Principal Network Security Architect

Tampa, FL, US
Aug 09, 2019
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Amgen is searching for a Principal Network Security Architect 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.

The Principal Architect plays a critical role in Information Security for Amgen. The individual will lead or support assigned capabilities within Information Security with the focus on manufacturing and perimeter security like Intrusion Detection/Prevention Systems, Securing Automation and Manufacturing Systems. The Principal Architect will work with various stakeholders at Amgen in a manner aligned to Amgen's values to define and implement Information Security Services strategies, standards, tools and processes.

This Principal Architect will work with other Amgen teams like Security Operations on implementing technologies, processes, and other improvements in assigned Information Security capabilities. This will also include participation in on-call activities.

The Principal Security Architect will be a part of Amgen's Information Security team and will be expected to contribute to and help deliver services and projects in other areas of information security.

The Principal Architect will be part of the Information Security team responsible for delivering security services across Amgen globally focusing on Information Security Technology and Engineering services and technologies but may support other areas like Risk Management, Security Operations and Incident Response. The Principal Architect is flexible in handling different and multiple technologies as the environment changes.

Areas of responsibility include:

* Management and implementation of technologies and processes relating to assigned Information security capability including issue identification and resolution, architectural design, integration with other tools, documentation, gap assessment, gap resolution and continuous improvement of the capability

* 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

* 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 Information Security 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

* Perform security design consulting in support of projects including participation to security architecture reviews as necessary

* Participate in projects or initiatives where an Information Security Engineer is needed with a focus on ensuring inclusion of information security requirements

* Provide mentorship and training on areas of expertise to Information Security 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

* Participate in on-call and perform appropriate escalation of problems and issues

* The Network Security team will also present project status reports to senior management, adhere to policies and practices relative to technical guidelines and change management processes, and may contribute to the development of new policies and practices by suggesting innovative ideas

* Domestic travel up to 10%

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree


Master's degree and 2 years of Information Security or Information Technology experience


Bachelor's degree and 4 years of Information Security or Information Technology experience


Associate's degree and 10 years of Information Security or Information Technology experience


High school diploma / GED and 12 years of Information Security or Information Technology experience

Preferred Qualifications:

* Strong demonstrated knowledge on perimeter security like IDS/IPS, Firewalls, Web Proxies, etc.

* Strong knowledge of network engineering, verified by having obtained credentials as a Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) or higher / equivalent

* 5+ years as a lead network security engineer supporting a multinational organization

* Knowledge of GxP, ISA99, and other manufacturing-related standards and applying them in manufacturing and shop floor automation systems or environments (These includes experience in one or more of information systems supporting the manufacturing business unit like MES, Emerson DeltaV, Rockwell PLC/SCADA, BMS, and others)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 some experience in high level programming languages such as C++, C#, Java, Python, Visual Basic

* Demonstrated knowledge and experience in one or more Information Security capability like security monitoring, threat intelligence, network security, data security, endpoint security, technical security assessments, security architecture

* Experience in using and managing Linux-based operating systems and developing Perl or Python scripts

* Practical Knowledge of Information Security standards and policies like ISO 27001/27002, NIST, and others

* Excellent verbal and written communication 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

* 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

* CISSP or equivalent security-related industry certifications

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.