• Commercial Banking – SWIFT Engineering

    Location(s) UK-London
    Job ID
    Schedule Type
    Full Time
    Business Unit
    Commercial Banking Technology
    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 Consumer and Commercial Banking Division (CCBD) brings innovative solutions to traditional banking activities. We are a global team of lenders, investors, risk managers, skilled marketers, web experts and banking specialists. We provide a suite of solutions to help our customers meet their financial goals. We make direct investments in and manage risk for a portfolio of corporate loans and securities. We help transform distressed communities through investments and loans of private capital. Commercial Banking Commercial Banking, a business unit within CCBD, aims to provide comprehensive cash management solutions for corporations. CCBD Commercial Banking combines the strength and heritage of a 148-year-old financial institution with the agility and entrepreneurial spirit of a tech start-up. Our goal is to provide the best client experience. Through the use of modern technologies centered on data and analytics, we provide customers with powerful tools that are grounded in value, transparency and simplicity to improve cash flow management efficiency.



    • The Team: The Channel Team is a global team (New York/London/Bengaluru) responsible for building the integration platform for the Commercial Banking suite of applications which will enable our banking client to communicate with the bank via API’s, files and SWIFT. Clients will instruct payments, receive status, query and well as generated reports via one of a number of channels.
    • The Role: As part of our global team you will work on various components as a Software Engineer. Your role includes specification, development, as well as the testing and rollout of new features. You are expected to contribute to the vision, understand our product roadmap, integrate business value with experience and contribute to building an engineering culture within the team. We expect the successful candidate to deliver high quality software and to be passionate about software engineering. You must have a proficient understanding of software development concepts. A good understanding of the Cloud concepts is a plus. You will also be responsible to develop easy to support software and liaise with our SRE team to factor in their requirements.
    • Candidate with strong SWIFT technical knowledge and experience is required to join SWIFT Infrastructure team. Responsibility of the candidate will be to work on upgrades, maintenance and support for GS SWIFT product set which includes – SAG, AMH, Euclid, CREST, HSM, SWP, WebAccess and webMAX. Key focus will be on Alliance 7.2 and AMH 3.6 upgrades.


    • Specialize in a process area (environment management, product and financial management, standards and practices or engagement) 
    • Understand the common tools and practices used in managing the environment 
    • Develop requirements for enhancements to our products when appropriate 
    • Participate in change, incident, environment, capacity and BCP management 
    • Help define strategy, manage communication and prioritization of enhancements 
    • Vendor, user and business engagement 
    • Understand the technical architecture of the products we support and be able to troubleshoot most issues that arise in production 
    • Responsible for the health of the production environment for the product(s) owned 
    • Contribute to the design and implementation of new and re-engineered tools to manage and monitor the production environment 
    • Liaise with engineering team to prioritize enhancements, develop product strategy, and communicate the vision to clients 
    • Provide consultation for the business and business application development teams on solutions that meet their requirements 
    • Engage with vendors in all stages of their products’ life cycle including discovery, evaluation, implementation and future direction 
    • Engage with greater technology team and project management in large project efforts 
    • Use industry knowledge to proactively inform businesses of the impact of upcoming changes to relevant products as well as to formulate a plan of action 
    • Knowledge share to rest of team


    • Strong knowledge and experience of working with SWIFT services (FIN, FileAct, Browse, Interact etc.) and SWIFT products (SAG, SAA-CREST, RMA, web-platform etc.)
    • AMH knowledge would be of huge benefit
    • Basic understanding of SWIFT message formats and Standards Releases
    • Awareness of Cyber/Infrastructure security would be of added advantage
    • Unix (shell), Perl, Python scripting
    • Experience in working with RDBMS and SQL
    • Basic Java development experience preferred


    • Solid problem solving and Technical Project Management skills
    • Significant experience with the operation of large-scale/high performance systems
    • Significant experience in operations and troubleshooting user and environmental issues
    • Understanding of the software deployment process, with preferable experience in high-volume environments
    • Strong planning, prioritisation, communication skills in the context of a team environment
    • Demonstrate knowledge of monitoring and instrumentation
    • Experience with BCP, change and incident management, operational efficiency programs
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills in order to provide support to our users in all regions. This will extend from resolving product specific queries to coordinated software rollouts and production support
    • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision
    • Be able to work under pressure
    • Experience dealing with demand based support, such as a rota based system
    • Experience in working with messaging products such as TIBCO EMS or IBM MQ
    • Experience of configuration management of middleware software solutions
    • Understanding of Networking and OS (Linux/Solaris/Windows) fundamentals
    • Financial markets knowledge



    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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