Front Office Developer - SPG Technology - SPG Engineering

  • Goldman Sachs
  • London, UK
  • Apr 15, 2020
Full time Front-end Development Software Development Technology

Job Description

Technology is at the heart of our multi-billion dollar business. Our engineers develop low-latency, scalable, and resilient solutions which drive global equities sales and trading at Goldman Sachs.

Our Impact

The Synthetic Product Group (SPG) business offers institutional and hedge fund clients products which are optimal with respect to tax, balance sheet and funding. Business revenues come from commissions, financing and dividends through the trading of CFD and Equity Swap OTC instruments alongside futures, options, ETFs and structured products. The business is a key growth area for Equities and is undergoing a transformational change. It is a complex and nuanced global business, operating with low latency at scale, requiring significant technological investment to make our platform the best in class.


SPG Engineering is an agile, dynamic and innovative front office team which has full ownership of our platforms. We partner directly with trading, sales, quants, operations, prime services to build and enhance the applications and workflows that support the SPG business and our clients. The platforms we develop cover trading workflow, inventory optimization, funding strategies, client reporting and post-trade functions. Many of these platforms are also used widely across other business areas. Our technology platforms are built using a variety of technologies including Java, Python, Slang (proprietary scripting language), Javascript, MongoDb and SecDb (proprietary NoSql database) run on an internal cloud. A willingness to learn new languages, technologies and the business will be key to your success in this role.


Your Impact

You'll be responsible for designing, writing, testing and reviewing a variety of scalable applications leveraging the latest firm and open source technologies. You will be expected to implement and suggest best development practices/methodologies to deliver high quality software throughout the development stack.


Responsibilities & Qualifications:

How You Will Fulfill Your Potential

  • The SPG organisation is part of a front to back alignment where engineers are embedded with the revenue generating part of the business. This provides opportunities to partner closely across the SPG organisation to deliver the firm even more effectively and efficiently to our clients.
  • You will be relied upon to be proactive in your approach, managing both daily tasks and a project role
  • You will be building upon both teamwork and communication skills as you become integrated within the team
  • You will have a great opportunity to develop your technical skills; we will provide support to help you grow


Skills And Experience We Are Looking For

  • Bachelor’s / Master’s degree, preferably in a STEM subject, such as Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Physics etc.
  • 2+ years of experience in building applications in a commercial environment
  • A solid understanding of object orientated programming skills (Java, Python, C++, or other OO technology) including data structures and algorithms
  • A good understanding of the principles behind test-driven development (TDD) with hands-on experience of unit testing
  • Proficient with databases systems; able to write and analyse complex queries with multi-table joins and aggregate functions
  • Able to analyse non-trivial interdependencies between systems and possess excellent problem solving and analytical skills
  • Excellent communication skills with a history of user/team interaction
  • Interest or experience in financial services and trading businesses is expected
  • An interest in financial services is expected; prior experience is not required
  • Highly motivated individuals that are committed and capable of working to timelines


Company Benefits:

1.      Healthcare and Medical Insurance

2.      Health Services

3.      Fitness and Wellness

4.      Adoption Assistance

5.      Expectant Parent Resources

6.      Career Development & Learning Resources

7.      Flexible Working

8.      Holidays & Vacation Time