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S&P Global Lead Security Engineer in Virtual, Massachusetts

Title : Lead II, Security Engineer

Grade : For internal use only – 12

Location : US, Virtual OR NY, NY

The Team:

S&P Ratings Security team focuses on protecting our clients and users from all aspects of modern-day security threats. The mission of our team is to safeguard systems and data by developing innovative solutions for the biggest security challenges. We are looking for a Lead security engineer responsible for leading the development and implementation of security architecture and engineering best practices across S&P Ratings technology platforms. The role provides Security engineering and Security Architecture consultation to build and enhance security in S&P Ratings Applications and Services

The Impact:

This position will work across software development, QA, SRE and Operations teams to identify component and system level technical risks, identify and evaluate critical failure points, determine technical security controls to mitigate risks, prioritize and schedule controls with application development timelines, and work with cross functional teams to implement remediations.

What’s in it for you:

This position is a technical lead role and will drive the Secure SDLC roadmap, assist with maturing the security engineering program, develop security tooling, mentor others and be hands-on partner to our software and QA teams to deliver innovative and secure applications


  • Provides architectural guidance and leadership on best practices regarding security in software development, shared services, user interface design frameworks, high performance messaging solutions, server side development, integrations, tools and technologies

  • Drives and guides the specification and realization of a security architecture, with decisions driven by balancing security risks faced by the business along with customer or market requirements

  • Develop, implement and maintain Application security strategy

  • Perform threat modeling, secure code reviews, and secure design reviews for high risk applications

  • Work closely with core services team, contribute to the development and evolution of the application and infrastructure security reference architecture, shared services and frameworks

  • Perform vulnerability research, serve as technical security/risk advisor on all new technology/applications developed by S&P Ratings

  • Determine testing requirements and develop strategies to automate security testing using a variety of scripting and open source tools

  • Assist developers in remediating vulnerability findings by providing line-by-line guidance

  • Coaches development teams on security disciplines like Threat modeling, Security code reviews, provide training and education to developers on software security best practices

  • Develop architecture, testing and auditing of Cloud computing, and Big Data platforms

  • Maintain knowledge of current and emerging technologies / products / trends related to security architectural solutions

  • Develops repeatable application security patterns to ensure that systems are placed within the relevant security zones based on the data they house and their purpose

  • Advises and approves of security architectures and changes impacting application security

  • Consults and assists with security incident response process

  • Leads and consults on efforts to work with internal and external teams to effectively scope and drive Application Penetration tests that help identify and mitigate gaps in security controls

  • Leads and Implements development and SRE teams efforts in building Cloud Native applications by incorporating Cloud Security and Microservices Security best practices and industry standards

  • Leads and Evaluates Application Security efforts in evaluating new technology stacks and frameworks

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, related field or relevant work experience

  • 8 or more years of progressive related experience in Security engineering roles

  • Demonstrated subject matter expertise in Application Security, Web services security

  • Experience with threat modeling, risk analysis and control design

  • Experience architecting and leading security for Cloud native applications

  • In depth knowledge of network security, authentication and authorization

  • Expert knowledge with Security integration into CI/CD and experience in driving CI/CD adaptation for security controls

  • Advanced understanding of vulnerability exploitation chaining, and vulnerability remediation

  • Demonstrated programming expertise – Java, Python

  • Demonstrated expertise in product/application security architecture – Service oriented architecture (SOA), Network security, application security, web services, Angular, JavaScript

  • Security audit, Vulnerability assessment and packet analysis skills

  • TCP/IP stack knowledge, TLS, DTLS, ECC, Encryption expertise, PKI/Certificate

Preferred Qualifications

  • Exposure to the Agile SDLC process

  • Security Forensic analysis skills

  • In depth knowledge with AWS cloud architecture, and virtualization technologies, such as Containers, EKS, Kubernetes, and VMware

  • Experience performing threat modeling and design reviews to assess security implications and requirements

  • Expert level experience in defining and documenting security reference architectures and standards

  • Experience with automation tools and methodologies associated with DevOps and CI/CD pipelines

  • Familiarity with SAST/DAST/SCA tools like Fortify, Veracode

  • Database, datalake knowledge – Postgres, Oracle, Databricks, Snowflake

  • Familiarity with Secure SDLC frameworks such as NIST SSDF, OpenSAMM/BSIMM

Compensation/Benefits Information:

S&P Global states that the anticipated base salary range for this position is $100,200 - $185,000. Base salary ranges may vary by geographic location.

This role is eligible to receive S&P Global benefits.

For more information on the benefits we provide to our employees, visit .

S&P Global is an equal opportunity employer committed to making all employment decisions without regard to race/ethnicity, gender, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status (including domestic partnerships and civil unions), sexual orientation, military veteran status, unemployment status, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law. Only electronic job submissions will be considered for employment.

If you need an accommodation during the application process due to a disability, please send an email to: and your request will be forwarded to the appropriate person.

The EEO is the Law Poster describes discrimination protections under federal law.

Equal Opportunity Employer

S&P Global is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race/ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, military veteran status, unemployment status, or any other status protected by law. Only electronic job submissions will be considered for employment.

If you need an accommodation during the application process due to a disability, please send an email to:  and your request will be forwarded to the appropriate person. 

US Candidates Only: The EEO is the Law Poster  describes discrimination protections under federal law.

20 - Professional (EEO-2 Job Categories-United States of America), IFTECH202.2 - Middle Professional Tier II (EEO Job Group), SWP Priority – Ratings - (Strategic Workforce Planning)

Job ID: 283263

Posted On: 2023-03-18

Location: New York, New York, United States