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Technology, MSDL Python Developer, Associate, Shanghai
We are looking for a Python developer to join a small team that looks after several dynamic programming languages. Python is used widely in a great variety of ways at the firm. Supporting Python developers is an important part of the work, dealing with problems that can be very varied.
There are also a number of in house Python modules, that need to be developed and subsequently maintained. Maintenance of modules is exacting work, as a large number of critical systems depend on them, so use of testing frameworks and source control is a must. Git and Perforce is used for source control.
Python is installed centrally at Morgan Stanley in a global filesystem, accessible from all machines. This supports several different platforms, currently Linux and Windows, as well as a smaller amount of Solaris. Several main versions are maintained in parallel and many modules for each Python are installed. These modules are installed in multiple versions as well, in such a way that a developer can choose which version of Python to use with which versions of modules.
We need someone who can maintain the internally developed system used for automating the importing of python packages, and dealing with exceptions when they occur. This system is likely to evolve to wider use though the firm including supporting data scientists.
The team is part of the EAI group, which supports developers in all programming languages across the firm. The dynamic languages group looks after Python, Perl and , R. The group occasionally offers training in these languages, mostly to guide developers in firm specific approaches.
- help developers with Python related problems,
- you would be ultimate point of python escalation and knowledge internally
- develop Python modules for internal use
- do root-cause analysis on issues, down to Python core and C issues
- help with technical problems with installing modules from open source Qualifications:
- Python knowledge: OO. Makefile. Strong Unix skills
At least several of:
- Advanced Python knowledge,
- SCM (Perforce/Git)
- Windows developer skillset (nmake/vc)
- proficient in English, good in communication, dealing with both simple
and complex queries, time and project management.