Securities, Equities Site Reliability Operator/Production Engineer, Associate/VP, London

  • Competitive
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Goldman Sachs International
  • 16 Jan 19

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MORE ABOUT THIS JOB SECURITIES
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.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS The team
We are a team at the heart of the electronic trading team. We own the production plant and manage the systems that process billions of dollars' worth of trades every day tick. Working as part of the Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) function, Site Reliability Operations (SRO) team members proactively and reactively deal with operational risk. SRO are accountable for the monitoring and support of Algorithmic, Smart Routing and Order Management systems.
We use and evolve the techniques, tools and applications to monitor systems, application and business performance. We work closely with the developers, the products managers, the business support team and the technology team to deliver electronic execution services. We ensure the availability, performance and flexibility of the service, today and in the future.

Responsibilities and qualifications
Role Responsibilities

  • Own the production environment
  • Serve as level one support on issues
  • Demonstrate plant health through plant monitoring, alerting provisioning and capacity management
  • Deploy applications to production
  • Automate repetitive maintenance and troubleshooting tasks
  • Communicate and document production changes, improve the change management process and tooling
  • Drive continuous improvement through incident follow-ups and root cause analysis
  • Challenge other teams to improve production-related practices
  • Coordinate and run emergency drills
Essential Experience
  • Running a production plant in financial markets
  • Understanding of order management and downstream processes
  • Hands on working in large-scale Unix/Linux environments
  • Using and maintaining application monitoring, performance and capacity management in large-scale systems
  • Scripting in Python, Bash or similar language
Desired Experience
  • Working in equities cash markets and trading systems
  • Writing C++, Python, Java, Javascript, SQL
  • Familiarity with continuous integration/deployment technologies
  • Familiarity with Infrastructure as code (IaC) e.g. Ansible
Strats
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.

Securities
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.

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 high-net-worth individuals. Founded in 1869, the firm is headquartered in New York and maintains offices in London, Frankfurt, Tokyo, Hong Kong and other major financial centres around the world.

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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