Quantitative Engineer - AIMS Strats

Location(s) US-UT-Salt Lake City
Job ID
2021-77083
Schedule Type
Full Time
Level
Associate
Function(s)
Quantitative Engineer
Region
Americas
Division
Engineering
Business Unit
GSAM Divisional Infrastructure
Employment Type
Employee

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ENGINEERING

 

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.

 

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The Alternative Investments & Manager Selection (AIMS) group provides investors with investment and advisory solutions across leading hedge fund managers, private equity funds, public equity strategies, fixed income strategies, and real estate managers.  The AIMS group manages globally diversified programs, targeted sector-specific strategies, customized portfolios, and offers a range of advisory services.  Our investors access opportunities through new fund commitments, fund-of-fund investments, strategic partnerships, secondary-market investments, co-investments, and seed-capital investments.  With over 400 professionals across 15 offices around the world, the AIMS group provides manager diligence, portfolio construction, risk management, and liquidity solutions to investors, drawing on Goldman Sachs’ market insights and risk management expertise.  We extend these global capabilities to the world’s leading sovereign wealth funds, pension plans, governments, financial institutions, endowments, foundations, and family offices, for which we invest or advise on over $250bn of alternative and long only investments.

 

YOUR IMPACT

 

Within AIMS, Strategists (also known as “Strats”) work closely with all parts of the business to develop analytical and quantitative methods for manager selection, portfolio construction, and risk management.  Strat team members are responsible for developing these analytics, and are given ample opportunity to develop creative and novel solutions.

 

Successful Strats are analytical, driven, and can communicate with precision and clarity about complex financial, business, and mathematical concepts.  AIMS Strats is looking for applicants with degrees in a quantitative field such as financial engineering, physics, statistics, applied mathematics, and others, or with relevant professional experience.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS

HOW YOU WILL FULFILL YOUR POTENTIAL

 

  • Work closely with AIMS Investment Team and Portfolio Managers to develop new analytics using advanced quantitative, statistical, or econometric techniques to continue to enhance our manager selection and portfolio construction processes
  • Research, propose, and implement portfolio construction frameworks that take into account portfolio-specific constraints, exposures, and risk objectives
  • Partner with AIMS client teams to develop automated and ad-hoc client-facing analytics
  • Develop and deliver presentations summarizing proposed solutions to senior AIMS management
  • Implement analytics and mathematical models in production-quality software

 

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE WE ARE LOOKING FOR

  • Strong mathematical and analytical skills, including a degree in a quantitative discipline and/or related work experience
  • A demonstrated ability to transform concepts and ideas into robust software. Proficiency in Python, Java, C++, Matlab, or an equivalent language strongly desired
  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to clearly articulate complex financial and mathematical concepts to both technical and business audiences globally
  • An entrepreneurial approach and passion for problem solving and product development, that can also thrive in a team environment
  • Familiarity with financial markets and assets preferred

ABOUT GOLDMAN SACHS

ABOUT GOLDMAN SACHS


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 GS.com/careers.

We’re committed to finding reasonable accommodations for candidates with special needs or disabilities during our recruiting process. Learn more: https://www.goldmansachs.com/careers/footer/disability-statement.html



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