Goldman Sachs hired an artisan software engineer from Google

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First Goldman Sachs got deeper into GitHub, now it's hired a super-passionate sort of software engineer from Google to make sure its web offerings are robust.

Marek Grabowski joined Goldman earlier this month as an executive director according to his LinkedIn profile.

A former PhD student in computer science from Poland's University of Warsaw, Grabowski describes himself as someone who, loves software engineering as a craft,' and who is all about the, 'creation of efficient solutions that satisfy all requirements without overengineering.' Until now, he's spent his entire career (barring five months) at Google in London, before being tempted to Goldman, where he's understood to be working as a site reliability engineer.

Goldman declined to comment on Grabowski's arrival. Nearly four years of Grabowski's six year Google career were spent working on kubernetes, Google's open source cloud-based system for running distributed applications. Since September 2017 he was working as a site reliability engineer at Google too.

One ex-Googler who left Mountain View to work in finance told us recently that life at Google was dull and bureaucratic, although he got to go barefoot whilst working there.

Google employs over 3,600 people in London and last year paid them an average salary of £106k ($138k), plus an average bonus of £95k, payable in Google shares. Goldman Sachs hiked pay for first year technologists with postgraduate qualifications to £98k earlier this year. As an executive director, Grabowski is likely to get considerably more than this.

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