Steph is a Senior Developer in Institutional Securities Technology based in Glasgow, working on an external trading application providing the firm’s clients with pre- and post-trade analytics, focusing on foreign exchange.

She works closely with the sales team and strategic analysts to provide real-time trade ideas and market models utilising kdb+.

Steph received her MSc in Astrophysics from Glasgow University in 2015 before undertaking an intensive training programme in kdb+, an in-memory and memory-mapped database designed to stream real-time and historical data. Steph directly joined Morgan Stanley as a consultant upon its completion, transitioning to a full-time employee after two years with the firm.

For four years, Steph worked on an internal application tracking profit and loss (PnL) for Morgan Stanley’s global risk desks. Working closely with the traders she was responsible for the infrastructure, data flow and algorithms providing the firm’s traders with real-time updates on the progress of their trades.