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Goldman Sachs

  • 1,000 - 50,000 employees

Goldman Sachs FICC Sales Strat Program

As a front office Strat, you’ll have the opportunity to have an immediate impact on how Goldman Sachs is internally operating its sales, trading and financing business.

Opportunity details

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Application dates

Applications Open
25 Aug 2020
Applications Close
13 Sep 2020

Minimum requirements

Minimum Prior Qualification
Accepting International Applications
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About Goldman Sachs

At Goldman Sachs, we connect people, capital and ideas to help solve problems for our clients. We are a leading global financial services firm providing investment banking, securities and investment management services to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and individuals.

About our roles in Sales Strats

Goldman Sachs is a world leader in developing quantitative and technological solutions to complex business problems. Working side by side with the firm’s trading, sales and investment management professionals, our quantitative and technical professionals use their training to devise trade strategies, advise clients on transactions, develop analytical market tools, and model diverse market scenarios. As a front office Strat, you’ll have the opportunity to have an immediate impact on how Goldman Sachs is internally operating its sales, trading and financing business. Based on financial market dynamics, you will use quantitative skills to provide scalable and efficient solutions and risk analytics to both internal teams and external clients. 

Job responsibilites

Candidates will have the opportunity to utilise their technical backgound in a range of market functions across a variety of asset classes to meet our clients needs. Utilising established development tools alongside proprietary technology, candidates will develop tools and analyse data based on topical market activity, and present this to clients and internal sales, trading and financing teams. We look for creative collaborators with a strong quantitative background and intellectual curiosity who will thrive in a fast-paced global environment. 

  • Collaborate in cross-divisional teams to bring innovative multi-functional solutions to our clients under our "One-GS" innitiative. 
  • Identify and champion the development of trade ideas based on market development and client needs; producing statistical justification, pitching to clients, and optimising market implementation. 
  • Develop a deep understanding of financial products and markets to initiate and advise clients on innovative ways to implement their views. 
  • Manage, visualise, and analyse financial data sets to identify market opportunities and manage trading or financing risks. 
  • Develop and distribute automated market analysis publications across internal teams and our client base.

Basic Qualifications

A core requirement of this role is to be able to closely tie a technical skillset to furthering the financial interests of Goldman Sachs and its clients, and we are hence seeking candidates which can demonstrate and want to further advance a hybrid skillset between their technical background and finance. 

  • A keen interest and/or experience in analysing and/or trading in financial markets. 
  • A technical background or skill set in Computer Science, Applied Maths, Statistics, Engineering, or similar field. 
  • Penultimate year of a bachelors, masters or PhD degree 
  • Ability to solve complex problems with elegant solutions, and to articulate those to any audience

Preferred qualifications

In this role candidates will be able and required to rapidly develop knowledge about financial market operations, and the necessary skillset to be a technical finance professional. Whilst not required, relevant pre-existing experience should be highlighted as evidence of a candidates interest in the space. 

  • Some programming experience which can be leveraged in technical tasks and to learn Goldman Sach's proprietary programming and risk management platform 
  • Finance-related qualification at University or other financial experience 
  • Understanding of any time series analysis, statistics, data mining, numerical analysis techniques 
  • Strong interpersonal skills, drive and ownership

How to apply

Click apply now below and follow the steps below

  • Select 'Apply' under the ‘Students’ section
  • Select ‘Register’ or ‘Login’ in the top right of the page
  • Select ‘Summer Analyst/Summer Associate’ from the position listing
  • Recruiting Year: 2021
  • Position: Summer Internship
  • Program: Summer Analyst
  • Location: Sydney
  • Division: Global Markets