Our Syracuse site is unique on a number of fronts. JPMorgan Chase senior management and Syracuse University came together four years ago to launch a plan to partner academia and industry together for meaningful results. They set up an operational think tank in an original Syracuse University building on campus, focusing the collaboration on four main focal points:
- Creating a curriculum that would bring the enterprise application into the classroom at unique scale and complexity
- Undertaking research and development fueled by a pure desire for innovation – with the support and investment backing of senior leadership
- Developing talent directly within the campus community
- Nurturing the growth of a groundbreaking technology center that joins the sharpest technologists with the most promising academics
The technology center's emphasis is on IT risk and security management – some of the most exciting areas of technology at JPMorgan Chase. These disciplines are pulled together as a holistic function to create a center of excellence around operations, cyber-risk and intelligence. The firm is positioning integrated functions to work alongside the most promising technology innovators, developing an ecosystem that can drive breakthroughs. The applied research environment combined with experience from the wider JPMorgan Chase cohort yields better technology solutions as we are able to look at preparation, correlation, analysis and response from every angle using the full diversity of the community.
At Syracuse, we have built a year-round internship program, and currently there are close to 100 students working in the technology center. Their projects are distributed across work streams, with opportunities that are much more sophisticated than the average college internship. The full-time Analyst experience is similarly broadening. Because the business recognizes this program as a training ground for an elite generation of technologists, there are unmatched opportunities within the firm following the two-year training program.
The Syracuse area offers a small city environment with plenty of year-round outdoor pursuits at your doorstep. The site in particular is a place where academia meets big business – and recruits have access to senior level mentors both on- and off-site, providing a link to other geographies and functions within the firm. All of this makes upstate New York a unique gateway to a global business and a great place to launch a technology career.