Vice President - Risk Engineering – Liquidity Risk Applications (Dallas, TX)

What We Do

At Goldman Sachs, our Engineers don’t just make things – we make things possible. Change the world by connecting people and capital with ideas. Solve the most challenging and pressing engineering problems for our clients. Join our engineering teams that build massively scalable software and systems, architect low latency infrastructure solutions, proactively guard against cyber threats, and leverage machine learning alongside financial engineering to continuously turn data into action. Create new businesses, transform finance, and explore a world of opportunity at the speed of markets.

Engineering, which is comprised of our Technology Division and global strategists groups, is at the critical center of our business, and our dynamic environment requires innovative strategic thinking and immediate, real solutions. Want to push the limit of digital possibilities? Start here.

About Risk Engineering

Goldman Sachs Risk Division and Risk Engineering is known widely in the industry as the gold standard for developing cutting edge solutions that enables Goldman Sachs to manage risk exposures and decisions. Risk Engineering plays an extremely critical function for the firm, driving how the firm takes and manages risk, and the impact of Risk division's decisions has immediate high visibility to senior-most management within the firm, as well as to our external stakeholders.

You will be amongst the very select few in engineering who will make a big impact from Day 1. Our passionate engineers work on a wide range of technologies - from cloud computing and big data analytics to self-service toolkits, building compelling visualizations using web components, discovering information in unstructured data sources, writing automation bots and much more.

The team has strong appetite to embrace latest tech stack offered in the industry. We need passionate software engineers who use Java, JavaScript, Python, React, Apache Spark and open source data science toolkits to build solutions that offer best in class experience to our risk managers and analysts. Our technology stack also includes Sybase IQ, MongoDb, Presto on Hadoop clusters, Elastic Search, Kafka, Angular, React, Elastic Search and Tableau. We do extensive domain modelling using the firm-developed open source platform called Alloy. 

Automation is at the core of our risk engineering objectives and key results. With clients, businesses and risk managers working on efficient client onboarding, risk reviews and risk management, better data and analytics tools, while at the same time demanding highly efficient processes that can executed digitally. Our team focuses on building suite of applications providing, highly effective workflows and service orientated architecture. Our function is critical to the future business growth areas across the firm - spanning investment banking, global markets and asset management. This is a great opportunity to join a global dynamic team where you will learn both – 1) developing world class engineering solutions, including cloud computing and big data analytics, optimized storage management, self-service toolkits, building compelling visualizations using web components as well as 2) business functions that Goldman Sachs offers its clients.

The Role

This role will be a blend of software development and 100% hands-on technical leadership and will be expected to drive technical decisions and lead projects and programs. It will involve actively interacting with our business stakeholders within both risk and other areas of the firm including other engineering groups. The role is multi-disciplinary as we believe our engineers should be involved in the full lifecycle of projects from requirements gathering, analysis, project planning and execution to form expansive relationships with their business stakeholders and fellow engineers across the firm. The role will have close alignment to the day to day execution of the risk platforms, and infrastructure and require close interactions with risk engineering leaders around the globe. A strong aptitude towards SRE principles will ensure a candidate to maximize their impact by providing unique insights that help them shape and optimize our platforms to handle complex requirements whilst operating within stringent SLOs.

Who We Look For

Risk Engineers are innovators and problem-solvers, actively engaged with their teams in building solutions in risk management decision making systems for the Firm’s Chief Risk Officer and senior risk leadership. We look for creative collaborators who evolve, adapt to change and thrive in a fast-paced global environment. We expect you to be fearless to question, engage in constructive debate, and be commercial minded about deliveries at a rapid pace via continuous small wins.

How you will fulfill your potential

  • Work from the Dallas office in a global dynamic, fast-paced environment that provides exposure to Liquidity Risk
  • Build disruptive solutions using cutting edge technologies with measurable commercial outcomes
  • Understand business needs, facilitate and develop process workflow, data requirements, and specifications required to support implementation
  • Develop technical specifications, high level/detailed design, testing strategies, and implementation plans from business requirements
  • Manage end-to-end systems development cycle from requirements analysis, coding, testing, UAT and maintenance
  • Build strong relationships with business facing technology teams and business partner
  • Guide and lead talented software engineers who are passionate about identifying patterns and building common solutions
  • Actively seek opportunities beyond projects and deliverables to represent the Firm, its culture and its people via forums and community activities, and active hiring in lateral markets and on campuses.

Skills and Experience We are Looking For

  • Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Electrical Engineering or related technical discipline
  • At least 6 years’ experience in software engineering and full-stack application programming
  • Strong programming experience in at least one language (preferably Javascript or Java)
  • Specialists with strong experience in Object orientated languages
  • Expertise in full stack front end Web Development or server side Java development with Relational Databases
  • Experience on support rota and efficient at catch-respond-resolve of user reported issues in prioritized order
  • Experience in software development, including a clear understanding of data structures, algorithms, software design and core programming concepts
  • Comfortable multi-tasking, managing multiple stakeholders and working as part of a team
  • Excellent communication skills including experience speaking to technical and business audiences and working globally
  • Can apply an entrepreneurial approach and passion to problem solving and product development
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills
  • Prior experience in a team lead role

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong programming experience in at least one language (preferably Javascript or Java)
  • Demonstrate front end design aesthetics with focus on User Experience

Technologies: Web/RESTful service development: HTML5,JavaScript/AngularJS/React/Redux, JSON

  • Frameworks: TDD (JUnit), build tools (Git/Maven/Gradle/Ant), Scala, Java, Spark, Tableau, Linux and shell scripting
  • Experience with continuous delivery and deployment
  • Proficient at working with large and complex code bases, managing code version controls and packaging/deploys
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