Front Office C# Developer

  • From 150k to 250k Plus competitive benefits
  • New York, NY, USA
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Non-disclosed
  • 08 Aug 17

This role is for a proven C# developer to take on design, architecture and development work as described below in the job spec. Working closely with an increasingly ‘tech savvy’ business the role offers opportunities to regularly interact with sales and trading. Cross team, region and divisional communication skills are important for effective collaboration within the leading investment bank..

This Investment banks market leading institutional equity derivatives business is powered by a world class technology platform from front to back. As the business continues to grow and adapt to rapidly changing markets and clients, whilst expanding to cover a broader range of asset classes, we are evolving our equity derivatives pre-trade system accordingly. The system manages the pre-trade workflow for sales and trading including product definition, pricing and quoting, pre-trade approvals and STP 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. In order to evolve the platform, the equity derivatives pre-trade pricing and execution technology team is undertaking a programme of change to increase our external connectivity and to improve STP for all aspects of the pre-trade workflow. We have also been commissioned to work on value-add analytics that enhance sales’ ability to pitch ideas to clients. Whilst much of the platform is relatively new, there are still significant components the need to be developed and key architectural decisions to be made. Any successful candidate will have an active role in improving and evolving the platform. This role is for a proven C# developer to take on design and development work as described above. Working closely with an increasingly ‘tech savvy’ business the role offers opportunities to regularly interact with sales and trading. Cross team, region and divisional communication skills are important for effective collaboration within Morgan Stanley. The successful candidate will be commercially focused, have excellent communication skills, will be able to demonstrate a strong delivery track record, and will be capable of pragmatically balancing time to market against future-proofed design and architecture. A keen interest in the latest development tools and technologies is also expected. Equity derivatives product knowledge is not a pre-requisite but it is advantageous. Reflecting the global nature of our business and systems, the pre-trade pricing and execution team is distributed between London, New York, Hong Kong and Mumbai. New York location is relatively small in number, but unique in that we sit one floor away from sales/trading, which has enabled us to develop a close relationship with our users. We have a diverse mix of smart and experienced developers specialising in Java, Scala and C# who also have a deep understanding of our business and client needs. We are active in many out of work activities both socially and volunteering our time through various firm sponsored initiatives. Skills Required - Strong C# development experience and knowledge of associated enterprise architectural components. - Strong understanding and proven experience with OO C#, .Net, Apache Spring, RDBMS (DB2, Sybase), REST, SOAP, SOA and integration with JSON and XML API's - Practical Experience building REST based services - Test-Driven Development (TDD) experience - Experience of Agile development techniques and a deep understanding of systems engineering, build 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. - Team working ability in local and global teams - Strong analytical, verbal & written skills. Skills Desired - Strong C# development experience & understanding of functional programming concepts - Experience with FIX Protocol, connectivity and client on-boarding - Experience of working on web-based projects with excellent knowledge of JavaScript, JQuery/extJS, HTML and CSS. - Strong Unix/Linux experience with knowledge of Unix tools and scripting - Exposure to building financial systems & Equity derivatives experience