Java Tech Lead 3132853

Montreal, Canada
Full Time
Main Location
New York City, NY, United States
Open jobs

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. 


Technology works as a strategic partner with Morgan Stanley business units and the world's leading technology companies to redefine how we do business in ever more global, complex, and dynamic financial markets. Morgan Stanley's sizeable investment in technology results in quantitative trading systems, cutting-edge modelling and simulation software, comprehensive risk and security systems, and robust client-relationship capabilities, plus the worldwide infrastructure that forms the backbone of these systems and tools. Our insights, our applications and infrastructure give a competitive edge to clients' businesses—and to our own.

Corporate and Funding Technology is comprised of three primary areas: Operations & Risk, Corporate and Client Financing.

- Operations & Risk helps the Firm’s businesses while maintaining a strong risk profile. The group includes Operations, Funding, Finance and Risk Technology.

- Corporate improves our operating environment and is made up of Legal, Compliance & Corporate Governance, Digital & Corporate Communications and Human Resources Technology groups.

- Client Financing platforms provide technology and service to our hedge fund and Asia high-net-worth clients. Groups include Prime Brokerage, Private Wealth Management Asia and Counterparty Risk Technology.

Position Description:

This technical lead position is to extend our strategic multi-product applications, covering Global Cash and OTC Derivatives, Confirmation and Legal Notice creation. The candidate will be involved in the entire development lifecycle from system definition to deployment. 

The Confirmations group is a diverse global team of motivated technologists with experience in building scalable distributed systems. 

Applications in our group are distributed globally and range from high-throughput low-complexity to low-throughput high-complexity workflows. Current members of the team are skilled in Java, JavaScript, C#, Python, Perl, Linux, database design, web interface, and agile development techniques.

The successful candidate will be a highly motivated team player with creative problem solving skills. 

Key responsibilities of this role are:

- Leadership of local squad in Montreal 

- Ownership of implementation, design, and maintenance of components 

- Participation in Design and code reviews 

- Knowledge sharing with our global team.

- Partner with vendors/stake-holders to ensure high quality delivery

This role offers the opportunity to:

- Extend your technical knowledge with challenging projects and the use of new technologies.  Enjoy access to experts in the wide range of technologies at Morgan Stanley.

- Learn more about the Financial Industry through our business stakeholders and industry activities and events.

- Work in an open environment where everyone can express their views and make significant contributions.

Skills Required:

- At least 8 years of experience in a related field

- Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant area

- Prior experience of Development Leadership role involving 3-5 member teams

- Java Application Performance Analysis & Tuning application performance 

- Agile Development Methodologies

- Web Services (REST and SOAP)

- Behavioral Driven Development

- Core Java 8, Design Patterns, Spring, Hibernate, SQL, Web Services, XML, Linux

Nice to have

- Prior experience in Compiler Optimization or Interpreter Development

- Web Development (Angular, JavaScript, HTML5)

- Python, Perl

Knowledge of French and English is required.

Morgan Stanley is an equal opportunities employer. We work to provide a supportive and inclusive environment where all individuals can maximize their full potential.

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