Developer - KDB/Q
New York , New York
January 03, 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
Trading Risk & Controls Practice Area is recruiting a technologist preferably with experience in front office sales and trading environment to join its global team of developers. We are most interested in people who have thorough understanding of the flows in their area of business expertise and are eager to learn. Good communication is also critical.

The role involves hands-on development in KDB and shell/python scripting. Applications owned by TRC Team interface with all trading systems, fulfill regulatory rules and internal risk requirements. You will have the opportunity to work with the colleagues around the globe while helping on the regional deliveries

Required Skills
Good knowledge of Q/KDB
Good knowledge of Unix / Linux command line tools (e.g. grep, awk), shell (ksh or bash). Should be able to write up single line commands quickly.
Good knowledge of core concepts (e.g. file system layout, threads, processes, OS knowledge)
Bachelor's in Engineering, preferably Computer Science, from a top tier university.
2-6 years of relevant experience
Some exposure to the financial services industry is a plus including an understanding of the trade lifecycle.
Awareness of finance related protocols and technologies like real time market data, FIX protocol.

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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