Core Platform Developer - Equities Electronic Trading



What We Do

At Goldman Sachs, our Engineers don't just make things - we make things possible. Change the world by connecting people and capital with ideas. Solve the most challenging and pressing engineering problems for our clients. Join our engineering teams that build massively scalable software and systems, architect low latency infrastructure solutions, proactively guard against cyber threats, and leverage machine learning alongside financial engineering to continuously turn data into action.

At Goldman Sachs, our culture is one of teamwork, innovation and meritocracy. We often say our people are our greatest asset and we take pride in supporting each colleague both professionally and personally. From collaborative work spaces and mindfulness classes to working from home and flexible work options, we offer our people the support they need to reach their goals in and outside the office.

Goldman Sachs Electronic Trading (GSET) has launched an initiative to become the top provider in electronic trading by building superior technology and delivering high quality products. This vision is a multi-year investment in people, platforms and products. Join the team, and participate in the development and launch of best in class products for top clients across the industry. We are looking for eager, nimble and ambitious engineers to join our growing team of visionaries, and drive Goldman Sachs Electronic Trading to achieve and exceed our goals.

Your Impact

This team is accountable for platform architecture evolution to meet the evolving needs of different business lines globally with rapid software deployment. As stewards of critical components in order execution and post-trade, the team is accountable for a high degree of software quality. The team consists of self-guided pragmatic individuals who are motivated to change the status quo in calculated ways.

As a member of the team, you will play an integral role on the trading floor. This is a dynamic, entrepreneurial team with a passion for technology and the markets, with individuals who thrive in a fast-paced changing environment. The team takes a data driven approach to decision making and you should be willing to participate in the full product lifecycle from requirements gathering, design, implementation, testing, support, and monitoring trading performance for systems and strategies used by our clients .

RESPONSIBILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS

Responsibilities

  • Design, build and maintain a high-performance, high-availability, high-capacity, yet nimble and adaptive platform for front to back trading systems like order management, exchange connectivity, smart order routing, internalization, clearing and securities lending.
  • Use data to guide decision-making, developing or enhancing tools as necessary to collect it.
  • Understand market rules, regulations, exchange service offerings, front to back business functions and build systems to facilitate them.
  • Communication with traders, sales, clients and compliance officers about new systems, feature requests, explanation of existing features etc.

Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelors or Masters degree in computer science or engineering or equivalent experience
  • Experience building C++/Java systems with strict requirements for low-latency (microseconds count) and deterministic performance.
  • Prior experience with Event Sourcing (Sequenced core stream) based architecture.
  • Experience building high performance cash equities trading systems (such as matching engines and trading systems at high volume Exchanges).
  • Strong knowledge of data structures, algorithms and design patterns
  • Experience in data driven performance analysis and optimizations.
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to work in a team
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to solve high performance engineering problems in a language agnostic manner.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Linux systems programming experience including memory management, concurrent programming infrastructure, and the networking stack
  • Off-heap memory management,
  • Distributed server software experience
  • JVM internals, tuning for low-latency
  • Hardware stack and hardware architecture from a latency perspective


ABOUT GOLDMAN SACHS

The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm that provides a wide range of financial services to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and individuals. Founded in 1869, the firm is headquartered in New York and maintains offices in all major financial centers around the world.

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