Developer - C#
New York , New York
January 18, 2017
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.

Position Description
Morgan Stanley-s market leading institutional equity derivatives business is powered by a world class technology platform from front to back. As the business continues to grow and adapt to rapidly changing markets and clients, whilst expanding to cover a broader range of asset classes, we are evolving our equity derivatives pre-trade system accordingly. The system manages the pre-trade workflow for sales and trading including product definition, pricing and quoting, pre-trade approvals and STP integration with booking systems. This flow is handled through a range of inputs from high-touch bespoke exotics to direct FIX connectivity and auto-pricing.

In order to evolve the platform, the equity derivatives pre-trade pricing and execution technology team is undertaking a program of change to increase our external connectivity and to improve STP for all aspects of the pre-trade workflow. We will also be extending the platform to support the commodities business for both structured notes and vanilla derivatives. We are in the process of replacing much of the existing platform with new components; there are still 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 evolving the platform.

This role is for a proven .NET developer to take on design and development work as described above. Working closely with an increasingly -tech savvy- business the role offers opportunities to regularly interact with sales and trading. 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 initiatives.

Skills Required
- Strong C# with emphasis on multi-threaded real-time GUI development
- Strong WPF knowledge with MVVM
- Proficient in Object Oriented Design, software design patterns, unit testing, mocking frameworks, performance/memory analysis, and n-tier architecture
- Practical Test-Driven Development (TDD) experience
- Experience with modern .NET technologies including RX, LINQ, and Unity.
- Experience of Agile development techniques and a deep understanding of systems engineering, build and release management principles including continuous integration and continuous delivery.
- Experience with Git and Peforce
- Experience with Nuget
- Team working ability in local and global teams
- Bachelor's degree in Computer Science
- Strong analytical, verbal & written skills.

Skills Desired
- Equity Derivatives knowledge with Vanilla pricing
- Practical use of Expression Blend
- Knowledge jira or similar job-tracking system
- UI technologies - HTML 5 (Ext.js/Angular JS/Typescript).
- Basic knowledge of Q/KDB .
- Strong understanding of relational databases (writing SQL/Stored Procedures).
- Working knowledge of UNIX/LINUX.
- Demonstrates exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills.
- Strong communication, organizational, and collaboration skills.
- Ability to multi-task and work well under pressure.
- Experience working on large and medium scale projects in agile environment.

A little about us:
Since its founding in 1935, Morgan Stanley and its people have helped redefine the meaning of financial services.

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