Engineering - Technology Risk - Governance - Audit - Vice President - New York

Location(s) US-NY-New York
Job ID
Schedule Type
Full Time
Vice President/Executive Director
Business Unit
Technology Risk
Employment Type


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.




The candidate will be responsible for leading the Technology Risk Audit Team, which oversees management of the firm’s SOX Section 404 and SOC-1 technology controls and Audit Assurance program.  The program ensures that controls are functioning properly, breaks are quickly identified, and deficiencies are resolved through continuous risk assessments, robust testing, control evaluation, and paperwork documentation.  The Team works closely with external auditors, internal stakeholders, and other audit representatives to provide comprehensive risk and controls analysis and an integrated control and risk program.

Goldman Sachs has one of the most progressive Technology Risk teams in the industry and is continuing to push the development of risk in preference to security within technology and the business.  Year on year success has led the team to work deeper into the organization and gain valuable insights into how technology needs to function, what its risk really is and how this impacts the business.




Goldman Sachs Technology Risk is leading threat, risk analysis and data science initiatives that are helping to protect the firm and our clients from information and cyber security risks. Our team equips the firm with the knowledge and tools to measure risk, identify and mitigate threats and protect against unauthorized disclosure of confidential information for our clients, internal business functions, and our extended supply chain.


Risk Governance supports various Technology Risk committee structures to align with industry enterprise risk management standards and ensure risk relevant information in provided for senior leadership with the proper oversight and accountability.

Regulatory and Audit Coordination manages Regulatory and Client interactions impacting the Technology Division. Ensures management awareness of regulatory expectations and improves the alignment of technology controls to meet these expectations.



  • The candidate's responsibilities will include overseeing the audit program and managing and empowering a small team of highly dedicated individuals.
  • The candidate will be expected to communicate audit findings to management, identify areas of improvement in the design and effectiveness of key controls including automation; build and relationships with internal and external stakeholders, establish a culture of collaboration, and stay up-to-date with industry and regulatory changes




Basic Qualifications

  • At least 8 years audit experience
  • At least 4 years management experience
  • In depth understanding of Sarbanes Oxley Section 404 and SSAE 18 SOC 1 reporting
  • Experience with general Information Technology controls design and reviews
  • Strong knowledge of IT audit methodologies and control frameworks of IT platforms, processes, systems and controls, including areas such as logical access, physical security and change management controls at an infrastructure and application level
  • Strong analytical, communication, interpersonal, problem solving, organizational and time management skills
  • Excellent influencing skills at all levels and the ability to develop and maintain good relationships
  • Strong sense of ownership and accountability
  • Clear communication skills, both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to work independently, analyze problems and act decisively with minimal management oversight
  • Communicates status and risks in a succinct, direct and open manner
  • Managing global client relationships and working as part of a global team
  • Excellent presentation skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree or higher in the field of Statistics, Computer Science, Data Science, Operations Research or Information/Cyber Security
  • Audit, security or control-related certification such as CISA or CISSP
  • Strong understanding of business processes, financial reporting and information technology audit and control frameworks such as COBIT and ITIL
  • An understanding of any one, or more, of the following Technology Risk domains to include information security, technology resilience, audit, compliance, risk assurance, and risk governance
  • Experience in any one, or more, of the following is preferred but not required: Use of data analytics and/or analysis in the context of Technology risk
  • Experience prototyping and developing risk analytics


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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