DevOps - Electronic Trading Platforms

Location(s) US-NY-New York
Job ID
Schedule Type
Full Time
Systems Engineer
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.  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.


Your Impact:

The Electronic Trading Platform (ETP) team provides tailored infrastructure solutions for the firm's global markets businesses. We closely collaborate with developers, quants and architects from those businesses to engineer and tune solutions optimizing performance and resiliency of the firm's electronic trading systems. The team's areas of responsibility encompass server hardware, Linux, kernel tuning, low-latency networking, configuration management, packet capture analytics and converged monitoring. The team directly interfaces with senior business stakeholders and external clients of the firm.



How will you fulfill your potential?

  • Collect, transform and visualize large data sets to make data driven commercial and technical decisions
  • Introspect distributed systems from wire to application to gain insight into trading system behaviour
  • Engage with highly motivated clients to help drive commercial outcomes and solve complex problems
  • Operate in a dynamic working environment with fluid priorities, requires the ability to context switch and adapt to time sensitive issues
  • Build high-performance, large scale distributed trading environments using automation
  • Leverage broad engineering remits, affording opportunities to explore innovative hardware and software offerings
  • Display technical ownership and visibility across the firm
  • Drive the concepts of chaos engineering & conduct wargaming exercises to fortify our trading plant

Basic Qualifications

  • BSc or Masters degree
  • 3+ years recent hands on experience in software industry or related Devops/SRE role
  • 3+ years of experience with monitoring and service management tools such as PagerDuty, AppDynamics, Splunk and Service Now

Preferred Qualifications

  • Exceptional analytical skills, able to apply knowledge and experience in decision-making to arrive at creative and commercial solutions
  • Hands on experience working on software delivery concepts such as DevOps and SRE in an Agile mindset
  • Experience with production change management practices and strong knowledge of SDLC
  • Experience with trading environments (colocation, exchange networks, protocols, etc.)
  • Development experience development and live operations (reading code, debugging etc.) relating to in one or more of the following technologies is a plus: Python, Golan, JavaScript, Java, Linux shell scripting and networking stacks
  • Experience with CI/CD pipelines and modern automation tools (Ansible, Salt, Terraform, etc.)
  • Experience with open source monitoring and metrics collections (Nagios, TICK, Prometheus, etc.)
  • Understanding of networking concepts, including routing protocols – BGP, OSPF, multicast, etc.
  • Proficient in the use of task management tooling such as JIRA, Confluence, SharePoint
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills preferred as the team interfaces directly with senior stakeholders,  external clients, and internal technology stakeholders
  • Experience performance tuning Linux systems preferred



At Goldman Sachs, we commit our people, capital and ideas to help our clients, shareholders and the communities we serve to grow. Founded in 1869, we are a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm. Headquartered in New York, we maintain offices around the world.

We believe who you are makes you better at what you do. We're committed to fostering and advancing diversity and inclusion in our own workplace and beyond by ensuring every individual within our firm has a number of opportunities to grow professionally and personally, from our training and development opportunities and firmwide networks to benefits, wellness and personal finance offerings and mindfulness programs. Learn more about our culture, benefits, and people at

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