Electronic Trading Strats Compliance, Quantitative Developer, Analyst/Associate

US-NY-New York
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Full Time
Electronic Trading Compliance
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Our division prevents, detects and mitigates compliance, regulatory and reputational risk across the firm and helps to strengthen the firm’s culture of compliance. Compliance accomplishes these through the firm’s enterprise-wide compliance risk management program. As an independent control function and part of the firm’s second line of defense, Compliance assesses the firm’s compliance, regulatory and reputational risk; monitors for compliance with new or amended laws, rules and regulations; designs and implements controls, policies, procedures and training; conducts independent testing; investigates, surveils and monitors for compliance risks and breaches; and leads the firm’s responses to regulatory examinations, audits and inquiries. You'll be part of a team with members from a wide range of academic and professional backgrounds, such as law, accounting, sales, and trading. We look for those who possess sound judgment, curiosity, and are able to adapt to a changing regulatory landscape. 


Goldman Sachs is global investment banking, securities and investment management firm. We provide a wide range of services to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, institutional investors, governments, non-profit organizations and high net worth individuals. Our headquarters are in New York and we maintain significant offices in London, Bangalore, Mumbai, Tokyo, Hong Kong and other financial centers around the world.


Department Summary

Strats Compliance is a niche team of professionals in Bengaluru and New York within the Electronic Trading Compliance Group that plays a central role in Compliance Division’s strategy and is responsible for helping the Firm to manage its regulatory, operational and reputational risk related to electronic trading activities. This is a global team that works across U.S., EMEA, and Asia and covers all electronic trading products in the Fixed Income, Equities, Commodities, Forex and Futures markets.


Role Description

This role provides broad exposure to individuals across products, market structures across the globe, various algorithmic trading strategies and technology systems. The team does in-depth analysis of order flows across different types of activities, such as market making, risk facilitation and agency trading. The role challenges the individuals 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.


This individual’s responsibilities will include

  • Understanding software components of different trading systems written in Java/C++
  • Understanding business context and trading activity profile (e.g., securities traded, order types, market rules, regulations)
  • Evaluating control algorithm design and effectiveness through reviewing the software code
  • Evaluating design of regression tests, devising scenarios to evaluate a range of conditions, including extreme market movements and boundary cases
  • Provide thought leadership to review, analyze impact of and implement controls for new electronic trading regulatory requirements

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor or Masters in computer science, technology or related field. Also open to those with relevant technical experience
  • 2+ years of experience in code development
  • Knowledge of C++/Java
  • Strong knowledge of data structures and algorithms
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and ability to multitask

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in algorithmic trading technology
  • Experience in functional testing
  • General understanding of a wide range of 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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