Director, Global Information Security Architecture & Engineering

Gaithersburg, MD, US
Apr 10, 2021
Required Education
Position Type
Full time
Those who join Emergent BioSolutions feel a sense of ownership about their future. You will excel in an environment characterized by respect, innovation and growth opportunities. Here, you will join passionate professionals who advance their scientific, technical and professional skills to develop products designed-to protect life.

I. Job Summary

The Director, Security Architecture, will become an integral part of the Global Information Security Department and plays a vital role in protecting and advancing our global security posture. She/he will provide a comprehensive global view of Emergent's security controls (people, process, technology) to better understand our capabilities and how they reduce risks for Emergent and our clients. She/he will define the critical strategic defense layers needed to protect Emergent and recommend direction / priorities to continuously improve our controls vs. evolving threats and risks. She/he will promote standardization of security controls across the organization to ensure holistic risk management, consistent quality and reduced fragmentation / duplication of costs. She/he will communicate how Emergent protects against threats and manages security risk to internal stakeholders and our clients. She/he will provide cloud security strategic vision that enables innovation and seeks to leverage IT trends that can create business value consistent with the company's requirements and expectations. This is a hands on role, and is a virtual/remote position.

II. Essential Functions
  • Define and maintain security architecture framework and processes to enable Emergent to develop, implement and measure security capabilities aligned with business, technology and threat drivers.
  • Develop strategies to address evolving threats to systems and data (advanced cyber-attacks, data exfiltration / leakage, information extortion, etc.) and define priorities for improvements to Emergent's security posture.
  • Ensure the development of security architecture artifacts and deliverables (models, templates, standards and procedures) that can leveraged by other Emergent project & operations teams.
  • Lead the definition of Emergent's overall security roadmap (3-year) and support business planning, requirements and investment case definition to direct the implementation of security measures.
  • Review, evaluate the design and operational effectiveness of security controls and countermeasures used to protect Emergent applications, services and solutions.
  • Review security technologies, tools and services and make recommendations for their use based on security, financial and operational criteria.
  • Liaise with other security architects and practitioners to communicate Emergent security practices and processes.
  • Build and manage a high performance multi-disciplinary security team to support the role.

III. Minumum Education, Experience, Skills
  • A minimum of fifteen years of IT experience, with 8 years in an information security role and at least two years in a supervisory capacity.
  • A bachelor's degree in information systems, engineering or equivalent work experience; an M.B.A. or M.S. in information security is preferred.
  • Applicable Security Certification Such As: CISSP, CISA, GIAC, ITIL
  • Highly technically competent with the ability to assimilate new technologies and identify where they can be applied to strategies, processes and organization to support Business objectives.
  • Robust in enforcing architecture disciplines and standards and persuasive in pushing forward new and innovative technologies and methods.
  • Ability to articulate complex solutions concisely and with clarity at senior management level.
  • Ability to identify, prioritize and weigh different options and recommend a constructive solution.
  • Ability to balance detailed understanding with a strategic eye on the big picture.
  • Strong and effective communication skills and relationship building skills, at all levels.
  • Strong analytical skills with an ability to map business vision to strategy.
  • Good administration and time capabilities to deal with multiple projects and prioritize effectively.
  • Significant experience in the applied use of IT in business situations including roles as an Enterprise Architect
  • Senior level experience including advising, influencing and developing solution architectures in global organizations with complex heterogeneous IS environments
  • Experience of developing target architectures and roadmaps which have been shown to set and influence IT and business direction
  • Excellent knowledge of application development methodologies (Agile, Waterfall, Dev Ops) and the processes and practices.

There are physical/mental demands and work environment characteristics that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. This information is available upon request from the candidate.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform all essential functions.

Emergent BioSolutions is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and values the diversity of our workforce. Emergent does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), gender identity or gender expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital status, physical or mental disability, military service or veteran status, genetic information or any other characteristics protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

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