Quantitative Engineer - Global Markets - ION Credit Strats

Location(s) CA-ON-Toronto
Job ID
Schedule Type
Full Time
Quantitative Engineer
Business Unit
FICC Product Strats
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.


ION ePlatform sits at the nexus of systematic pricing, human user-interface and client flow, connecting our clients with automated and human traders in a seamless, robust fashion. We use world class internal systems, open-source components and best of breed commercial products to achieve this end. As the Fixed Income market rapidly electronifies, ePlatform builds robust, scalable, and maintainable systems to handle the inevitable increased loads. ION ePlatform plays a crucial role in driving GS Fixed Income forward. We are a global team using Agile methodologies. You will work directly with team members in London, NYC, Bangalore, Sydney, Hong Kong and Tokyo in cross geographic, motivated and dynamic teams.


Candidates must have a superior understanding of programming and data structure with a curiosity to want to understand all aspects of their job. They will be undaunted by complexity, looking to understand and simplify at all turns. They will be pragmatic and brave. Goldman prides itself of helping others, and so you will be a mentor to other team members as we work through to build robust, scalable systems.



Global Markets is the core pillar of GS, facilitating the all the trading the Goldman does for our clients. ION Credit Strats work closely with numerous global trading desks providing systems to enable trades to generate the correct prices and facilitate the "at-the-coal-face" trading activity.  The credit markets, which are significantly larger than the stock market, are at an inflection point as they rapidly electronify, leading to a unique set of challenges and opportunities. Join us to learn the intricate details of how financial instruments are priced and traded, and help Goldman build out a world class automated bond trading platform, based around key open-source technologies. It is a unique position -  you will be able to take on complex CompSci challenges (low latency, high through-put, high-uptime); as well as learn and develop complex financial pricing systems. We are at the early part of a strategic platform uplift and are looking for enthusiastic developers who enjoy challenging technical problems and want to learn all there is to know about trading. We understand that most developers won't have much experience details of financial markets - we will help you learn about how financial instruments are traded and priced. 



Our core value is building strong relationships with our institutional clients, which include corporations, financial service providers, and fund managers. We help them 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.


Fixed Income, Currency, and Commodities (FICC) Engineering plays a key role in the firm’s ability to provide liquidity and execution services for institutional clients around the world, two important revenue drivers for the firm. In FICC Engineering we use both open source industry standard and internal proprietary technologies to build cutting edge platforms for pricing, execution, and control over each of these millions of transactions.


Job Summary

  • Design and develop distributed real-time trading systems for FICC business
  • Understand existing systems and flows and uplift them to a modern, scalable architecture with minimal disruption to business
  • Spec out, develop, test, deploy and support evolving ePlatform stack
  • Partner with global team to execute on business objectives
  • Technically guide junior developers

Basic Qualifications

  • STEM degree with 1 to 5 years of relevant work experience
  • Strong knowledge of object oriented programming, data structures, algorithms and design patterns
  • Experience with Linux operating system internals and/or networking concepts
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Strong communication skills 

 Preferred Qualifications

  • Thorough knowledge of Java programming concepts
  • Experience in working in an Agile environment
  • Experience with real-time distributed systems
  • Multi-threaded/concurrent programming
  • Low-latency messaging, network protocols, network I/O in Java
  • Strong interpersonal skills, drive, and ownership
  • Solving novel problems from first principles
  • Knowledge of financial markets


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