Securities, Equities, Execution Analytics, Client Analytics and Research Platform, Analyst

  • Competitive
  • New York, NY, USA
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Goldman Sachs USA
  • 12 Dec 17 2017-12-12

Securities, Equities, Execution Analytics, Client Analytics and Research Platform, Analyst

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 Equities Execution Analytics Strats team works with the Equities sales-trading desks to analyze and optimize our clients' and the firm's execution strategies across One-Delta products in the Americas.
The group is responsible for the development and maintenance of the Analytics and Market Microstructure Research Platform used by Equities in the Americas. The platform provides the following functionality:

  1. Collects and enriches massive amounts of data resulting from execution of client and firm trades
  2. Analytical tools to monitor and analyze Execution Algorithm performance both on a real-time and historical basis and deliver analysis to clients
  3. Big Data platform to perform market microstructure research using statistical and Machine Learning techniques to develop and optimize Equities Execution algorithms

The Equities Execution Analytics Strats team is part of the Goldman Sachs' Strats business group, which is a world leader in developing quantitative and technological solutions to analyze and solve complex business problems across the firm's trading, banking, and investment management divisions. Strats use their mathematical, scientific and software engineering training to create financial products, analyze and advise clients on transactions, measure risk, and identify market opportunities.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Design, develop and maintain the software framework for Execution analytics and Market Microstructure Research in the Equities Division
  • Be responsible for the development and deployment of certified code and new functionality into the production environment
  • Coordinate the analysis, troubleshooting, and resolution of system issues and analytical enquiries
  • Facilitate communications between trading desks, strategists, technologists, and other teams
  • Proactively create tools and automated tests to efficiently manage day-to-day tasks

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree with major or minor in Computer Science or related field
  • Clear understanding of algorithms and data structures
  • Hands on experience with Unix/Linux and object oriented programming languages such as Python, Java, C++
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Solid grasp of, and appreciation for, the software development life-cycle process
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Ability to self-motivate, multi-task and work independently
  • Good project and time management skills
  • Interest in working in the financial industry
  • Has experience working with databases and large data sets (Big Data)
  • Math/quantitative skills are a plus, but not as important as programming ability
  • Ability to work well with others and interact with sales, sales-traders, traders, clients, and other non-technical people
  • Understanding of US equities market rules and micro-structure
  • 1 to 2 years of work experience in a similar role

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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