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Goldman Sachs & Co. Reg/Control Uplift - UX Designer in Dallas, Texas


What We Do

At Goldman Sachs, our Engineers don’t just make things – we make things possible. Change the world by connecting people and capital with ideas. Solve the most challenging and pressing engineering problems for our clients. Join our engineering teams that build massively scalable software and systems, architect low latency infrastructure solutions, proactively guard against cyber threats, and leverage machine learning alongside financial engineering to continuously turn data into action.

At Goldman Sachs, our culture is one of teamwork, innovation and meritocracy. We often say our people are our greatest asset and we take pride in supporting each colleague both professionally and personally. From collaborative work spaces and mindfulness classes to working from home and flexible work options, we offer our people the support they need to reach their goals in and outside the office.

Goldman Sachs Electronic Trading (GSET) has launched an initiative to become the top provider in electronic trading by building superior technology and delivering high quality products. This vision is a multi-year investment in people, platforms and products. Join the team, and participate in the development and launch of best in class products for top clients across the industry. We are looking for eager, nimble and ambitious engineers to join our growing team of visionaries, and drive Goldman Sachs Electronic Trading to achieve and exceed our goals.

Your Impact

This team is accountable for platform architecture evolution to meet the evolving needs of different business lines globally with rapid software deployment. As stewards of critical components in order execution and post-trade, the team is accountable for a high degree of software quality. The team consists of self-guided pragmatic individuals who are motivated to change the status quo in calculated ways.

As a member of the team, you will play an integral role on the trading floor. This is a dynamic, entrepreneurial team with a passion for technology and the markets, with individuals who thrive in a fast-paced changing environment. The team takes a data driven approach to decision making and you should be willing to participate in the full product lifecycle from requirements gathering, design, implementation, testing, support, and monitoring trading performance for systems and strategies used by our clients.


Our core value is building strong relationships with our institutional clients, which include corporations, financial service providers, and fund managers. We help them buy and sell financial products on exchanges around the world, raise funding, and manage risk. 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.

The Global Markets Division (GMD) requires a UX Designer to join the Supervisory Uplift programme to create a new state-of-the-art Operating Risk Management and Controls platform for its Front Office Sales and Trading teams.

The programme is tasked with delivering significant business impact, putting the firm ahead of the rest of the street, by creating a high-tech central platform to streamline controls management and execution and, operating risk management and monitoring.

The platform will be used by individual traders and sales persons, desk supervisors and head, all the way up to the most senior of risk management teams. In addition to the extensive use by the first line of defence, the platform will also meet the needs of the second and third lines of defence(i.e. Compliance, Legal, Internal Audit etc.)as well as external regulators and audit teams.

The delivery team is growing fast and the programme has been selected as one of the CIO's top 5 flagship initiatives for GMD making it one of the firm's most strategic initiatives.


Job Summary

You will report to the programme UX lead and be responsible for successfully delivering the UX of key parts of the platform's 4 experience hubs: Risks; Controls; Intelligence; Governance.

  • Collaborate with business teams, product managers and engineers to identify product features and functionality, define problem statement & user goals, map user flows.

  • Produce wireframes, user flows, prototypes, and production quality designs that effectively communicate design directions

  • Manage design reviews with all relevant stakeholders to iterate on designs

  • Collaborate closely with the engineering team and be a tight knit part of the agile development process

  • Understand the success of your designs through user testing and other research methods and metrics

    You will be part of the Global Markets Division's engineering team and work closely with the firm's Core UX Design team(part of the Goldman Sachs Digital Strategy Group)that delivers great products that satisfy the firm’s business needs and achieve adoption.

    The core design team has expertise in user research, interaction design, visual design, and front-end development. They act as a partner to business and technology teams to create applications that are easy to use, engaging, powerful, and competitive.

    The work involves designing complex data rich experiences across web, desktop & mobile leveraging the firm's established design system -https://design.gs.com

    UX Designers at Goldman Sachs get involved right across the design process – from engaging with stakeholders & working out what to build, to collaborating with highly skilled user researchers, business analysts, products managers and some of the world’s best engineers to design and refine product concepts, seeing them through into production.

    You’ll be adept at communicating with a variety of different stakeholders and able to convey ideas effectively to those audiences. Your passion for design and innovation will be infectious and you’ll be able to demonstrate how you balance innovation & creative thinking with tight business constraints to provide solutions that drive real business value.

    At Goldman Sachs, our culture is one of teamwork, innovation and meritocracy. We often say our people are our greatest asset and we take pride in supporting each colleague both professionally and personally. From collaborative work spaces and mindfulness classes to working from home and flexible work options, we offer our people the support they need to reach their goals in and outside the firm.

    Basic Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience in product, interaction, or user experience design OR Master’s degree in design, human factors, Industrial design, or related fields

  • Design experience with data intensive and transaction-oriented applications

  • Demonstrated ability to design using a design language to brand a digital experience

  • Demonstrated ability to build interactive prototypes

  • Experience with user centered design processes and principles

  • PORTFOLIO REQUIRED: Please include a link to your online portfolio or attach work samples.

    Preferred Qualifications

  • Domain expertise in the financial sector

  • Proven experience designing interactive applications that have been developed and achieved great user adoption

  • Experience with interaction design and using a user centered design process

  • Practical understanding of the technologies used to build rich web, desktop, and mobile apps

  • Self-motivated and self-managed with a high degree of analytical ability and intellectual curiosity



At Goldman Sachs, we commit our people, capital and ideas to help our clients, shareholders and the communities we serve to grow. Founded in 1869, we are a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm. Headquartered in New York, we maintain offices around the world. We believe who you are makes you better at what you do. We're committed to fostering and advancing diversity and inclusion in our own workplace and beyond by ensuring every individual within our firm has a number of opportunities to grow professionally and personally, from our training and development opportunities and firmwide networks to benefits, wellness and personal finance offerings and mindfulness programs. Learn more about our culture, benefits, and people at GS.com/careers . We’re committed to finding reasonable accommodations for candidates with special needs or disabilities during our recruiting process. Learn more: https://www.goldmansachs.com/careers/footer/disability-statement.html

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Job ID 2020-64973

Schedule Type Full Time

Level Vice President

Function(s) General


Division Engineering

Business UnitOperations Engineering

Employment Type Employee