Securities, Equities Algo Coverage Strategist, Analyst/Associate, Hong Kong/Tokyo

HK-Hong Kong | JP-Minato-ku
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Schedule Type
Full Time
Asia Except Japan
EQ Elec Exec Svcs/Strats
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Our core value is building strong relationships with our institutional clients, which include corporations, financial service providers, and fund managers. We help them buy and sell financial products on exchanges around the world, raise funding, and manage risk. This is a dynamic, entrepreneurial team with a passion for the markets, with individuals who thrive in fast-paced, changing environments and are energized by a bustling trading floor.


Divisional Overview Goldman Sachs' Strats business unit is a world leader in developing quantitative and technological solutions to solve complex business problems. Working within the firm's trading, sales, banking and investment management divisions, strats use their mathematical and scientific training to create financial products, advise clients on transactions, measure risk, and identify market opportunities. Roles within Securities Strats Securities Strats play important roles in several areas. Some Strats sit on trading desks, creating cutting-edge derivative pricing models and developing empirical models to provide insight into market behavior. Others develop automated trading algorithms for the firm and its clients, taking an active part in the increasing shift from voice to electronic trading. A third group works directly with the firm's sales force and clients, analyzing exposures, structuring transactions, and applying quantitative concepts to meet client needs. Between these teams, Core Strats design and develop complex parallel computing architectures, electronic trading tools, and advanced algorithms. Algo Coverage Strat The Algo Coverage strats partner with equities strategists and technologists to provide and maintain the firm's Algorithmic Equity Trading and Smart Order Routing systems. This critical role includes analysis and support for real-time trading issues as well as proactive work towards automation.


Job Summary & Responsibilities


We are looking for an Analyst or Associate with interest in working with and supporting high-performance distributed trading systems.


A successful candidate will:

  • Be responsible for the successful integration of certified code and new functionality into the production trading environment
  • Facilitate communications between trading desks, strategists, and other support teams to manage unexpected or day-to-day issues
  • Understand Asia equity market rules and microstructure and be able to interact directly with exchanges and vendors to address issues
  • Lead efforts to identify and address performance bottlenecks in high frequency trading environment (network topology, market data, exchange connectivity etc.)
  • Proactively create tools and tests to reduce manual work and automate best practices
  • Create software to systematically analyze order flows and system performance, utilizing this data for long-term capacity planning
  • Through mentorship by the team, and based on aptitude, grow into a role involving responsibility for trading algorithms and business logic


  • Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or a related technical discipline
  • Proficient in a high-level programming language such as Java, C++, Python, etc.
  • Strong written and verbal communication
  • Experience with a Unix / Linux operating system
  • Good understanding of an end-to-end software development process (requirements, design, implementation, testing, and deployment)
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Work experience involving large scale, business-critical technology systems
  • Experience with SQL databases and analysis of large data sets
  • Knowledge of network concepts, topologies, and technologies
  • Experience with large-scale automated testing and releases
  • Domain knowledge of Asia Equities trading Goldman Sachs is an equal opportunity employer. 


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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