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Credit eTrading Desk Strategist

Posted on Jan 24, 2019 by Morgan Stanley USA

New York, NY 10001
6 Jan 2019
Annual Salary
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.

The Fixed Income Division is comprised of Interest Rate and Currency Products, Credit Products and Distribution. Professionals in the Division assess, and actively manage risk, trade securities, and structure as well as execute innovative transactions in the fast-paced and constantly changing global markets. The Commodities Division is a market leader in energy, metals, and agricultural product trading worldwide whose professionals trade in both physical and derivative commodity risk.

The Corporate Credit E-Trading group is seeking a highly talented and motivated desk strategist with 5+ years of experience. The successful candidate will help manage and drive our state-of-the-art algorithmic and portfolio trading strategies. This will involve managing large technology deliverables, regular interaction with sales and trading on both tactical enhancements and the strategic direction of the business. It will also involve direct contributions to our strategy in both modelling and code.

The successful candidate will be an excellent communicator with a proven track record of managing large projects but also have excellent knowledge of the corporate credit business and impressive technical and analytical skills. The candidate will be a fast learner, able to adapt to our diverse technology stack as well as the fast changing market in which we operate.


Skills Required:
• Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Computer Science, Economics, IEOR, Statistics, or related discipline
• Recent experience as a desk strategist, quant or technologist in Fixed Income electronic trading
• Experienced idea generator, able to pitch ideas internally and externally
• Experienced project and people manager, able to motivate and communicate
• Excellent quantitative skills
• Excellent programming skills in a major language with a strong desire to learn new techniques
• Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
• Strong self-motivation
• Ability to work with a strong sense of urgency while maintaining attention to detail

Skills Desired:
• MFE or master's degree in Computer Science or other related discipline
• Demonstrated experience with corporate credit trading
• Demonstrated experience coding / modelling algorithmic trading strategies
• Demonstrated project management experience
• Expert knowledge of Java or Scala
• Working knowledge of Python and Q/KDB
Credit eTrading Desk Strategist

Reference: 623655248