Vice President (Senior Software Engineer) Trading Platform Engineering

Goldman Sachs

Job Description



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.


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, adapt to change and thrive in a fast-paced global environment.


Your Impact

As an engineer in the Global Markets, Trading Platform Engineering team, you will build world-class pre-trade workflow and trade execution platforms for salespeople and traders, covering various asset classes across both voice and electronic venues. You will step onto the trading floor to solve real business problems leveraging cutting edge technology, build resilient services that can be used across applications and be called upon to guide the decisions of business leadership.


This team is a dynamic, young 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. We are looking for creative collaborators who evolve, adapt to change and thrive in a fast-paced global environment.


  • Build pre-trade workflow and trade execution platforms for salespeople and traders, covering various asset classes across both voice and electronic venues
  • Propose, design, and implement software solutions to build scalable and reliable services and platforms using cutting-edge web & server-side technologies
  • Defined and determine new strategic solutions alongside sales, traders and other engineers




This is an exciting opportunity to join a growing team leveraging cutting edge technology to transform the way we conduct 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 and financial markets.

The successful candidate will need to:

Develop an in-depth understanding of front office business, flows and systems, with a particular focus on Credit and Rates products

Form strong partnerships with sales, trading and other engineering teams, to determine strategic direction of platforms

Drive commercially impactful engineering projects to deliver key desk initiatives

Strive for continuous improvement in the effectiveness and stability of the front office stack

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 Java or web developer (React, TypeScript, etc.)
  • 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 commercial experience in a business-facing, front office engineering role in the finance industry, building trading platforms
  • Knowledge of financial markets with experience in products such as bonds, CDS, indices or index options



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