Prime Services Technology - Risk Technology - Site Reliability Engineer



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 ARE LOOKING 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. Prime Services is a technology intensive business that aims to provide our clients with all the tools and services to run their business. In Prime Services Technology we regularly consider new technology products available in the market or in the firm to meet our clients'needs and high trading volumes. As a result, we are constantly expanding our platform to offer clients more products, creating opportunities for people in the group to gain experience in a variety of different technologies.

Risk Management and Financing provide financing solutions and risk models that allow hedge fund managers to execute a wide range of investment strategies within a framework that is predictable and reliable across all market conditions.

Risk Technology provides products and services that broadly cover margin lending risk, clearing risk and trading risk for Prime Services clients in the PB, Futures, GSEC, and DCS
businesses. We implement complex house and regulatory margin calculators, provide real time monitoring for client trading activity and build a suite of tools, reports, and risk
analytics for internal Risk Managers and Margin Ops in addition to providing interactive web tools for external clients.

Prime Services is a technology intensive business that aims to provide our clients with all the tools and services to run their business. In Prime Services Technology we regularly consider new technology products available in the market or in the firm to meet our clients' needs and high trading volumes. Risk Technology provides products and services that broadly cover margin lending risk, clearing risk and trading risk for Prime Services clients in the PB, Futures, GSEC, and DCS businesses. We implement complex house and regulatory margin calculators, provide real time monitoring for client trading activity and build a suite of tools, reports, and risk analytics for internal Risk Managers and Margin Ops in addition to providing interactive web tools for external clients. Client demands and high trading volumes put a constant pressure on us to look at new technology products available in the market place or in the firm. As a result, Prime Services is constantly expanding its platform to offer clients more products, creating opportunities for people in the group to gain exposure to the latest technologies while gaining a strong understanding of what drives our business. The Site Reliability Engineering team combines software and systems engineering principles to build, run, and maintain high performant, distributed, fault-tolerant risk management systems. SRE focuses on ensuring our clients experience of the Goldman Sachs engineering platform is best in class. You will fulfil a critical role ensuring that our systems are healthy, monitored, automated and scalable. You will collaborate with product development teams to continually improve our services and facilitate fast delivery of new products, while eliminating toil and operational work. We're looking for self-motivated people, driven to learn about technology and the business it supports, who thrive on fixing problems and improving efficiency.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS

HOW YOU WILL FULFILL YOUR POTENTIAL

  • You will be responsible for availability, performance, monitoring, incident response and resolution for platforms and services within Prime Services Risk.
  • Drive incident management process and support a blameless post-mortems culture
  • Partner with development teams to improve services via rigorous testing and release procedures
  • Balance feature development velocity and reliability by constructing well-defined SLOs
  • Scale systems sustainably by integrating resilience and high availability at all levels


SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE WE ARE LOOKING FOR

BASIC QUALIFICAIONS
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, a related technical field that involves programming, or equivalent practical experience.
  • Proficiency in one or more of the following languages: Java, Python, C, C++
  • Strong sense of ownership & responsibility for our systems is essential

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • Systematic problem-solving approach, coupled with a hands-on experience of debugging and optimizing code, as well as automation
  • Experience with distributed systems design, maintenance, and troubleshooting.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and drive. Excellent communication skills required, able to contribute to discussions on design and strategy.
  • Coding beyond simple scripts. Strong opinions on maintainable/reusable code. Desire to build strong and efficient SDLC practices.
  • Identify and lead projects to improve availability, stability and performance of systems
  • Prior SRE experience highly regarded


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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