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POST DATE 10/9/2017
END DATE 4/20/2018

The Goldman Sachs Group New York, NY

New York, NY
AJE Ref #
Job Classification
Full Time
Job Type
Company Ref #
Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Bachelors Degree



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.

Who We Look For

Goldman Sachs Engineers are innovators and problem-solvers, building solutions in risk management, big data, mobile and more. We look for creative collaborators who evolve, adapt to change and thrive in a fast-paced global environment.


Electronic Trading employs a vast network connecting hundreds of machines in various data centers across the globe. We have strict latency requirements for our applications and the hardware stack they run on.


This role will focus on researching and engineering our next-generation platform for low-latency, resiliency, and the appropriate scale, as well as liaising between application developers within the Strats team and the infrastructure engineers who implement and support our plant on a day to day basis.



Basic Qualifications

* Bachelor s degree in Computer Science/Engineering or other relevant field

* Strong communication and analytical/problem-solving skills

* Linux (any distribution) engineering/system administration

* Network engineering/administration

* Securities/trading experience is a plus but not required

Preferred Qualifications

* Configuration/tuning of the host OS and BIOS for optimal low-latency settings. Knowledge of Linux kernel internals and effective use of system call interface. Software package build and installation

* Troubleshooting/debugging of basic OS functions and network stack. Experience with a configuration management system, such as CFEngine, Salt, Chef, or Puppet. Perl/Python/Bash scripting to automate sysadmin tasks and perform data analysis.

* Designing and implementing benchmarks to test performance of computer platforms and OS configuration settings. Good understanding of the latest x86 CPU architectures and the various optimizations they employ, as well as how an application developer might take advantage of them.

* Some C or C++ programming experience preferred, with a focus on socket/network programming and debugging.

* Experience with various messaging middleware technologies (RV, LBM, TREP, 0MQ, RabbitMQ, etc.) Experience with systemtap and Linux performance counters.

* Configuration/tuning of layer 2/3 network devices. Knowledge of networking technologies, topologies, and protocols (TCP/IP, BGP, OSPF & RIP, SNMP, Multicast, VSS, STP, HSRP, switching technologies, DWDM, Carrier Circuits, WAN switching, SAN).

* Experience in designing, implementing, operating and troubleshooting large IP-based data networks (LAN/WAN).

* Ability to lead and oversee technical aspects of deploying new network infrastructure or executing platform upgrades/enhancements in an enterprise environment. Designing and implementing benchmarks to test performance of network devices and configuration settings.

* Experience working with various market data dissemination protocols a strong positive.


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.

The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., 2018. All rights reserved Goldman Sachs is an equal employment/affirmative action employer Female/Minority/Disability/Vet.