Securities, Bolt Web Strats, Associate, London

  • Competitive
  • London, England, United Kingdom London England GB
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Goldman Sachs International
  • 21 Apr 18 2018-04-21

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Our core value is building strong relationships with our institutional clients, which include corporations, financial service providers, and fund managers. We help them buy and sell financial products on exchanges around the world, raise funding, and manage risk. This is a dynamic, entrepreneurial team with a passion for the markets, with individuals who thrive in fast-paced, changing environments and are energized by a bustling trading floor.


The Goldman Sachs Strats business unit is a world leader in developing quantitative and technological techniques to solve complex business problems. Working within the firm's trading, sales, banking and investment management divisions, strats use their mathematical and scientific training to create financial products, advise clients on transactions, measure risk, and identify market opportunities.

Roles within Securities Strats Securities Strats play important roles in several areas. Some Strats sit on trading desks, creating cutting-edge derivative pricing models and developing empirical models to provide insight into market behavior. Others develop automated trading algorithms for the firm and its clients, taking an active part in the increasing shift from voice to electronic trading. A third group works directly with the firm's sales force and clients, analyzing exposures, structuring transactions, and applying quantitative concepts to meet client needs. Between these teams, Core Strats design and develop complex parallel computing architectures, electronic trading tools, and advanced algorithms. The work involves developing a thorough understanding of the full range of investment products and strategies offered by the firm, an ability to capture the characteristics of those investments in mathematical models and the creation of infrastructure to make those analyses reusable and scalable across our businesses.

Job Summary:

This global fixed-income trading strats team has a global remit working across the whole range of Interest Rates, FX and Commodities. Bolt Web Strats work with vanilla and exotic product traders, developing tools and analytics for them to analyze their risk and price trades. Overall, the group is responsible for the development and maintenance of these tools and underlying analytics across the franchise so that they can be leveraged by all trading desks and respective sales teams. In general, we are looking for smart, quantitative, commercial, problem-solving-oriented, proactive candidates with proven track record of delivering robust, high performance software and either with experience of financial markets or a keen interest to learn about them.


- Development and maintenance of tools across the IRP franchise so that they can be leveraged by all trading desks and the respective sales teams
- Strong academic background in a relevant field
- Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Financial Engineering
- Strong communication skills - Strong applied programming skills in C++ or Java.
- Judgment

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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