Scrum Master Scrum Master …

Morgan Stanley
in London, England, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 12 Sep 19
Morgan Stanley
in London, England, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 12 Sep 19
See job description for details

Business Background

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.

Technology works as a strategic partner with Morgan Stanley business units and the world's leading technology companies to redefine how we do business in ever more global, complex, and dynamic financial markets. Corporate & Funding Technology (CFT) is responsible for the technology behind many critical functions across Morgan Stanley, including Finance, Risk, Operations, Legal & Compliance, Digital Communications and Human Resources. The group also provides technology solutions for firm funding and client financing, primarily partnering with Bank Resource Management and the Prime Brokerage business.

The OTC Cash Settlements team is a multidisciplinary, global application development team. The suite of applications comprises the firm’s Cash Settlements processing platform for all OTC Derivative asset classes, as well as for FX cash trades. We connect with multiple upstream trade booking and risk systems, receiving real time trade and cash flow information and providing functionality to a wide user base to enable settlement as per our client’s preferences. Functionality provided covers automation of high volume payment generation, client payment affirmation and netting, cancel/correct workflow, third party platform integration and product specific accounting treatment.

Position Information

We are looking for a scrum master / technical business analyst to lead a scrum team as well as support the analysis and requirements gathering of specific work stream(s) within the Cash Settlements Renovation Program. The role requires coordination across various IT and Operations groups spread across India, Montreal, New York, London, Glasgow, and Baltimore. The successful candidate will have an understanding of agile principles, system architecture principles, and process analysis and design best practices. The need to balance work on multiple projects will make this role complex, challenging and rewarding. Specific areas of responsibility include:

Scrum Master

  • Facilitate Agile ceremonies like stand ups, sprint planning and retrospectives.

  • Brainstorm with team members on solutions to address challenges and roadblocks.

  • Identify and implement continuous improvement opportunities

  • Partner with Product Owner to maintain backlog of work; Review and manage backlog items to ensure the latest work status is captured and updated as appropriate.

  • Maintain and update scrum process metrics and artifacts to ensure accurate and transparent communications to Product Owner and other stakeholders.

  • Create burn-down charts to measure scrum output over time

  • Assist with understanding dependencies between scrums and communicating scheduling impacts between scrums.

Business Process Definition, Analysis, and Solution Design

  • Interface with stakeholders to define current state process and business requirements documentation and translate these requirements into future state system specifications (e.g., epics, user stories) ), including organizing and running requirement gathering sessions with stakeholders.

  • Act as liaison/agent between IT and stakeholders for requirements and assumptions clarification or validation, compromise or agreement mediation, and to close information gaps.

  • Design and document recommendations/solutions to address current and future Operations' needs, based on analysis.

  • Understand the current Technology infrastructure and working with clients to leverage the platform to provide maximum value.

  • Review functional specifications with the Development Manager to determine appropriate scope of each release based on development capacity.

  • Collaborate with scrum on test plan development, design test cases and manage UAT process.

  • Abide by Tech & Data Policies and Procedures and SDLC/PLC requirements.



  • Experience working in Agile projects

  • Business Analysis / Project Management experience

  • Understanding of systems engineering concepts

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills, and comfortable working with a certain level of ambiguity

  • Ability to communicate complex analysis in a clear, precise, and actionable manner

  • Solid experience in designing user interface mock-ups with screen flow and usability in mind

  • Excellent oral & written communication skills, people-interaction and stakeholder management skills

  • Strong sense of ownership and accountability for work

  • Ability to multi-task with good organizational and time management capabilities

  • Excellent in MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)


  • Financial Services experience is a significant plus

  • Strong data analysis and SQL skills

  • Experience in Object-Oriented Analysis & Design

  • Bachelors in Computer Science or a related Field

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.