Engineering - Quality Assurance - Governance Risk and Review - Vice President - New York

US-NY-New York
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Schedule Type
Full Time
Vice President/Executive Director
Quality Assurance Engineering
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What We Do

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.


Who We Look For

Goldman Sachs Engineers are innovators and problem-solvers, building solutions in risk management, big data, mobile and more. We look for creative collaborators who evolve, adapt to change and thrive in a fast-paced global environment.




Governance: Risk Reviews & Engineering Priorities

Quality Assurance Engineering is looking to - empower engineers in the firm to proactively deliver quality software and service. Enable early identification of quality gaps with low touch controls. Create transparency and accountability to drive remediation of issue. Establish centre of excellence to advice and guide on engineering standards and best practices.

One of the pillars of QAE is Governance. Residing in this pillar, the role is to reviews incidents, defects and metrics to determine areas that are doing well and need help to progress quality through specific deep dive engagements, divisional priorities and action plans

The specific role noted here is for an engagement role between QAE and Platform, Tech Risk, AppDev teams to advance the following:

- Review quality dashboard with incidents, defects and other metrics on a weekly basis to determine where we can learn best practices from and which areas need improvement in quality
- Discuss with QAE core group on areas to engage to
- learn what is going well and include in standards, best practices and measurement
- deep dive on specific topics to determine root cause of issues
- drive divisional priorities such as production access, capacity management and other initiatives
- prepare materials for risk reviews including weekly incident reporting to CIO

For intended deep dives and divisional priorities, formalize engagement: agree on approach and what defines "done" in that space

- Engage with specific teams based on the above
- identify contacts to work with to fulfill the deep dive requirements
- based on assessment, agree on an action plan and obtain commitment
- Log action plans and ensure they are tracked with periodic discussions
- Discuss any tooling requirements to enable teams to fulfill their action plans: Work with Platform and QAE dev team as needed
- Articulate the



Job Summary & Responsibilities

  • Strategic engagement with application development teams to provide timely end-to-end delivery of appropriate platform solutions 
  • Interface with application and development community to analyze and resolve escalations 
  • Provide technical guidance on established infrastructure best practices to IT community and business

Basic Qualifications

  • Energetic and self-motivated 
  • Able to build and sustain long-term relationships with clients and colleagues 
  • Able to apply knowledge and experience in decision-making to arrive at creative and commercial solutions for the business

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with managing performance, availability and scale 
  • Proven experience with all stages in SDLC and production lifecycle of large systems 
  • Experience with managing performance, availability and scale


The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm that provides a wide range of financial services to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and individuals. Founded in 1869, the firm is headquartered in New York and maintains offices in all major financial centers around the world.

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