PhD – Quantitative Engineer

    Goldman Sachs Published: February 15, 2021
    Location
    London, United Kingdom
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    CONSUMER ( MARCUS BY GOLDMAN SACHS )
    Marcus by Goldman Sachs is the firm's consumer business, combining the entrepreneurial spirit of a startup with 150 years of experience. Today, Marcus has $50 billion in deposits, $5 billion in loan balances and 4 million customers across our lending and deposits businesses, as well as the personal financial management app, Clarity Money. Through the use of insights and intuitive design, we provide customers with powerful tools and products that are grounded in value, transparency and simplicity. We are backed by our unique team, comprised of individual contributors from leading agile technology companies, fintechs and consumer financial services companies, allowing us to disrupt the industry, while helping consumers take control of their financial lives.

    RESPONSIBILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS
    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.

    Opportunities for PhDs

    Risk

    Risk division develops comprehensive processes to monitor, assess, and manage the risk of expected and unexpected events that may have an adverse impact on the firm. Risk teams play a critical function for the firm, driving how the firm takes and manages risk. Risk Engineering platforms and data team offers common solutions for Risk. It is at the forefront of developing world class engineering solutions, including cloud computing and big data analytics, optimized storage management, self-service toolkits, building compelling visualizations using web components, discovering information in unstructured data sources, writing automation bots and many more. The team has strong appetite to embrace latest tech stack offered in the mark t place to promote efficiency and agile delivery.

    Consumer and Investment Management (CIMD)

    The Consumer and Investment Management Division includes Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM), Private Wealth Management (PWM) and our Consumer business (Marcus by Goldman Sachs). We provide asset management, wealth management and banking expertise to consumers and institutions around the world. CIMD partners with various teams across the firm to help individuals and institutions navigate changing markets and take control of their financial lives. Within the Investment Management Division, strategists (also known as 'Strats') play important roles in research, valuation, portfolio design and construction, surveillance and risk management analytics. A strategist will apply quantitative and analytical methods to come up with solutions that are accurate, robust and scalable.

    • GSAM Fixed Income is an investment team with a global suite of products that delivers fixed income portfolio solutions and manages assets for a broad range of clients such as pension funds, endowments, foundations, financial institutions, insurers and high net worth individuals. We focus on investing and advising clients across all sectors of the fixed income market, ranging from traditional investment grade products to more opportunistic/distressed investing.
    • Global Portfolio Solutions (GPS) is a multi-asset class investing group that sits within the Investment Management Division. It designs and develops comprehensive investment management solutions customized to meet the investment objectives and relevant constraints of clients. These solutions bring together state-of-the-art techniques for multi-asset portfolio design and implementation and reflect proprietary research and analytics co ducted by the GPS team.
    • The Quantitative Investment Strategies (QIS) group, an area within GSAM which focuses on quantitative portfolio management strategies in global markets, is currently recruiting highly qualified analyst and associate candidates. QIS employs a diversified set of investment strategies to manage client assets. We are a market leader in portfolio management, global tactical asset allocation, and tax-aware strategies.

    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. We looking for highly motivated individuals who have strong quantitative skills as well as a solid background in economics, finance, mathematics, computer science, or other quantitative disciplines to join the team as a Strategist.

    How You Will Fulfill Your Potential

    • Work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment that provides exposure to all areas of Risk
    • Build disruptive solutions using cutting edge technologies with measurable commercial outcomes
    • Understand business needs, facilitating and developing process workflow, data requirements, and specifications required to support implementation.
    • Develop technical specifications, high level/detailed design, testing strategies, and implementation plans from business requirements.
    • Manage end-to-end systems development cycle from requirements analysis, coding, testing, UAT and maintenance
    • Build strong relationships with business facing technology teams and business partners
    • Lead talented software engineers who are passionate about identifying patterns and building common solutions

    Basic Qualifications

    • Background in a quantitative discipline (e.g. mathematics, physics, or computer science)
    • Strong problem solving, written, verbal communication, and analytical skills
    • Familiarity with financial markets and quantitative investment approaches
    • Clear understanding of data structures, algorithms, software design and core programming concepts
    • Programming expertise (e.g. C++, Python, R, Matlab)
    • Comfortable multi-tasking and managing multiple stakeholders
    • Strong general and technical communication skills, with an ability to effectively articulate complex financial and mathematical concepts.
    • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
    • High degree of attention to detail and ability to manage complex processes, along with the judgment to balance risk/benefit tradeoffs.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Prior experience in developing algorithmically complex C/C++/Java applications
    • Knowledge of modern software design for managing and exploring very large datasets
    • Experience with Machine Learning techniques such as NLP, K means clustering, Neural Networks, etc
    • Proficient at working with large and complex code bases
    • Experience with continuous delivery and deployment
    • Technologies: Web/RESTful service development: HTML 5, JavaScript/AngularJS/React/Redux, JSON, TDD (Junit), build tools (Maven/Gradle/Ant), Scala, Java, Spark, Tableau, Linux and shell scripting.

    ABOUT GOLDMAN SACHS
    CONSUMER AND INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT DIVISION (CIMD)
    The Consumer and Investment Management Division includes Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM), Private Wealth Management (PWM) and our Consumer business (Marcus by Goldman Sachs). We provide asset management, wealth management and banking expertise to consumers and institutions around the world. CIMD partners with various teams across the firm to help individuals and institutions navigate changing markets and take control of their financial lives.

    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 .

    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., 2021. All rights reserved.
    Goldman Sachs is an equal employment/affirmative action employer Female/Minority/Disability/Veteran/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

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