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.
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.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS
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.
* Experience building Java-based systems with strict requirements for low-latency (microseconds count) and deterministic performance. * Performance tuning/optimization of systems/software * Shell/Bash scripting skills. * Strong academic background in Computer Science or an analytical field such as Mathematics, Physics, Engineering, etc. * Strong analytical and problem solving skills * Excellent verbal and written communication skills * Comfortable working with business users * Works well independently and in ad-hoc teams
* Securities/trading experience is a plus but not required * Multi-threaded/concurrent programming, lock-free algorithms * Just-in-time compilation/code path optimization * Off-heap memory management * JVM internals, tuning for low-latency * JNI, NIO * Advanced knowledge of Linux kernel/OS internal * Low-latency messaging, network protocols, network I/O in Java * Hardware stack and hardware architecture from a latency perspective
Who We Are
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.