Risk: Strategic Investments

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


Risk Management at Goldman Sachs

Goldman Sachs takes on risk as part of serving clients across multiple business areas and geographies.  The firm manages these risks such that they are not in a form or amount that may materially impair (a) the firm’s capital and liquidity position; (b) the firm’s ability to generate revenues even in a stressed environment; or (c) damage the firm’s reputation.


The Risk Division is an independent organization that helps the firm identify, measure, monitor and control these risks.  The division is headed by the Chief Risk Officer, who reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer, and to the Board.  The Risk Management is heavily involved in establishing the risk appetite (i.e. how much of this risk is appropriate) for the firm and individual businesses. 


Risk Engineering is responsible for providing the Chief Risk Officer, senior management, regulators, and other stakeholders with high quality risk information required to keep the firms activities within the defined risk appetite and comply with regulatory requirements. Risk Engineering (1) builds and maintains services to identify risks; (2) accesses internal and external data; (3) develops models; and, (4) leverages services, data and models to compute, review and publish risk deliverables. 


Strategic Investments Team

The Strategic Investments team is a global team of project managers, business analysts and technical solutions experts who support significant business change and technology projects as part of the Risk Engineering Strategic Investments team.  The team is responsible for managing the program of work in Risk Engineering, understanding and designing business and technology solutions for key initiatives, and coordinating across teams to deliver these initiatives. The team's role varies from overall program management to ownership of specific initiatives for business analysis & project management.


Your Role

As an Associate on the Strategic Investments team you will:

  • Help build the tools and provide program management for Risk
  • Challenge and ensure proper project and program structure
  • Work with management, Risk Engineering and Risk Division teams to understand business problems and devise possible technology enabled solutions
  • Challenge and shape business and technology requirements
  • Work with Risk Engineering teams to deliver solutions
  • Contribute to design and architectural decision-making
  • Manage overall initiatives or manage specific work streams within an initiative
  • Work with other teams more broadly in Goldman Sachs to devise common technology solutions



Skill & Experience We Look For

  • Work in a fast-paced environment as a self-starter
  • A good understanding of financial / banking industry. In-depth knowledge of Risk Management preferred.
  • Understanding and experience with technology project management from initiation to implementation including functional design, testing and go-live plans.
  • Problem solver and critical thinker able to examine current processes and propose/develop functional improvements; analytical approaches to business process optimization are preferred
  • Ability to clearly communicate and document requirements and business processes with the ability to simplify complex technical content for those who are non-technical including senior business stakeholders.
  • Capacity to support, influence and motivate others from project inception to completion.
  • Productivity tools Word, PowerPoint, Excel
  • Technical skills for data analysis and reporting: SQL, Python, Tableau, Excel
  • Highly motivated with strong academic background
  • Team player with an ability to work effectively with colleagues in other regional offices
  • Flexibility, ability to learn quickly
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple assignments concurrently
  • Strive for personal and collaborative excellence in everything you do
  • Collaborate efficiently within a diverse global team spanning multiple continents
  • Build consensus across teams; think and implement stable and scalable designs
  • Commercial awareness





  • Functional Expertise - Keeps up-to-date with emerging business, economic, and market trends
  • Technical Skills - Demonstrates strong technical skills required for the role, pays attention to details, takes initiative to broaden his/her knowledge and demonstrates appropriate financial/analytical skills
  • Drive and Motivation - Successfully handles multiple tasks, takes initiative to improve his/her own performance, works intensely towards extremely challenging goals and persists in the face of obstacles or setbacks
  • Client and Business Focus - Effectively handles difficult requests, builds trusting, long-term relationships with clients, helps the client to identify/define needs and manages client/business expectations
  • Teamwork – Gives evidence of being a strong team player, collaborates with others within and across teams, encourages other team members to participate and contribute and acknowledges others' contributions
  • Communication Skills - Communicates what is relevant and important in a clear and concise manner, shares information/new ideas with others, and demonstrates judgment to escalate as appropriate
  • Judgment and Problem Solving - Thinks ahead, anticipates questions, plans for contingencies, finds alternative solutions and identifies clear objectives. Sees the big picture and effectively analyzes complex issues
  • Creativity/Innovation - Looks for new ways to improve current processes and develop creative solutions that are grounded in reality and have practical value
  • Influencing Outcomes - Presents sound, persuasive rationale for ideas or opinions. Takes a position on issues and influences others' opinions by presenting persuasive recommendations



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