Technology, Equities Technology, Mission Control, Associate, London

  • Competitive
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Goldman Sachs International
  • 26 Jun 17

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Job Summary & Responsibilities
OUR IMPACT

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.

YOUR IMPACT

We are looking to hire a key individual into our Mission Control team, as part of the European Equity Technology business unit. The role will provide interfaces with the local and global technology teams, infrastructure support teams as well as front line and business teams.

HOW YOU WILL FULFILL YOUR POTENTIAL

- Handling client and desk queries and requests
- Business, systems and environment monitoring
- Maintaining the production environment, its stability, integrity, reliability and robustness
- Managing business continuity by directing activities of development and infrastructure teams to identify, work-around and resolve serious production issues
- Managing the turnover of new releases into the production environment
- Form strong client relationships by working closely with traders (from analyst to managing director level), strategists/quants, operations and other key users
- Be a strong team player, highly motivated, keen to take on responsibility, able to work independently and successfully manage and maintain a high workload in a busy environment.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE WE?RE LOOKING FOR

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

- Experience with SQL and Database skills, ideally Sybase
- Experience with using UNIX/LINUX
- Highly motivated and capable of working under pressure without compromising support processes
- Strong, committed and reliable team player
- Strong communicator, able to take direction but also willing to contribute to discussions
- Good time management skills with the ability to multi-task and prioritise effectively
- Desire to work closely with a trading desk

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

- Experience in FIX
- Knowledge of Equities
- Previous experience in a support-facing role at a financial institution