Technology, Equities Technology Quant Program Developer (APAC), Analyst/Associate, Tokyo/Hong Kong

  • Competitive
  • Hong Kong
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Goldman Sachs International
  • 18 Dec 17 2017-12-18

Technology, Equities Technology Quant Program Developer (APAC), Analyst/Associate, Tokyo/Hong Kong


Our team of engineers builds solutions to the most complex problems. We develop cutting-edge systems and processes that form the core of our key business and enable transactions to move in milliseconds. We provide real-time access to critical deal information and crunch billions of data points each day to inform firm-wide market insights and strategies. Team members have the opportunity to work at the forefront of technology innovation alongside industry leaders and make significant contributions to the field.


This is a hands-on development role to design and enhance our cash & synthetic workflow systems, with strong emphasis on automation and efficiency. Problem solving ability and good communication skills are key requirements.

The successful candidate will primarily work on Java and SecDb/Slang (the firm's proprietary language). This powerful object oriented database and interpreted language is similar to Python, and underpins position keeping, trade processing and control functions across the firm.


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

The Equities Quant Program in APAC delivers a platform for GS' current and prospective quant clients for trading Equities. Quant developers are focused on infrastructure for the lifecycle of trades for these quant clients.

Key features include lower latency, higher throughput, position and account management for both co-location and existing GS OM2 flows. Additional engineers allow for platform build roadmap between 2017-2019, allowing GS to significantly grow gross revenues from 2016 to 2020. Quant clients will also drive increases in market share for GS APAC over the same timeframe, leading significant benefits in both tiering and liquidity for all clients.

OM2 is the key Order Management System underpinning the Equities flows. Development to replace OMA with OM2 is critical to improve capacity (10x), throughput (3x), and latency (60x), which is critical for preparing the firm for quant clients.

The Asia Pacific Post Trade team is a business / operations facing technology team responsible for development and maintenance of cash & synthetics post trade systems across Asia Equities. The team covers a wide variety of platforms ranging from cash & synthetics trading workflows, position keeping, inventory management, and trade booking. The team works closely with trading, sales, middle office and global technology teams in a dynamic and fast paced environment.

  • Bachelor's /Master's Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or equivalent
  • Developers with C++ and/or SecDB experience, as well as experience with Java and a solid OO background
  • Background in scripting languages (Python, Perl) and Linux
  • Willingness to develop key features for clients in a front office environment
  • Highly motivated, committed and capable of working to timelines
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and willingness to work in a collaborative team environment
  • Strong interest in learning about financial products and markets
  • Ability to master new technologies and business concepts quickly
  • Ability to multi-task and be effective working in a fast paced environment by enforcing high code quality standards
  • Experience with Relational databases and / or noSQL data stores - MongoDb, Cassandra, Elastic etc

ABOUT GOLDMAN SACHS The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm that provides a wide range of financial services to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and individuals. Founded in 1869, the firm is headquartered in New York and maintains offices in all major financial centers around the world.

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