Java Development Lead- Executive Director at Morgan Stanley (Atlanta, GA)

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Company Profile:

At Morgan Stanley, we advise, originate, trade, manage and distribute capital for governments, institutions and individuals, and always do so with a standard of excellence. We are a leading global financial services firm that conducts its business through three principal business segments Institutional Securities, Wealth Management (WM), and Investment Management. The Firm's employees serve clients worldwide from more than 1,200 offices in 43 countries.

Our WM business is one of the largest in the world with more than $2 trillion in client assets, $73 billion in lending balances, and nearly 16,000 Financial Advisors in 600+ offices across the U.S. Our Financial Advisors focus on delivering timely, customized solutions and services that help clients meet their financial and life goals. Our offering includes brokerage and investment advisory services, financial and wealth planning, access to credit and lending, cash management, annuities and insurance, and retirement services.

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.

Department Profile:

Global Banking Technology (GBT) is a dynamic and fast-paced area within the Firm?s WM Technology Division. We are responsible for creating innovative technology solutions for the Private Banking Group (PBG), one of the strategic growth areas of the Firm, providing cash management and lending products and services to our WM clients. This includes state-of-the-art technology for a nationwide network of Private Bankers and product specialists who work with Financial Advisors to provide access to products and services such as online banking, cards, deposit products, residential mortgages, securities-based loans and tailored lending. If you are an exceptional individual who is interested in solving complex problems and building sophisticated solutions in a dynamic team environment, GBT is the place for you.

Position Description:

The GBOT Development Lead will need to build strong relationships with Global Banking and Operations Technology (GBOT) team and Wealth Management Technology (WMT) business partners to be effectively positioned to understand, communicate and influence plans, results, issues, and outcomes with regard to GBOT super department?s deliveries towards a smooth integration. This leader will work in a complex, fast-paced matrix environment, replete with tight deliverable timeframes and multiple stakeholders, both internal and external. The role requires a sense of urgency, passion for results, and personal accountability for achievement. The integration is projected to be a multi-year program.

Job Functions/Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Partner with GBT India Application Dev leads in India, GBT tech fleet and Portfolio leads in NYC to develop a Migration plan outlining upstream dependencies, downstream hand-offs, and the critical path.
  • Build, maintain and track detailed program migration plans and roadmap prioritization for GBT department including all interdependencies.
  • Ensure tracking of key risks, dependencies and activities identified during deal due diligence are appropriately captured and accounted for in the migration plans.
  • Maintain a view of key upstream dependencies, overall impact analysis and downstream hand offs in the context of the GBT deliverables.
  • Partner with global teams to build the migration weekend runbook including mock rehearsals.
  • Support change management strategies and communications and ensure smooth transition to business as usual.
  • Lead through influence, personal conviction, and sensitivity. Build trust and foster relationships with key stakeholders. Build impactful cross-functional relationships.
  • Engage in the day-to-day activities enough to know how things are progressing, provide guidance where needed, ensure adherence to plans and expectations, hold teams and individuals accountable for milestones and deliverables, and escalate to leadership when needed.
  • Follow established change management process and ensure appropriate documentation is maintained to evidence completion.
  • Overall accountability for the delivery, quality, and growth of your respective technology portfolio.
  • Build local expertise and deep knowledge of your respective offering and technology platforms.
  • Management of technology development team and vendor relationships.
  • Provides ongoing coaching and problem solving to team members, helping them achieve their goals.
  • Responsible for staffing, training, and evaluation of team.
  • Responsible for the professional development of team members.



  • Minimum 15 years of experience in driving and delivering IT solutions and project management preferably with experience of Application integrations and conversion.
  • Strong Engineering mind set and track record and deep experience of Application development in both Water fall and Agile constructs.
  • Experience in managing large and complex organizational change projects.
  • Proven ability to operate in ambiguous environments and exhibit agility in navigating from current state to proposed solutions.
  • Ability to work across multiple lines of business leading large-scale complex project management initiatives with high attention to detail and accuracy, while multitasking and meeting deadlines despite competing priorities.
  • Possesses solid analytical, problem solving, and critical / creative thinking skills.
  • Proven and demonstrated leadership skills including relationship-building and collaboration skills with clear ability to influence, gain buy-in and negotiate with a diverse group of key business partners/stakeholders including senior management.
  • Operates with strong integrity and the ability to handle projects of a sensitive and confidential nature.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, self-starter and highly motivated to work in a fast paced and changing environment.
  • Ability to prioritize work, meet deadlines, achieve goals, and work under pressure in a dynamic and complex environment.
  • Demonstrates solid interpersonal skills and ability to build relationships with peers and business support partners.
  • Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills with experience presenting to Senior Leadership.
  • Strong computer knowledge; excellent MS Word, Excel, Visio, and PowerPoint skills.

Educational Qualification

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering preferred from an accredited college/university
More Information on Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley operates in the Financial Services industry. The company is located in Rochester, NY, New York, NY, Purchase, NY, Conshohocken, PA, Baltimore, MD, Richmond, VA, Westlake, OH, Beavercreek, OH, Tampa, FL, Kansas City, MO, Omaha, NE, New York, NY, San Francisco, CA and San Francisco, CA. Morgan Stanley was founded in 2022. It has 87899 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 266 open jobs at Morgan Stanley, click here.
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