Software Engineer - Cloud Platform

Location(s) US-TX-Dallas
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Schedule Type
Full Time
Vice President
Software Engineer
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Developer Experience
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Job Summary & Responsibilities

What We Do

At Goldman Sachs, our engineers solve the most challenging and pressing engineering problems in financial services via collaboration and innovation. We build parallel systems, analyzes oceans of data, architect and implement scalable and reliable infrastructure, proactively guard against cyber threats, and continuously deliver technology solutions to connect people and capital for a better economy.


Engineering division 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 and lead technology possibilities? Start here.

Who We Are

Core Engineering provides global thought leadership, solution development, delivery and support for a broad suite of technology products and services at Goldman Sachs. It leverages global expertise to develop leading-edge technology solutions that meet business demands and differentiate the firm's technology offerings in the marketplace. Core Engineering enables the operation of the firm by managing an extensive compute platform and global communication networks, while addressing technology, compliance and reputational risk and resilience.


The Cloud Enablement team within Core Engineering is responsible for enabling the use of public cloud services across the firm. You will be working as part of multi-disciplinary team responsible for researching, architecting and building a cutting-edge platform that enable Goldman Sachs teams to deploy and manage services in public cloud safely and securely. We are at an early stage of modernizing our services around cloud native principles, and you will be directly contributing to platform that programmatically enforces safety, security and compliance of services and enables engineers to innovate faster.

Responsibilities and Qualifications

As part of our global Cloud Enablement team you will work on various components as a Software Engineer. Your role includes specification, development, testing and releasing of new features. The team owns the platforms throughout the lifecycle. You are expected to contribute to the vision, understand our customers’ needs, business goals, product roadmap and contribute to building an engineering culture within the team. We expect the successful candidate to deliver high quality software and to be passionate about software engineering. You must have a proficient understanding of software development, security and the mechanisms to design safe, resilient and highly-available cloud native services.

How you will fulfill your potential

  • Design, develop and manage services in public cloud
  • Architect safe, resilient and highly-available distributed services
  • Write technical specifications, work with several teams and manage technical dependencies and drive design meetings with various stakeholders for consensus
  • Collaborate with business software engineering teams on solving business problems via the architecture and engineering of cloud native applications
  • Engage with the larger Core Engineering organization to create and deliver usable, safe cloud native engineering patterns with associated guardrails and operational practices
  • Create, communicate, and promote best practices for public cloud native development across the firm
  • Partner with cloud providers such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform (GCP), and Microsoft Azure to shape the future of public cloud services for finance industry


Basic Qualifications

Skills and experience we are looking for

  • Strong technical ability, willingness to learn and evolve your skills with advances in technology
  • Proficiency in designing, developing, and testing software in one or more of Java, JavaScript, Python, or golang; open to using and learning multiple languages
  • Expertise with Linux, containers, system security and automation with scripting languages
  • Strong leadership skills, ability to motivate team members and manage projects
  • Experience architecting, designing, administering, or developing applications in Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, or Microsoft Azure
  • Ability to communicate technical concepts effectively, both written and orally, as well as the interpersonal skills required to collaborate effectively with colleagues across diverse technology teams
  • Ability to reason about performance, security, and process interactions in complex distributed systems
  • Ability to understand and effectively debug both new and existing solutions

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor or Advanced Degree in Computer Science or related field
  • Knowledge and experience of software development lifecycle and infrastructure-as-code tooling, such as CloudFormation, Terraform, CDK, or Kubernetes
  • Experience with security, isolation and multi-tenant design of distributed cloud services
  • Familiarity with software artifact and container image lifecycle management and governance
  • Understanding of RESTful API design best practices and experience in developing them
  • Technical leadership experience of 2+ years
  • Familiarity with cloud network architectures and the integration with hybrid cloud networking
  • Experience with serverless platforms such as AWS Lambda and Google Cloud Functions
  • Experience with infrastructure and configuration as code solutions, including Terraform, Ansible, or cloud-init


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