Reference Data Operations- Product Data Quality Operations Associate - Warsaw


Operations is a dynamic, multi-faceted division that partners with all parts of the firm to provide banking, securities, and asset management services to clients around the world. In addition, Operations provides essential risk management and controls to preserve and enhance the firm's assets and its reputation. For every new product launched and every trade executed, it is Operations that develops and manages the processes and controls that enable business flow.



Are you looking to apply your quantitative skills while deepening your understanding across a vast array of products? Product Data Quality is a high-value risk management team in Operations that, across all firm divisions, is responsible for the governance programs that ensure critical securities modelling and pricing data is accurate, complete, and scalable. This data is a critical input and dependency to most trade and client support functions.

Product Data Quality (PDQ) is a part of Reference Data Operations (RDO) and is comprised of four teams, based in Salt Lake City, Warsaw, Bengaluru and Singapore


The Product Data Quality (PDQ) team is responsible for the accuracy, completeness and timeliness of the product and end of day pricing data found in our Firmwide databases. They are a global team chartered to proactively ensure that the firm has the most accurate and timely reference data possible to best serve the needs of firm customers from every business unit. Their principle product groups include: equities, fixed income, options and futures. This gives them exposure to every business and product types on a global basis. The role requires the team to work closely with each of our supported business units to ensure their data quality needs are met currently, and that their reference data requirements grow as their business evolves.


  • Being a self-starter is essential
  • Investigate and resolve product and pricing data exceptions
  • Set-up and maintain product data in Prime.

These include:
  • Equities: Common Stock, Preferred Stock, Rights, Warrants, Exchange traded funds, ADRs, GDRs
  • Fixed income bonds: Corporate, Government, Agency, Emerging Market, Convertible, Structured notes
  • Listed derivatives: Options, Future Options, Option Baskets, Flex Options, Futures, Flex Futures
  • Other products: Mutual Funds, Indices, Baskets, Fiduciary Notes, Credit Indices
  • Proactively solve data quality issues from both tactical and strategic perspectives
  • Actively support the PDQ hotline and data/pricing inquiries from our internal clients on a daily basis
  • Proactively work with market data and external vendors (e.g. Bloomberg, Reuters, S&P, etc..) to ensure we have the highest quality data in our systems
  • Grow with the team; develop a deep understanding of complex transactions and work with our business partners to progress work on projects to support new businesses and industry/regulatory requirements


  • Self-Direction to effectively prioritize efforts amongst competing demands and escalate issues quickly
  • Dynamic analysis skills to help highlight issues with products or business ideas that our partners are facing our could potentially face
  • Highly motivated, energetic and confident team player
  • Strong communication skills. Essential for interacting at all levels, across business disciplines and regions
  • Willingness to learn and take ownership of completing tasks
  • Ability to multi-task and handle large volumes of work at a fast pace
  • Works well under pressure to meet deadlines
  • Strong time management skills
  • Ability both to solve problems and explain underlying issues to non-technical clients and/or colleagues
  • Team oriented
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Excel


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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