If you're a technologist who aspires to leave Goldman Sachs and work for Google, you might be interested to know that you don't necessarily have to be a software engineer at the technology firm: Google is also hiring ex-Goldman people for sales jobs.
Yinka Fasawe is a case in point. The ex-Goldman Sachs technology analyst has just joined Google's London office as a 'customer engineer' for Google Cloud, working with financial services clients. Google's customer engineers help inform Google's clients on how to use the company's products to achieve faster growth. In Fasawe's case, he seems to be steering banks towards greater use of Google Cloud.
Google already boasts HSBC and Charles Schwab as clients for its cloud services and is keen to sell its ability to offer machine learning products and data solutions to banking clients. For this reason, Fasawe could yet find himself at the forefront of banks' use of artificial intelligence. At Goldman Sachs he was working on the fixed income currencies and commodities (FICC) technology team.
As we reported last week, Goldman also recently lost one of its systematic trading 'strats' to Google. Chandan Nath left Goldman after eight and a half years to become a Google software engineer. Google has around 150 jobs to fill in London as it prepares to move into a £1bn London HQ near Kings Cross which will be able to house up to 7,000 staff.
A move to Google may not be for everyone though. Some Google employees are attempting to escape in order to work in banking after being frustrated by the technology company's complex 'ladders' promotion system.
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