Goldman Sachs & Co. Securities, Equities Strategist, Equity Quantitative Volatility Trading, Systems Developer, Analyst/Associate, Hong Kong in Hong Kong, Hong Kong


Divisional Overview

Goldman Sachs’ Strats business unit is a world leader in developing quantitative and technological solutions to solve complex business problems. Working within the firm’s trading, sales, banking and investment management divisions, Strats use their mathematical and scientific training to create financial products, advise clients on transactions, measure risk, and identify market opportunities.


Job Summary and Responsibilities

We are looking for a C++ developer based in Hong Kong to join the Quantitative Volatility Trading (QVT) group within the Equities Franchise. The candidate will focus on application development (trading infrastructure and applications, monitoring and control tools, interoperability with Firm systems) for the High Frequency Trading (HFT) team.

Responsibilities include:

  • Design, build and maintain complex, scalable, high frequency, low latency and high capacity distributed software systems in C++ for real time order state management, trading and risk management, smart order routing and internalization functions.

  • Conduct statistical data analysis to identify trading performance improvements. Here having knowledge of basic statistical analysis is a plus.

  • Participate in all aspects of the development lifecycle coupled with heavy interaction with traders, clients and compliance officers globally. The environment is dynamic and collaborative so strong communication skills are a must.

Basic Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in computer science or engineering would be ideal.

  • Minimum of 2 years of developer experience, working on high-frequency, low latency systems.

  • Extensive C++ and experience programming multithreaded applications; lockfree and waitfree algorithms a plus.

  • Knowledgeable in Unix/Linux tools and programming environment.

  • TCP/IP and network programming

  • Exposure to sockets/networking programming.

  • Strong time management skills and the ability to multi-task.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and ability to work in a team.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Financial knowledge.

  • Previous HFT experience is a plus.

  • PhD


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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Location(s)HK-Hong Kong

Job ID2017-38944

Schedule TypeFull Time



RegionAsia Except Japan


Business UnitEQ APAC Trading

Employment TypeEmployee