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Goldman Sachs & Co. Java Trading Systems Developer - Equities Electronic Trading in Salt Lake City, Utah


Goldman Sachs Electronic Trading (GSET) has launched an initiative to become the top provider in electronic trading by building superior technology and delivering high quality products. This vision is a multi-year investment in people, platforms and products. Join the team, and participate in the development and launch of best in class products for top clients across the industry. We are looking for eager, nimble and ambitious engineers to join our growing team of visionaries, and drive Goldman Sachs Electronic Trading to achieve and exceed our goals.


This team is accountable for platform architecture evolution to meet the evolving needs of different business lines globally with rapid software deployment. As stewards of critical components in order execution and post-trade, the team is accountable for a high degree of software quality. The team consists of self-guided pragmatic individuals who are motivated to change the status quo in calculated ways.

As a member of the team, you will play an integral role on the trading floor. This is a dynamic, entrepreneurial team with a passion for technology and the markets, with individuals who thrive 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 trading performance for systems and strategies used by our clients .



  • Design, build and maintain a high-performance, high-availability, high-capacity, yet nimble and adaptive platform for order management, exchange connectivity, processing high volumes of ticking data and post-trade processing.

  • Develop highly reliable data ingestion processes to consume large volumes of data emitted by trading and market data systems.

  • Design distributed computation infrastructure to run parallelized queries over large volumes of data.

  • Use data to guide decision-making, developing or enhancing tools as necessary to collect it.

  • Communication with traders, sales, clients and compliance officers about new feature requests, explanation of existing features etc.

    Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelors or Master’s degree in computer science or engineering or equivalent experience

  • 3 to 5 years of professional experience developing deterministic high performance, low latency systems (counted in single digit microseconds)

  • Thorough knowledge of Java programming concepts

  • Strong knowledge of object oriented programming, data structures, algorithms and design patterns

  • Experience developing distributed architecture systems and messaging protocols

  • Strong communication skills and the ability to work in a team

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills

  • Experience in data driven performance analysis and optimizations.

    Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience building state management systems, complex event processing and transaction sequencing architectures

  • JVM internals, tuning for low-latency, GC-free real-time operation

  • Prior experience with event sourcing (sequenced core stream) based architecture

  • Linux systems programming experience including memory management, concurrent programming infrastructure, and the networking stack

  • Over 3 years' experience in Financial industry


ABOUT GOLDMAN SACHSAt 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 . We’re committed to finding reasonable accommodations for candidates with special needs or disabilities during our recruiting process. Learn more: https://www.goldmansachs.com/careers/footer/disability-statement.html

© The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., 2020. All rights reserved.Goldman Sachs is an equal employment/affirmative action employer Female/Minority/Disability/Veteran/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

Location(s)US-UT-Salt Lake City

Job ID 2019-56103

Schedule Type Full Time

Level Vice President/Executive Director

Function(s) Software Engineer


Division Engineering

Business UnitEquity GSET Strats

Employment Type Employee