• Securities, Equities Execution Services, VP, London

    Location(s) UK-London
    Job ID
    Schedule Type
    Full Time
    Vice President/Executive Director
    Business Unit
    EQ Elec Exec Svcs/Strats
    Employment Type


    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.


    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 behaviour. 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, analysing 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.


    Execution Services Strats are responsible for the quantitative and technical aspects of electronic execution. This ranges from exchange connectivity, smart order routing, algorithmic trading, pre- and post-trade analysis and quantitative research.




    The Smart Order Routing team within Execution Services Strats is focused on designing and implementing best in class order execution strategies. Deployed in colocation across EMEA, our smart order routers observe signals from a diverse range of liquidity providers and make microsecond-scale reactions to market events in order to provide our clients superior execution quality. This role is an opportunity to be on the front line of a business that executes billions of dollars every day, using modern software tools and techniques to contribute to a high profile product in a focus area for the firm.


    • Technical design and implementation of order execution strategies.
    • Maintain a thorough understanding of the equities execution business.
    • Work closely with the product development and coverage teams to shape product direction.
    • Interact with technology, compliance and operations teams as required to facilitate implementation of the smart order router and associated products.

    Basic Qualifications

    • Significant C++ programming experience.
    • Prior experience working on latency sensitive, systematic trading systems.
    • Strong interest in and understanding of equities and electronic execution.
    • Proven problem solving ability with critical and creative thinking.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Quantitative skills.
    • Working knowledge of the Python programming language.
    • Prior experience interacting with clients in both written and verbal mediums.
    • Prior experience working on electronic trading components including exchange connectivity, market data and order management systems.


    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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