Solution Architect, Security Risk and Governance ServiceNow (SNOW)

Raleigh, North Carolina
Oct 12, 2021
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
Full time
Solution Architect, Security Risk and Governance ServiceNow (SNOW)
United States - North Carolina - Raleigh

Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a research-based bio-pharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative medicines in areas of unmet medical need. With each new discovery and investigational drug candidate, we seek to improve the care of patients living with life-threatening diseases around the world. Gilead’s therapeutic areas of focus include HIV/AIDS, liver diseases, cancer and inflammation, and serious respiratory and cardiovascular conditions.

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Inclusion is one of the company’s five core values. That’s because we know that we are stronger and more innovative at Gilead when we are informed by a diverse set of backgrounds, experiences and points of view. Gilead Sciences is a biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative therapeutics in areas of unmet medical need. The company's mission is to advance the care of patients suffering from life-threatening diseases worldwide.

When you join Gilead, you join our mission to change the world by enabling people to live healthier and more fulfilling lives. Come join a mission-driven bio-pharmaceutical organization that values inclusion and diversity, has a strong portfolio of products, and is constantly #CreatingPossible

Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company that has pursued and achieved breakthroughs in medicine for more than three decades, with the goal of creating a healthier world for all people. The company is committed to pursuing scientific invention to prevent and treat life-threatening diseases, including HIV, viral hepatitis and cancer. Gilead has operations in more than 35 countries worldwide, with headquarters in Foster City, California.

You will be part of a team that is helping millions of people live healthier, more fulfilling lives. We are a close community where every individual matters and everyone has a chance to enhance their skills through ongoing development. Inclusion is one of our core values, which means we are creating and fostering a work environment where our differences are valued, and everyone feels respected and empowered to bring their authentic selves to work. By joining Gilead, you will further our mission to discover, develop and deliver innovative therapeutics for people with life-threatening diseases.

The Gilead Business Services center in Raleigh's Research Triangle region will be home to some of the company's critical shared service teams in North America, including Information Technology, Global Financial Solutions, HR Operations and Procurement Services Desk. These functions provide the necessary support to ensure Gilead's business runs effectively and efficiently. The center will also be a catalyst for standardization of processes, digital transformation and technology optimization. Please check out more at opens new window" target="_blank" href="">

The “ServiceNow Solution Architect, Security, Risk and Governance” is a key member of Gilead's Security, Risk and Compliance (SRC) team and works closely with cross-functional project teams to pursue project end goals. The candidate will work with SRC leads and leadership in multiple capacities generally geared toward enhancing and maturing our security focused capabilities built on Gilead's ServiceNow platform. The person in the role will work with SRC leadership to help drive an appropriate, wholistic architecture that effectively supports the SRC team's requirements as they rapidly expand their use of the SNOW platform.

The role will be involved with identifying and designing everything from appropriate break / fix approaches, to minor enhancements to major enhancements and the deployment of entirely new capabilities. The role will need to interface and help manage our managed service providers who will carry out most development efforts.

Essential Functions:
  • Work with SRC stakeholders to determine / define needs and requirements for security capabilities to address business needs and mitigate risk
  • Install, configure and evaluate proof of concept implementations on the SNOW platform to support SRC's requirements
  • Develop solution architectures to support the implementation of new capabilities on SNOW (and always with an eye to not limiting options for future capability additions)
  • Create documentation including test cases and findings reports for POCs
  • Create documentation as part of the Company's project lifecycle
  • Liaise with IT colleagues including the Company's broader SNOW team to assist with implementation and rollout of SRC's SNOW platform security capabilities
  • Facilitate and help lead regular updates to our SNOW security capability to ensure critical needs and / or gaps are identified and planned for at the right time
  • Assist in formalizing and updating related security policies, procedures and technical standards
  • Lead sustainment projects that support maintenance and enhancements of existing capabilities
  • Ensure by working with our broader SNOW team that major SNOW platform upgrades don't impact SRC's SNOW platform security tools
  • Act as system manager for SRC's SNOW platform security tool

Basic Qualifications:
High School Degree and Twelve Year's Experience OR Associates Degree and Ten Years Experience OR Bachelor's Degree and Eight Years' Experience OR Masters' Degree and Six Years' Experience

Preferred Qualifications:
  • ServiceNow (SNOW) developer with experience with security, risk and governance focused modules such as: GRC, SecOps, Vulnerability Management, etc.
  • Working knowledge of core security capabilities that will integrate in some way with our SNOW modules.
  • Experience with orchestration tools (SOAR), Security Information and Event Management (SIEM), vulnerability scanning and management tools, etc.
  • 2+ years of security/infrastructure protection experience.
  • Experience performing project focused information security work with cross-functional teams in an enterprise setting.
  • Prefer CISSP, GIAC, etc.
  • Must have a good understanding of the general security, risk and compliance domains.
  • Able to support regular Operations and break-fix as well as minor and major enhancements
  • Familiar with development life-cycles and waterfall and agile project management approaches
  • Comfortable maintaining the relationship and work of a managed services team dedicated to ongoing SNOW operations and maintenance, minor enhancements and major development work,
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to adapt information delivery based on the target audience.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, highly visible, changing environment.
  • Proven ability to build working relationships with partners, peers, and management.
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to multitask and manage multiple topics and demands concurrently.
  • Working knowledge of IT processes (i.e., ITIL) including incident, problem, defect, change, etc.
  • Highly organized, results-oriented and attentive to details.
  • Self-motivated, proactive, independent and responsive
  • Strong presentation, facilitation and diplomacy skills.
  • Able to perform other duties as assigned.
  • Ability to document technical solutions with excellent organization and grammar.
  • Prior working experience in a pharmaceutical company.

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