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.
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The mission of the Global Technology division is to provide a highly reliable and commercial technology platform, which supports the Firm's strategy, delivered by an innovative, world-class team of professionals. There are ten divisions within Technology.
Institutional and Corporate Technology (ICT) is one of five divisions within Technology & Data. We face off to the business and support services to develop and oversee the overall technology strategy and bespoke technology solutions to drive and enable the enterprise. Our clients include Fixed Income, Equities, Commodities, Investment Banking, Research, Global Capital Markets, Operations, Finance, and Legal & Compliance. We are responsible for Pioneer and Application Infrastructure, groups that look to develop foundational strategies, tools and technologies that are leveraged across Tech & Data, as well as standardized data and enterprise-wide services to provide leverage to the Firm's businesses.
We are looking for a smart, creative, results-oriented individual to join our technology development team. The candidate will be responsible for multiple aspects of software development including analysis, design, implementation, testing, deployment, and maintenance. The ideal candidate will have strong C++, experience in large scale real-time systems, deep knowledge of data structures and algorithms, problem solving skills, and good communication skills. Knowledge of financial systems and technologies is a plus but not essential.
The person in this role will be responsible for development of infrastructure technology for Morgan Stanley's trading risk management platform. The Algo group includes IT teams covering exchange connectivity, trade flow analysis, real-time market data, trading risk controls, client connectivity services, and specialized equity trading solutions. The team in London is approximately 50 people spanning these different specialized areas. At the heart of the department is the trading risk controls team, which provides the core risk management technology used globally for the Morgan Stanley platform.
At a high level, the mission for this role includes: the development of low-latency, high performance risk control systems as part of a global strategic low-latency electronic trading plant renovation; the evolution and adoption of new risk controls ranging from development and testing services, continuous delivery, to high performance, resilient and scalable runtime libraries. The mission also includes participation in multiple project streams in a large organization.
Skills required (essential)
2-4+ years experience writing production code
Good C/C++ skills; practical experience with Boost a plus
Working knowledge of a scripting language (e.g. Python Perl PHP etc.)
Proficiency with Linux; i.e. shell scripting, process management
Comfort with project life-cycle, source control, and testing methodologies; experience with automation, agile, and continuous integration a plus
Excellent written and verbal communication skills (English)
Demonstrable technology leadership aptitude
Experience developing client-server, distributed, real-time, performance-critical, highly available, or large-scale systems
Knowledge of financial technologies useful though not required
The salary of this role is competitive.
The closing date for applications is 20/01/2018
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