Anastasiia Izmailova

Anastasiia Izmailova | J.P. Morgan

Anastasiia Izmailova

At age 17, I moved to the UK to study Mathematics at the University of St Andrews.

Always being interested in technology and innovation, I decided to pick Computer Science as an extra subject. Little did I know this decision would be life-changing: I fell in love with programming.

During my time at the university I was heavily involved with Computing Society, arranging tech talks and networking sessions. I became a head organizer of the main university hackathon and a co-founder of a mini-hackathon for 1st and 2nd years to give them a taste of innovation. As Class Representative, I negotiated on behalf of my year group, and provided feedback to teaching staff , to ensure all my classmates got the best academic experience possible.

My two summer internships with J.P. Morgan persuaded me that I wanted a career in computing (as opposed to just a hobby!), and I joined their graduate software engineering programme in 2019.

Since then, I have built out cutting-edge FX trading functionality a part of my role as a technologist for J.P. Morgan Markets Execute, J.P Morgan’s award-winning single dealer platform.

My technology contributions to J.P. Morgan Markets Execute trading application combined with my experiences championing inclusion, diversity and charitable causes gave me the skills and experience to achieve a rare early promotion to associate.

Gabrielle Chester

Gabrielle Chester | J.P. Morgan

Gabrielle Chester

Gabrielle has been with JP Morgan in London for the past 3 years, joining as part of the graduate scheme and has since been promoted to Associate.

After studying Mechanical Engineering at University, she threw herself into application development and software delivery practices when she joined Technology at JP Morgan. She has been developing a new application which measures the resiliency and availability of other applications in the bank encompassing modern engineering practices and high standards of resiliency. Gabrielle gained her Certified Scrum Master qualification after stepping up to take on the role within her team alongside her development work after her first year at JP Morgan. Her proactive approach to work means she enjoys going to training and external conferences to bring back changes to her team and the broader organization. Last year she presented at the SEACOM agility conference on how she has used OKRs within her application development team to help the team advance and meet their goals. Gabrielle then went on to help other teams within technology to set their own team OKRs.

Sushma Subhashchandra

Sushma Subhashchandra | J.P. Morgan

Sushma Subhashchandra

Sushma has worked in many technologies over the last 8 years since joining JPMorgan as a grad, constantly upskilling herself through training and industry certification.

She is a development lead in Credit Risk technology working on software critical to regulatory processes. She has made tremendous contribution to planning, design and development of new business features. She also has a provisional patent filed for a Dead Code Analysis tool she invented.

Sushma is an excellent mentor and lead to her team, guiding them on technical tasks and also career growth. She is also a technical lead on the Force for Good program, where JPMorgan employees work with charities to help with their technology needs. As part of JPMorgan’s philanthropy work with Katalyst, an NGO in India, Sushma mentored underprivileged girls pursuing their undergraduate degree by offering guidance in their studies and helping them develop their soft skills. She also volunteered for the SmartSTEM program in Ayrshire College where she spoke to young female students to encourage enrollment in STEM subjects.

Sushma has delivered multiple technical presentations, on subjects ranging from Machine Learning to Big Data, for the Take IT Forward community, a JPMorgan initiative that supports development and progression of women technologists. She has also moderated fireside chat with senior leaders in the firm discussing the importance of Mentoring and Coaching.

Her technical achievements aside, Sushma is also a promoter of wellness and a qualified dance fitness instructor. She started a dance fitness club for JPMorgan Glasgow employees and their families, and has been running it successfully since 2019. She is also an active member and part of the leadership team of firm's business resource group which enhances the professional development opportunities of employees of Asian and Pacific Islanders heritage. She has organized multiple cultural events promoting diversity and inclusion within the firm.

Dominika Bennani

Dominika Bennani | J.P. Morgan

Dominika Bennani

Dominika is a technical lead and a team manager within the Digital & Platform Services in JPMorgan. In her role she is overseeing the design and the delivery of technical solutions that accelerate the migrations from legacy trade and risk management systems to the global Athena platform within the Investment Bank’s Markets businesses.

Her responsibilities include driving the agenda for 3 technical products and the career management of 10 members within her team.

Since joining in 2010, Dominika has held a number of technology roles covering the full spectrum of responsibilities as a technologist working on a trade and risk management system. She began in a production support role, then developed tools for business support functions. Later she drove and delivered the technical solutions to support users who are directly generating revenue, and continuing in a cross business role where she was architecting solutions and implementing models that enable the communication with downstream systems. Her contribution has been instrumental in completing multiple migrations from legacy systems to the strategic platform.

Dominika holds a Masters degree with a distinction in Computer Science with a major in Artificial Intelligence from the Warsaw University of Technology. Since joining the graduate program in 2010 she has been a key resource in a variety of teams, always seeking for additional opportunities to improve the technology stack and continue her growth.