Java web application developer
  • About MSCI Inc.
    MSCI is a leading provider of investment decision support tools, we offer a range of products and services - including indices, portfolio risk and performance analytics, and governance tools - from a number of internationally recognized brands such as Barra, RiskMetrics, CFRA, FEA and ISS.

    For further information on MSCI, please visit our web site at

    We are currently seeking a Web Engineer to join our team in Budapest.

    Position Overview:
    This is an excellent opportunity to join the Webmasters team, as part of a delivery-focused IT group responsible for designing, developing and supporting internal-, client- and public-facing web solutions.

    Your duties will include general website development, as well as both client- and server-side web applications development. We are looking for someone who is passionate about exploiting the latest web technologies and has a proven track record of building high-quality, professional websites and web applications.

    You will work closely with MSCI’s e-Marketing, Product Management, Client Services and Research teams, to turn business requirements into technical solutions. The requirements vary greatly, ranging from the development and maintenance of corporate websites, to the design, implementation and support of complex client/server web applications.

    You will be working in a fast-paced, multicultural environment. The Webmasters team works with a multitude of Business and IT teams spanning MSCI’s offices around the globe.

    Main Responsibilities:
    • Create modern and sophisticated websites and web-based applications using the latest technologies, following the best practices of the industry
    • Develop Java applications using the latest Java technologies
    • Relational database design


    • A passion for cutting edge web development techniques and best practices, and the ability to quickly learn new technologies
    • The ability to communicate issues clearly and concisely to peers and senior management, spanning all levels of IT literacy
    • A strong sense of ownership; you own, and are accountable for, your deliverables and you manage the full application lifecycle
    • Excellent problem-solving/troubleshooting skills
    • To be able to work independently, as well as work in partnership with business people in a variety of disciplines such as Marketing, Client Service, Sales, Product Development and Research
    • Ability to handle multiple projects in parallel

    Experience and Qualifications:


    • A University Undergraduate or Master’s Degree in Computer Science or Engineering
    • Excellent English, both written and oral
    • 4+ years experience of developing websites and web-based applications in a professional environment
    • Solid understanding of Object Oriented Analysis and Design
    • Practical experience using Java frameworks
    • Demonstrable knowledge of core web languages: HTML, JavaScript, XML, CSS
    • Development experience using the latest web technologies: RIA development (AJAX, Flex), Web Services, Web standards
    • Experience with JavaScript frameworks (jQuery, YUI, Ext, etc.)
    • Understanding of Web Content Management (WCM) issues and practical experience building WCM-driven sites
    • Experience of scripting languages: Perl, Unix/Linux shell
    • Experience with Apache/Tomcat installation and configuration
    • Good relational database design and SQL skills
    • Good understanding of the security considerations when building websites and web applications

    If you are interested in this position please send your CV to judit dot laszlofalvi at msci dot com
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