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Global Banking & Markets, Synthetics Products Group, Full Stack Engineer, Analyst/Associate, Singapore

Goldman Sachs

Goldman Sachs

Software Engineering, IT
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.

At Goldman Sachs, our culture is one of teamwork, innovation and meritocracy. We often say our people are our greatest asset and we take pride in supporting each colleague both professionally and personally. From collaborative work spaces and mindfulness classes to working from home and flexible work options, we offer our people the support they need to reach their goals in and outside the office.

Synthetic Product Group

The Synthetic Product Group (SPG) business offers institutional clients and hedge funds 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, ETFs and structured products. It 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 organization to deliver the firm even more effectively and efficiently to our clients.

The Synthetics business at Goldman Sachs, a key growth area for the firm, is undergoing a transformational change driven by a desire to handle higher volumes and improve our client service. 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. The SPG Engineering team is at the forefront of this effort, leading the effort to digitize and automate the systems that manage the booking and lifecycle of synthetics and equity derivative products within the firm trading risk systems. To achieve this we have a number of exciting projects to re-architect our technology stack to meet these requirements and are looking for highly technical developers to help us achieve this goal.

The candidate will be part of a global team responsible for providing cutting-edge technological solutions to support our business and our clients. Effective problem-solving through communication and a highly-developed analytical and technical skillset will be essential to your success. A willing and enthusiastic attitude toward mastering the necessary technical skills, as well as toward forming a detailed understanding of the businesses you will work with, are key requirements of the role. This role offers the opportunity to contribute directly to the success and growth of our client franchise. It offers significant opportunities for long term career growth, building leadership skills, gaining exposure to a wide range of products and business flows and most importantly developing technical solutions in bleeding edge technologies.

Your Impact:

The Synthetics Product Group Engineering team focuses on developing a global platform that supports the SPG business as well as developing tailored business technology solutions driven by desk and client requirements. As a key full-stack developer of the team, you will be at the forefront of various revenue-driven technology builds and working in a fast-paced changing environment. The team takes a data-driven approach to decision making and you should be willing to participate in the full product lifecycle from requirements gathering, design, implementation, testing, support, and monitoring system performance.

At Goldman Sachs, our culture is one of teamwork, innovation and meritocracy. We often say our people are our greatest asset and we take pride in supporting each colleague both professionally and personally. From collaborative work spaces and mindfulness classes to working from home and flexible work options, we offer our people the support they need to reach their goals in and outside the office.

You may be working on a new business initiative to design the trade flow for the firm's synthetic product offerings. You may be building a cutting-edge technology stack that parallelizes the processing of contract lifecycle events with utilities to capture and visualize system performance. You will work in a team of highly capable, experienced developers which encourages open discussion and is focused on the delivery of robust, reliable software.


  • Design, build and maintain a high-performance, high-availability, high-capacity, yet nimble and adaptive platform for trade booking and workflow systems as well as post-trade processing
  • Design and build solutions to enhance and scale up the infrastructure to support business growth and new products, in a holistic front-to-back approach
  • Collect data and metrics from existing systems to guide decision making and business intelligence, developing or enhancing tools as necessary to collect them
  • Communicate with traders, sales, strategists, operations and compliance officers to gather new requirements, design workflow, deliver features and provide user support

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Quantitative Research or equivalent experience
  • 2+ years of professional experience in full-stack software development
  • Solid experience with object-oriented programming languages such as Java/C++
  • A solid understanding of data structures and algorithms as well as systems design
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to work in a team as well as independently
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Working experience in the financial industry and front-office facing environment
  • Financial knowledge and good understanding of Equities Synthetic or Derivative products
  • Prior experience with Python and Linux shell-scripting programming languages
  • Experience building state management systems, complex event processing and transaction sequencing architectures
  • Experience with dependency injection frameworks such as Spring
  • Prior experience with event sourcing (sequenced core stream) based architecture
  • Prior experience in concurrent programming and developing multi-threaded systems

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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