• Equities Technology - Synthetics Technology Group - Software Engineer

    Location(s) HK-Hong Kong | AU-Sydney
    Job ID
    Schedule Type
    Full Time
    Vice President/Executive Director, Associate, Analyst
    Asia Except Japan
    Business Unit
    Equities Technology
    Employment Type


    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.



    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.



    Goldman Sachs is a meritocracy where you will be given all the tools to help you develop. At Goldman Sachs, you will have access to excellent training programs designed to improve multiple facets of your skills portfolio. Our in-house training program, ‘Goldman Sachs University’ offers a comprehensive series of courses that you will have access to as your career progresses. Goldman Sachs University has an impressive catalogue of courses which span technical, business and leadership skills training. In order to help you navigate the organization, you will be given a mentor from outside of your immediate department. This person will be positioned to provide you with objective advice and guidance on your career development.



    Our team of engineers builds 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.


    The Synthetic Product Group (SPG) business offers institutional and hedge fund client’s products which are optimal with respect to tax, balance sheet and funding. Business revenues come from commissions, financing and dividends through the trading of CFD and Equity Swap OTC instruments alongside futures, ETFs and structured products. The Synthetics Technology Team is a front office team focused on developing a global platform that will support the SPG business as well as developing tailored business technology solutions driven by desk requirements.


    The role is for a lead developer position within the Synthetics Technology team. The role involves working closely with the trading desk and quant teams across a number of functions including execution, inventory optimization, position keeping, trade flows/booking, and funding strategy. The role requires strong analytical skills, communication skills, as well as excellent programming skills.




    This is an excellent opportunity to learn about the Synthetic Products Group (SPG) business and the products traded. Technology is very close to the business with a presence on the trading floor, so the learning opportunities are immense.


    You will develop both technical and non-technical skills through a combination of challenging projects in a real-time distributed system, informal on the job mentoring and formal development in the form of the GS University career development program. You will work in a team of highly capable, experienced developers which encourages open discussion and is focused on the delivery of robust, reliable software. This position also provides the opportunity to progress to a leadership role.


    In this role the successful candidate will:

    • Design, develop, test and document highly reliable new applications, tools and workflows to support new revenue opportunities, trader efficiency and associated infrastructure, in a structured, disciplined but fast-moving environment.
    • Form strong client relationships with traders, coverage desk, (from Analyst to Managing Director level), operations and other key partners
    • Abstract and automate common desk workflows to streamline trading and scale new businesses
    • Develop and enhance trading and inventory management platforms that facilitate clients and hedge firm risk
    • Maintain the stability and integrity of the system while suggesting improvements and optimizations.
    • Be a strong team player, highly motivated, keen to take on responsibility, able to work independently and successfully manage and maintain a high workload in a fast-paced environment.




    Technical Skills

    • 5-10 years technology experience in a commercial environment
    • Solid object oriented design and programming skills (C++, Java, or other OO technology)
    • Solid analytical and problem solving skills with appreciation of technical risk
    • Automated testing and Test-Driven development skills will be a plus
    • Project management of tasks, issue resolution, and escalation
    • Core financial markets knowledge and aptitude to learn


    Interpersonal Skills

    • Highly motivated, pro-active and capable of working under pressure without compromising development processes
    • Strong, committed and reliable team player and strong communicator, able to take direction but also willing to contribute to discussions on design and strategy
    • Possess client-facing skills to be able to deal with and form good relationships with the business and other technology groups, both from a support and day to day project work perspective


    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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