Java Developer –Automated Risk Trading – Vice President Java Developer –Automated Risk Trading – Vice  …

Morgan Stanley
in London, England, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
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Morgan Stanley
in London, England, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
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Team Profile

Morgan Stanley is seeking an experienced electronic trading Java developer to help advance its leading market making platform which supports a growing & market-leading business. You will work closely with the global Derivatives trading desks and quantitative strategists to design, develop and operate a low-latency trading platform, working on all aspects including trading strategies, pricing, analytics, signal generation and trading infrastructure. While the role is within the Equity Derivatives technology division the platforms we develop support trading on all asset classes on products that range from simple delta one to complex exotics.

The role offers the opportunity to work with our experienced trading, quant, tech and time-series teams across the globe. You will work across the full application lifecycle in a fast-paced, high-stakes agile development environment. This is a hands-on role requiring continuous delivery to support a high volume business operating across many global markets.

Role Profile

  • You will be using core Java development to build and enhance trading strategies and engines.

  • The role involves working directly with the global trading, quant and IT teams to advance the platform and the businesses it serves.

  • Track record leading the development of systems in a front-office environment, working with trading and quantitative strategists

  • The project portfolio is varied, spanning new and existing algorithmic logic development, improving the technical and execution performance of trading systems, the generation and analysis of trading signals & data

  • You will be involved in the full software development lifecycle from discussing and agreeing requirements, formulating designs developing and deploying the changes.

  • The systems you will work on are high volume, low latency, resilient, scalable and message-driven based on cutting edge Java and utilising the latest hardware.


Required Skills:

  • Hands on team/tech lead experience.

  • Expert-level core Java knowledge in a UNIX/Linux environment.

  • Track record working in a front-office environment, working directly with trading and quantitative strategists to formulate requirements and solutions and delivering them promptly and safely to production.

  • Developing system for automated market making and/or algo trading in high volume markets: equities, FX, liquid rates, etc.

  • Experience managing the operation of largescale, critical trading systems in high volume and high frequency environments

  • Low-latency messaging middleware pub/sub technologies.

  • Candidate must have electronic trading & market knowledge: options / cash / ETF / futures preferred; liquid rates / FX acceptable. Option pricing and trading would be an advantage

  • Previous experience in a systematic trading environment (marketmaker, quant fund, sell-side inventory management) highly desirable.

  • Knowledge of KDB or other time series data analysis systems

  • Strong communication skills and ability to work in a team is essential.

Desirable Skills:

  • C# WPF GUI and/or Java Swing GUI development

  • OS level debugging/performance tuning

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 maximize 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.

Interested in flexible working opportunities? Morgan Stanley empowers employees to have greater freedom of choice through flexible working arrangements. Speak to our recruitment team to find out more.