• Equities Technology - Electronic Trading - Post Trade & Client Settings - London

    Location(s) UK-London
    Job ID
    2017-38503
    Schedule Type
    Full Time
    Level
    Associate
    Function(s)
    Technology
    Region
    EMEA
    Division
    Engineering
    Business Unit
    Equities Technology
    Employment Type
    Employee
  • MORE ABOUT THIS JOB

    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 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.
    Technology is at the heart of our multi-billion dollar business. Our engineers develop lowlatency, scalable, and resilient solutions which drive global equities sales and trading at
    Goldman Sachs.
    The EMEA Equities Electronic Trading Post-Trade & Client Experience team develops the systems used for processing all GS EMEA Cash Equity orders and executions from Front Office systems - enriching them and passing to systems throughout GS. We work with colleagues in the Front Office as well as the operational areas covering booking, compliance and regulatory reporting to offer the best level of service to our clients. We jointly develop software with teams globally. We need to cope with high volumes without issues, so we have a significant focus on scalability, resilience and test automation.

    The ability to be agile and deliver new functionality quickly while providing a stable platform is critical to our equities business. Working closely with front office and engineering we build systems used globally to manage client preferences and client on-boarding. Our systems integrate with all aspects of front office from execution to booking. Web based user interfaces, REST API’s and workflow systems are used to give ownership of client behavior to sales and trading while maintaining required control, validation and audit trail. We seek to improve efficiency and reduce time to market by adding new API’s, workflows and system requirements.

    Working as part of team you will make improvements and add new features for our clients and users of our systems within GS. You will improve and write new systems that have to handle millions of events daily, coping seamlessly with volume spikes and outages.

    You will be involved in all parts of the project life-cycle that includes design, implementation and testing. You’ll make a real difference for GS and our clients with a mixture of quick/small changes as well as big new features and significant shifts in architecture.

    RESPONSIBILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS

    HOW YOU WILL FULFILL YOUR POTENTIAL
    • Agree requirements with colleagues in Trading, Technology, Operations and Compliance
    • Discuss and agree the design and test approach - a wide range of internal and open source technologies are available
    • Implement the solution and test with users
    • Liaise with devoted support team and help maintain the systems
    • Java 8 is the primary development language, but work will not be limited to that

    SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE WE ARE LOOKING FOR
    • Strong technical and analytical skills
    • Solid object oriented design and programming skills – Java is the main programming language. If you are not a Java expert, you need the determination to learn quickly
    • Openness for acquiring new skills and learning new technologies
    • Excellent team-working skills

    Preferred Qualifications
    • Technical degree
    • Distributed systems e.g. Kafka, ZooKeeper, Flink & HDFS
    • Databases – both SQL and no-SQL e.g. Sybase, DB2, ElasticSearch, MongoDB, Redis & MemSQL
    • Test automation – unit, functional & non-functional
    • Spring
    • Linux
    • Scala
    • C++
    • JavaScript and Angular

    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.

    © The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., 2018. All rights reserved Goldman Sachs is an equal employment/affirmative action employer Female/Minority/Disability/Vet.

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