Mainframe Developer

  • Competitive
  • New York, NY, USA
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Morgan Stanley USA
  • 22 Feb 18 2018-02-22

Mainframe Developer

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.

Department Profile:
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.

Within Corporate and Funding Technology (CFT), we face off to the business and support services to develop and oversee the overall technology strategy and bespoke technology solutions to drive and enable the enterprise. Our clients include Fixed Income, Equities, Commodities, Investment Banking, Research, Global Capital Markets, Operations, Finance, and Legal & Compliance. We are responsible for Pioneer and Application Infrastructure, groups that look to develop foundational strategies, tools and technologies that are leveraged across Tech & Data, as well as standardized data and enterprise-wide services to provide leverage to the Firm's businesses.

Team Profile:
Operations Technology develops and maintains systems in support of Morgan Stanley's global Operations, legal and compliance business processes, including (but not limited to) Settlements, ACATS, Confirmations, Regulatory Reporting, Position Keeping, Corporate Actions processing and other post-trade functions. Operations and Compliance Technology is a global organization that is client-focused and functionally aligned. Our organization is built to support our clients functional, regional and business facing requirements while delivering innovative technology and ensuring plant and processing stability.

Primary Responsibilities:

IT Senior Developer within Morgan Stanley's CFT Group with primary focus on development, maintenance and support of Mainframe Applications mainly in Cost Basis Taxlot Accounting area.

This position is for a hands-on senior application developer who will be responsible for working with multiple IT groups and delivering major application development projects. The candidate will be part of full lifecycle of software development projects, working with onsite and offshore team.

The candidate will play a Mainframe Lead Developer in Cost Basis Taxlot Accounting area. Experience with middle office trades processing would be highly desirable. Specific assignments will depend on the size and complexity of the project but will generally include:

? Analyzing existing designs and interfaces and creating design extensions or enhancements.

? Interpreting business requirements, functional specifications, and visual system designs

? Proactively identifying and managing issues to full resolution

? Creating and delivering software solutions, involving in full software development lifecycle

? Ownership of application components and ensure timely delivery of the same

? Ensure quality of deliverables


Skills required (essential):
? Hands-on technical experience in developing and delivering Mainframe solutions using technologies including: COBOL, CICS, DB2, VSAM, JCL

? Solid application and database design experience

? Extensive experience in analysis and design

? Excellent programming and debugging skills

? Experience performing planning, architectural design, technical analysis and development of medium to high complexity projects

? Track record of delivering results in complex or ambiguous environments

? Excellent analytical and problem solving skills

? Excellent written/oral communication skills and listening skills

? Ability to communicate effectively across all levels within Technology, Business and Operations

? Knowledge of trade processing, clearance, Back Office Financial Brokerage Operations processing

Skills desired:

? Development experience within the financial/banking industry strongly preferred

? Knowledge on IRS cost basis regulations

? Knowledge on CICS web services, IBM Websphere MQ.

? Working knowledge of cross platform - Mainframe Distributed and Web technology