Technical Lead - Financial Crimes Technology

  • Competitive
  • New York, NY, USA
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Morgan Stanley USA
  • 19 Oct 18

Technical Lead - Financial Crimes Technology

The Financial Crimes Technology (FCT) is a dynamic and fast-paced global group within the Legal, Compliance, and Corporate Governance Technology (LCG) organization. We are responsible for implementing state-of-the-art technology solutions for the firm Global Financial Crimes division which manages the Firm's Anti Money Laundering (AML), Sanctions/PEP & Adverse News Screenings, Know your Customer (KYC), Anti-Bribery & Corruption programs. Financial Crimes Technology (FCT) has global presence supporting the Firm line of business (Wealth Management, Institutional Banking & Capital Markets, Sales and Trading, and Investment Management). Our technology stack includes broad variety of proprietary and in-house developed solutions as well vendor products

We would like to hire hands on technical lead in the Transactions Monitoring team who will be responsible for implementing next generation transactions monitoring solution as well as support existing applications in this space. Candidate will working closely with subject matter experts, product owners, developers, architecture teams, strats, and operations to define and develop an industry leading transactions monitoring platform using new technologies utilizing third party tools and/or in-house development. Candidate should have led the implementation of multiple large scale projects and development teams with proven track of successful delivery. Domain expertise of financial crimes technologies is required

Responsibilities will include:

  • Define and lead the implementation of next generation transactions monitoring suite of applications for the financial crimes department.
  • Design and drive execution on strategic technology solutions. Partner with other technology teams and architecture teams across the organization on current and future state architecture
  • Partner with clients to understand complex business use cases and influence solutions.
  • Manages development teams across functions and geographies, removes barriers and fosters an environment that enables others to deliver results. Coaches team members to maximize their performance and potential
  • Hands-on development working alongside the team. Activities include designing, implementing, testing, deploying applications following department SDLC standards
  • Drives a culture of innovation to ensure success. Generates innovative ideas and world class solutions that enable competitive advantage
  • Leverage Devops to automate application testing and deployments


Required Skills

  • 10 years of hands on experience working on Core Java and Advanced Java concepts
  • 5+ years in tech lead/ architecture role delivering high-quality software architecture
  • Financial domain knowledge, understanding of Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Transaction Monitoring, Sanction Screening, or Know Your Customer.
  • Experience in Financial Crimes tools such as Actimize, Mantas, Accuity (Compliance Link, Fircosoft ), or Bridger Insight
  • Experience in and design methodologies and patterns, such as SOA, Layered Architecture, and Component-based Architecture.
  • Strong experience in Big Data (Hadoop) ecosystem: Spark, Scala, HIVE, Sqoop etc.
  • Strong experience in Java and open source technologies, such as Spring, Hibernate and Apache and RestFul/Web Services, XML, REST, SOAP, JSON.
  • Experience in Agile methodologies including Scrum, Test Driven Development, Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery in its development processes.
  • Strong Database design skills including SQL, procedures and query tuning
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and professional approach

Desired Skills

  • Knowledge of Machine Learning, Artificial intelligence and RPA tools (i.e. Blue Prism, Pega Robotics, Workfusion ) with ability to assess impact of these components within the overall architecture
  • Drools Business Rule Engine
  • Design Patterns, Distributed caching and Cloud technology is a plus
  • Linux and Shell Scripts or any other scripting languages
  • Risk or predictive analytics tools. Experience in Python, R