• Fixed Income Macro Strat - FICC

    Location(s) US-NY-New York
    Job ID
    Schedule Type
    Full Time
    Associate, Vice President/Executive Director
    Business Unit
    FICC Desk Strats
    Employment Type

    What We Do

    Our team is responsible for the analytics, pricing models and risk management of the US interest rate products trading business. We work in active collaboration with the trading desk on model development, quantitative risk management strategies, automated quoting methodologies and pricing trades of varying complexities ranging from vanilla swaps to exotic options, and with colleagues in engineering on developing and enhancing core analytics methodologies and infrastructure, with the shared goal of building a world class rates market making platform.


    Your Impact

    As a strategist in the Securities Division, you will play an integral role on the trading floor. You will build cutting-edge derivative pricing models and empirical models to provide insight into market behavior, develop quantitative risk management strategies and automated quoting and trading methodologies for the firm and its clients, be involved in analyzing exposures and structuring transactions to meet client needs, and work closely with platform teams designing and developing complex parallel computing architectures, electronic trading tools, and advanced algorithms. Engineering forms a core pillar of the divisional and the firmwide strategy at Goldman Sachs, and you, as a desk strategist, will have a unique position to leverage quantitative expertise and technological innovations to solve complex and challenging problems for the trading desk.



    You will primarily focus on the non-linear rates businesses which span interest rate derivatives of varying complexity ranging from vanilla options to callable exotics. Your responsibilities will include building, maintaining and enhancing pricing models, quantitative risk management and quoting methodologies, and tools used by the trading desk for complex risk analyses, with a continued focus on systematizing market making, leveraging proprietary franchise and market data. 


    Basic Qualifications

    • Undergraduate or higher degree with major in computer science, engineering, applied math, physics or similar.
    • 3 or more years of experience in a buy or sell side quant role, preferably in fixed income.
    • Strong programming experience in C/C++/Java or similar.
    • Proficient in stochastic calculus, applied probability, optimization, numerical analysis, algorithms, data structures.


    Preferred Qualifications

    • Experience as a front office desk quant within interest rate products, expertise in interest rate models such as volatility surface, skew and term structure models
    • Experience implementing pricing models and/or risk analytics in a production setting, preferably implemented in a high performing language such as C/C++/Java


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