• Core Platform Developer – SMM Engineering

    Location(s) US-NY-New York
    Job ID
    Schedule Type
    Full Time
    Vice President/Executive Director, Associate
    Engineering, Quant/Strats
    Business Unit
    FICC Am Systematic Mkt Making
    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.  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.


    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.



    • Design, build and maintain a high-performance, high-availability, high-capacity, yet nimble and adaptive messaging platform for front to back trading systems like order management, algorithmic engines, market signal publishing, event sourcing applications, risk engines and asset inventory systems.
    • Use data to guide decision-making, developing or enhancing tools as necessary to collect it.
    • Communication with traders, sales, clients and compliance officers about new systems, feature requests, explanation of existing features etc.

    Basic Qualifications


    • Bachelors or Masters degree in computer science or engineering or equivalent experience
    • Experience building C++/Java systems with strict requirements for low-latency (microseconds count) and deterministic performance. 
      • Familiarity with STL and C++11 language extensions, Boost
      • Network programming (sockets, TCP/UDP/Multicast protocols)
      • Multi-threading, concurrent programming
      • Strong knowledge of data structures, algorithms and design patterns
    • Experience in data driven performance analysis and optimizations.
    • Strong communication skills and the ability to work in a team
    • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
    • Ability to solve high performance engineering problems in a language agnostic manner.


    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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