Global Markets, Prime Portfolio Strats, Vice President, London

Goldman Sachs
London, United Kingdom
12 May 2022
11 Jun 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Who We Are
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 Strats 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.

As a strat who sits in the Global Markets Division, you will play an integral role on the trading floor. You may create cutting-edge derivative pricing models and empirical models to provide insight into market behavior, or develop automated trading algorithms for the firm and its clients. You might be involved in analyzing exposures and structuring transactions to meet client needs, or involved in designing and developing complex parallel computing architectures, electronic trading tools, and advanced algorithms. Throughout the Global Markets Division, strats are using quantitative and technological techniques to solve complex business problems.

Team Description
Our global team is a fundamental part of the Prime Brokerage and Clearing Services groups under the Prime Services umbrella within the Global Markets Division. We drive major business decisions and run business critical systems.
Our team together with risk managers are responsible for developing and maintaining stress tests across asset classes and modelling of margin methodology and calculation of margin requirements. These state-of-the art models allow us to offer a wide range of financing solutions and risk-management models to help clients operate reliable in a variety of market conditions.
We pride ourselves in our teamwork across the globe and teams to find solutions that help our business thrive around the world. Our team members have a wide variety of quantitative academic and cultural backgrounds. This diversity helps us to find innovative solutions for our complex business problems.

If you are looking for a high impact position allowing you to fully leverage your strong quantitative and communication skills, then our Risk Strat team is the ideal opportunity for you.
Key responsibilities will include identifying risk factors underlying various asset classes (Equities/Credit/FX/Rates/Commodities) across various client strategies, calibration of the identified risk factors to incorporate to the risk based margin model, developing models to measure the risk, integrating various risk measures into a unified cross-asset margin model, building and enhancing risk management platforms, developing tools for risk deep dive analysis, and suggesting improvements to existing models.
You will work closely with prime brokerage risk managers and global Risk Strat team. You will establish and build-on partnerships with colleagues across the Global Markets Division. You will enjoy a widely scoped role that rewards multi-tasking, initiative and strong execution. You will not only have a direct impact on key revenue stream in Prime Services business but also have the chance to realize additional revenue opportunities.

Basic Qualifications
Strong academic background in a relevant field - Mathematics, Engineering, Computer Science, Physical or Natural Sciences background, including a quantitative understanding of statistics and probability
  • Strong programming skills in C, C++, Java, Python or equivalent language
  • Ability to work as part of a global team and deliver results quickly
  • Comfortable working on multiple projects, demonstrating initiative and showing commercial impact
Preferred Qualifications
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of Financial Mathematics a plus
  • Experience in one or more asset classes (Equities/FX/Credit/Rates/Commodities)
  • 3 or more years of programming experience


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