Senior Backend Software Engineer - Financial Cloud Platform

Location(s) US-TX-Dallas
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Vice President
Software Engineer
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Developer Experience
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The Financial Cloud Platform team at Goldman Sachs is responsible for building and delivering the fundamental technologies required to deliver digital products to our clients through our developer portal. These tools help to transform and simplify client experiences while generating new revenue streams and business models for a leader in global financial markets. The Financial Cloud Platform is a product-driven team, composed of talented and passionate product managers, designers, and engineers working to change the engagement model to one that puts developers as our primary clients. We design and build highly scalable web platforms that provide: 

  1. Developer Portal - Build large areas of greenfield functionality on where client developers can read documentation, view our Product Catalogue, create and manage their accounts, gain observability into SLOs, and monitor their usage and billing 
  2. Publisher Workflows - Deliver an efficient Publisher experience that allows internal teams to onboarding products to the Financial Cloud Platform
  3. Management Console - Build and deploy complex web micro-frontends, shared APIs, and UI components that enable publishers to create interactive views for their individual products while maintaining a consistent microservices architecture and User Experience

As an engineer on the Financial Cloud Platform team, you will be working in a close-knit team at the forefront of shaping our clients' experience by creating new technology driven businesses to externalize a wide array of API Products to both existing clients and entirely new markets. You will engage with users across multiple client segments including Institutional, Consumer, and Small Business.  At times you will be called upon to guide the decisions of leadership.

Using leading open source technologies, we are scaling to a multitude of API calls which are used by clients across the globe. We are pursuing engineers across the stack who enjoy working in a client-driven and agile environment; including those who are confident developing scalable and resilient solutions and individuals passionate in implementing responsive user interfaces.

Relevant Technologies: Java, GraphQL, Node.js, OpenAPI, Kubernetes, RxJava, MongoDB


  1. We leverage the same infrastructure as our clients
  2. We prioritize building Platforms over bespoke solutions
  3. We are an API-first business
  4. Developers are our primary clients
  5. Self-Service by Design
  6. Avoid technical debt from the start
  7. Look outside first, build in-house later


Basic Qualifications

  • 5+ years for relevant work experience
  • Excellent programming skills in a major programming language such as Java, C#, or JavaScript and are comfortable learning new languages
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong knowledge of functional programming, object-oriented programming, data structures, algorithms, and designing for performance
  • Experience with clean code and automated testing methodologies
  • Comfortable with technical ownership, managing multiple stakeholders, and working as part of a global team
  • Experience designing scalable and reliable systems with a focus on RESTful APIs
  • Strong knowledge of SDLC build tools and shift-left DevOps methodologies (Gitlab, NPM, Gradle, Maven, etc)
  • Experience building Production distributed applications with major microservices framework such as Spring or Vertx
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Electrical Engineering or related technical discipline

Expert Knowledge In

  • Knowledge of and experience building Production applications with Java
  • Multithreading and Concurrency concepts, terms, and implementation practices

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with Reactive programming methodologies and frameworks such as RxJS and RxJava
  • Experience with NoSQL databases such as Elasticsearch or MongoDb


  • Work on some of the most complex technical and design challenges in technology and finance
  • Learn from the foremost experts in finance, technology, and math who are diverse in their academic, ethnic, and social backgrounds
  • Benefit from ongoing training, development, and mentoring to advance in your career


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