Software Engineer - Commodity Trading & Sales Tech

Location(s) US-NY-New York
Job ID
2021-79125
Schedule Type
Full Time
Function(s)
Full-Stack/Back-End Engineer - Skillset, Software Engineer
Region
Americas
Division
Engineering
Business Unit
FICC Technology
Employment Type
Employee

MORE ABOUT THIS JOB

GLOBAL MARKETS DIVISION

 The Global Markets division plays a key role in the firm’s ability to help institutional clients, which include corporations, financial service providers, and fund managers, buy and sell financial instruments on liquidity venues around the world, an important revenue driver for the firm. We help clients 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

In Global Markets Division Technology, we use both open source industry standard and internal proprietary technologies to build cutting edge platforms for pricing, execution, data analytics and control over each of these millions of transactions. Our team of engineers builds industry leading solutions to the most complex business problems. We develop cutting-edge systems and processes that form the core of our key businesses. We provide real-time access to critical deal information and crunch millions of data points each day to inform firm-wide market insights and strategies.

 

WHAT WE LOOK FOR

We are seeking a dynamic, entrepreneurial software engineer to join the New York Commodities Technology team and play a key role in developing and supporting quoting, trade booking and risk management systems. The Commodities business is extremely focused on digitization, so this role provides many challenging and rewarding opportunities. The candidate will directly experience the impact of their work as they see the Commodities business use their systems on a daily basis.

 

A major area of focus is system reliability engineering; including increasing automation, improving performance, and developing metrics. Team members are also tasked with supporting the day-to-day run-the-bank operations of the trading desk and Commodities systems. The ideal candidate would have experience and interest in working closely with traders & salespeople to better understand workflows and build enterprise systems that are highly reliable and require low maintenance. The opportunity will appeal to motivated individuals who want to work directly with the trading desks and leverage as well as develop strong technical skills while learning about the trading business.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS

HOW YOU WILL FULFILL YOUR POTENTIAL

  • Build strong working relationships with Commodities business people by developing frictionless and intuitive workflows, understanding client goals, in addition to ensuring maximum system uptime and reliability.
  • Gain experience in a variety of technologies, including Java, Python, Slang / SecDb (GS proprietary language), web technologies (JavaScript, Angular etc.), and real-time cluster technologies like SPARK and NoSQL data stores like MongoDB.
  • Work with traders, salespeople and engineers to determine development requirements and drive project execution to deliver solutions to complex business problems.
  • Fantastic opportunity to learn about the many diverse markets and products within Commodities trading business, while developing engineering solutions to solve business problems.
  • Triage system outages and manage the full incident and problem management cycles.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE WE ARE LOOKING FOR


BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Strong analytical skills, ability to quickly identify scope and impact of issues
  • 2-4 years of experience with programming in any language
  • Ability to quickly learn new languages and technologies
  • Strong object oriented analysis and design skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including experience speaking to global engineering and business audience
  • Comfort with multi-tasking, managing multiple stakeholders and working as a part of a global team
  • Ability to apply an entrepreneurial approach and passion to problem solving, product development and support

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Knowledge of trading technologies in the front-office of a trading organization
  • Working knowledge of UNIX
  • Background in finance (preferred but not mandatory).

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.

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