Amgen

Endpoint Security Specialist

Employer
Amgen
Location
Tampa, FL, US
Posted
Feb 11, 2019
Ref
R-69800
Required Education
Doctorate/PHD/MD
Position Type
Full time
Amgen is searching for a Specialist IS Security Engineer, Endpoint Security Specialist, who will report to the Senior Manager Information Systems and will be based in Tampa, FL, at Amgen's new Capability Center. At Amgen, our mission is simple: to serve patients. Our new Tampa Capability Center provides essential services that enable us to better pursue this mission. This state-of-the art center serves as a base for finance, information systems, and human resources professionals to make a meaningful impact at one of the world's leading biotechnology companies.

As an Endpoint Security Specialist, you will be a technical endpoint security generalist for a very diverse endpoint solution. You will be leading a team that is responsible for incident management, change execution, and the maintenance and support of endpoint security technologies in a rapidly changing security sector. This role will have the responsibility of ensuring endpoint security solutions and policies are on track to meet and respond to threats inside of the company's environment. You will ensure that all technologies are operationally ready and that the endpoint security, SOC teams are enabled to execute on capabilities as needed to resolve operational issues or business requirements.

This position will be responsible for delivering world-class security systems and tools management related to the Endpoint Security space. The role will work with other engineers and business units to help spec, build, administer/configure, and maintain critical preventive and detective security infrastructure related to Amgen's endpoints.

Job Responsibilities
  • Management and implementation of technologies and processes relating to assigned Global Information Protection capability including issue identification and resolution, integration with other tools, documentation, gap assessment, gap resolution and continuous improvement of the capability
  • Keep up-to-date, make recommendations, and lead or participate in the implementation and continuous improvement of technologies and services in assigned information security domains
  • Work with and provide guidance to Security Operations and other Global Information Protection team activities on security strategies, processes, response and technologies
  • Support Incident Response on security incidents including contributing to mock security incident exercises
  • Define, provide, and improve measurement and analysis on the assigned services including the use of appropriate applications and tools for reporting
  • Develop or participate in the development of business cases and presentations on information security technologies of interest to Amgen
  • Advise project teams, application owners, and other Information Security teams (like Identify) on information security controls
  • Perform security design consulting in support of projects including participation to security architecture reviews as necessary
  • Participate in projects or initiatives where an IS Security Engineer is needed with a focus on ensuring inclusion of information security requirements
  • Provide mentorship and training on areas of expertise to Global Information Protection and Amgen teams
  • Collaborate, maintain and build relationships with Amgen and other parties that may impact Information Security services and technologies
  • Participate in audits covering information security services and technologies
  • Participate in proactive research and provide recommendations for continuous improvement on information security technologies, processes and services
  • Develops, implements, and sustains operational scripts, data structures, libraries and programming code that optimize security in emergent compute patterns with diverse applications throughout the global environment.
  • Analyzes, designs, develops and operates programs, shell scripts, tests, and infrastructure automation capabilities in an advanced security context.
  • Collaborates cross-functionally with analysts, engineers, data scientists to achieve continuous improvement in cyber defense/resilience.


Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree
OR
Master's degree and 2 years of Information Systems and/or Computer Science experience
OR
Bachelor's degree and 4 years of Information Systems and/or Computer Science experience
OR
Associate's degree and 10 years of Information Systems and/or Computer Science experience
OR
High school diploma / GED and 12 years of Information Systems and/or Computer Science experience

Preferred Qualifications
  • Strong demonstrated knowledge and experience on endpoint security with technologies and solutions like Traditional Anti-Malware Technologies, Next Generation Anti-Malware, and Endpoint Detection and Response
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in one or more Information Security capability like security monitoring, threat intelligence, network protection, data protection, endpoint protection, technical security assessments, security architecture
  • Experience in using and managing Linux-based operating systems and developing Perl or Python scripts
  • Experience in complex enterprise environments and current technology areas like cloud and mobility
  • Practical Knowledge of Information Security standards and policies like ISO 27001/27002, NIST, and others
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated success in leading multi-functional initiatives without formal authority through the use of strong influencing and negotiating skills
  • Effective working with global, virtual teams
  • Successful management of multiple priorities
  • Team-oriented, placing priority on the successful completion of team goals
  • Self-starter with a high degree of initiative
  • Highly motivated and able to work effectively under minimal supervision
  • Experience with regulated systems (GxP, SOX) in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, healthcare industry
  • Excellent analytical and troubleshooting skills
  • Experience with complex technologies that impact security
  • Experience with technical documentation as it relates to the delivery of information security services in a regulated environment
  • 5+ years as a senior security engineer supporting a multinational organisation
  • CISSP or equivalent security-related industry certifications
  • DevOps experience building and deploying infrastructure with cloud deployment, build and test automation technologies like ansible, chef, puppet, docker, jenkins, etc.
  • Experience programming in compiled (C, C++) and interpreted languages (Python, Ruby etc.).
  • Skilled programmer with sufficient experience in high level programming languages such as C++, C#, Java, Python, Visual Basic


Amgen is committed to unlocking the potential of biology for patients suffering from serious illnesses by discovering, developing, manufacturing and delivering innovative human therapeutics. This approach begins by using tools like advanced human genetics to unravel the complexities of disease and understand the fundamentals of human biology.

Amgen focuses on areas of high unmet medical need and leverages its expertise to strive for solutions that improve health outcomes and dramatically improve people's lives. A biotechnology pioneer since 1980, Amgen has grown to be one of the world's leading independent biotechnology companies, has reached millions of patients around the world and is developing a pipeline of medicines with breakaway potential.

The invaluable contributions of our talented Tampa team will help us develop the vital and innovative medicines that treat serious illness and unmet medical needs around the globe.

Join Us

If you're seeking a career where you can truly make a difference in the lives of others, a career where you can work at the absolute forefront of biotechnology with the top minds in the field, you'll find it at Amgen.

Amgen, a biotechnology pioneer, discovers, develops and delivers innovative human therapeutics. Our medicines have helped millions of patients in the fight against cancer, kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis and other serious illnesses.

As an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people around the world, Amgen fosters an inclusive environment of diverse, ethical, committed and highly accomplished people who respect each other but compete intensely to win. Together, we live the Amgen values as we continue advancing science to serve patients.
Amgen is an Equal Opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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