Java Development Lead
New York , New York
October 17, 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.

MS Wealth Management (MSWM) Technology
Morgan Stanley Wealth Management (MSWM) Technology is the global technology department responsible for the design, development, delivery and support of the technical solutions behind the products and services used by the Morgan Stanley Wealth Management (MSWM) business. The department is comprised of 10 organizations: Sales, Banking & Corporate-Client Technology, Investment Products & Markets Technology, Client Reporting, Core Processing, Private and International Wealth Management Technology, Technology Integration Office, Enterprise Infrastructure & Production Management, Capital Markets Application & Data Services, Deployment Planning & Release Management, and the Chief Operating Office. Morgan Stanley Wealth Management (MSWM) Technology works with large scale databases such as DB2 and SQL Server, proprietary and non-proprietary messaging software, a broad variety of vendor products, numerous financial exchanges and regulatory entities, and programming languages ranging from .Net and Java to Cobol and VB.Net.
Job Description
This position is for hands-on Payments Platform Core Team Lead for Morgan Stanley Wealth Management' Global Banking Technology (GBT) at Morgan Stanley's New York offices.
The GBT BPS Money Movement team is embarking in a transformational Future of Payments Platform. Given the expanded book of work, we are building a team responsible for creating the new platform as well as ongoing support of the existing system. This is a hands-on role and is responsible for analyzing user specifications and requirements and providing assistance in coding, testing and debugging applications.
The candidate is expected to provide technical expertise and recommendations in assessing new software projects and initiatives to support and enhance our existing applications. The candidate will also be required to code, conduct code reviews, and test software as needed, along with participating in application architecture and design and other phases of the SDLC. The candidate may also be called on to provide technical, troubleshooting and design guidance to other application development teams.
The candidate should be flexible, highly adaptable and excellent team player. The candidate is expected to work with teams that consist of Java, .NET, and mainframe developers. The candidate should expect to work in a global virtual team, sometimes across multiple time zones. The candidate may be assigned to more than one role or project at a time.
The candidate should be an expert in Core Java and J2EE development frameworks. He or she should have at least 10 years of application development experience in Financial Services or Wealth Management. Exposure or experience in banking systems will be considered an added bonus.

Skills Required
The key skills required are:
- 10 years of professional experience using Java & J2EE development frameworks
- 10 years of experience designing and consuming REST/SOAP web services
- Experienced in Agile software development methodology
- Experienced in Spring Framework
- Demonstrable experience of test-driven development alongside use of automated test frameworks, mocking/stubbing, and Junit
- Experienced in web application security, authentication methodologies, and SSO technologies
- Demonstrable experience of implementing Java best practice, especially around reusability, scalability, and performance
- Strong communication skills
- Strong analysis, design and development skills
- Good problem solving skills
- Solid understanding and experience with object-oriented design and development
- Strong information taxonomy and architecture design skills
- Experienced working with geographically dispersed teams, that fall across different time zones

Skills Desired
- Project management skills
- Database experience (preferably DB2 or SQL Server)
- Web development experience (preferably Angular)
- .NET Framework and C# experience

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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