Securities, FICC, Core E-Dealing Strats, Associate/VP, Developer


Goldman Sachs' Strats business unit is a world leader in developing quantitative and technological techniques to solve complex business problems. Working within the firm's trading, sales, banking and investment management divisions, strats use their mathematical and scientific training to create financial products, advise clients on transactions, measure risk, and identify market opportunities.

Roles within Securities Strats

Securities Strats play important roles in several areas. Some Strats sit on trading desks, creating cutting-edge derivative pricing models and developing empirical models to provide insight into market behavior. Others develop automated trading algorithms for the firm and its clients, taking an active part in the increasing shift from voice to electronic trading. A third group works directly with the firm's sales force and clients, analyzing exposures, structuring transactions, and applying quantitative concepts to meet client needs. Between these teams, Core Strats design and develop complex parallel computing architectures, electronic trading tools, and advanced algorithms. The work involves developing a thorough understanding of the full range of investment products and strategies offered by the firm, an ability to capture the characteristics of those investments in mathematical models and the creation of infrastructure to make those analyses reusable and scalable across our businesses.

Job Summary

Goldman Sachs' FICC Edealing Core Strategies team is a world leader in providing innovative technologies to underpin electronic trading in FICC, taking an active role in the increasing shift from voice to electronic execution. We are looking for exceptional technologists to extend our team.

FICC Edealing Core Strategies is at the heart of technical innovation at Goldman Sachs, providing solutions for dynamic, global businesses as well as mitigating operational risk in the fast-paced world of electronic trading. Our primary responsibility is to develop frameworks and technologies for algorithmic trading, both with our clients and on exchanges, including connectivity, order management, back-testing, and messaging. We optimize both our hardware and software for uptime, extensibility, and latency. The team is composed of experienced technologists who balance passion for latest technologies and a deep interest in financial markets, and have equal appetite for development, deployment and testing best practices. We constantly research, invent and apply advanced technologies and we work with bright, motivated people.

We are looking for developers who are interested in applying bleeding-edge technologies to solve problems in electronic trading. In a team of energetic, self-motivated individuals, we need someone who can take the initiative at any stage of the software cycle, from inception, through development to release and support. This role also interacts with a variety of other Strategies, Technology, Trading and Sales teams. The structure is flat and the successful candidate will be able to manage his or her time to have maximum impact.

Basic Qualifications•Strong academic background in Computer Science or an analytical field such as Mathematics, Physics, Engineering, etc.

  • Significant technical depth in several of the following areas:

oSoftware development in at least one major language (Java, C/C++, etc.).

oCritical path analysis, performance optimization and hardware acceleration.

oHigh performance, distributed, real-time computing.

oOperating systems concepts (I/O, process scheduling) with a focus on Linux kernel engineering.

oSoftware development best practices and agile methods including the full software lifecycle.

oUnit, integration and regression testing with a focus on the simulation and mocking of complex, event-driven systems.

oStrong analytical and problem solving skills.

oAbility to understand, document and explain diverse and highly technical subjects.

  • In addition to technical depth in several of the areas above, should possess a good general understanding on a broad range of technologies.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Comfortable working with business users.
  • Works well independently and in ad-hoc teams.
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced environment.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Commercially focused.

Preferred Qualifications•Knowledge of financial markets, particularly fixed income, currencies, and commodities.

  • Experience in electronic trading.

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