Software Engineer - Equity Derivatives

Location(s) UK-MDDSX-London
Job ID
Schedule Type
Full Time
Software Engineer
Business Unit
Equity Derivatives Product Engineering
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.


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



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