• Operations Engineering - Securities Trade Processing - Associate Developer - London

    Location(s) UK-London
    Job ID
    Schedule Type
    Full Time
    Engineering, Technology
    Business Unit
    Operations Engineering
    Employment Type



    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.




    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.




    The wider Operations Engineering business unit, is a fast paced technology and results driven organisation that delivers services to our revenue businesses supporting the post-execution processing of trades across the franchise, the on-going management of our OTC derivative and securities holdings, management of the firm's liquidity and collateral, the fulfilment of our regulatory reporting and tax obligations, and the modelling of business processes to support front-to-back client experience.


    The Securities Trade Processing Engineering team is the engine room that powers Goldman Sachs, and our technology is driving industrialization through automation, digitization and orchestration – on an incredible scale!


    We own, evolve and support the technology platforms that support the post-execution operational processing of Goldman Sachs's Equities and FICC businesses. This includes exchange and broker trade processing, internal firm/firm trades and client delivery across physical and synthetic products.

    Our engineers are responsible for working on requirements with Operations and Securities sales/trading, designing, and implementing trade aggregators, trade matchers, cash and intercompany trade booking systems, as well as exception workflow tools and Business Intelligence data tools to allow our Operations teams to respond to client enquiries and monitor service levels. 


    Our team consists of 20 people in London in a team of around 60 globally, and many projects are cross-location, working closely with our business partners and other engineers across the firm.




    Are you interested in learning about finance, or perhaps expanding what you know already into financial reporting or risk management, while still staying close to your roots as a software engineer? As a business software engineer in the Securities Trade Processing Engineering team you have the opportunity to impact one or more aspects of the Equities and FICC products we offer to our clients, while working in small, nimble teams providing technical solutions to meet the continuously evolving set of features we need to service our clients commercial needs.


    We have a number of roles available across the team, from Analyst to VP.




    • Work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment that provides exposure to all areas of Finance
    • Interface with the firm’s federation and revenue producing divisions, including Operations and Securities
    • Division teams to understand and drive consensus on approach and implementation.
    • Understand business needs, facilitating and developing process workflow, data requirements, and specifications required to support implementation
    • Develop technical specifications, high level/detailed design, testing strategies, and implementation plans from business requirements
    • Manage end-to-end systems development cycle from requirements analysis, coding, testing, UAT and maintenance


    • Strong academic record with Bachelor’s level or equivalent in Computer Science, Mathematics, Electrical Engineering or a related technical discipline required
    • Prior experience gained from working within investment banking/financial services/FinTech/Digital industries required
    • Strong experience in software development, including a clear understanding of big data/data structures, algorithms, software design and core programming concepts required
    • Strong programming experience in at least one compiled language Java/C++ required
    • Knowledge of CSS/HTML/XML/RESTful services, Hibernate/Kafka, Junit, Scala, Spark required
    • Experience with continuous delivery/deployment/implementation required
    • Must have experience in pitching idea to management and familiarity with regression models and data visualisation required
    • Comfortable with multi-tasking, managing multiple stakeholders and working as part of a team
    • Excellent communication skills including experience speaking to technical and business audiences and working globally
    • Ability to apply an entrepreneurial approach and passion to problem solving and product development
    • Strong problem solving and analytical skills
    • Must have a demonstrated interest in Finance
    • Must be comfortable working in highly dynamic and rapid development environment


    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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