• Java Engineer - Systematic Market Making (SMM) - Execution

    Location(s) US-UT-Salt Lake City
    Job ID
    Schedule Type
    Full Time
    Vice President/Executive Director, Associate
    Engineering, Technology
    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  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 Post Execution Engineering partners with SMM Trading and Sales to develop post-execution services for the firm and its clients in FICC Electronic Trading Markets.


    Our team develops a broad post-trade platform across FICC Electronic Trading Markets providing both internal and external clients with post-execution services including Straight-Through-Processing (STP), email recaps, trade booking & aggregation, post-trade reporting and integrations with Goldman Sachs Marquee.


    We utilize a rich software stack comprised of both open source and GS proprietary technologies. The candidate will be responsible for building new and innovative solutions in addition to enhancing our existing post-execution systems. We have a deep pipeline of business-driven project requests aimed at automating and enhancing trading, sales and client workflows and increasing our competitive advantage with our clients.


    The team is also focused on designing and implementing the future of post-execution services within FICC SMM, using Java and Apache Kafka.


    Job Summary

    • Full-stack development on new and existing post-execution service platforms
    • Managing the balance between feature development velocity and reliability with well-defined SLOs
    • Participation in system design and requirements analysis
    • Write unit and integration tests to assert the correctness of the features you’ve implemented
    • Implement software using Java and GS proprietary technologies
    • Significant business interaction across FICC SMM – Trading, Sales, Clients, Engineering & Compliance

    Basic Qualifications

    • STEM degree with 1 to 5 years of work experience
    • Strong hands-on programming experience, in at least one object-oriented language (Java, C++, Python)
    • Knowledge of data structures, algorithms, and designing for performance
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Experience with Java 8+
    • Experience in modern message oriented middleware, e.g. Kafka or RabbitMQ
    • Experience in developing and testing distributed systems
    • Experience in building REST services.
    • Strong interpersonal skills, drive, and ownership.


    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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