Equity Derivatives Development Lead, Vice President
Morgan Stanley
Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Japan Asia


Morgan Stanley’s market-leading institutional equity derivatives business is powered by a world class technology platform from front to back.

The system manages the pre-trade workflow for sales and trading including product definition, pricing and quoting, pre-trade approvals and automated integration with booking systems.

This flow is handled through a range of inputs from high-touch bespoke exotics to direct FIX connectivity and auto-pricing.

As the business continues to grow, the equity derivatives technology team is undertaking a programme of change to increase our external connectivity and to improve automation for all aspects of the workflow.

Whilst much of the platform is relatively new, there are still significant components that need to be developed and key architectural decisions to be made.

The team is at the forefront of the Agile and DevOps transformation currently going through Morgan Stanley technology, and have a very strong partnership with business product owners.

Reflecting the global nature of our business and systems, the team is distributed between Hong Kong, Tokyo, London, New York, Budapest and Mumbai.

We are active in many out of work activities both socially and volunteering our time through various firm sponsored initiatives.

Existing Tech Stack :

  • Java / Scala
  • C# .Net 4.6.1, WPF
  • HTML 5, CSS3, Angular
  • Git, Teamcity, Jenkins, Stash
  • Globally distributed n-tier platform
  • Treadmill PaaS, Splunk-based LaaS and Service Discovery
  • Responsibilities :

    You will be a technically proficient, hands-on and enthusiastic developer, with a desire to work on equity derivatives workflow and pricing systems.

  • Work in an Agile Squad of developers to support and lead different phases of the product lifecycle including analysis, development and testing.
  • Help implement and ensure the team follows SDLC best practices consistent with your peers around the globe.
  • Mentor junior developers and guide them through their career.
  • Develop and lead the technology strategy within the department, as well as ensuring it aligns with the global technology strategy.
  • Encourage innovation and set technical guardrails for the development team.
  • Promote best practices in terms of TDD, development tools and technologies.
  • The role will involve constant interaction with front office business product owners and users analyzing, gathering requirements and giving product demonstrations.
  • Collaborate with members from the wider global team, as well as neighbouring teams and systems such as risk management, compliance, treasury, lifecycle management and operations.
  • Skills required :

  • Hands-on experience building front- office trading or pricing applications utilizing Java or Scala.
  • Test-Driven Development (TDD) experience.
  • Experience of Agile development techniques and a deep understanding of systems engineering and release management principles including continuous integration and continuous delivery.
  • Experience with application integration, software design patterns, frameworks, unit testing, performance / memory analysis, and n-tier service-oriented architecture.
  • Equity derivatives product knowledge is not a pre-requisite, but it is advantageous.
  • 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.


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