• Frontline Production Engineer - FICC Systematic Market Making

    Location(s) UK-London
    Job ID
    2019-56630
    Schedule Type
    Full Time
    Level
    Vice President/Executive Director
    Function(s)
    Engineering
    Region
    EMEA
    Division
    Engineering
    Business Unit
    FICC Technology
    Employment Type
    Employee
  • MORE ABOUT THIS JOB

    Fixed Income, Currency, and Commodities (FICC) Technology plays a key role in the firm’s ability to help institutional clients buy and sell financial instruments on liquidity venues around the world, an important revenue driver for the firm. In FICC Technology we use both open source industry standard and internal proprietary technologies to build cutting edge platforms for pricing, execution, and control over each of these millions of transactions.


    The FICC Systematic Market Making (SMM) business consolidates and expands the firm’s electronic market making and algorithmic trade execution. As part of the SMM Engineering team, SMM Production Engineering partners with SMM Trading to develop and support the pricing and execution services for the firm and its clients. The team is primarily focused on site reliability engineering, including driving automation, improving real-time monitoring, developing metrics to track performance, and managing the release and deployment lifecycle. Team members help support the day-to-day operations of the trading desk and the electronic trading systems; the team is expected to interact closely with Trading & Sales business users. In addition, the team helps develop FICC SMM post-trade systems, including trade booking, reconciliation and STP. Candidates must have the technical and analytical skills required to triage and resolve complex production issues and operate well in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment. A propensity to automate manual tasks, appreciation for large-scale, distributed computing systems, and a willingness to develop using a wide range of languages and frameworks will be necessary to succeed in the role.

    RESPONSIBILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS

    HOW YOU WILL FULFILL YOUR POTENTIAL

    • Software development focused on creating sustainable systems and services that meet uptime and performance requirements through automation
    • Technical and operational risk management of a fast-paced, multi-asset electronic trading business
    • Managing the balance between feature development velocity and reliability with well-defined SLOs
    • Finding opportunities for efficiency and cost savings in support process and physical environment
    • Partnering with software and infrastructure owners to solve hardware/network issues
    • Incident and crisis management
    • Participation in system design consulting, platform management, and capacity planning
    • Significant business interaction across FICC front office

    SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE WE ARE LOOKING FOR

    • STEM degree with 5 to 10 years of relevant work experience.
    • Proficiency in several of the following: Python, C, C++, Java, or shell scripting
    • Aptitude for algorithms, data structures, and software design
    • Experience with Linux operating system internals and/or networking concepts
    • Strong analytical skills, with an ability to quickly identify scope and impact of issues during high-pressure situations
    • Solid communication and interpersonal skills

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

    • Experience with distributed systems design, maintenance, and troubleshooting.
    • Hands-on experience with debugging and optimizing code, as well as automation.
    • Strong interpersonal skills, drive, and ownership.
    • Coding beyond simple scripts.
    • Solving novel problems from first principles.
    • Knowledge of financial markets.

    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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