Technology - FICC Tech - Commodities Frontline Site Reliability Engineer


TECHNOLOGYOur team of engineers builds solutions to the most complex problems. We develop cutting-edge systems and processes that form the core of our key business and enable transactions to move in milliseconds. We provide real-time access to critical deal information and crunch billions of data points each day to inform firm-wide market insights and strategies. Team members have the opportunity to work at the forefront of technology innovation alongside industry leaders and make significant contributions to the field.


Commodities Technology is looking for a Site Reliability Engineer for their New York team with a career emphasis on supporting and developing production trading platforms for the Commodities business.

The areas of focus of this team (also known as the Frontline team) include:

  • Managing the production environment, ensuring that it remains available at all times
  • Providing a responsive and high quality service to users who need assistance using our platforms and products
  • Building tools and applications requested by users to achieve commercial goals
  • Creating tools, practices and platforms that improve the efficiency of the team and the service we provide
  • Sharing knowledge and best practices with developers and the rest of our global team to meet our commercial requirements while also being easy to support The ideal candidate would have experience and interest in working in a fast paced environment and working closely with our business users to help contribute directly to the day to day workings of the Commodities desk


Our team of SREs builds solutions to a wide variety of problems facing the Commodities business. We work on risk systems, regulatory issues, electronic trading and automation, and deal work. Our impact spans systems which are used for liquid, high volume products, complex transactions, and everything in between. The Commodities Technology teams works directly with the Commodities Trading and Sales teams to develop next generation systems to achieve their business goals. It is a fast paced environment where individuals with strong development and interpersonal skills gain a unique insight into how financial markets work.


  • Gain experience in a variety of technologies, including the GS platform SecDB, and web technologies (JavaScript, Angular, etc.)
  • Work directly with Trading, Sales and Strats
  • Great opportunity to learn the business while working with a talented group of individuals


  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science or related field
  • 1 to 4 years of work experience as an SRE, DevOps engineer or developer
  • Strong object oriented analysis and design skills
  • Strong analytical skills, ability to quickly identify scope and impact of issues
  • Ability to quickly learn new languages and technologies
  • Willingness to develop and debug in proprietary languages and platforms (Slang and SecDB)
  • Ability to multi-task effectively as there will often be multiple concurrent issues and projects
  • Solid communication and interpersonal skills are a must as the role will involve interacting with traders and salespeople
  • Experience of Commodities a bonus but not essential


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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