Technology - Front end developer (Javascript), Associate, Shanghai Technology - Front end developer (Javascript),  …

Morgan Stanley
in Shanghai, Shanghai Shi, China
Permanent, Full time
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Morgan Stanley
in Shanghai, Shanghai Shi, China
Permanent, Full time
Be the first to apply
Technology - Front end developer (Javascript), Associate, Shanghai

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 747 offices in 42 countries.

In Morgan Stanley, 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.

The Team:
RICE (Risk Calculation Environment) is the strategic risk framework for the Fixed Income business at Morgan Stanley. Our group provides both the development environment and the runtime environment for the RICE Platform. Multiple teams are working together to build this cutting edge, highly integrated, functional Scala platform to underpin the firm‘s next generation of applications. This platform covers a number of technologies including object stores, bitemporal data representation, asynchronous, memoized and highly distributed compute graph processing, embedded query languages and declarative reactive UIs. Our clients are over five hundred application developers across many areas of the firm.

We currently have roles available across multiple teams and locations.
The Core Graph team are responsible for the concurrent compute engine and associated Scala compiler plugins and macros which automatically transform application code to run asynchronously. They also develop the high performance caches, reactive graph engine, debugging and profiling tools and various other components.

The Data Access Layer (DAL) team builds the servers and clients for storage, access and global distribution of data within the platform. These integrate with MongoDB, Postgres SQL, Kafka and other open source technologies, along with internal and external cloud platforms, to provide data to large compute grids as well as front office UI applications.

The User Interface (UI) team provide bindings from the reactive graph engine to create interactive HTML frontends. They utilize Scala macros to define domain-specific language bindings allowing other development teams to create web applications entirely using Scala.

The SDLC tooling team builds an efficient workflow for users by optimizing the IDE interactions, build/test cycle, and code review process. This includes management of Jenkins jobs, pull request standards, compilation, out-of-the-box workspace setup, and test configurations.
We will interview candidates for these roles simultaneously and will consider their particular skills and their expressed interests when making offers.

Role Profile:
You should be a technically proficient and enthusiastic developer, with a desire to work across the full stack in order to help engineer new and existing components.
You will work on new and existing components in Scala in an agile team working across multiple time zones.
You will support and lead different phases of the product lifecycle including analysis, development and testing.
You will suggest improvements to our systems and processes and over time you will take ownership for some areas.
You will collaborate closely with very experienced Scala developers and have the opportunity to learn and grow in this role.
Your clients will be application developers and you will work with them to understand and deliver their requirements.


Required Skills:
- The primary development language is Scala but we will consider highly skilled technologists proficient in any of .NET, C++, TypeScript or Java who are excited to work with Scala.
- Strong problem-solving, analytical skills and technical curiosity are essential
- Good understanding of core computer science concepts and code optimization techniques
- For the Graph roles, experience working with compiler internals or Scala macros is helpful but not at all required
- For the DAL roles, experience working with a variety of SQL and no-SQL datastores is helpful but not at all required
- For the UI roles, experience working with a libraries such as Angular, React or Electron is helpful but not at all required
- For the SDLC role, experience in user tools, Git, build systems, and compilers is helpful but not at all required.
- Prior experience in the financial industry is not required, but comfort working with large enterprise systems is beneficial.
- Understanding that testing and documentation is critical to delivering high quality solutions
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