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Engineering - Tech Regional Leadership - Chief of Staff - Associate - Bengaluru

Goldman Sachs

Goldman Sachs

People & HR, Operations
Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Posted on Thursday, June 6, 2024

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.

The India Engineering Management and Strategy (EMS) role is a critical part of the regional management team in Engineering Division in India reporting to the Engineering leadership

This role encompasses leading Engineering initiatives in India with EMS lead/regional leadership, especially in the area of talent management such as recruiting, people development, retention, branding with external and internal events, and cross divisional initiatives including risk and resiliency, automation, and skill development. The role also includes several process-oriented activities such as budgeting, business continuity planning, capacity/seating management, vendor engagement and others, as well as governance/controls towards managing the organization

Ideal candidate will demonstrate the ability to contribute to critical projects for the firm by project planning and leadership reporting. The candidate will also demonstrate a strong inclination to execute consistent processes and manage risk and reputation of the firm with foresight, and also contribute to senior governance fora to frame strategies and drive decisions for the office.

Some examples of daily activities include:

  • Assisting with implementation of effective and efficient process for delivery of critical projects
  • Facilitating leadership with appropriate reporting for transparency in status of the progress of the project in a timely and accurate manner
  • Work closely with EMS Lead/ India Engineering leadership and the regional management team to define and communicate the identity of the office and vision for Goldman Sachs Engineering in India
  • Collaborate with HCM and hiring managers to support talent management initiatives and accelerate Engineering recruitment
  • Support the execution of strategic priorities as defined by the India Engineering leadership team, acting as an extension and trusted proxy to ensure consistency of cascading messages, as well as conformance with policies and expectations of all staff in theregion
  • Assist in communication, coordination and information flow for the India Engineering leadership team to ensure consistency across numerous routine and ad hoc administrative tasks
  • Facilitate leadership and regional Engineering forums and meetings, including planning and managing agendas as well as content and follow-ups
  • Develop creative, compelling presentations and internal posts to articulate the Engineering strategy and other leadership messages
  • Work on both short term, ad hoc requests as well as longer term analysis and projects
Job Summary & Responsibilities:
  • Program/Project Management – Plan, conceptualize, and execute key programs/projects for India Engineering working with the EMS lead and Engineering leadership
  • Management Reporting – Establish a clear understanding of parameters relevant to success of the project and provide timely and accurate manner
  • Communication – Provide updates for the projects to different stakeholders customized for their levels, interest and usefulness
  • Regional Initiatives - Generate ideas and work on initiatives and events, with marketing and communication team members and other key stakeholders to make Goldman Sachs Engineering division a differentiator among other peers and global Technology companies
  • Organizational Awareness – Cultivate relationships across the Engineering and other key stakeholders in India and globally
  • Talent Management - Partner with Human Capital Management as central point of contact for Engineering staff related initiatives, including recruiting, training and other career development initiatives
  • Risk Management - Anticipates risks, understands the regulatory and compliance obligations for staff and coordinates manages contingency plans and procedures to prevent staff and business disruptions when incidents occur
Breadth of skills required:
  • Planning and Execution skills - Demonstrates an ability to set objectives and organize work appropriately to meet and exceed goals. Is also comfortable identifying and generating opportunities to drive additional value for the organization
  • Critical and Analytical Thinking - Ability to demonstrate sound judgement and exercise a thoughtful approach to decision making
  • Influencing and Negotiation: Presents compelling ideas, internally and externally and communicates with authority and integrity
  • Judgement and Problem solving - Thinks ahead, anticipates questions, plans for contingencies, finds alternative solutions and identifies clear objectives. Sees the big picture and effectively analyses complex issues
  • Creativity/Innovation - Looks for new ways to improve current processes and develop creative solutions that are grounded in reality and have practical value
  • Communication Skills - Communicates what is relevant and important in a clear and concise manner and shares information/new ideas with others
  • Client and Business Focus - Effectively handles difficult requests, builds trusting, long-term relationships with clients, helps the client to identify/define needs and manages client/business expectations
  • Drive and Motivation - Successfully handles multiple tasks, takes initiative to improve his/her own performance, works intensely towards extremely challenging goals and persists in the face of obstacles or setbacks
  • Technical Skills - Demonstrates superior powerpoint and excel skills required for the role, pays attention to detail, takes initiative to broaden his/her knowledge and demonstrates appropriate financial/analytical skills
  • Functional Expertise - Keeps up to date with emerging business, economic, market, technological and regional trends
  • Branding Awareness – Drives external and internal awareness of regional projects and events to drive awareness of Engineering
Basic Qualifications
  • Strong process and project management skills
  • Ability to handle multiple, time-sensitive projects while focusing on the quality of work delivered
  • Expertise on MS Office tools
  • Ability to develop and maintain good relationships with senior leadership, colleagues and clients
  • Excellent analytical skills and ability to ask probing questions and deliver concise feedback
  • Self-motivated with an ability to work on one’s own with a strong sense of ownership and accountability
  • Highly proactive person and accountable person who can take ownership and work with commitment
  • Fast learner, ability to navigate the organization to get up to speed quickly on key topics
Preferred Qualifications
  • Well versed with the global technology landscape and the changing trends in technology
  • Experience working in business continuity planning or similar emergency scenario planning and reaction management
  • Experience with Enterprise Resource Management, Project Planning, strategic projects
ABOUT GOLDMAN SACHS

At Goldman Sachs, we commit our people, capital and ideas to help our clients, shareholders and the communities we serve to grow. Founded in 1869, we are a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm. Headquartered in New York, we maintain offices around the world.

We believe who you are makes you better at what you do. We're committed to fostering and advancing diversity and inclusion in our own workplace and beyond by ensuring every individual within our firm has a number of opportunities to grow professionally and personally, from our training and development opportunities and firmwide networks to benefits, wellness and personal finance offerings and mindfulness programs. Learn more about our culture, benefits, and people at GS.com/careers.

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