• Systems and Infrastructure Engineer - Equities Electronic Trading

    Location(s) US-NY-New York
    Job ID
    Schedule Type
    Full Time
    Vice President/Executive Director, Associate
    Engineering, Quant/Strats
    Business Unit
    S3 Trading Technology
    Employment Type

    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. 

    At Goldman Sachs, our culture is one of teamwork, innovation and meritocracy. We often say our people are our greatest asset and we take pride in supporting each colleague both professionally and personally.  From collaborative work spaces and mindfulness classes to working from home and flexible work options, we offer our people the support they need to reach their goals in and outside the office.

    Goldman Sachs Electronic Trading (GSET) has launched an initiative to become the top provider in electronic trading by building superior technology and delivering high quality products. This vision is a multi-year investment in people, platforms and products. Join the team, and participate in the development and launch of best in class products for top clients across the industry. We are looking for eager, nimble and ambitious engineers to join our growing team of visionaries, and drive Goldman Sachs Electronic Trading to achieve and exceed our goals.



    Your Impact

    This team is accountable for platform architecture evolution to meet the evolving needs of different business lines globally with rapid software deployment. As stewards of critical components in order execution and post-trade, the team is accountable for a high degree of software quality. The team consists of self-guided pragmatic individuals who are motivated to change the status quo in calculated ways.

    As a member of the team, you will play an integral role on the trading floor. This is a dynamic, entrepreneurial team with a passion for technology and the markets, with individuals who thrive in a fast-paced changing environment. The team takes a data driven approach to decision making and you should be willing to participate in the full product lifecycle from requirements gathering, design, implementation, testing, support, and monitoring trading performance for systems and strategies used by our clients.



    • Design and implement low latency compute and network infrastructure for trading applications
    • Escalating and mitigating execution risks/issues to minimize impacts to the projects
    • Leveraging technology and tools to streamline processes
    • Tracking incidents and deliverables
    • Driving problem management and engineering solutions

    Basic Qualifications:

    • Linux system administration skills
    • Experience with a configuration management system, such as Ansible or CFEngine
    • Scripting skills w/ Python, BASH, and various other Linux tools
    • Extensive knowledge on low latency topics -- NUMA, kernel bypassing, ptp, etc
    • Extensive experience with vendor & client onboarding
    • Strong communication (verbal and written) and analytical/problem-solving skills
    • Hands on operational experience of delivering business solutions from concept to production ready

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree or above in Computer Science or related field
    • Proficient in Excel for modeling data
    • Proficient in PowerPoint to visually represent the data and communicate the key points
    • Sound knowledge of UNIX and TCP/IP fundamentals
    • Requirements elicitation and specification, breaking down activities into component tasks
    • Ability to coordinate and track aspects of onboarding new clients and connectivity onboarding, deploying new network infrastructure, executing platform upgrades/enhancements in an enterprise environment
    • Ability to drive automation to improve efficiency and scalability
    • Understanding of network design, including routing protocols – BGP, OSPF, etc
    • Passionate in improving latency by looking across multiple stacks with engineer peers
    • Interest in financial products and topics


    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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