Java Developer - Algorithmic Trading - Vice President

  • Competitive
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Morgan Stanley
  • 19 Aug 17

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Team Profile:

The Algorithmic Trading Services group is responsible for building and deploying electronic trading strategies for Equities and Listed Derivatives globally (including benchmark execution, liquidity seeking, and crossing). We utilize systematic, evidence based approaches to understand how the markets work and put those ideas in action. The team is focused on Software Development, Data analysis and large scale plant management but also spans the disciplines of finance, econometrics, statistics, mathematics, with many team members that are versed in multiple areas and partners that are experts in these areas.

Primary Responsibilities:
We are seeking a talented developer to join our Algorithmic Java Development team. The candidate will work closely with the quant team, desk strategists and business partners to implement new ideas within the trading platform. He or she will be responsible for developing, testing and deploying new strategies and algorithms. He or she will also be responsible for changes to trading environment, efficient testing practices, developing tools to help better manage the plant, and manage plant capacity and scalability. The candidate should have strong technical skills and interest and experience in the electronic / algorithmic trading space. We are looking to hire highly talented, creative individuals who are hardworking and are enthusiastic about making a contribution to an already successful team in an intellectually challenging environment.


Required skills:

  • Strong Java development experience
  • Experience in Java performance optimization
  • Experience with large scale real time trading environment
  • Experience in testing tools/frameworks, e.g. Junit, and testing practices
  • Linux/Unix
  • Scripting (Perl or Python)
  • Databases / SQL / KDB
  • FIX protocol
  • Good communication skills
  • Team player

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.