Java / Scala Developer - Equity Derivatives - VP

  • Competitive
  • London, England, United Kingdom London England GB
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Morgan Stanley
  • 19 Jun 18 2018-06-19

See job description for details

Team Profile:

Morgan Stanley is the number one Equities house globally. Morgan Stanley’s Equity Derivatives business is supported by a global processing platform for Vanilla and Exotic Structured OTC Derivatives, encompassing pre-trade pricing, workflow, trade capture, lifecycle processing, confirmation, collateral management and settlement.

We have an exciting opportunity within our global OTC Equity Derivatives trade capture development team for an experienced Java or Scala developer. This is a hands-on lead development role that will enable the successful candidate to play a pivotal role in the build-out of our strategic server platform of core global OTC Equity Derivative systems.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Leading an agile-centric team in the analysis, development and delivery of key components of the system
  • Taking ownership to deliver projects and involvement in the full development lifecycle of the project
  • Working closely with our front-office users across Sales and Trading, as well as Operations, to enable innovative business ideas and increase business efficiency5
  • Engaging with other lead-developers and senior technologists globally to drive both the platform?s resiliency and scalability, as well as the team?s development experience, tooling and best practice
  • Provide mentoring, coaching and guidance to less experienced developers in the team whilst, as a senior member of the global team
  • Influence key architectural and design decisions

The candidate should relevant experience with design and development in Scala or Java, an aptitude to understand complex trading systems and good problem solving abilities. A keen interest in the latest development tools and an excitement for technology and business is also expected.


Skills required:
  • Proven experience leading small teams, mentoring junior members and providing delivery-focused direction
  • In-depth knowledge and solid commercial experience of Java
  • Functional programming experience, preferably in Scala
  • Experience in automated testing (junit, scalatest, BDD) and continuous integration platforms
  • Good architectural knowledge, and experience working with frameworks & distributed environments
  • Experience in sales and trading platforms or middle office trade processing systems in Equities / FX / Fixed Income / Derivatives domain

Desired Skills:
  • HTML5 technologies, Angular, Typescript, Javascript
  • Some Python experience
  • Equity Derivatives product knowledge

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-RJ1