Senior Software Developer (Various Languages Welcome!) 3154149
Morgan Stanley
Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Americas
1d ago

Company Profile

Morgan Stanley is a global financial services firm and a market leader in investment banking, securities, investment management and wealth management services.

With offices in more than 43 countries, the people of Morgan Stanley are dedicated to providing our clients the finest thinking, products and services to help them achieve even the most challenging goals.

As a market leader, the talent and passion of our people is critical to our success. We embrace integrity, excellence, team work and giving back.


The Technology division partners with our business units and leading technology companies to redefine how we do business in ever more global and dynamic financial markets.

Our sizeable investment in technology results in leading-edge tools, software, and systems. Our insights, applications, and infrastructure give a competitive edge to clients’ businesses and to our own.

Institutional Securities Technology (IST) develops and oversees the overall technology strategy and bespoke technology solutions to drive and enable the institutional businesses and enterprise-wide functions.

Our clients include Fixed Income, Equities, Commodities, Investment Banking, Research and Global Capital Markets.

We are also responsible for Pioneer and Application Infrastructure groups that look to develop foundational strategies, tools and technologies that are leveraged across Technology, as well as standardized data and enterprise-wide services to provide leverage to the Firm's businesses.

Roles and responsibilities :

The Interest Rates Risk Technology team is looking to further expand its Montreal team.

This is a unique opportunity for highly motivated and technically-strong candidates that will help stimulate the team growth locally, while working within a global team.

Projects usually span developers in multiple regions, including Asia and Europe, so excellent communication and time-management skills are required.

Teams are application-specific, so a deep understanding of the application in question is expected.

A new joiner is expected to learn process flows and achieve a basic understanding of the financial background the team operates in.

While we don't expect the applicant to have previous financial experience, we do expect a high interest in learning finance on the job, particularly as it pertains to the project.

The team develops front-office technology, so there is ample opportunity to learn by interacting with business users. Morgan Stanley is well-known for its strong technology core and many resources are available internally to learn proprietary and non-proprietary technologies.

We expect the ideal candidate grow into a strong Scala developer. Said candidate can have various backgrounds : strong Java, C# or Scala development but an an interest in working with functional languages is key.

Experience in either IntelliJ or Eclipse IDE and the ability to learn the proprietary environment quickly is important. Also, since the group is in the midst of a multi-year renovation project, having the capacity to understand and work with the existing platform will be important.

Strong computer science fundamentals as well as an understanding of Unix or Linux are immensely helpful to a new joiner.

Most of the projects require server side programming, so experience in performance tuning and memory management are essential.

Skills Required :

  • At least 6 years of experience
  • Strong hand’s on software development experience (Java, C# or Scala welcome)
  • Strong interest in learning Scala
  • Strong interest in working with the business
  • IntilliJ or Eclipse IDE experience
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Nice to have :

  • Computer science fundamentals (client / server, multi-threading, memory management, functional programming)
  • Unix / Linux
  • 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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