Engineering – SIMON Strats - Senior Security Engineer - VP - NYC

Location(s) US-NY-New York
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Full Time
Vice President/Executive Director
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What We Do


Our team is specifically focused on building an electronic multi-dealer platform called SIMON which is quickly evolving in to the market standard for structuring, distributing, and trading structured notes. This is a unique opportunity for you to be part of a highly productive and motivated group of software engineers, who are constantly looking to innovate and provide best-in-class FinTech platform to clients. You will collaborate on a daily basis with sales and trading involved in the SIMON effort.



Your Impact


The SIMON team is looking for a highly technical thought leader to help shape, design and implement the security posture of the group.  Your role will cover a broad security spectrum including SIMON’s Web facing platform, the oversight and design of the various AWS environments and the design and implementation of the internal workplace technology stack.  You will participate in gathering specifications, designing innovative solutions based on 3rd party cloud technologies, implementing robust solutions, and ensuring sufficient automation and monitoring to alert on any aberrant behavior across the technology stack.  You will also assist with selecting, onboarding, implementing and integrating the best of breed vendor solutions into the SIMON technology stack.




You will be directly responsible for building, evolving and maintaining every aspect of the technology stack for the SIMON team with a focus on both internal and internet facing security.  This will require a broad technical range from best practice around securing user endpoints, all the way through to ensuring the security of the front end web stack.


Major responsibilities:


  • Collaborate with internal infrastructure and application engineers to review, implement and evolve the security design of the customer facing SIMON platform.  This will include securing and monitoring the public facing web stack to proactively alert and block any malicious activity.
  • Collaborate with internal infrastructure and application engineers to review, implement and evolve the internal technologies used to build and improve the SIMON platform.  This will include helping to design and create a secure but highly collaborative workplace technology environment.  This will also include designing and evolving the security of the SDLC.
  • Assist with the implementation and development or our overall monitoring infrastructure, suggesting and integrating 3rd party or internal systems as needed.  This will include setting up suitable dashboards and alerts on tools such as Splunk to help ensure that we know as much as possible, as quickly as possible about security incidents
  • Create log dashboards, scripts, tools, monitoring metrics, and alert trigger definitions to automate and manage the security of the entire technology environment.
  • Prepare and document standard operating procedures and protocols across the security space
  • Write comprehensive reports including assessment-based findings, outcomes and propositions for further system security enhancement
  • Oversee training the SIMON user base on security principles and best practice 

Basic Qualifications

  • Extensive experience with software defined networking in an AWS cloud environment
  • Python programming
  • Management of security oversight of internet facing web technologies, content distribution networks and web application firewalls
  • Detailed technical knowledge of database and operating system security
  • Hands on experience in security systems, including firewalls, intrusion detection systems, endpoint security, authentication systems, log management, content filtering, etc
  • Familiarity with working in a Linux environment
  • 5+ years of security engineering relevant experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience

Preferred Qualifications


Previous use of:

  • Data loss prevention technologies (DLP) to secure against egress of Intellectual Property
  • Bluecoat or zScaler in creating sensible proxy policies around internet access in a controlled environment
  • Logging (Splunk, Kibana/Elasticsearch) and Monitoring systems (Nagios, Zabbix, Sensu, etc), including setting up relevant metrics and dashboards to automate the alerting of security issues.
  • Familiarity with the concepts around implementing zero trust networks such as Google BeyondCorp
  • Ability to integrate and debug Authentication and API Access Management technologies (such as Okta, OneLogin)
  • Experience with deploying and administering networking and perimeter security hardware (such as Cisco, Juniper, Palo Alto, etc).


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.  Create new businesses, transform finance, and explore a world of opportunity at the speed of markets.


Engineering, which is comprised of our Technology Division and global Strategists groups, is at the critical center of our business, and our dynamic environment requires innovative strategic thinking and immediate, real solutions.  Want to push the limit of digital possibilities?  Start here.


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