Goldman Sachs is all about data. The firm is in the process of building itself a data lake (AKA a ‘strategic repository for enterprise data’) and is hiring for a data architecture team comprised of data lake engineers, data-oriented technologists who interact with the lake and data-oriented developers who create and manage the software that itself manages the data in the lake…
If this sounds like a big undertaking, it clearly is. And if you want to achieve one of these data job at Goldman – and anywhere else in finance, it might help to learn Goldman’s inhouse data coding language, known internally as PURE and now open sourced as the Legend Language.
PURE/Legend is a logical modeling language developed by Goldman to describe its data. It’s used by the firm in conjunction with a system known until yesterday as Alloy. Alloy uses PURE to interrogate Goldman’s databases and to generate models as anything from SQL, to Java and JSON. – It’s the visual frontend.
Working with Fintech Open Source Foundation (FINOS), Goldman yesterday made PURE and Alloy available on GitHub as the Legend Platform. Read more via NewsEFinancialCareers