Java / Scala Dev (Application Development)

  • Competitive
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Morgan Stanley
  • 25 Apr 19

See job description for details

Department & Team Profile

Operations Technology (OT) comprises of functionally aligned development teams who support critical firm functions such as Legal, Compliance and Operations. OT develops strategic solutions that support key business processes, including Settlements, Confirmations, Regulatory Reporting, Position Keeping, Anti-Money Laundering and Trade Surveillance.

The Process Automation and Roboticcs department within OT, provides solutions in support of Operations processing of clients, developing and supporting a consistent set of platforms for Operations to control its client processing activities such as: trade inquiry; external trade matching; exception and workflow management, and business process monitoring. The Cross-Product Platforms Practice Area within the Process Automation and Roboticcs department is responsible for supporting a consistent set of platforms and frameworks to provide cross-product capabilities across processes and divisions and are used by over 6,000 users in the Firm.

Role Profile

We are looking for a strong Java/backend developer to help advance the next-generation Operations platform and provide our clients with elegant and performant web applications. The team is an energetic team of highly intellectual and creative developers who work on bleeding edge projects using a variety of different technologies. The challenges we strive to solve include scalability/performance related to dealing with very large data sets and multiple data sources.
We are a global team with members in London, Budapest, New York, Montreal, Mumbai, Pune and Zapopan (Mexico). The role involves collaborating with global team members and provides a unique opportunity to network with a diverse group of people.
The candidate who fills the role of a Java developer in our team will be involved in building and creating data services from the requirements stage through deployment. A successful candidate is self-motivated, innovative, thinks outside the box, has excellent problem solving and communication skills and is able to work with clients and stakeholders from both the business and technology with ease.


Required Skills

  • Strong knowledge of Core Java in a UNIX/Linux Environment
  • SQL and Relational Databases such as DB2 and/or Sybase
  • Sound understanding of Object Oriented Analysis, Design and Programming, Data Structures and Algorithms
  • Experience with Testing frameworks (jUnit, Mockito)
  • Unix shell scripting
  • Familiarity with revision control systems, Perforce/Git /CVS/SVN
  • Integration technologies - MQ/Xml/SOAP/JSON/Protocol Buffers/Spring
  • Understanding of the SDLC, SCM, Agile and scrum methodologies
  • Experience working with team members across multiple locations

Desired Skills

  • Experience with big data/NoSQL technology such as Elastic, Solr
  • Exploration of analytics & machine learning technologies
  • Knowledge of Enterprise Architecture Patterns, GoF designs
  • Knowledge of the Trade lifecycle
    Exposure to one or more MVC web development frameworks (eg: Angular, React etc.)
  • Experience with full lifecycle application testing (functional, regression, performance, integration, etc.) and delivery management
  • Strong problem solving and troubleshooting skills with the ability to exercise mature judgment.

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. *LI-AO1