Engineering, Equities Technology, Equity Derivatives Engineering, VP, London

Job ID
Schedule Type
Full Time
Vice President/Executive Director
Engineering, Technology
Equities Technology
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.



This is a key front office engineering role for a highly motivated and hands-on developer. The role will involve supporting and developing production trading platforms with robust and efficient workflows by partnering with senior technologists, strategists, traders, salespeople and operations. The role will be suited to a technologist with a strong interest in the business, a keen eye for innovation and a desire to have commercial impact whilst maintaining a strong appreciation for controls, SDLC and technical hygiene.


The successful candidate will need to:

  • Develop an in-depth understanding of Equities Derivatives business, products and trading, sales and operational workflows
  • Form strong partnership with trading, sales, quants, and operational staff, as well as local and global technology teams
  • Develop within a controlled process including design, automated testing, code reviews, and release procedures
  • Work directly with users to design and implement support for business processes in the technology systems
  • Be able to balance a quick turnaround on front-office requests while plan for strategic improvement for the resiliency and supportability of the production environment
  • Diagnose business requests and technical issues quickly, identify creative solutions and develop and implement new functionality and bug-fixes in real-time
  • Coordinate the analysis, troubleshooting and resolution of system issues
  • Maintain communications between all teams and stakeholders regarding the status of ongoing projects and environment changes
  • Develop and automate best practices and tools
  • Work on a global software development team, effectively communicating status/design across multiple regions.
  • Become proficient in Goldman Sachs’ proprietary database and scripting language (SecDB and Slang)


Basic Qualifications:

  • Strong analytical skills
  • Excellent object-oriented programming skills in a language such as Java, C#, C++
  • Prior experience building and maintaining distributed systems and n-tier architecture
  • Experience of automated testing methodologies, for example JUnit and or NUnit.
  • Database and SQL skills, ideally Sybase
  • Highly motivated and capable of working under pressure while staying commercial without compromising controls, development processes and long term supportability of systems
  • Strong team player and strong communicator, able to take direction but also willing to contribute to discussions on design and strategy
  • Have the discipline and interpersonal skills to work well in a truly global environment, complementing teams in other locatio


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience of scripting languages and functional programming
  • Experience with building robust STP systems, RFQ and workflow automation
  • Knowledge of equities markets and familiarity with derivatives products such as options, swaps or exotics
  • Experience supporting technology including; RFQ, FIX, E-Commerce, Issuance and Lifecycle
  • Experience in a business-facing, front office role


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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