Securities, FICC SFL Strat, Associate, London

Location(s) UK-London
Job ID
Schedule Type
Full Time
Quantitative Engineer
Business Unit
FICC Desk 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.


At Goldman Sachs, our culture is one of teamwork, innovation and meritocracy. We often say our people are our greatest asset and we take pride in supporting each colleague both professionally and personally.  From collaborative work spaces and ergonomic services to wellbeing and resilience offerings, we offer our people the flexibility and support they need to reach their goals in and outside the office.



What We Do

The Structured Credit Trading desk operates a global business in structured finance, secured financing, exotic note issuances and secondary trading.


In the past years, we have analyzed and transacted a vast spectrum of product, including corporate and sovereign debt, project financing, private loans, credit linked notes and repacks. There is plenty of new area to explore in our world and our Strats team is highly valued by the business.


Your Impact

As an SCT Strat, you will play a noticeably central role in trade structuring, pricing, execution and risk management. More so than at most other desks. This presents a highly visible platform to use your skills and knowledge into making a tangible impact to the firm’s bottom line.

As an SCT Strat, you will gain familiarity with a wide range of asset classes & risk factors despite sitting in a single business. This provides an invaluable and unusual opportunity to build a deep foundation of product knowledge.




  • Developing pricing and risk analytics and tools for Structured Credit Trading businesses
  • Working on exotic notes models and transactions
  • Working on structured credit transactions in global market, including APAC and EMEA
  • Building and maintaining a complete trading, market making, and risk management platform and supporting the daily functioning of the business
  • Assisting in Firm-wide Strategies initiatives

Who We Look For

  • Ability to create robust code for critical systems
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, high caliber environment and to deliver results quickly
  • Good work ethic and eagerness to learn
  • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing to both technical and non-technical audiences

Basic Qualifications

  • MS, or PhD in math, physics, computer science or engineering
  • Knowledge of interest rates, FX, credit market and products, as well as capital and risk management preferred
  • Experience in a front office Strats or similar role


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.


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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At Goldman Sachs, we commit our people, capital and ideas to help our clients, shareholders and the communities we serve to grow. Founded in 1869, we are a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm. Headquartered in New York, we maintain offices around the world.

We believe who you are makes you better at what you do. We're committed to fostering and advancing diversity and inclusion in our own workplace and beyond by ensuring every individual within our firm has a number of opportunities to grow professionally and personally, from our training and development opportunities and firmwide networks to benefits, wellness and personal finance offerings and mindfulness programs. Learn more about our culture, benefits, and people at

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© The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., 2020. All rights reserved.
Goldman Sachs is an equal employment/affirmative action employer Female/Minority/Disability/Veteran/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity