Morgan Stanley

Morgan Stanley has been one of the world’s most respected financial advisors for almost 80 years. They have offices in more than 42 countries and employ more than 1,000 people in Glasgow. Vice President of Technology and Data Gordon Stein tells us about the exciting opportunities available in the firm’s technology division.

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Morgan Stanley

Since 1935, Morgan Stanley has been one of the major financial advisors to companies, governments and investors from around the world.

We are a global banking business and have offices in more than 42 countries.

Our major business units are in global capital markets, investment banking, investment management, research, sales and trading and wealth management.  We support these businesses via a robust global infrastructure including things like operations, finance and the technology division.

Morgan Stanley has been in Glasgow for just over 10 years.   It started with six people in 2000 and now has more than 1,100 employees working across a range of divisions. 

What it’s like to work for Morgan Stanley

If I had to sum up our culture in three words I’d say it was hardworking, supportive and challenging.

I’ve worked in a number of other investment banks and from the top down Morgan Stanley puts a strong emphasis on caring and looking after its employees. There are opportunities further study, internal job mobility and relocation to other offices.

The technology department is quite a diverse team. We specialise in anything from IT security forensics, to distributed development in Java and Net technologies and mainframe and financial reporting applications.

Globally, we have a large technology team of around 8,000 people working on a wide spectrum of projects.

When you work here you have the opportunity to connect with some of the smartest and most talented people in the industry.

Develop your career with us

We’re looking for is smart, talented individuals who want to be part of a global team with the desire to work on very complex and large IT systems.

We support work-life balance, whether it’s for family reasons, playing sport, volunteering, or further study. We know having a good work and private life is important and it’s a real core value of the firm.  

Our technology department recently celebrated its fifth year in Glasgow - we now have around 150 technology professionals working in the office.  And it’s only going to grow.