Lead Developer / Manager – Securitized Products Group – VP

  • Competitive
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Morgan Stanley
  • 23 Jun 17

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Team Profile:
The Securitized Products Group is responsible for the core technologies that process risk, products, and trades for the SPG business. We are looking for a Lead developer to join the Technology team aligned with the Deleveraging Lending Group (DLG), based in London. DLG originate and manage multi-billion dollar loans in the Commercial Real Estate and Warehouse lending businesses. The platform consists of a Java Web Server, which serves content from a Sybase database to two different front-ends. One front-end is desktop based, written in C# and WPF, the other is web based written using React.js, Redux and associated JavaScript libraries.

You will be the Lead Developer / Manager for the SPG Trading Technology team responsible for the technologies that support risk, valuation and pipe-line for the Lending desk in Europe. The core work of this team involves systems that support origination, asset-management, syndication, reporting and P&L for the desk. The role involves leading the Lending technology team in EMEA across two locations.


  • You will be responsible for managing and improving other developers within the team
  • You should be delivery-focused with a successful track-record of building distributed systems, both as an individual and as the lead of a team
  • You will work closely with end-users to capture requirements and identify solutions, which are then delivered to the desk
  • You will be responsible for tracking the pipeline of requirements, estimating delivery, monitoring progress and clearly reporting to BU and IT stakeholders
  • You will work with a global team to identify and deploy common, strategic solutions that support the needs of the team and overall business unit
  • You will be expected to deliver enterprise applications with the necessary testing and monitoring structures around them, so that that they provide resilient and stable platforms that support the business needs
  • You will need to understand volume growth to ensure that systems & infrastructure scale to meet ever-increasing demand


Desired skills:
  • Strong Java skills on Unix/Linux platform
  • Strong background in developing and deploying enterprise software that runs in a complex, real-time environment
  • Strong background in application design, including receiving data streams from disparate sources, processing that data and feeding multiple consumers
  • Working knowledge of messaging, pub/sub and REST services
  • Capable of writing, maintaining and optimizing SQL (queries, sprocs, views, joins etc.)
  • Experience supporting and troubleshooting problems in production environment
  • Good verbal, written and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to manage tasks, plan deliverables and report progress in a structured manner
  • Highly motivated, analytical thinker
  • Experience of managing a development team
  • JavaScript and Web development experience desirable (Not essential)
  • Sybase (ASE 15 or later) (Not essential)
  • Working knowledge of Fixed Income products and trading system (Not essential)

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.*LI-RJ1