• Systematic Trading Strategies - Sales Strats

    Location(s) US-NY-New York
    Job ID
    Schedule Type
    Full Time
    Analyst, Associate
    Business Unit
    EQ Franchise Sales Strats
    Employment Type

    What We Do


    Divisional Overview
    Goldman Sachs’ Strats business unit is a world leader in developing quantitative and technological techniques to solve complex business problems. Working within the firm’s trading, sales, banking and investment management divisions, strats use their mathematical and scientific training to create financial products, advise clients on transactions, measure risk, and identify market opportunities. 

    Roles within Securities Strats 
    Securities Strats play important roles in several areas. Some Strats sit on trading desks, creating cutting-edge derivative pricing models and developing empirical models to provide insight into market behavior. Others develop automated trading algorithms for the firm and its clients, taking an active part in the increasing shift from voice to electronic trading. A third group works directly with the firm’s sales force and clients, analyzing exposures, structuring transactions, and applying quantitative concepts to meet client needs. The work involves developing a thorough understanding of the full range of investment products and strategies offered by the firm, an ability to capture the characteristics of those investments in mathematical models and the creation of infrastructure to make those analyses reusable and scalable across our businesses. 

    Systematic Trading Strategies 
    The Systematic Trading Strategies (STS) business is a global Strat team responsible for building cutting-edge systematic “index” products—liquid, transparent, and investible vehicles that provide clients with cutting-edge access to market risk factors and trading strategies. 


    Your Impact

    Join the STS Sales Strats team to work on systematic strategies and indices for investors covering several asset classes (risk premia based strategies amongst others). Enjoy a widely scoped role that covers the full spectrum of the index development cycle, from idea conceptualization to implementation, client interaction, quantitative strategy analysis to methodology documentation, facilitating custom solutions for clients while working within a robust and scalable product framework. 



    Key responsibilities will include driving innovation through product development and backtesting, helping facilitate transactions by working with sales teams to engage with clients on their product goals, and ongoing maintenance of products and client relationships through quantitative tools to understand the drivers of strategy performance. 

    You will establish and build-on partnerships with colleagues across the STS business and associated sales teams.


    Basic Qualifications

    • Academic background in a quantitative or technical discipline
    • Understanding of basic financial mathematics 
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 
    • Comfortable managing multiple stakeholders, demonstrating initiative and showing commercial impact 
    • Candidate should be driven, demonstrate initiative, be technical and commercial-minded

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Experience with quantitative investment strategies


    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.


    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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