Client FIX Integration Specialist

Location(s) UK-MDDSX-London
Job ID
Schedule Type
Full Time
Systems Engineer
Business Unit
S3 Trading Technology
Employment Type


New hire will join the Equity Client FIX Integration team in London which is responsible for providing FIX connectivity for the Goldman Sachs Electronic Trading client base. The team specifically focuses on the technical aspects of onboarding clients using the FIX Protocol to trade electronically on all Equity products and markets offered by GS. The range of client offerings over FIX include single shares and program trading via SOR, algorithmic and high touch channels.


The candidate will work closely with stakeholders from the initial request, gathering requirements, evaluating specifications, coordinating testing, managing the change process and implementing production setup including client specific rules. Testing includes certification of new clients as well as validating new products for existing clients. The team also provide expertise and support on any FIX related inquiries to the relevant business and application teams.


Key responsibilities of the role include:

  • Utilising in-house developed tools and Slang-based framework to make changes to FIX configuration for existing and new clients
  • Coordinate FIX session details with EMS/OMS and FIX network connectivity vendors
  • Manage and participate in FIX conformance testing with clients and vendors
  • Build strong relationships with the business and other technical stakeholder to provide professional solutions
  • Increase the level of automation of the FIX onboarding process to reduce manual touchpoints, while improving efficiency and quality of the workflow
  • Work with regional teams to deliver enhancements to global onboarding processes
  • Perform required maintenance and support including troubleshooting of production and pre-production issues
  • Maintain accurate documentation of onboards and platform functionality for knowledge dissemination across the wider teams

Basic Qualifications

  • Relevant qualifications in engineering, computer science or an equivalent
  • Minimum 2 years+ experience in a similar technical/business-facing role is desirable
  • Electronic Trading and FIX Protocol domain knowledge
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with a passion for high quality client service
  • Logical thinker with strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to maintain composure under pressure to provide high quality, accurate and timely solutions
  • Excellent organisational skill with an ability to manage multiple tasks in a constantly changing and fast paced environment
  • Good knowledge of network infrastructure, TCP/IP, Firewalls and VPN
  • Good knowledge of UNIX/Linux
  • Good knowledge of SQL and databases
  • Programming and scripting knowledge desirable



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