Trading Analyst, Foreign Exchange

  • Google Inc
  • Sunnyvale, CA, United States
  • 28 Dec, 2017
Experienced Hires Advisory Derivatives FX & Money Markets Trading

Job Description

Google's Treasury team is on a mission to optimize the return on Google's financial assets. As a member of this team, you're always looking for innovative ways to help Google invest for the future while limiting volatility and material surprises. In addition to risk busting and asset management, you work collaboratively to administer business insurance programs and stock programs, and provide financial analysis support to our internal teams. You make creative yet calculated decisions that are backed by both experience and your extensive knowledge of the economy and financial industry.

Google’s Foreign Exchange (FX) team is part of a Finance organization focused on Google’s global foreign currency risk across the globe. In this team, you will work with cross-functional teams to execute on Google’s expanding hedge programs and work to optimize the company’s financial performance.

The name Google came from "googol," a mathematical term for the number 1 followed by 100 zeros. And nobody at Google loves big numbers like the Finance team when providing in depth analysis on all manner of strategic decisions across Google products. From developing forward-thinking analysis to generating management reports to scaling our automated financial processes, the Finance organization is an important partner and advisor to the business.


  • Execute and provide input on FX hedging strategies trading foreign currency derivatives with global banking partners.
  • Generate and present in-depth data driven market intelligence for the provision of relevant analysis of ideas and events.
  • Carry out currency pair analysis and modeling with quantitative background to apply to periodic market forecasting framework.
  • Work with dedicated teams of internal and external Treasury Specialists to support the implementation of Treasury Management System solutions.
  • Collaborate with designated FX teams on allocated projects requiring communication and presentation skills.


Minimum qualifications:

  • 3 years of relevant work experience from an investment bank, corporate finance or consulting capacity.
  • Experience working with financial derivatives including FX spot, forwards, NDF, commodities and options.
  • Experience working with financial modeling and individual currency pair fair value drivers.

Preferred qualifications:

  • MBA and/or CFA certification or equivalent educational background with quantitative coursework.
  • Effective computer skills (productivity suites, SQL, MATLAB, etc).
  • Excellent spreadsheet software, analytical/quantitative and organizational skills as well as a demonstrated capability of handling multiple ad hoc requests simultaneously.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with ability to present clear and concise recommendations to management.