Trading Algorithm Engineer - FICC

Location(s) US-NY-New York
Job ID
Schedule Type
Full Time
Vice President/Executive Director
Quantitative Engineer
Business Unit
FICC Am Systematic Mkt Making
Employment Type



Our core value is building strong relationships with our institutional clients, which include corporations, financial service providers, and fund managers. We help them buy and sell financial products on exchanges around the world, raise funding, and manage risk. This is a dynamic, entrepreneurial team with a passion for the markets, with individuals who thrive in fast-paced, changing environments and are energized by a bustling trading floor.


What We Do


We are an algorithmic trading team responsible for executing orders in futures and government bonds. Our clients are both external and internal to the firm including hedge funds, asset managers and the Goldman commodities, interest rates and equities trading desks. Our main job is to design, build and maintain trading algorithms for the products we cover. We also deliver pre-trade and post-trade analytics to clients and meet with them regularly to explain our offering and help them make better execution decisions.


Your Impact


You will work to improve the performance, flexibility, and reliability of our trading platform. This will include some combination of performing quantitative research to figure out better ways to trade, implementing those research results in the production codebase, writing new algorithms or modifying existing ones to meet client needs, and engineering the trading infrastructure to make it faster and more robust. Clients choose to trade with us or not based on the quality of our execution so you will have a direct impact on business revenue. The team structure is flat and the successful candidate will be able to manage his or her time to have maximum impact.






We are looking for someone with a strong quantitative background, a strong software engineering background or a mix of the two.




  • Design, develop, and maintain trading algorithms and associated infrastructure to facilitate order execution for internal and external clients
  • Use a combination of problem-solving, software engineering, and quantitative skills to create new or enhance existing execution strategies
  • Ensure high performance (low-latency, high bandwidth) and reliability of the algorithmic trading platform
  • Collaborate with the global team to ensure consistency and applicability of solutions across regions
  • Work with clients, salespeople, traders, and other groups to provide technical expertise and grow the business


Basic Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in computer science, physics, mathematics, engineering or equivalent experience
  • Strong understanding of data structures and algorithms
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to work in a team


Preferred Qualifications


  • Experience with multi-threading and concurrent programming
  • Experience building Java systems with high-performance requirements (latency and throughput)
  • Experience in measuring the performance of Java programs
  • Experience in developing software for algorithmic trading
  • Experience in market microstructure research, order placement modeling or trade signal generation
  • A strong understanding of statistics and experience applying quantitative techniques to large data sets



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