• Equities Technology - Derivatives - Software Engineer

    Location(s) IN-Bengaluru
    Job ID
    Schedule Type
    Full Time
    Business Unit
    Equities Technology
    Employment Type



    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.


    Your Impact:

    The Equity Derivatives Engineering team is a front-office business facing team responsible for development of critical applications and infrastructure for the Equity Derivatives business. We work closely with trading, quants, structuring, ops and other teams in a dynamic and fast-paced environment. The team is involved in the full project lifecycle (analysis, design, development, release, support) across a wide variety of projects including new business initiatives, automation, efficiency, analytics and controls.


    This is an exciting opportunity to join an expanding team leveraging technology to transform the way we conduct derivatives business and to deliver the most complex transactions for our clients. The role will be suited to a strong technologist with a keen interest in business workflows, derivative products and financial markets.

    The successful candidate will need to:

    • Develop an in-depth understanding of Equity Derivatives front office business, flows and systems, with particular focus on Exotics, Fund Products and Structured Transactions
    • Form strong partnerships with trading, operations, quants, and other engineering teams
    • Drive commercially impactful engineering projects to deliver key desk initiatives
    • Strive for continuous improvement in the effectiveness and stability of the front office stack
    • Maintain a strong risk and control mindset to mitigate operational & technology risks
    • Become proficient in Goldman Sachs’ proprietary database and scripting language (SecDB and Slang) and other languages as necessary

    Basic Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related field
    • Strong technical, analytical and problem-solving skills
    • Strong programming skills in at least one OO/scripting language (e.g. Java, Python, C++) 
    • Experience working with databases and datasets (modelling, querying)
    • Experience in software development, including a clear understanding of data structures, algorithms, software design and core programming concepts 
    • Excellent verbal/written communication skills and ability to work across teams
    • Ability to work in a fast paced environment whilst maintaining strong attention to detail
    • Highly motivated with a strong sense of ownership and desire for impact

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Previous experience in a business-facing, front office engineering role in the finance industry
    • Knowledge of equities markets and experience with derivatives products such as options, swaps or exotics


    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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