Technology - Technical Delivery manager, VP, Shanghai
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 747 offices in 42 countries.
In Morgan Stanley, 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. Morgan Stanley is a world leader in trading stocks, futures, options and many other asset classes. The firm provides software for traders - both in-house and clients - to trade electronically on every stock, futures and options exchange in the world. These software generate hundreds of millions of transaction records each day globally, and every one of these records needs to be delivered to other internal systems correctly, in a timely way, and with information relevant to each of these internal systems. Not a single record can be lost.
We are looking for an experienced technical project leader to lead a squad of 4 developers to re-engineer a critical part of the trading platform used across the globe in Morgan Stanley.
While some technical choices have already been made - the new platform uses Apache Kafka extensively - much more still needs to be done, adopting the best libraries, development paradigms, architectures, and platforms. There will be opportunities to experiment through building prototypes and sponsoring intern projects.
We subscribe to the Agile methodology, using Scrums and Kanbans as appropriate. You should be familiar with Agile principles and have experience serving as Scrum Master in your career, helping your squad adopt and follow Agile Principles. Testing efficiently is also essential to the success of this work given the critical importance of the system, and we will therefore also look for evidence of designing and executing test plans for the assurance of quality of software delivered. No prior experience in the financial services industry will be required.
The role will be a mixture of the following:
- Responsible for the delivery of the project in Asia
- Provide technical leadership to the local squad of 4 developers based in Shanghai
- Continually improve and innovate in the global platform
- Leverage the team both local and in other regions to track down and resolve production issues
Morgan Stanley is an Equal Opportunity employer. We celebrate Diversity and Inclusion and seek to provide an environment where every individual feels valued. If you believe you have the skills and track record to play this important role in our team, even if it is not an exact match, do apply with a covering letter to tell us more about yourself and what you have to offer.