FICC Technology - FICC ION Engineer - Lead Developer

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. Create new businesses, transform finance, and explore a world of opportunity at the speed of markets.

Engineering, which is comprised of our Technology Division and global strategists groups, is at the critical center of our business, and our dynamic environment requires innovative strategic thinking and immediate, real solutions. Want to push the limit of digital possibilities? Start here.

Who We Look For

Goldman Sachs is seeking to fill a full-time position to be part of ION Engineering team in FICC Technology. FICC stands for Fixed Income Currencies and Commodities and is part of Goldman Sachs Institutional Client Services business. FICC business teams transact in a variety of assets, including interest rate products, credit products, mortgages, currencies and commodities. We as part of FICC Technology are a global business unit which works closely with these business teams and are responsible for the technology needs of the franchise. The BLR Technology teams have presence in most of FICC business and a number of important projects are being exclusively driven from BLR.

Substantial revenues for the firm are generated by FICC market making activity. Market making and risk management are highly dynamic and computationally demanding; the systems underpinning these activities must be robust and high performance.

ION Engineering meets this challenge by designing systems and applications from the ground-up and taking responsibility for the full application software stack. FICC is active in both electronic and OTC markets, with a product mix that includes interest rates, credit, foreign exchange, commodities, mortgages, loans, and their derivatives.


Who We Look For

Goldman Sachs Engineers are innovators and problem-solvers, building solutions in risk management, big data, mobile and more. We look for creative collaborators who evolve, adapt to change and thrive in a fast-paced global environment.

As a member of the ION Engineering team you will directly partner with key salespeople, traders, and business stakeholders to design, build, deploy and monitor critical market making and risk management systems. You will have significant responsibility and accountability for the stability, performance, support, and ultimately the impact of the systems you design and build.

Additionally, as the Bengaluru lead for this team, you will have the additional responsibility of managing the team, having an oversight over their project deliverables as well as professional development of individual team members.


Effectively meeting the demands of our challenging mandate requires a passion for learning as well as deep understanding and experience across a wide array of technical competencies. While there is not a set formula for success in this environment, we find the following tend to be indispensable:

  • A BS degree or better in Computer Science or a related discipline
  • Excellent experience in a strongly typed language
  • Expert in technical discipline or application tier, e.g. Front End, Back End, DevOps, etc.
  • Competence across other key application tiers, i.e. you can write JS even if you mostly work in Java.
  • Experience collaborating in global teams.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and 'Client Touch'
Preferably having prior experience leading a team as the selected candidate would be required to lead the regional Bengaluru team. Not a mandatory requirement as long as the person has leadership potential and can be groomed into the role with additional management responsibilities. DEVELOPMENT PROSPECTS
As mentioned earlier, this is an opportunity to work directly with the key stakeholders(Sales, Traders, Strats) and help shape the next generation of Market making and risk management systems for the division.

You will work with some of the best minds in the industry and learn together as we embark on this initiative.

GS offers a wide range of both technical resources and structured training coursework through GS University.

This position faces off to the business application development as well as technology infrastructure communities.


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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