GS Accelerate PinACL - Platform Engineer

Accelerate is a firmwide initiative to foster innovation and collaboration across divisions, with a focus on the firm's future growth. The projects we fund will focus on building brand new business ideas for GS, while offering employees the opportunity to work in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment.

All of the ideas and businesses in which we are investing have key technical components to explore and develop. As such, Accelerate Engineering is focused on creating a dynamic, flexible environment that can rapidly create and deliver new products for our businesses. Many of these projects are either to deliver proofs-of-concepts or minimum viable products in exciting greenfield environments, while others are expanding current strategic platforms to integrate with one another in new, client-focused ways.

Engineers will play an integral role in helping define both the scope and direction of the businesses as they launch and grow, and they will become core owners of the platforms as they evolve. In short, we're evolving, and we're looking for some of the most talented engineers in the world to help us go further than ever before.

GS Accelerate/pinACL within Goldman Sachs Firmwide Strategy is building a best in class security policy manager platform to automate the provisioning and lifecycle of security policies across network devices such as firewalls and routers, both on-premises and in the Cloud.

We expect the successful candidate to be intimately familiar with firewall technologies and how they operate. This individual must understand how firewall policies are managed.

We are looking for a talented and passionate engineer who thrives in an extremely entrepreneurial, fast paced environment. This is a high visibility role, backed by some of the senior-most leaders of the firm, and as such, will require creativity and drive to deliver on an ambitious roadmap.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Evaluate and test different firewalls platforms across the enterprise vendor landscape
  • Responsible for the architecture, design, testing and certification of new products and sustained engineering of existing products that are critical to the firm's business
  • Partner with the Network Software Engineering team to increase operating efficiencies by reducing manual tasks through automation.

  • 8-10 years' experience working in an enterprise network environment on Firewall platforms, including product testing and certification
  • Experience with firewall policy conversions
  • Team player, eager to work in a global organization
  • Energetic, self-motivated, and can independently manage multiple projects and stakeholders
  • Analytical mindset, creativity and commercial focus to deliver optimal solutions for the business
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong client orientation and business interaction skills
  • Ability to author and maintain technical documentation
  • Bachelor's or a higher education degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or similar degree

  • Familiarity with firewall vendor APIs
  • Basic Java development experience
  • Basic understanding of routing and switching protocols and products

Why GS Accelerate
  • Unparalleled responsibility and career opportunity to make a highly visible global impact
  • You will be part of a large community of like-minded technologists in a flat organization with a culture that promotes collaboration, "can do" mindsets and teamwork
  • Responsibility for requirements gathering, analysis, design and development of funding systems
  • Forge strong relationships with our clients across all of our businesses, as well as other technology teams to develop and enhance our systems and processes
  • Develop solutions that directly impact the bottom line by enabling new investment opportunities for our business partners
  • Opportunity to work on unprecedented projects both at Goldman Sachs & more broadly in the financial services industry



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