Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • London



Our core value is building strong relationships with our institutional clients, which include corporations, financial service providers, and fund managers. We help them buy and sell financial products on exchanges around the world, raise funding, and manage risk. This is a dynamic, entrepreneurial team with a passion for the markets, with individuals who thrive in fast-paced, changing environments and are energized by a bustling trading floor.

What We Do


Strategists in the Systematic Market Making group play an integral role on the trading floor. We develop and employ automated trading strategies for the firm and its clients. We build complex parallel computing architectures, electronic trading tools, and models to help us explain market behavior and predict price movement. Throughout the Securities Division, eTrading Strats are using quantitative and technological techniques to solve complex business problems. As an eTrading Core Strat, you will be building the foundational technologies to run those algorithms on markets around the world, and to enable the research and analysis that support them. We are looking for developers who are interested in applying bleeding-edge technologies to solve problems in electronic trading. In a team of energetic, self-motivated individuals, we need someone who can take the initiative at any stage of the software cycle, from inception, through development to release and support. This role also interacts with a variety of other Strategies, Technology, Trading and Sales teams. The structure is flat and the successful candidate will be able to manage his or her time to have maximum impact.



Your Impact


You will be working on a small team undertaking a major overhaul of our electronic execution stack in FICC. You will work with other strats and traders extend the functionality of this new system, help implement new strategies, and improve existing ones, all with a keen eye on performance, guided by a robust measurement framework and lots of experimentation. You'll be doing all this in the context of several asset classes (bonds, currencies, and commodities), and will have an opportunity to develop a deep understanding of how GS interacts with some of the most dynamic and liquid markets in the world.


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.


Basic Qualifications


- Strong academic background in Computer Science or an analytical field such as Mathematics, Physics, Engineering, etc.

- Strong analytical and problem solving skills.

- Ability to understand, document and explain diverse and highly technical subjects.

- In addition to technical depth in several of the areas above, should possess a good general understanding on a broad range of technologies.

- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

- Comfortable working with business users.

- Works well independently and in ad-hoc teams.

- Comfortable in a fast-paced environment.

- Self-motivated.

- Commercially focused.

Preferred Qualifications


- Significant technical depth in several of the following areas:

- Software development in C++ in the context of high performance (low-latency, high-throughput) real-time computing.

- Familiarity with STL and C++11 language extensions, Boost

- Network programming (sockets, TCP/UDP/Multicast protocols)

- Multi-threading, concurrent programming

- Critical path analysis, performance optimization and hardware acceleration.

- Operating systems concepts (I/O, process scheduling) with a focus on Linux kernel engineering.

- Software development best practices and agile methods including the full software lifecycle.

- Unit, integration and regression testing with a focus on the simulation and mocking of complex, event-driven systems.


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.