FICC, Systematic Market Making AssetX Engineering, Associate/VP, London

Goldman Sachs
London, United Kingdom
28 Jun 2022
28 Jul 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
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.

Engineers in the Systematic Market Making (SMM) team play an integral role on the trading floor. We develop and employ automated trading strategies for the firm and its clients. We build complex parallel computing architectures, electronic trading tools, and models to help us explain market behavior and predict price movement. Throughout the Securities Division, eTrading Engineers are using quantitative and technological techniques to solve complex business problems. As an eTrading Engineer, you will be building the foundational technologies to run those algorithms on markets around the world, and to enable the research and analysis that support them. We are looking for developers who are interested in applying bleeding-edge technologies to solve problems in electronic trading. In a team of energetic, self-motivated individuals, we need someone who can take the initiative at any stage of the software cycle, from inception, through development, to release and support. This role also interacts with a variety of other engineering, trading and sales teams. The structure is flat and the successful candidate will be able to manage his or her time to have maximum impact.

You will be working on a team focused on undertaking a major overhaul of our electronic execution stack in FICC. out will work with other engineers and traders to extend the functionality of this new system, both to implement new strategies and improve existing ones. You'll do this with a keen eye on performance, guided by a robust measurement framework and lots of experimentation. You'll be doing all this in the context of several asset classes (bonds, currencies, and commodities) and will have an opportunity to develop a deep understanding of how GS interacts with some of the most dynamic and liquid markets in the world.


Principal Responsibilities
  • Analyze trading system performance and identify areas for improvement.
  • Generate ideas for system enhancements that drive commercial performance.
  • Implement, test and deploy these ideas.
  • Improve the safety and reliability of trading systems.
  • Work constructively in collaboration with other team members.
  • Manage work to balance the short-term needs of the business with strategic enhancements.
  • Strong academic background in Computer Science or an analytical field such as Mathematics, Physics, Engineering, etc.
  • Strong software engineering background.
  • Proven ability to analyze data and draw useful commercial conclusions.
  • Comfortable communicating technical topics to non-specialist audiences.
  • History of productive interaction with other groups, especially sales, trading and other technology teams.
  • Experience building Java-based systems with strict requirements for low-latency (microseconds count) and deterministic performance.
  • Performance tuning/optimization of distributed systems. /span>
  • Know your way around a Linux terminal.
Preferred Experience
  • Securities/trading experience is a plus but not required.
  • Multi-threaded/concurrent programming, lock-free algorithms.
  • Just-in-time compilation/code path optimization.
  • Memory management strategies in Java.
  • JVM tuning for low-latency.
  • Advanced knowledge of Linux kernel/OS internal.
  • Low-latency messaging, network protocols, network I/O in Java, JNI.
  • Hardware stack and hardware architecture from a latency perspective.


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