Director of Security and Cloud Operations

Menlo Park, CA, United States
Apr 27, 2021
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
GRAIL is a healthcare company whose mission is to detect cancer early, when it can be cured. GRAIL is focused on alleviating the global burden of cancer by developing pioneering technology to detect and identify multiple deadly cancer types early. The company is using the power of next-generation sequencing, population-scale clinical studies, and state-of-the-art computer science and data science to enhance the scientific understanding of cancer biology, and to develop its multi-cancer early detection blood test. GRAIL is headquartered in Menlo Park, CA with locations in Washington, D.C., North Carolina, and the United Kingdom. It is supported by leading global investors and pharmaceutical, technology, and healthcare companies. For more information, please visit

As a Director of Security and Cloud Operations at GRAIL, you'll lead Grail's security and cloud operations teams. We pride ourselves on building, securing, and running at-scale clinical software systems that power our commercial products and research in a robust and compliant manner.

You will:

• Lead the security team that is responsible for not only our commercial cloud products but also corporate-wide security.
• Lead the cloud operations team responsible for infrastructure build-out, operating our cloud environments, and improving developer productivity by applying DevOps principles.
• Lead security and cloud operations strategy discussions, analyzing and developing security-related architectures.
• Build and grow an excellent security and cloud operations team.
• Participate in the development of security and operational processes, architecture, and designs.
• Drive best practices for incorporating security and running cloud operations. Use Agile and processes for the clinical market.
• Create performance indicators that drive the success of the security and cloud operations products.

Your Background Includes:

• Bachelors or Masters or Ph.D. degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Bioinformatics, Data Science, AI, or similar technical field.
• At least 15+ years of industry work experience designing, developing, and leading security and cloud operations.
• Experience managing and building security and or cloud operations teams.
• Strong background and experience in DevOps and security.
• Experience architecting AWS-based environments.
• Experience with Kubernetes infrastructure.
• Prior experience with using automation to enforce compliance and security controls.
• Prior experience being a lead architect or security architect, or cloud operations/security director.
• Prior experience working in a healthcare environment, including experience with HIPAA, ISO 27001, HiTrust, is a big plus.
• Demonstrated effective written and verbal communication skills.
• Proven leadership and self-direction.
• Collaborative team player.
• Demonstrated willingness to teach others and learn new techniques.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

GRAIL, Inc. and its affiliates and subsidiaries ("GRAIL") does not accept any liability for fees for resumes from recruiters or employment agencies ("Agency"), without a binding, written recruitment agreement between GRAIL and Agency describing the services and specific job openings ("Agreement"). GRAIL may consider any candidate for whom an Agency has submitted an unsolicited resume and explicitly reserves the right to hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the Agency, unless an Agreement is in place. Any email or verbal contacts with any person within GRAIL is inadequate to create a binding agreement. Agencies without an Agreement are requested not to contact any hiring managers of GRAIL with recruiting inquiries or resumes. Agencies interested in partnering with GRAIL may contact GRAIL's HR Department through our Customer Service team .