Senior Software Architect
MSCI
Geneva, Switzerland
vor 3 Tg.

Your Team responsibilities

We are hiring a senior Software Architect to join our fast-growing Index technology team. The position involves close collaborations with our global teams in Europe (Hungary, Switzerland), India, UK and USA.

You will be lead the migration of our index systems for the Microsoft Azure cloud, and as a key technologist will be instrumental is re-engineering our systems to maximize efficiencies while reducing cost of operations.

The candidate selected will combine strong technology skills, communication and presentation capabilities.

What we will offer you : Depending on your location of your role, you can expect

  • Competitive fixed and variable compensation, holiday / vacation allowance & retirement savings plans / pensions
  • Employee Resource Groups to support you in and out of the office
  • A wide range of benefits including healthcare, dental plans, risk insurances and (location dependent) - cycletowork schemes, gym benefits, retail discounts,
  • A purposeful approach to Wellbeing including training, support networks, membership to wellness platforms and vendors, and active local office communities
  • A specific and deliberate planning to the physical offices in which we work, and support for everyone spending periods of time working remotely or at home.
  • This approach mirrors our commitment to transparency and sustainability and puts the safety and wellness of our employees at the center of all we do.

    We aim to provide productive and sustainable work environments and technology that encourages collaboration, creativity and innovation.

    Your key responsibilities

  • You will be in charge of architecting our systems for the cloud, in such a way that they can scale horizontally, be geographically distributed, highly available and handle unexpected system and data conditions gracefully, by applying state of the art technologies and practices while meeting cost objectives.
  • The index systems are amongst the most mission critical systems of MSCI and require a strong technology expertise and a deep sense of what it takes to build enterprise systems, state of the art software engineering but also innovation using some leading-edge technologies.
  • The objective of the platform under your leadership is to deliver our indexes with aggressive service level agreements and more stringent time to market.

  • Working closely with the engineering head of the index product line, the technology leadership team and the index product organization, you will lead the implementation of the target architecture needed to achieve the next levels of growth of the product line.
  • You will cover all aspects of the engineering, from using technology to improve operational processes to using technology to bring client facing user experiences to market.

  • Your cloud experience will be instrumental to re-platform the current software platform architecture and embrace the flexibility brought by cloud providers as we want to scale globally.
  • You will join a talented team combining a strong functional and technical expertise within a results-oriented engineering culture, a can-do attitude, and opportunities for career development.
  • Your skills and experience that will help you excel

  • MSc / PhD in Computer Science, Engineering
  • Strong English communication and presentation skills
  • Significant experience in hands-on software development positions along with demonstrated experience as a technical lead
  • Broadly knowledgeable about emerging and mainstream technologies and practices
  • Confident with distributed architectures, fault tolerance, performance, scalability, concurrency, high volume systems integration
  • Relational and NoSql databases modelling
  • Understanding of cloud offerings, cloud technologies, and experience with Azure and / or AWS
  • Experience with Docker and Kubernetes
  • Knowledgeable about IT infrastructure and notably networking
  • Knowledgeable about DevOps and SecDevOps practices
  • Ability to assess applications security and code quality
  • Experience in the financial industry
  • How we’ll support you

  • Coaching and support from experts in your team
  • A performance and growth-oriented culture and values
  • Opportunities for continuous learning to aid progression
  • Goal based objectives and development plans
  • Transparent performance-based compensation schemes
  • Employee resource groups such as the Women’s Leadership Forum, MSCIPRIDE, Black Leadership Network and Eco-Groups.
  • About MSCI and our teams :

    MSCI is a market leader in Global Indexes, Smart Beta, ESG and Risk Management, and is at the forefront of the secular trends dominating the financial services landscape today.

    We are committed to the future sustainability and transparency of the financial markets. We create innovative products and services that allow our clients to make more informed investment decisions, and we provide investors with critical performance measurement and risk management data and analytics.

    Click here to see what we do (link to MSCI brochure)

    Our values define the working environment we strive to create. We are inclusive, we champion bold ideas, we always pursue excellence, and always act with integrity.

    Personal accountability and responsibility are key to success, and we always work as a team to remain client centric.

    MSCI is committed to developing a culture and workforce that reflects the clients and communities in which we operate. Increasing our diversity expands our talent pool which helps to accelerate innovation in all we do.

    We especially encourage members of historically underrepresented groups to apply, including women, ethnic minorities and those in the LGBTQ community.

    To all recruitment agencies : MSCI does not accept unsolicited CVs / Resumes. Please do not forward CVs / Resumes to any MSCI employee, location or website.

    MSCI is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited CVs / Resumes.

    MSCI Inc. is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversifying its workforce. It is the policy of the Firm to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, age, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, disability, marital and civil partnership / union status, pregnancy (including unlawful discrimination on the basis of a legally protected pregnancy / maternity leave), veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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