C#/Scala Development Lead

  • Company: Morgan Stanley
  • Location: New York, New York
  • Posted: December 21, 2017
  • Reference ID: 3102364
Company Profile
Morgan Stanley is a leading global financial services firm providing a wide range of investment banking, securities, investment management and wealth management services. The Firm's employees serve clients worldwide including corporations, governments and individuals from more than 1,200 offices in 43 countries.
As a market leader, the talent and passion of our people is critical to our success. Together, we share a common set of values rooted in integrity, excellence and strong team ethic. Morgan Stanley can provide a superior foundation for building a professional career - a place for people to learn, to achieve and grow. A philosophy that balances personal lifestyles, perspectives and needs is an important part of our culture.

Technology works as a strategic partner with Morgan Stanley business units and the world's leading technology companies to redefine how we do business in ever more global, complex, and dynamic financial markets. Morgan Stanley's sizeable investment in technology results in quantitative trading systems, cutting-edge modelling and simulation software, comprehensive risk and security systems, and robust client-relationship capabilities, plus the worldwide infrastructure that forms the backbone of these systems and tools. Our insights, our applications and infrastructure give a competitive edge to clients' businesses-and to our own.

Institutional Corporate Technology (ICT)
Institutional Corporate Technology (ICT) is part of Technology. This group is responsible for developing enterprise applications for a diverse set of businesses including Fixed Income, Equities, Commodities, Investment Banking, Research, and Global Capital Markets. In addition, ICT provides technology solutions for client-aligned groups and company-wide divisions, such as Finance and Operations, post-trade functions within the Institutional Securities Group and standardized data and enterprise-wide services to provide leverage to the Firm's businesses.

The equity derivatives pre-trade pricing and execution technology team is undertaking a program of change to overhaul the exotics workflow system.
The business is investing heavily in the platform, and while an initial version has been released, there are still many significant components that need to be developed and key architectural decisions to be made. Any successful candidate will have an active role in improving and shaping the platform.

This role is for a proven, hands-on lead developer to drive design and development work as described above. The successful candidate will be counted on to manage a small team of developers, offering leadership, advice, technical guidance and career development. Working closely with an increasingly tech savvy business the role requires regular interaction with sales, trading and financial engineering for gathering requirements, managing expectations, and advocating for changes. Cross team, region and divisional communication skills are important for effective collaboration within Morgan Stanley.

The successful candidate will be commercially focused, have excellent communication skills, will be able to demonstrate a strong delivery track record, and will be capable of pragmatically balancing time to market against future-proofed design and architecture. A keen interest in the latest development tools and technologies is also expected. Equity derivatives product knowledge is not a pre-requisite but it is advantageous. Reflecting the global nature of our business and systems, the pre-trade pricing and execution team is distributed between London, New York, Hong Kong and Mumbai. Our New York location is relatively small in number, but unique in that we sit one floor away from sales/trading, which has enabled us to develop a close relationship with our users. We have a diverse mix of smart and experienced developers specializing in Java, Scala and C# who also have a deep understanding of our business and client needs. We are active in many out of work activities both socially and volunteering our
time through various firm sponsored activities.

Skills Required
C# WPF or Scala development experience and knowledge of associated enterprise architectural components.
Experience with application integration, software design patterns, frameworks, unit testing, performance / memory analysis, and n-tier service-oriented architecture.
Experience of leading an Agile development team and a deep understanding of systems engineering, build and release management principles including continuous integration and Test-Driven Development (TDD).
Team working ability in local and global teams
Strong analytical, verbal & written skills.

Skills Desired
Experience of working on web-based projects with excellent knowledge of JavaScript, JQuery/extJS, HTML and CSS.
Strong Unix/Linux experience with knowledge of Unix tools and scripting
Experience with document-oriented database development
Exposure to building financial systems & Equity derivatives experience

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