Java/Scala Developer - Institutional Equity Derivatives - Associate

  • Competitive
  • London, England, United Kingdom London England GB
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Morgan Stanley
  • 17 Jun 18 2018-06-17

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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.

Department Profile
Institutional Securities Technology (IS Tech) develop and oversee the overall technology strategy and bespoke technology solutions to drive and enable the Institutional businesses and enterprise-wide functions. Our clients include Fixed Income, Equities, Commodities, Investment Banking, Research and Global Capital Markets as well as Operations, HR and Corporate Services.

Team Profile:
Morgan Stanleys market leading institutional equity derivatives business is powered by a world class technology platform from front to back. 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.

As the business continues to grow, the equity derivatives technology team is undertaking a programme of change to increase our external connectivity and to improve STP for all aspects of the workflow. Whilst much of the platform is relatively new, there are still significant components that need to be developed and key architectural decisions to be made.

Reflecting the global nature of our business and systems, the team is distributed between London, New York, Montreal, Hong Kong and Mumbai. Our strongest location in terms of numbers is London, the ideal time zone for running a global team and where many of our business sponsors are also located. We are active in many out of work activities both socially and volunteering our time through various firm sponsored initiatives.

Tech Stack:
- Latest versions of Java (8) and Scala (2.12)
- Extensive use of open source, including Spring, Gradle, Akka, Guava, Apache CXF, Commons and Zookeeper
- Globally distributed n-tier platform deployed across Tokyo, Hong Kong, London and New York
- Utilisation of the latest Firm technologies including Treadmill PaaS, Splunk-based LaaS and Service Discovery

Role Profile:
- You will be a technically proficient and enthusiastic developer, with a desire to work on the full stack in order to help engineer new and existing components.
- You will support and lead different phases of the product lifecycle including analysis, development and testing.
- You will develop new and existing components in Java or Scala. Previous commercially proven experience in either Java or Scala is required, with a strong desire to develop your skills more widely.
- Additionally, there is an opportunity to work with C#/WPF and influence the HTML5 strategy for the team.
- You will be expected to promote best practices in terms of TDD, development tools and technologies.
- The role will involve constant interaction with front office business users, analysing and gathering requirements.
- The role requires good collaboration with members from the wider global team, as well as neighbouring teams and systems such as pricing and trade



Qualifications:


Skills required: - Practical Java / J2EE development experience and knowledge of associated enterprise architectural components or strong Scala development experience & understanding of functional programming concepts - Strong understanding and proven experience with OO Java, Apache Spring, RDBMS (DB2, Sybase), REST, SOAP, SOA and integration with JSON and XML API's. - Practical Experience building REST based services. - Test-Driven Development (TDD) experience. - 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 application integration, software design patterns, frameworks, unit testing, performance / memory analysis, and n-tier service-oriented architecture. 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. Morgan Stanley is an equal opportunities employer. We work to provide a supportive and inclusive environment where all individuals can maximise their full potential. Our skilled and creative workforce is comprised of individuals drawn from a broad cross section of the global communities in which we operate and who reflect a variety of backgrounds, talents, perspectives and experiences. Our strong commitment to a culture of inclusion is evident through our constant focus on recruiting, developing and advancing individuals based on their skills and talents.LI-AM2