Senior Systems Engineer - Production Engineering

Location(s) US-UT-Salt Lake City
Job ID
Schedule Type
Full Time
Vice President
Software Engineer
Global Markets
Business Unit
FICC SMM Engineering
Employment Type


What We Do

FICC Systematic Market Making is Goldman’s take on low-latency electronic trading in Fixed Income, Currencies and Commodities. We develop proprietary algorithms to execute our clients’ orders and engineer automated pricing solutions in order to provide liquidity in numerous markets across the globe.

  • We manage Terabytes of data
  • 24x7 highly available systems
  • Co-located datacenters with all major exchanges
  • Billions of dollars’ worth of transactions
  • We execute trades for most financial firms on the street

Production Engineering 

  • Front-office team with direct P&L impact.
  • Responsible for designing system architecture and deployment
  • Ensure performance, scalability and reliability of our systems.
  • Work closely with the different app dev teams to advise on the architecture and hardware.


Who We Look For
We are looking for experienced systems engineers who have an intimate knowledge of Linux, Networking and Software so as to get the best performance from the systems. We are looking for polyglot engineers that can quickly learn and advise on our high-frequency systems.


Job Summary

  • Polyglot work environment
  • High degree of freedom to explore new ideas and software stacks.
  • We run our team using the lean philosophy.
  • Excellent pay and growth opportunities based on individual performance indicators.
  • Significant business interaction across FICC front office.
  • Direct P&L impact.
  • Highly performance oriented.

Stacks we work with:

  • We would love for you to add to this list.
  • Languages - Python, C++, C, Java, JavaScript etc.
  • Linux -RHEL
  • Tools - ELK, Grafana, Prometheus, Kubernetes, Docker, MongoDB, MySQL
  • Cloud - we manage hardware across our self hosted co-location datacenters

Basic Qualifications

  • 5 to 10 years of relevant work experience.
  • Proficiency in several of the following: Python, C, C++, Java, or shell scripting
  • Ability to learn quickly.
  • Experience with Linux operating system internals and/or networking concepts.
  • Experience with distributed systems design, maintenance, and troubleshooting.
  • Hands-on experience with debugging and optimizing code, as well as automation.
  • Coding beyond simple scripts.
  • Knowledge of financial markets




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