Quantitative Engineer - EQ Strats

Location(s) UK-London
Job ID
Schedule Type
Full Time
Vice President/Executive Director
Quantitative Engineer
Business Unit
EQ 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 mindfulness classes to working from home and flexible work options, we offer our people the support they need to reach their goals in and outside the office.


Strategists create cutting-edge models, pricers, analytics, data visualization and trading tools, for our external and internal clients. They are expected to develop an in-depth understanding of the financial terms, risk management and pricing of a wide range of products, models and asset classes offered by the firm. This presents a highly visible platform to use your skills and knowledge to make a direct impact to the firm’s bottom line.


Responsibilities (varies by role)

  • Design and implement scalable APIs for financial terms modelling, modification and storage
  • Build low latency, highly-scalable software and systems for pricing, risk models, quoting and analytics
  • Partner with the trading desk to develop and implement quantitative, technological solutions as market and risk conditions change
  • Collaborate efficiently within a diverse global team spanning multiple continents
  • Increase client market share via innovative tools and data analytics
  • Work in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment as a self-starter
  • Client focus: think of APIs as a service and provide internal and external users with outstanding SLAs

 Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in a relevant field: Mathematics, Finance, Computer Science, Physics, Engineering
  • Knowledge about popular design patterns and algorithms
  • Excellent programming skills in a major programming language
  • Efficient and effective communication skills
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills
  • In-depth knowledge of analytics, trading environment and risk management of at least one financial asset class
  • Competence in statistics and linear algebra

 Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working with real-time systems
  • Knowledge of more than one financial asset class
  • Competence in stochastic processes



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 GS.com/careers.

We’re committed to finding reasonable accommodations for candidates with special needs or disabilities during our recruiting process. Learn more: https://www.goldmansachs.com/careers/footer/disability-statement.html

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