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Explore the skills we look for to shape the future of Goldman Sachs.

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Audit (Finance and Technology)

Teams audit critical areas of the firm to minimize risk to regulators and external auditors, ensuring the firm is operating in a way that is safe and functional across the firm’s footprint. 

Relevant functions

Controllers
Internal Audit
Risk

Business Finance, Budgeting, and Forecasting

Teams partner with business leaders to provide advice on the financial and regulatory considerations when executing business with our clients. 

Relevant functions

Asset Management
FICC and Equities
Operations
Platform Solutions

Business Operations (Trade and Transaction Management)

Trade and transaction management and custody services teams across the firm embody sharp attention to detail, a risk management and analytical mindset and strong ability to problem-solve.

Relevant functions

Operations
Wealth Management

Client Services and Sales Solutions

Teams work together to provide an exceptional client experience in order to help our clients achieve their financial goals.  Our client and customer service professionals across the firm demonstrate an unwavering commitment to managing their clients’ needs with their ability to problem solve, critically think and remain poised under pressure while executing trades or answering client questions on accounts, portfolios, and records.

Relevant functions

Asset Management
FICC and Equities
Operations
Wealth Management

Data Analytics and Business Intelligence

Teams build, control, maintain, and deliver large data sets in the most effective and efficient way.

Relevant functions

FICC and Equities
Human Capital Management
Internal Audit
Operations
Platform Solutions
Risk

Financial Accounting/Financial Planning

Teams collaborate with groups across the firm to develop and manage the firm's  forward looking strategic and financial plans, including profit, loss, and financial resources. 

Relevant functions

Asset Management 
Controllers
FICC and Equities
Platform Solutions

Investing

Clients are at the center of what we do and they require a team behind them that has a passion for investing, risk management experience and ability to understand unique clients’ needs.   

Relevant functions

Asset Management

Investment Banking/Financial Modeling

In addition to being passionate about the financial services industry, markets and research process, individuals across these teams possess strong financial modeling skills, excellent written and verbal communication, are strategic and analytical thinkers, and hold a high level of Excel proficiency. 

Relevant functions

Asset Management
Executive Office
Investment Banking
 

Investment Research

Research teams provide timely, key research to the investment teams, giving them the information they need to make investment decisions.

Relevant functions

Global Investment Research

Investor Relations

Corresponding with investors and bankers and helping liaise transactions throughout the firm, our Investor Relations teams are often the front line for interacting with high value clients and ensuring their business with the firm is taken care of in a timely manner.

Relevant functions

Executive Office

Legal

Providing advice to sustain the firm’s financial well-being and reputation, legal teams  are the firm’s second line of defense, helping ensure  the firm’s activities are conducted within the boundaries of the law and consistent with preserving and enhancing the firm’s reputation.

Relevant functions

Legal

Marketing and Communications

Teams develop and implement holistic marketing and communication strategies that deliver the full value of the GS network and expertise to clients. They generate new business and build brand equity by raising visibility and amplifying engagement efforts locally and globally.

Relevant functions

Asset Management
Executive Office
Platform Solutions

Payments

Teams are responsible for delivering smooth payments execution and reconciliation, as well as maintaining tight ledger integrity. Teams processes and manage all incoming and outgoing cash movements, and monitor transactions for compliance to legal and regulatory requirements.

Relevant functions

Operations

Product Management and Design

Product Management and Design teams across the firm operate with creative strategic thinking and are well versed in visual identity, style, and design systems--bringing a curiosity for industry best practices, ability to hunt down the latest advancements in trends, emerging patterns, and their applicability to our products.

Relevant functions

Platform Solutions

Project Management

Strong project managers embody excellent judgment, identify risks or issues early and are able to manage multiple stakeholders with competing priorities. Importantly, they are results-driven and have a proven track record of execution against deliverables. 

Relevant functions

FICC and Equities
Operations
Platform Solutions 
Wealth Management 

 

Regulatory Compliance

Teams manage the firm’s compliance, regulatory and reputational risks by ensuring adherence to laws, rules and regulations. 

Relevant functions

Global Compliance

Risk Management

Teams identify, monitor and anticipate the diverse array of risks the firm faces in serving clients and operating its global businesses, including credit risk, market risk, liquidity risk operational risk and model risk. 

Relevant functions

Asset Management
FICC and Equities
Platform Solutions
Risk

Sales

Sales teams help clients navigate markets to support their investment goals.

Relevant functions

Asset Management
FICC and Equities
Investment Banking
Wealth Management

 

SWE – Full Stack/Back End Engineer

Teams develop best-in-class capabilities impacting internal/external market-makers, institutional or retail investors and clients.

Relevant functions

Asset Management
Conflicts Resolution Group
Controllers
Corporate and Workplace Solutions
Corporate Treasury
Engineering
Executive Office
Finance
Global Compliance
Global Investment Research
Human Capital Management
I
nternal Audit
Investment Banking
Platform Solutions
Risk
Wealth Management

Talent Management (Talent Acquisition, Compensation/Benefits, Talent Advisors)

Human Capital Management teams demonstrate strong problem-solving, quantitative analytics and stakeholder management skills and make an impact on the careers of our people. Delivering a best-in-class people strategy that attracts and motivates our evolving workforce, HCM teams design and implement strategies to help our people be their best at the firm and in their lives outside of it.

Relevant functions

Human Capital Management

Trading/Quantitative Modeling

From developing automated trading algorithms for the firm and its clients to creating quantitative models and analytical tools to construct and manage client portfolios, trading and quantitative modeling are challenged to use cutting edge technological and quantitative techniques to solve complex business and client problems, to make markets, and manage risk. They are also responsible for reviewing and validating models to ensure accuracy. 

Relevant functions

Asset Management
FICC and Equities

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