Software Engineer - Compliance - Vice President

Location(s) US-NY-New York
Job ID
Schedule Type
Full Time
Software Engineer
Business Unit
E-Trading Software Controls
Employment Type


Department Summary

E-Trading Software Controls is a global team of engineers and quants within the Compliance Division that plays a central role in firm’s risk management strategy for electronic trading businesses by performing independent evaluation of risk controls in all the firm’s electronic trading flows across regions and asset classes.


The team members sit out of Bengaluru and New York.


Role Description

As part of the role, the individual would be assigned to a small group responsible for validation of software controls in all e-trading flows for a particular region or asset class. 

Individual’s day to day responsibilities will include:

  • Understanding the broad design of an e-trading flow (order execution cycle, software stack, interconnected systems)
  • Understanding underlying business context and trading activity profile (e.g., financial products traded, order types, market structure and rules, regulations) for the e-trading flow
  • Understanding implementation of software controls through code walkthrough
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of software controls in mitigating market disruption, financial and operational risks in e-trading flows and identifying potential control design gaps
  • Discussing control designs and gaps with various engineering and business teams and tracking gap remediation
  • Developing software tools to enhance, automate and build efficiency into the validation workflow


Overtime the role would provide broad exposure to individuals across financial products, market structures, various algorithmic trading strategies and technology systems and individual would be expected to:


  • Become subject matter expert in the electronic markets, understand trading software stack, understand business and regulatory concerns and devise automated control mechanisms to improve our control structure
  • Promulgate best control practices across the global electronic trading activities 
  • Provide thought leadership to review, analyze impact of and implement controls for new electronic trading regulatory requirements

 The role provides individuals with the unique value proposition of building solid foundation of financial markets and risk management concepts yet remaining close to the cutting edge of technology in electronic trading space


Basic Qualifications


  • Bachelor or Masters in computer science, technology or related field with minimum 4+ years of relevant experience
  • Strong knowledge of data structures, algorithms, programming paradigms
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and ability to lead discussions with various risk and business teams
  • Excellent influencing skills at all levels and the ability to develop and maintain good relationships with senior leadership, stakeholders and colleagues
  • Self-motivated with an ability to work on one’s own with a strong sense of ownership and accountability


 Preferred Qualifications


  • Experience in algorithmic trading technology and software
  • General understanding of financial markets and financial products


The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm that provides a wide range of financial services to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and individuals. Founded in 1869, the firm is headquartered in New York and maintains offices in all major financial centers around the world.

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