Careers in Operations [4:35]

Operations is at the core of Goldman Sachs. For every trade agreed, every new product launched or market entered, every transaction completed, it is Operations that enables business to flow.

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Operations partners with all areas of the firm to deliver banking, sales and trading, and asset management capabilities to all our clients. We work to protect the accuracy and efficiency at every step of the trade. For example, if a company wants to buy a block of stock, Operations first ensures that the stock and payment are ready to be traded. Next, we make sure that the trade is settled properly and on time. And finally, Operations confirms that each trade is reported accurately to the buyer, the seller, the firm and the regulators. Along the way, Operations looks for anything that could expose our clients or the firm to financial loss, penalty or other risks. Operations does this for every transaction all around the world. Operations also aids in the design of the technology, the information flows and the processes that make it all work. We constantly monitor these systems and reengineer them to keep everything running as efficiently as possible.

Who We Look For

Operations recruits highly motivated individuals who can help the firm and its clients facilitate business. Professionals in Operations come from various academic and professional backgrounds and display the following personal qualities and attributes:

  • Communication & Interpersonal Skills
  • Intellectual Curiosity, Passion and Self-Motivation
  • Strong Sense of Teamwork
  • Leadership
  • Sense of Risk Management
  • Design, Creativity and Problem Solving Skills
  • Integrity, Ethical Standards and Sound Judgment
  • Commitment to Excellence

How We're Organized

The Operations division is split into subdivisions based either on the areas of our Revenue producing businesses where the teams help facilitate business flow or into central functions that span across the entire division.

The Operations division functionally is split into four main areas: Capital Markets Operations, Financial Analytics & Reporting, Operations Design, and Data Science & Engineering.

  • Capital Market Operations acts as the front-line of the division to enable all of the firm’s businesses and supports the life cycle of a trade by partnering with clients and other divisions to mitigate risk and provide excellent client service
  • Professionals in Financial Analytics & Reporting create financial models and manage the division’s metrics to enable informed business decisions and improve the economics of the our business
  • Operations Design professionals plan and execute change programs and create new financial operations capabilities to drive efficiency, improve client service levels, and reduce our operational risk
  • Data Science & Engineering professionals develop cutting edge analytical tools and engineer solutions to address operational challenges

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