• Production Engineer - FICC SMM Engineering

    Location(s) US-NY-New York
    Job ID
    2019-53166
    Schedule Type
    Full Time
    Level
    Associate, Vice President/Executive Director
    Function(s)
    Engineering
    Region
    Americas
    Division
    Engineering
    Business Unit
    FICC Technology
    Employment Type
    Employee
  • MORE ABOUT THIS JOB

    What We Do
    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  is at the critical center of our business, and our dynamic environment requires innovative strategic thinking and immediate, real solutions. 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. Want to push the limit of digital possibilities? Start here.

     

    Fixed Income, Currency, and Commodities (FICC) Engineering plays a key role in the firm’s ability to provide liquidity and execution services for institutional clients around the world, two important revenue drivers for the firm. In FICC Engineering we use both open source industry standard and internal proprietary technologies to build cutting edge platforms for pricing, execution, and control over each of these millions of transactions.

     


    Who We Look For

    The FICC Systematic Market Making (SMM) business consolidates and expands the firm’s electronic market making and algorithmic trade execution. As part of the SMM Engineering team, SMM Production Engineering partners with SMM Trading to develop and support the pricing and execution services for the firm and its clients. The team is primarily focused on site reliability engineering, including driving automation, improving real-time monitoring, developing metrics to track performance, and managing the release and deployment lifecycle. Team members help support the day-to-day operations of the trading desk and the electronic trading systems; the team is expected to interact closely with Trading & Sales business users. In addition, the team helps develop FICC SMM post-trade systems, including trade booking, reconciliation and STP.

     

    Candidates must have the technical and analytical skills required to triage and resolve complex production issues and operate well in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment. A propensity to automate manual tasks, appreciation for large-scale, distributed computing systems, and a willingness to develop using a wide range of languages and frameworks will be necessary to succeed in the role.

     

     

    Job Summary

    • Software development focused on creating sustainable systems and services that meet uptime and performance requirements through automation
    • Technical and operational risk management of a fast-paced, multi-asset electronic trading business
    • Managing the balance between feature development velocity and reliability with well-defined SLOs
    • Finding opportunities for efficiency and cost savings in support process and physical environment
    • Partnering with software and infrastructure owners to solve hardware/network issues
    • Incident and crisis management
    • Participation in system design consulting, platform management, and capacity planning
    • Significant business interaction across FICC front office

    RESPONSIBILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS

    Basic Qualifications

    • STEM degree with 5 to 10 years of relevant work experience.
    • Proficiency in several of the following: Python, C, C++, Java, or shell scripting
    • Aptitude for algorithms, data structures, and software design
    • Experience with Linux operating system internals and/or networking concepts
    • Meaningful analytical skills, with an ability to quickly identify scope and impact of issues during high-pressure situations
    • Solid communication and interpersonal skills.

     

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Experience with distributed systems design, maintenance, and troubleshooting.
    • Hands-on experience with debugging and optimizing code, as well as automation.
    • Strong interpersonal skills, drive, and ownership.
    • Coding beyond simple scripts.
    • Solving novel problems from first principles.
    • Knowledge of financial markets

    ABOUT GOLDMAN SACHS

    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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