Risk-Birmingham-Associate-Software Engineering

Location(s) UK-WSTMID-Birmingham
Job ID
Schedule Type
Full Time
Software Engineer
Business Unit
Risk Engineering
Employment Type


About Risk Engineering

Goldman Sachs Risk Division and Risk Engineering is known widely in the industry as the gold standard for developing cutting edge solutions that enables Goldman Sachs to manage risk exposures and risk decisions. Risk Engineering plays a critical function for the firm, driving how it takes and manages risk and the impact of the Risk division's decisions has immediate high visibility to senior-most management within the firm, as well as to our external stakeholders. You will be amongst the very select few in engineering who will make a big impact from day one. Our passionate engineers work on a wide range of technologies - from cloud computing and big data analytics to self-service toolkits, building compelling visualizations using web components, developing automated statistical techniques to discover information in unstructured data sources, writing automation bots and much more.


The team has strong appetite to embrace latest tech stacks offered in the industry. We need passionate software engineers who use Java, JavaScript, Python, React, Apache Spark and open source data science toolkits to build solutions that offer best in class experience to our risk managers and analysts. Our technology stack also includes Sybase IQ, MongoDb, Presto on Hadoop clusters, Elastic Search, Kafka, Angular, React, Elastic Search and Tableau.  We do extensive domain modelling using the firm-developed open source platform called Alloy. 


Automation is at the core of our risk engineering objectives and key results. With clients, businesses and risk managers working on efficient client onboarding, risk reviews and risk management, better data and analytics tools, while at the same time demanding highly efficient processes that can be executed digitally. Our team focuses on building suite of platforms and applications providing, highly effective workflows and service orientated architecture. Our function is critical to the future business growth areas across the firm - spanning investment banking, global markets and asset management. This is a great opportunity to join a global dynamic team where you will learn both - 1) developing world class engineering solutions, including cloud computing and big data analytics, optimized storage management, self-service toolkits, building compelling visualizations using web components as well as 2) business functions that Goldman offers its clients.


The Role

This role will be a blend of software development, requirements gathering and design around projects and programmes whilst interacting with our business stakeholders within both risk and other areas of the firm including other engineering groups and the global markets division. We follow an agile methodology in our projects which allows us to rapidly deliver incremental features, performance and efficiency improvements in a continuous delivery model which empowers our developers to have an immediate impact in their role.


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, who can partner with the businesses and other engineering groups, adapt to change and thrive in a fast-paced global environment.


• Work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment that provides exposure to all areas of Risk
• Build disruptive solutions using cutting edge technologies with measurable commercial outcomes
• Understand business needs, facilitating and developing process workflow, data requirements, and specifications required to support implementation
• Develop technical specifications, high level/detailed design, testing strategies, and implementation plans from business requirements
• Manage end-to-end systems development cycle from requirements analysis, coding, testing, UAT and maintenance
• Build strong relationships with business facing technology teams and business partners
• Lead talented software engineers who are passionate about identifying patterns and building common solutions

• Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Electrical Engineering or related technical discipline

  • At least 1 years’ experience as a software engineer
  • Strong programming experience in at least one language (preferably C++, Java or Javascript)
  • Specialists with strong experience in Object orientated languages
    • Experience in software development, including a clear understanding of data structures, algorithms, software design and core programming concepts
    • Comfortable multi-tasking, managing multiple stakeholders and working as part of a team
    • Excellent communication skills including experience speaking to technical and business audiences and working globally
    • Expertise in full stack front end Web Development or server side Java development with Relational Databases
    • Can apply an entrepreneurial approach and passion to problem solving and product development
    • Strong problem solving and analytical skills

    Preferred Qualifications
    • Strong programming experience in at least one language (preferably C++, Javascript or Java)
    • Demonstrate front end design aesthetics with focus on User Experience.
    • Technologies: Web/RESTful service development: HTML 5, JavaScript/AngularJS/React/Redux, JSON
    • Technologies: TDD (JUnit), build tools (Maven/Gradle/Ant), Scala, Java, Spark, Tableau, Linux and shell scripting
    • Experience with continuous delivery and deployment
    • Proficient at working with large and complex code bases
  • Experience in leading projects


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.