Fixed Income Front Office Developer - Associate / VP

  • Competitive
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Morgan Stanley
  • 21 Apr 19

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Department Profile

The Fixed Income Division is comprised of Interest Rate and Currency Products, Credit Products and Distribution. Professionals in the Division assess and actively manages risk, trade securities, and structure as well as execute innovative transactions in the fast-paced and constantly changing global markets. The Commodities Division is a market leader across a broad range of commodities markets, with expertise in areas including client risk management, financing solutions and investor products Sales & Trading.

From the largest global institutions to innovative new hedge funds, investors come to Morgan Stanley for sales, trading, and market-making services in almost every type of financial instruments including stocks, bonds, derivatives, foreign exchange, and commodities. Our professionals provide liquidity and content to clients around the world, actively assessing and managing risk, trading securities, and planning and executing transactions in the fast-changing markets. As the needs of our clients become increasingly complex, we often develop customized solutions.

Team Profile:

Morgan Stanley’s Cross-FID strategists are a growing, business-aligned team that focus on real-time pricing and risk tools for traders and salespeople in the Fixed Income Division. This global, team uses a combination of modern technology and quantitative techniques to provide business-critical portfolio and market analysis. Our main platform has a HTML5/Angular.js front end, and runs analytics and visualisations over data streamed from our kdb+ infrastructure and other internal systems.
The Cross FID Strats group is looking for experienced developer to support and develop our suite of sales tools. Responsibilities will include working with desk strat, sales & trading desk to develop or improve our existing real-time market monitoring, pricing, risk viewing and opportunity-finding tools, as well as increasing the overall efficiency of their workflows and related processes.

Role Profile:

  • The Fixed Income Strategists Group is looking to hire a highly motivated, technical individual with significant experience in the front office.

  • You will be expected to partner closely with traders, salespeople, fellow strategists and IT groups to deliver solutions that benefit the Fixed Income business.

  • You will have a successful track-record of delivering innovative multi-tier business-critical solutions.

  • You will be experienced in analysing data to dig into business problems and to create visualisations that enable users to gain business insights

  • You will build tools and analytics to help price deals, analyse risk and identify market opportunities.

  • You will be seated on the trading floor and therefore should be comfortable working in a fast paced environment, multitasking, and prioritizing accordingly.


Skills Required
  • Bachelor's degree or higher in engineering, computer science, mathematics or related discipline
  • Experience with q/KDB
  • Extensive experience with HTML5/JS UI development skills, including experience with AngularJS (1.x)
  • Experience with Python a plus
  • Ability to work effectively with colleagues widely dispersed geographically.
  • Analytical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Sensitivity to details, accuracy in everyday work
  • Ability to work independently
  • Manage personal queue, i.e. Issue Tracking and Reporting (JIRA)

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-RP1