IBD, TERM, Derivative Documentation Group, Associate, Salt Lake City/Dallas

Goldman Sachs
Dallas, Texas or Salt Lake City, UT
Base Salary and year-end bonus compensation
27 Apr 2021
27 May 2021
Job Function
Industry Sector
Investment Bank
Employment Type
Full Time


Our division works on some of the most complex financial challenges and transactions in the market today. Whether advising on a merger, providing financial solutions for an acquisition, or structuring an initial public offering, we handle projects that help clients at major milestones. We work with corporations, pension funds, financial sponsors, and governments and are team of strong analytical thinkers, who have a passion for producing out-of-the-box ideas.




The team is responsible for providing outstanding service by engaging with clients, understanding their trading activity/strategy.   We handle all aspects of the relevant trading documentation negotiation and are therefore an essential component in the creation and maintenance of a trading relationship with a given client.  


Principal Responsibilities: 

  • Responsible for drafting, reviewing and negotiating the following documents:
    • Repurchase documentation such as 1996 MRA related ancillary documents;
    • ISDA and Derivative Master Agreements and related ancillary documents; and
    • Cleared Derivative Execution Agreements
  • Follow-up work, both internally and with counterparts to gather comments, information, review and ultimately complete agreements and prepare them for execution
  • Organization of execution of completed agreements and dispatch for counterparts' signature
  • Follow-up work to ensure return of signed documents and completion and closing of files
  • Responding to queries on the master documentation from various departments including the front office
  • Ongoing opportunity to challenge existing controls/processes and leverage your experience to identify risks and improve the effectiveness of the team; and
  • Develop and nurture relationships across the firm to build consensus and execute on initiatives
  • Entrepreneurial, innovative and analytical approach to providing client solutions  



  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent with experience in a Legal/Trading Documentation role at a law firm or leading financial institution.
  • Knowledge of various legal entities including funds and corporates.
  • Negotiation of unsecured ISDAs, Credit Support Annexes, secured ISDAs (secured through a credit facility), MRA, and CDEA.
  • Knowledge of regulatory developments related to derivatives
  • Proven excellent organizational and prioritization skills and attention to detail, especially under pressure.
  • Proven ability to negotiate and review detailed legal documents with an eye for detail and accuracy, particularly around documentation terms.
  • Ability to ensure consistency across documentation and know when to escalate issues. 
  • Self-motivated, results-driven and proactive team player who takes ownership and accountability for their work, can help collaborate and provide directive when issues arise in the team and is capable of multi-tasking in a fast-paced environment
  • Good interpersonal and communications skills
  • Enthusiasm and interest in development of documentation skills and using such skills for the completion of negotiation process.
  • Flexibility and willingness to learn new skills and develop full job ownership.
  • Strong commercial acumen with a keen interest in derivative, repo, global markets lending markets and products
  • Ability to interact with and influence business stakeholders and clients in order to negotiate, build consensus, control risks and improve operational efficiency
  • Proficient in IT and able to adapt to various databases/systems


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