Jay Walters


Jay Walters, CFA, has several years of financial industry experience, and has a wide array of experience in object oriented distributed systems and database development.

Currently he is Vice President Risk and Performance Technology at Harvard Management Company where he manages a team of developers focused on supporting the Risk Management group. During his time at Harvard he has shared responsibility for the enterprise financial object model, and was a significant contributor to the strategy for managing market and reference data. In September 2006 he received his CFA Charter.

Previously, as Chief Scientist at netNumina he lead the development of a framework for generating J2EE applications using Model Driven techniques. He has spoken on J2EE Development and MDA at JavaOne 2002, the OMG Financial Working Group summer 2001, JavaCon 2001, at the 2000 Allaire Developer's Conference and at the local Boston area BEA User's Group.

Prior to netNumina he developed two generations of a distributed search engine for a now defunct online auction portal (Bidder's Edge). This search engine had to deal with extremely volatile data (100% turn over each week) at high volume (1M new items/day). The first generation of the search engine used the Informix RDBMS, the second generation was written entirely in Java.

He served as a Managing Principal Consultant with Oracle Consulting's Object Technology Center of Excellence focused on Java/CORBA components, and in the New England Regional Consulting Practice where he provided database performance tuning expertise to a variety of customers.

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