• Investing & Lending Senior Front Office Engineer

    Location(s) UK-London
    Job ID
    Schedule Type
    Full Time
    Vice President/Executive Director
    Business Unit
    Investing & Lending Engg
    Employment Type

    For the Investing and Lending businesses, Technology is transforming all stages of our deal lifecycle. We need engineers to build cutting edge platforms to help drive opportunity discovery, pricing, execution, deal management and STP risk representation, to name a few. Automation and efficiency tooling are no longer a luxuries, they are essential to stay competitive in the markets we operate in. The team uses a mix of both open source industry standard (Java, Javascript, React, Angular, SQL, MongoDB), and internal proprietary (SecDB/Slang) technologies for  product deliveries to our users.


    Investing and Lending encompasses three main businesses at Goldman Sachs:

    • A multi-asset principal investing desk focused primarily on distressed situations in both the public and private markets including investments in real estate and non-performing loan portfolios
    • Mortgages Loans trading desk, who both originate and trade mortgage loans on the secondary market
    • Structured Finance Investing & Lending, who provide funding solutions to clients

    Our unique seat means we are exposed to complex financial products and a diverse range of deals. Given the exotic nature of the businesses, we solve new problems not only for our own business unit, but sometimes for the whole firm.


    We are looking for a senior engineer to lead the Mortgages Loans sleeve of the team. Your team will be sitting with the desk, working closely with the structuring, trading, Strats and operations functions to build platforms that will provide the business with an edge over competitors and enable the business to scale to its full potential. Your time will be split between developing and driving long-term engineering vision for the business, executing on that strategy by building well-designed and tested software, and provide day-to-day deal support to ensure our risk is appropriately captured in our systems.


    This is an excellent leadership opportunity for someone with an entrepreneurial mindset. If you enjoy working in a fast-paced environment, producing highly impactful engineering solutions, collaborating with other smart and driven colleagues, then this is the role for you.


    At Goldman Sachs, our culture is one of teamwork, innovation and meritocracy. We often say our people are our greatest asset and we take pride in supporting each colleague both professionally and personally.  From collaborative work spaces and mindfulness classes to working from home and flexible work options, we offer our people the support they need to reach their goals in and outside the office.



    • Demonstrate effective stakeholder management whilst prioritising competing requirements or projects
    • Identify opportunity for engineering solutions to advance the businesses
    • Deliver commercially impactful and well-designed technology products
    • Ownership across the whole delivery lifecycle including requirements gathering, design, implementation, testing and deployment
    • Ensure business continuity and improve production stability


    • Bachelor degree in a technical (computer science, mathematics, science, engineering) discipline
    • 4+ years experience of commercial software development
    • Pro-active, sense of ownership and responsibility
    • Strong communication skills


    • Familiarity with Java, web development and SQL would be beneficial
    • Knowledge of financial products (preferably in fixed income/credit)



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