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Job description

Team Profile

A senior Java developer with strong leadership experience is required to support the Delta One Structured Products IT group. This is a global front-office team that supports the global OTC Equity Swap Portfolio, Single Name, and Index derivative businesses.

You would have previously demonstrated the leadership of a small or sizable team of developers, whilst demonstrating hands-on development activities too. This particular role is a senior development lead role, so you should be comfortable with splitting your time between hands-on development tasks, and also leadership tasks such as tracking risks and issues, providing regular project status updates, and participating in stakeholder review meetings. The candidate will be required to maintain excellent working relationships with internal clients such as other Tech teams, Trading, Operations, and Risk, so excellent communication, both verbal and written is a must-have. We are looking for someone to help own problems and be able to demonstrate leadership and responsibility for the delivery of new features.

The team and role is ideal for someone looking for a strong career development path with many opportunities to grow, learn and develop too. The role requires someone who is flexible and able to respond to a dynamic business environment. The candidate must be adaptable to work across multiple technologies and disciplines, with a focus on delivering quality solutions for the business in a timely fashion.

Role Profile

This is an exciting hands-on technical role for a self-starter who has a thirst for new challenges. The candidate should possesses good analytical skills, strong software engineering skills, a logical approach to problem solving, be able to work in a fast paced environment liaising with demanding stakeholders to understand complex requirements, and be able to prioritize work under pressure with minimal supervision.

As part of the development cycle, you would be expected to write quality unit tests, supply documentation if relevant for new feature build outs, and be involved in the test cycle (UAT, integration, regression) for the delivery and fixing of bugs for your new features. Although the role is predominantly Java, we require someone who is flexible with the development environment. You would be expected to get involved in occasionally level 3 support request, and to occasionally help with weekend deployment activities to deploy and verify any code changes that you have been involved in.

Required Skills:
  • Core Java J2SE, Spring, JUnit, JMS
  • Understanding of message based architectures
  • RDBMS Sybase and/or DB2 is preferable, with a proficiency in writing complex SQL queries
  • Unix/Linux scripting
  • Object Oriented Design and Development
  • Full software development lifecycle understanding
  • Knowledge of agile software development environments and practices
  • Experience within banking/equity markets or equity derivatives business would be beneficial
  • Strong analytical mindset, with the ability to interpret complex data
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills, and be comfortable talking to senior business stakeholders
  • Stakeholder management experience
  • An interest to learn the business supported by the applications
  • Excellent organization skills

Skills Desired:

  • Database performance tuning
  • Perl or Python scripting
  • Knowledge of the Equity Derivative business

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 maximize 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.

Interested in flexible working opportunities? Morgan Stanley empowers employees to have greater freedom of choice through flexible working arrangements. Speak to our recruitment team to find out more.
Job Sector
IT & Telecoms
Job Position
Software Developer
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