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Neurodiversity Hiring Initiative - Technology Audit Summer Analyst

Specialisterne is Recruiting!

Specialisterne connects qualified neurodivergent candidates to employment opportunities in numerous industries and sectors in Canada and the US.

To apply, you will have experienced barriers getting and/or maintaining meaningful employment and identify with one of the following: 
  • Autism (including Asperger’s and PDD-NOS)
  • Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) or Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Learning Disability (e.g., dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia)
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Tourette Syndrome 

Specialisterne USA is proud to partner with Goldman Sachs on a Neurodiversity Hiring Initiative.
At Goldman Sachs, the crux of our efforts is a focus on cultivating and sustaining a diverse work environment and workforce, which is critical to meeting the unique needs of our diverse client base and the communities in which we operate.

Descriptions of the roles are provided below. Applications must be submitted in full no later than Sunday, June 11, 2023 at 11:00 PM EST.
Technology Audit Summer Analyst Intern
Goldman Sachs
10-Week Contract
Target Start Date: July 2023
200 West St, New York, NY - Hybrid - 3 per week on-site
40-45 hours per week
Salary: $50,000 - $80,000
Internal Audit works with the business units to manage current and evolving risk as the firm continues to grow and adapt. Internal Audit provides independent opinions on Goldman Sachs' risk and control framework and provides value to management by assessing and recommending enhancements to their controls surrounding financial, operational, reputational, legal, regulatory and technology risks. 
Core Tasks:
In this job, employees will be:
  • Collaborating with global teammates and stakeholders on multiple concurrent audits to analyze business processes across the firm
  • Understanding business processes that leverage state-of-the-art technologies 
  • Using both your technology and business skills, evaluate and test key technology controls to identify potential control weaknesses
  • As part of a team, Communicating the results of your work to senior internal and external management
  • Assisting management with strategies to address identified  control weaknesses
  • Documenting your analysis in organized work papers and drafting the results of the audit in written reports and flow charts 

General Skills and Abilities 
  • Ability and desire to learn and work in a fast-paced environment 
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple project deliverables at once
  • Ability to work in a team environment and effectively communicate with internal and external stakeholders
  • Desire to learn about evolving business and technology products 
  • Detail-oriented with sound judgment and integrity

Digital/Technical Skills & Tools
  • Ability and desire to learn technical tools used by the Goldman Sachs Audit team

*How Specialisterne defines skill levels:
  1. Basic - I can do this in simple situations with close or extensive guidance
  2. Between Basic and Intermediate
  3. Intermediate - I can do this in most situations, with occasional guidance
  4. Between Intermediate and Expert
  5. Expert - I can do this in exceptionally difficult situations with no guidance and I can be a key resource for others. 

  • Bachelor’s degree in any discipline
  • A degree in technology or business is considered a nice to have, but not required
  • Knowledge of or prior experience with emerging technology (e.g. Cloud, Machine Learning) is a nice to have but not required

Additional Information

Here’s how frequently the following types of communication and interaction are required to perform the job: 
  • Oral communication: Constantly
  • Email communication: Hourly
  • Instant messaging: Hourly
  • Video communication: Constantly
  • Interacting with supervisors:  Daily
  • Interacting with peers: Constantly 
  • Interacting with customers: Weekly

Here’s what can be stressful on the job:
  • High volume of contacts
  • Managing changing priorities
  • Working with deadlines 

Here’s what is attractive about the company/role: 
  • Opportunity to gain exposure to IT audit in a global enterprise
  • Continuous learning in fields that interest employees is encouraged

Workplace Support:
  • Specialisterne and our employer partners are committed to providing inclusive onboarding experiences and supporting new employees as they learn on the job 
  • All new hires continue to liaise with a Specialisterne Workplace Support Manager for their first twelve weeks on the job

The Recruitment Process

To be considered for this position, you won’t be interviewed by the employer. Instead, here’s how it works:

  1. Apply to the job: This will involve completing an online questionnaire as well as submitting their resume to Specialisterne USA. 
  2. Join our talent pool (if you haven’t already): Complete a talent pool questionnaire and a “Workplace Skills Inventory” (about your situation, job skills and how you work best), and a pre-employment assessment (this is an additional way to show your job skills/abilities instead of interviewing). 
  3. Create a job-specific Candidate Profile: If you meet the qualifications of the role, our talent acquisition team will give you access to your Candidate Profile. You will use it to answer job specific questions and/or complete a work sample exercise to showcase your skills for this role. 

*This program is only available for those who self-identify as being autistic or neurodivergent. For Specialisterne, this includes self-identification with the following: Autism (including Asperger’s and PDD-NOS), Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) or Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Learning Disability (dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia), Intellectual Disability, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), and Tourette Syndrome.*