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Position Overview:

MSCI has a number of new ambitious Java projects. This is an excellent opportunity to join the Equity Index IT team, as part of a delivery-focused IT group responsible for designing, developing and supporting internal, client and public-facing distribution solutions.
Your responsibilities will include developing new Product Distribution mechanisms, encompassing client-side JavaScript and server-side Java applications development. The core functionalities in these products will include storing, analyzing, distributing and visualizing large time series datasets. We are looking for someone who is passionate about learning & exploiting the latest Java and web technologies and has a proven track record of building high-quality applications.
If selected, you will work as part of a delivery focused and talented software development team responsible for designing, developing and supporting the index and product generation platforms.
You will use cutting edge software development techniques and technologies, following the best practices of the industry.


  • Build the future Equity Index Product Distribution platform
  • Collaborate with Product Management, Program Management  and other internal stakeholders to convert business requirements in to formal specifications and  deliver these as part of a release roadmap
  • Improve and create a modern and sophisticated platform using the latest Java & JavaScript technologies, following industry best practices
  • Evaluate different Architectural & Design approaches, solutions, frameworks & technologies  and recommend the most suitable one
  • Develop best practices for architecture, design, coding & automated test coverage
  • Architect, Design and develop secure, high performance, scalable & maintainable applications using appropriate architectural patterns & latest Java, JavaScript & Oracle technologies
  • Collaborate with Enterprise Architecture team to develop & use common Architectural principles
  • Present Architectural approach to Senior Architects & Executive Management and get their concurrence
  • This is a hands-on role involving Architecture, Design & Coding,  not a general management role  

Desired experience and qualification:

  • A University Graduate or Master's Degree in Computer Science or Engineering
  • 4+ year experience developing Java and Web applications in a large product development environment
  • Mastery over Object Oriented Design, Data Structures & Algorithms and ORM
  • Good understanding of Relational Database concepts  
  • Keen interest in keeping abreast of latest developments in Information Technology    
  • Expertise in core Java development including collections, multi-threading, network programming & performance monitoring
  • Practical experience of using Java frameworks such as Spring & Hibernate
  • Knowledge of Java Development & Deployment Tools like Ant, Maven, Sonar, Corbetura, Hudson  
  • Knowledge of core web technologies - HTML, JavaScript, XML, CSS and Web Standards
  • Knowledge of distributed caching solutions like Infinispan & Coherence    
  • Experience with modern JavaScript libraries/frameworks like jQuery, Ext JS, Angular JS, Flex for building Rich Internet Applications
  • Understanding of Equity Markets, advanced Mathematics & Statistics
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to communicate issues clearly and concisely to peers, senior management, senior non IT business managers, spanning all levels of IT literacy
  • Ability to provide technical guidance to a team of developers
  • Excellent logical analysis, creative problem-solving & troubleshooting skills
  • A passion for developing well engineered,  high quality software solutions
  • A University Graduate or Master’s Degree in Computer Science or Engineering

Due to the great number of applications we receive for each of our open vacancies, we are unable to respond on an individual basis.

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