Operations - Securities Division Operations - Asset Servicing - Associate - Jersey City

  • Competitive
  • Jersey City, NJ, USA
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Goldman Sachs USA
  • 18 Oct 18

Operations - Securities Division Operations - Asset Servicing - Associate - Jersey City

MORE ABOUT THIS JOB OPERATIONS
Operations is a dynamic, multi-faceted division that partners with all parts of the firm to provide banking, securities, and asset management services to clients around the world. In addition, Operations provides essential risk management and controls to preserve and enhance the firm's assets and its reputation. For every new product launched and every trade executed, it is Operations that develops and manages the processes and controls that enable business flow.
Goldman Sachs is a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm that provides a wide range of services worldwide to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and high net-worth individuals. Founded in 1869, it is one of the oldest and largest investment banking firms in the world. The firm is headquartered in New York and maintains offices in London, Bangalore, Frankfurt, Tokyo, Hong Kong and other major financial centers around the world. We are committed to growing our distinctive culture and upholding our core values, which always place our client's interests first. These values are reflected in our Business Principles, which emphasize integrity, commitment to excellence, innovation and teamwork.

OUR IMPACT
Asset Servicing is a Securities Trade Management business unit responsible for the management of Voluntary Income and Corporate Actions events across the globe for both equity and fixed income products. Areas of focus include event creation, reconciliation, instruction, entitlement distribution, and dedicated client service. Asset Servicing has a proven track record of developing its team members in a wide variety of functions and skill sets.

YOUR IMPACT
A successful candidate would utilize his/her skills in machine learning, statistics, data science, process re-engineering, and/or programming to help Asset Servicing leverage big data analytics to solve impactful business questions. The role would include collaborating with other groups across the globe, with the opportunity to work cross-function and cross-business. There is a wealth of knowledge to be gained from the diversity of the markets, events and products covered by Asset Servicing on a daily basis, along with a unique opportunity to interact heavily with various businesses and operational units across the firm.

This role provides a fantastic opportunity to broaden product and market knowledge and to develop data analytic skills across a broad range of topics. This role also provides exposure to senior stakeholders, offering excellent opportunities for career development. The firm provides a range of development tools including Goldman Sachs University courses and a formal Feedback 360+ review process to enhance depth of knowledge and to equip individuals to progress in their careers.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS SKILLS & EXPERIENCE WE'RE LOOKING FOR

Communications

  • Demonstrate interpersonal skills and an ability to develop relationships with stakeholders
  • Articulate issues clearly and communicate effectively with all levels of the organization
  • Understand complex situations and communicate with senior leadership 'in the moment,' offering opinions and solutions
  • Listen well and be receptive to others' ideas and suggestions, encouraging open and collaborative dialogue among team members
Functional & Technical Expertise
  • Invest time in learning about the markets and products supported by Asset Servicing as well as the wider Securities Div Operations
  • Create and maintain ETL processes using a vast array of tools
  • Daily Use of various Business Intelligence tools (Tableau, Alteryx, MS-BI Stack, Qlik, Elastic Search, etc)
  • Regular Use of various Business Intelligence standard languages (SQL, R, C#, Java, Python, VBA, etc)
  • Exhibit ability to multi-task and prioritize to deliver accurate and timely work in a time pressured environment
  • Possess superior organization skills with regards to project updates and delivery
Innovation
  • Clearly articulate business issues and propose practical solutions
  • Contribute to the execution of team deliverables and organization's strategy
  • Proven track record of taking initiative and implementing innovative solutions
  • Develop good working knowledge of available technology capabilities and how and where to deploy them
  • Enhance the control environment through business intelligence-related initiatives to increase scalability, adapt to regulatory changes and deliver creative solutions to clients
  • Understanding of Business Process Re-Engineering and how to apply to current workflows and procedures
Client Focus
  • Identify client needs and appropriately work to understand the foundations of great client experience, while leveraging available internal tools to provide the best service possible
  • Establish, cultivate and leverage relationships to identify and execute on process enhancements
Risk Management
  • Pay strong attention to detail and develop awareness of reputational risk and accountability
  • Articulate operational and risk impacts related to a specific task or procedure
  • Apply root cause analysis to identify opportunities for process improvements or work prioritization
Management, Leadership & Culture
  • Play an active role in GS citizenship activities
  • Respond to and action ongoing feedback on a timely basis
  • Share Ideas on how the Target Operating Model can be efficiently implemented and executed upon
  • Maintain awareness of and act in accordance with team goals and firm policies
  • Proven experience with developing and managing a deliverable; strong project management skills a plus
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • Understands the broker dealer environment and the key associated market risks
  • Prior experience with Asset Servicing in a global market or another securities-related function
  • Ability to work within a high-risk environment and meet challenging deadlines and targets
  • Graduate or Undergraduate degree in Computer Science or Statistics
  • Self-starter, self-motivated, able to work with minimal supervision
  • Strong Database development skills, including PL/SQL, good knowledge of the relational model
  • Experience exploring Business Intelligence Database Infrastructure a plus (SQL Server, MongoDB, Data Lake)
  • Experience in any of Business Objects and Data Visualization such as Tableau
  • Development skills with one or more OO programming languages, such as: Java, C#
  • Web App Development (HTML, JavaScript, Angular, jQuery, etc)


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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