Securities Engineering – Site Reliability Operations

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


Site Reliability Operations (SRO) at Goldman Sachs is an discipline that combines software and systems engineering to build and run high performant, distributed, fault tolerant trading systems. SRO’s focus on ensuring that our clients experience of the Goldman Sachs technology platform is the best in class.


SRO is a mindset as well as a set of engineering approaches to running better production systems—we build our own creative engineering solutions to operations problems. Much of our software development focuses on optimizing existing systems, building infrastructure and eliminating work through automation. As SROs are responsible for the big picture of how our systems relate to each other, we use a breadth of tools and approaches to solve a broad spectrum of problems. Practices such as limiting time spent on operational work, blameless postmortems and proactive identification of potential outages factor into iterative improvement that is key to both product quality and interesting and dynamic day-to-day work.


Goldman Sachs engineering is looking for passionate, curious, driven engineers who thrive on to solving operational problems and improving efficiency and would like to apply their skills to our Equities franchise.





  • Proactive management of our production services by measuring and monitoring availability, latency and overall system health.
  • Support services before they go live through activities such as system design consulting, developing software platforms and frameworks, capacity planning and launch reviews.
  • Scale systems sustainably through mechanisms like automation, and evolve systems by pushing for changes that improve reliability and velocity.
  • Practice sustainable incident response and blameless postmortem
  • Identify and build improvements to system behavior, control and monitoring tools.
  • Lead projects that continue to improve the availability, stability and performance of the system (eg. Disaster recovery, stress/capacity and exchange testing)
  • Help plan and execute new releases of software with development teams.
  • The Asia Pac team is spread across Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, China and India. The role requires working as part of the larger global team and collaboratively working with counterparts across the region on both local and global initiatives.


Preferred Technical Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, a related technical field that involves programming, or equivalent practical experience.
  • 3 years technology experience in a commercial environment
  • Solid analytical and problem solving skills with appreciation of technical risk
  • Experience supporting applications in a Linux or Unix environment, with sound knowledge incident and release management process.
  • Project management of tasks, issue resolution, and escalation
  • Experience developing test cases and ensuring appropriate test coverage through unit and automated testing
  • Systematic problem-solving approach, coupled with effective communication skills and a sense of ownership and drive.

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
  • Ability to multi-task and be effective working in a fast paced environment
  • Interests in financial markets knowledge and an aptitude to learn



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