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Associate, Quantitative Researcher

Goldman Sachs
Associate, Quantitative Researcher
New York, US
198,000 - 321,000
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Job Description


As a strat who sits in Global Banking & Markets, you will play an integral role on the trading floor. You may develop automated trading algorithms for the firm and its clients or create cutting-edge derivative pricing models and empirical models to provide insight into market behavior. You might be involved in analyzing exposures and structuring transactions to meet client needs, or involved in designing and developing complex parallel computing architectures, electronic trading tools, and advanced algorithms. Throughout our businesses, strats use quantitative and technological techniques to solve complex business problems.  This is a dynamic, entrepreneurial team with a passion for the markets, with individuals who thrive in fast-paced, changing environments and are energized by a bustling trading floor.

Job Summary

Candidates joining the Credit Systematic Market Making (SMM) Trading desk are engaged in market making and its related functions in US Credit and Muni products. The desk offers liquidity primarily in a principal capacity and trades with clients via vendor platforms and directly with clients intermediated by sales. Team members combine their mathematical, programming and market expertise to build and generate systematic strategies. The desk looks for individuals with strong mathematical skillsets, programming experience, and who are motivated to get hands on experience with algorithmic trading.


  • Make quantitative improvements to existing trading strategies, build new models
  • Conduct research on trading cost models, liquidity models, risk models, and portfolio construction methodology

Basic Qualifications 

  • Experience conducting research and applying statistical methods to large data sets
  • Programming experience in C++, Java, or Python
  • Bachelors or Masters in a scientific or quantitative discipline

Preferred Qualifications  

  • Past experience with quantitative research and developing large, scalable systems
  • Prior trading or sales experience in Credit products
  • Good communication skills, ability to converse with senior leaders & clients


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Salary Range

The expected base salary for this New York, New York, United States-based position is $150000-$225000. In addition, you may be eligible for a discretionary bonus if you are an active employee as of fiscal year-end.


Goldman Sachs is committed to providing our people with valuable and competitive benefits and wellness offerings, as it is a core part of providing a strong overall employee experience. A summary of these offerings, which are generally available to active, non-temporary, full-time and part-time US employees who work at least 20 hours per week, can be found here.

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