Goldman Sachs

Senior Security Software Engineer - Foundational Controls

3+ months agoSalt Lake City, UT


Product Security Engineering within Core Engineering is responsible for providing an opinionated, standardized set of tools and services which enable the building of secure applications. The hiring team is responsible for providing foundational products used across the entire firm; these solutions allow software engineering teams to easily and reliably safeguard their applications and data.
Are you a software/systems engineer or security engineering specialist looking for a role where you can have broad-reaching positive impact and are enthusiastic about security, authentication, cloud, and cryptography, with a minimum of 5 years' engineering experience? You will be a good fit if you have...


• • Build software libraries and services to provide secure-by-default services to software engineering teams, including authentication systems, secure service architectures, endpoint control solutions, and cloud controls
• • Partner with colleagues from across engineering and risk to ensure an outstanding developer experience that satisfies the firm's security needs
• • Collaborate on feature design and problem solving
• • Help to provide frictionless integration with the firm's runtime, deployment and SDLC technologies
• • Manage the full lifecycle of software components, from requirements through design, testing, development, release and demise
• • Help to communicate and promote best practices for security engineering across the firm
• • Engage in production troubleshooting

• • A strong grounding in security concepts, including secure coding practices, trusted computing and principles of authentication and authorization
• • A good understanding of public key and symmetric key cryptography
• • The ability to reason about performance, security, and process interactions in complex distributed systems
• • Proficiency in designing, developing and testing cross-platform software in one or more of Java, Golang or C#; open to using multiple languages
• • Experience developing, deploying and supporting software across the full Continuous Delivery life-cycle
• • The ability to understand and effectively debug both new and existing software
• • Experience meeting demands for high availability, low latency and scale
• • The ability to communicate technical concepts effectively, both in writing and orally, as well as the interpersonal skills required to collaborate effectively with colleagues across diverse engineering teams
• Possess leadership skills and the ability to think strategically

Preferred Qualifications
• • An understanding of regulated environments, e.g. financial services
• • Experience building services using public cloud providers such as AWS, Azure or GCP
• • Experience with threat modeling and risk assessment
• • Experience of practical security engineering in a Linux and/or Windows environment


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