Quantitative Engineer - Eqs Prod Eng Front Line

Location(s) US-NY-New York
Job ID
Schedule Type
Full Time
Vice President
Quantitative Engineer
Business Unit
Equity GSET Strats
Employment Type


What We Do

Securities Strats play important roles in several areas on the trading floor. Some Strats sit on trading desks, creating cutting-edge derivative pricing models and developing empirical models to provide insight into market behavior. Others develop automated trading algorithms for the firm and its clients, taking an active part in the shift from voice to electronic trading. A third group works directly with the firm’s sales force and clients, analyzing exposures, structuring transactions, and applying quantitative concepts to meet client needs. The Frontline SRE Production Engineering team owns the operation of the firm's automated trading systems in the production environment. This critical role includes analysis and support of real-time trading issues, and building trading tools for reducing toil within support.

This team also incorporates aspects of software engineering and applies it to trading operations problems. We push our own boundaries and challenge status quo in others. Our main goal is to create extremely scalable and resilient trading systems through best of class software change management. Our team supports and enhances UAT and Production environments that are leveraged by clients and internal users for testing software and daily use.



As an Infrastructure strategist who sits in the Securities Division, you will play an integral role on the trading floor. In this role, as part of the frontline team, you will analyze the inefficiencies within support processes, by participating in day to day support functions, and focus on reducing them. Some of the support functions include analyzing complex problems and recommending  solutions, coordinating production incidents and managing post mortems, and deploying software into production ensuring the appropriate change management process is followed You will have a strong interest in financial markets and use this knowledge, together with the insight you gain from owning the production environment to recommend and implement enhancements and improvements to our electronic trading product offering.


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.

We want technical people with strong communication skills and a passion for efficiency and automation, continually looking for ways to improve tasks



  • Ownership of our production services by measuring and monitoring availability, latency and overall system health.
  • Building tools for reducing toil and enhancing process efficiencies within support
  • Support services before they go live through activities such as system design consulting, developing software platforms and frameworks, capacity planning and release reviews.
  • Responsible for the successful deployment of certified code and new functionality into the production trading environment
  • Facilitate communications between trading desks, strategists, and other support teams to manage unexpected or day-to-day issues
  • Continue to improve availability, stability and performance of the supported technology and systems
  • Coordinate the analysis, troubleshooting and resolution of system issues
  • Understand US Equities and/or Options market rules and microstructure and be able to interact directly with exchanges and vendors to address issues
  • Automate daily checkouts by writing tests that run across the environment
  • Devise testing strategies for specific high profile events and execute them

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science or related field
  • At least 4 years of work experience in a similar role
  • Hands on experience with any object oriented programming and scripting language
  • Experience in working and supporting production platform.
  • Domain knowledge of US Equities and/or Options market microstructure and trading
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Ability to challenge status quo and automate manual tasks
  • Ability to self- motivate, multi task and work independently
  • Good understanding of the software development life cycle process and solid understanding of version control
  • Basic project and time management skills
  • Knowledge of network concepts, topologies, and technologies
  • Experience with large-scale automated testing and releases
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills



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

© The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., 2021. All rights reserved.
Goldman Sachs is an equal employment/affirmative action employer Female/Minority/Disability/Veteran/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity