Technology, Prime Services, Securities Lending, Trading Java Developer, Associate, London

  • Competitive
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Goldman Sachs International
  • 16 Dec 17 2017-12-16

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MORE ABOUT THIS JOB Full Job Title: Technology, Prime Services, Securities Lending, Trading Java Developer, Associate, London
Application Opening Date: 19 October 2017
Application Closing Date: 16 November 2017
Location: London
Salary: Competitive
Full time

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.

Prime Services is a technology intensive business that aims to provide our clients with all the tools and services to run their business. In Prime Services Technology we regularly consider new technology products available in the market or in the firm to meet our clients' needs and high trading volumes. As a result, we are constantly expanding our platform to offer clients more products, creating opportunities for people in the group to gain experience in a variety of different technologies.

Securities Lending facilitates the short sale of securities, helping our clients manage risk and maintain liquidity. We offer industry-leading insights into global securities lending flow, superior access to supply, and unparalleled borrow protection. Securities Lending builds the technology that powers the Securities Lending business, in which GS is the global market leader.

We partner with Strats & Prod Dev to design and develop world-class in-house platforms that provide pre-trade and trade functionality, trading analytics, reporting, and post trade operational functionality, ensuring our business maintains its competitive edge.

The role involves working in a dynamic front-office trading environment as a part of the global team. You'll be responsible for designing, writing, reviewing, testing and implementing a variety of scalable applications leveraging the latest firm wide technologies. The applications we develop include inventory and risk management, calculating client accruals, and facilitating internal/external trading flows.

We are seeking a developer who will undertake development across all tiers of our business-facing systems in a global team. You will be expected to implement and suggest best development practices/methodologies to deliver high quality software throughout the development stack.

You will be relied upon to be proactive in your approach, managing both daily tasks and a project role. You will be building upon both teamwork and communication skills as you become integrated within the team, and will also have the opportunity to develop technical and analytical abilities as you progress on various projects and programmes of work. You will have the opportunity to liaise with the global Securities Lending team and other teams within the Engineering division.


  • Extensive experience in building applications using Java technologies required
  • Solid understanding of core Java concepts and Design Patterns
  • Understanding of the Principles behind test driven development (TDD) with hands on experience with Unit Testing frameworks required
  • Must be proficient with databases systems and SQL - able to write and analyse complex queries with multi-table joins and aggregate functions
  • Must be able to analyse non-trivial interdependencies between systems and possess excellent problem solving and analytical skills
  • Experience in financial services and trading businesses is expected
  • Excellent communication skills and client interaction are a key part of the role
  • Experience of Prime Brokerage/Securities Lending in a user/client facing environment
  • Understanding of REST and SOA architectures or experience with Distributed Systems using EJB and JMS

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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