• FICC - Head of Payments Technology Platform

    Location(s) UK-London
    Job ID
    2018-43971
    Schedule Type
    Full Time
    Level
    Managing Director
    Function(s)
    Engineering
    Region
    EMEA
    Division
    Engineering
    Business Unit
    FICC Technology
    Employment Type
    Employee
  • MORE ABOUT THIS JOB

    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.

     

    We are looking for a hands on, deeply technical leader to join in a senior role for a new payments business that we are building at Goldman Sachs. You will lead a team of software engineers in delivering the full offering, including design of the overall architecture, development of new components, integration with existing systems owned by different teams, and evaluation and use of vendor solutions. The ideal candidate will have experience partnering with business stakeholders, and building a technology product from the ground up.

     

    YOUR IMPACT

    • Build and lead a team of software engineers in design, development, testing, deployment, and support of all technology required to run a Payments business
    • Develop and oversee strategy including technical architecture, technology choices, and build vs open-source vs buy evaluation for software components and services
    • Maintain a focus on quality, attention to detail, communication with stakeholders, and timely delivery
    • Form strong relationships with business stakeholders. Work directly with the executive team on overall progress and goals. Communicate and manage expectations across all functions of the organization
    • Provide technical and career mentoring to junior members of the team to help them excel in their careers
    • Manage vendors and contractors where applicable

    RESPONSIBILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS

    SKILLS & EXPERIENCE WE ARE LOOKING FOR

    BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

    • Qualified candidates will have a minimum 12 years of hands-on experience including commercial software development, technical leadership, design and architecture. Recent experience in FinTech/eCommerce industry is required.
    • Practical in-depth experience building reliable, robust, scalable, microservice based architectures
    • Use of event-driven, reactive system design and software frameworks ( e.g., Akka, rxJava)
    • Strong object-oriented domain modeling skills
    • Significant hands on commercial software development experience with multiple programming languages, including Java or a JVM language
    • Success in building an engineering team, recruiting and developing high-performing employees across multiple time zones
    • Experience with Agile development and Scrum methodology, with a history of building teams that are continuously shipping product
    • Highly commercially mindset with a pragmatic approach to building / buying software
    • A track record of completing projects/releases on time and on budget

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

    • Data streaming systems such as Apache Kafka/Amazon Kinesis
    • SQL and NoSQL persistence stores
    • Full stack development expertise including cloud based platforms such as AWS and Azure
    • Application of data science and machine learning principles and techniques
    • Familiarity with modern UI design and development techniques
    • A Bachelor of Science or advanced degree in Computer Science or related field

    ABOUT GOLDMAN SACHS

    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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