Engineering - Compliance Technology - Java Developer - Associate - London

Location(s) UK-London
Job ID
Schedule Type
Full Time
Engineering, Technology
Business Unit
LCA 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.







Are you passionate about developing significant, high quality software solutions in a dynamic environment? We are looking for a talented, enthusiastic professional to join our team as a full stack developer to build out a broad set of user facing and data processing applications.




Technology: Our team of engineers build solutions to the most complex problems. We develop cutting-edge systems and processes that form the core of our key business and enable transactions to move in milliseconds. We provide real-time access to critical deal information and crunch billions of data points each day to inform firm-wide market insights and strategies. Team members have the opportunity to work at the forefront of technology innovation alongside industry leaders and make significant contributions to the field.


Compliance Technology: We provide technology solutions to help Compliance manage the firm's regulatory and reputational risks, and enable them to advise and assist the firm's businesses. There are openings in the following teams:


Securities Division Compliance Technology:

Design and build systems that support Sales and Trading Compliance officers and management. Our global Big Data platform enables surveillance and monitoring of firm and client trading across all asset classes, looking for trends and patterns that breach regulations and firm policies. In addition, we build applications and user interfaces which drive consistency, efficiency and control by streamlining workflows and facilitating decision making across divisions.


Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM) Compliance Technology:

Build controls, tools, workflow processes and investigative applications to comply with all Firmwide and GSAM Policies and Procedures.


Risk and Control Technology:

Designs and builds solutions for users across the firm, including senior supervisors, to allow the firm to manage multiple aspects of non-financial risk in areas such as Technology, Compliance and Operations. The team delivers solutions that have intuitive user interfaces, structured workflows to help users with their business processes and integration with applications across the firm to measure and mitigate risks. Solutions also include highly configurable applications which can be used across several business units to address a variety of use cases. Technologies we use include Angular, React, Java 8, Elastic and in-house solutions for data modelling and ORM.


Compliance Employee Services Technology:

Responsible for the design and build of solutions that are used right across the firm including the firm’s senior leadership. The team works on a multitude of projects that focus on clean and intuitive user interfaces, complex workflows, cross-Business Unit APIs and projects to integrate with external vendors.  Systems include pre-clearance of personal trades, declaration of personal investments and outside interests, integration with external brokers for execution controls and sourcing of execution data for surveillance.


Communication Compliance Technology:

Be part of a focused, agile, team who build smart, innovative solutions to process and secure sensitive Emails and Voice calls. The Communications team works on many interesting problems including:

Handling and processing high volume,  unstructured data;
Securing highly sensitive data;
Building efficient workflow and search solutions for communications;
As a team we use distributed processing platforms, including Elastic Search, Kafka, Hadoop and Scala to efficiently process our data.


Consumer Compliance Technology:

The mandate of Consumer Compliance is to prevent, detect and mitigate compliance, regulatory, and reputational risk across the firm and help to strengthen the firm’s culture of compliance. Consumer Compliance technology helps fulfill this mandate by building applications which help compliance build controls, surveillances and investigative applications to prevent, detect and mitigate potential financial Crime. New consumer/retail compliance group is looking to uplift existing controls through building out additional controls/surveillances.





You will be part of an agile team developing test-driven Java software.
You will partner globally across multiple divisions and engineering teams to create solutions
You will be able to innovate and incubate new ideas
You will learn and share knowledge across the organisation



Basic Qualifications:

Outstanding Java developer with test-driven experience
Intellectual curiosity and motivation to improve technology
Experience of software development lifecycle

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with Spring, RESTful services, Angular JS, React, Redux, Elastic
Experience of databases, SQL and data structures
Actimize (for Consumer Compliance Technology position)
Strong analytical skills with the ability to partner with stakeholders to define solutions
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Knowledge of finance industry


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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