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Java Developer, VP

Glasgow, United Kingdom | Morgan Stanley

  • Industry:
    Financial Services
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    General Management
    IT / Information Technology
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A core server-side Java developer is required for a Tier 1 investment bank supporting the Equity Swaps business. This is a global front-office team that writes the software supporting a leading provider of the Equity Swap product.

This role will be within the chapter enhancing the real time calculation engine that is at the heart of the product suite. The developer will work within a system comprising of numerous Java services that interact via messaging to produce the product outputs in real time. Technologies and techniques such as highly multi-threaded Java, Sharded Mongo DB and caching are used in the stack to provide the scale and performance that the product requires. A candidate is likely to gain exposure to both new and complex technologies as well as in-depth business knowledge.

The candidate should possess good analytical skills, strong software engineering skills, a logical approach to problem solving, be able to work in a fast paced environment liaising with demanding stakeholders to understand complex requirements and be able to prioritize work under pressure with minimal supervision. The candidate should be a problem solver, and be able to bring with them some positivity and enthusiasm in trying to think about and offer potential solutions for architectural considerations.

We are looking for someone to help own problems and be able to demonstrate leadership and responsibility for the delivery of new features. As part of the development cycle, you would be expected to write quality unit tests, supply documentation if relevant for new feature build outs, and be involved in the test cycle, including proposing how an item can be automatically tested (and potentially deployed) within our pipeline.

Although the role is predominantly Java, we require someone who is flexible with the development environment; although Java is the majority skill, some days you might be writing Java, and other days you might need to tune a stored procedures or tweak a script. You would be expected to get involved in the Level 3 production support rota which is shared between our developers globally. Although we have a dedicated release team, you may need to occasionally help with weekend deployment activities.

The team and role is ideal for someone looking for a strong career development path with many opportunities to grow, learn and develop.

The role requires someone who is flexible and able to respond to a dynamic business environment. The candidate must be adaptable to work across multiple technologies and disciplines, with a focus on delivering quality solutions for the business in a timely fashion.



Skills Required:

- Core server side Java including Data Structures and Concurrency

- Spring, JUnit

- Linux

- Relational Databases (Sybase and/or DB2 is preferable) with ability to write SQL queries

- Understanding of message-based architectures

- Good Problem solving and analytical skills

- Full SDLC experience and understanding

- Excellent oral and written communication skills

- An interest to learn the business supported by the applications

- Knowledge and desire to use agile software development practices

Skills Desired:

- JMS (especially IBM MQ)

- Mongo DB

- Knowledge of a range of common Open Source libraries used in Java development

- Database performance tuning

- Python/Perl/Shell scripting

- Financial domain knowledge (eg Equities)

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