Goldman Sachs

Associate Data Engineer in Birmingham

Associate Data Engineer

Goldman Sachs Engineers are innovators and problem-solvers, building solutions for wide range of data problems and platforms. The Data Models & Governance team is comprised of experts in ensuring businesses use a governed transaction data model with robust standards and controls that can be used as a common trusted source. We leverage modelling, analytics, data visualization and trading tools. We are expected to maintain an in-depth understanding of the financial terms, risk management, and trade processing flows for a wide range of products, models and asset classes offered by the firm. This presents a highly visible platform to use your skills and knowledge on challenging and strategic projects to make a direct impact to the firm’s bottom line and speed of business execution.

We look for an associate data engineer who evolve, adapt to change and thrive in a fast-paced global environment. An ideal candidate would have strong a strong technical background and problem solving skills, drive to investigate problems and generate new ideas, and the judgement to deliver quick yet robust solutions.


  • Leverage firm’s APIs and tools for Financial Terms representation
  • Build highly-scalable data models catering to firm’s central representation of the products
  • Maintain strict governance and standards on the usage of transaction data and models
  • Partner with Front Office and Strats for effective risk management of front to back
  • Collaborate efficiently within a diverse global team and stakeholders set in business and federation
  • Work in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment as a self-starter

Skills And Experience We Are Looking For

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field: Mathematics, Finance, Computer Science, Physics, Engineering.
  • Knowledge about popular design patterns and algorithms
  • Knowledge of at least one derivative asset class
  • Programming skills in a major programming language
  • Understanding of data architecture, modelling and infrastructure
  • Efficient and effective communication skills
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills
  • Problem solver with attention to detail who can see complex problems in the data space through end to end
  • Experience working in OTC derivative function

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of SQL and databases
  • Knowledge of more than one financial asset class
  • Awareness around Derivatives Regulatory Reforms