End of day feeds.
    Apr 2004Apr 2007

    Senior Software Developer

    Tavant Technologies

    Worked initially as a senior developer and later as a technical lead in delivering a default management system for a leading sub prime lender in US
    • Developed critical modules like marketing management, OIS and title tracking for real estate owned(REO)
    • Production support and on-site coordination at client locations from migration and production releases through the sub-prime crisis
    • Came up with the design and implementation of data migration from multiple legacy systems
    • Developed reusable framework for test case management and automated test execution

    Jan 2003Apr 2004

    Programer Analyst

    Mindtree Consulting

    Hired as  a fresher from campus went through 3 months extensive training in multiple technologies including java, .NET, SQL. On joining development teams, worked with multiple clients including Honewell, AOL Time Warner to develop web applications