• Digital Innovators Research Program

    Location(s) US-NY-New York
    Job ID
    Schedule Type
    Full Time
    Business Unit
    Marquee Engineering
    Employment Type

    As a leader in financial services for 150 years, Goldman Sachs has a long history of providing market expertise and analytics to a broad range of clients. Building on our decades of quantitative and technical experience, we are developing new, highly-scalable web platforms to provide direct access to content and services. These tools are helping to transform and simplify client experiences, while supporting the development of new business models.


    We are looking for talented engineers who are interested in building on these frameworks for commercially-oriented research purposes. Through our Digital Innovators Research Program, these individuals will receive sponsorship for one year of full-time investigation, as well as access to mentorship, APIs, and datasets.


    The Digital Innovators Research Program runs from September 2019 – August 2020.  Please submit your resume and proposal as one document upon application.  Applications are accepted through 11:59 PM EDT on May 31, 2019.


    Acceptance to the Digital Innovators Research Program is not an offer of employment; participants will be engaged as consultants of Goldman Sachs. This program is open to individuals who are authorized to work in the United States.



    • Develop a one-year plan for a commercially-oriented research project that utilizes Goldman Sachs APIs and datasets to explore the intersections of technology and financial services
    • Partner with a Goldman Sachs mentor to refine plans and approaches
    • Execute project according to agreed-upon plan
    • Provide mentor and program coordinators with monthly and quarterly updates on progress
    • Present project results to a group of senior Goldman Sachs leaders for feedback and recommendations of next steps


    • Degree in a technical field, such as computer science, math, statistics, engineering, or equivalent experience
    • Passion for technology and applications in financial services; previous experience conducting financial or technical research is a plus
    • Strong analytical and organizational skills; ability to work independently
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
    • Creativity and an entrepreneurial spirit
    • Availability to execute project on a full-time basis from September 2019 - August 2020
    • Authorization to work in the United States through the end of August 2020


    • Acceptance via the Digital Innovators Program application process:
      • Applications, CVs, and project proposals must be submitted by 11:59 PM EDT on May 31, 2019
      • Applications/CVs/proposals are reviewed by a committee of Goldman Sachs leaders; proposals are selected based on their novelty, commercial opportunity, feasibility, and the extent to which they utilize the Goldman Sachs platform, among other considerations
      • Project proposals must be no longer than three pages (single spaced) and should address the following questions:
        • What is the opportunity/problem space? What type of research will you undertake to address it?
        • Is there any pre-existing research in this area? Please list sources, as applicable.
        • What are the expected outcomes? How would you suggest commercializing these outcomes? Are there any competing products or services on the market?
        • What does your research require? What expenses do you anticipate incurring?
        • What are the specific milestones you expect to reach during the one-year program period?
        • Are there any risks that you foresee?
        • What do you hope to get out of the program?


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