Senior DevOps – Application Platform 3136955

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


The DevOps team within Legal, Compliance and Corporate Governance Technology Division (LCG) at Morgan Stanley provides application platform design and build services across the department.


The key function of this team includes understanding the technical requirement from application owners and business, participate in technical evaluation of vendors and vendor technologies, conduct proof of concept and ultimately architecture / engineering an application platform conforming Morgan
Stanley security blueprints providing good performance, reliability and scalability.


This team also interfaces with central technology teams like Infrastructure, Security, Network, Database and procurement to design a solution. The team leverages a variety of tools for platform design and application trouble shooting as they also provide level 4 support to the application operations team.


A DevOps team member generally will have a 360 degree view of the application which includes but not limited to system architecture, underlying infrastructure, performance parameters and the middleware technologies used by the application. The team further does heavy scripting and creates tools to automate repetitive tasks to support development and operations teams and also supports the larger DevOps initiative along with automation.





The successful candidate will:

- Apply technical skills to design, build and automate application platforms.
- Partner with other teams in Morgan Stanley like enterprise infrastructure, MIS, networking, security, storage, and database and data center to roll out application platforms successfully as per the design.
- Coordinate with development and business teams to obtain sign off for non-functional requirement testing.
- Maintain a 360 degree view of an application and its underlying middleware and infrastructure components.
- Document the designs for future reference and periodically review / refresh the same.
- Support vendor / vendor technology onboarding following the Morgan Stanley best practices and security blueprint.
- Apply technical skills to automate daily support functions, improve system stability, support data hygiene initiatives and deliver innovation that creates efficiency and consistency.

Required Skills


- 7 plus years in as similar role of hands-on application / middleware specialist.
- Bachelor degree in Computer Science or equivalent in related field
- Full hands-on knowledge of Linux 6 / 7 operating systems with troubleshooting skills including but not limited to performance tuning, kernel parameters, network and TCP/IP settings and application troubleshooting.
- Very good hands-on solution design, integration and troubleshooting knowledge of middleware technologies like web servers (Apache / IBM HTTPD), Application Servers (Web Sphere, Tomcat), Database (DB2, MySQL, PostgreSQL), Single Sign-On (Siteminder. Ping Auth), SAML implementation.
- Understanding of storage platforms like NAS / SAN from an implementation perspective. Expert level skills for end-to-end application troubleshooting along with knowledge of leveraging appropriate tools for various components to identify and address the bottleneck.
- Clear conceptual and basic operational knowledge of relational database and query languages.
- Clear concept of load balancer, firewalls, web proxies and HTTP protocol.
- Should be familiar with basic security policies for secure hosting solutions, Kerberos and standard encryption methodologies including SSL.
- Should have performed capacity planning and performance tuning exercise


Desired skills


- Expert level Perl and Shell scripting skills. Python and VB scripting is an added plus.
- A system architecture / developer work experience is an added plus.
- Familiarity with NoSQL database (MarkLogic, MongoDB) and query languages is an added plus.
- Exposure to Big Data platforms like Hadoop / Cloudera and Elastic Search is nice to have.
- Prior experience of working in a global financial organization is an advantage
- Should have prior experience managing large web based n-tier applications in secure environments and cloud.


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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