Senior Manager, Cyber Security Engineer

Full Time
Durham, NC
Areas of Interest: Software Assurance and Security Engineering
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At Quintiles we help healthcare and biopharma companies improve their probability of success. We do this by connecting our scientific, therapeutic and analytics expertise with superior delivery. From advisory through operations, Quintiles and its affiliate companies is the world’s largest provider of product development and integrated healthcare services.

As one of FORTUNE’s ‘Most Admired Companies’ in 2016, we offer great opportunities for a career in world-leading clinical research. Our global projects, innovative tools and industry leading customers combined with outstanding support from our leadership team and clear career mapping allows you to make a difference in patient health.
At QuintilesIMS, we look for the very best people, and then give them meaningful work to do. We don’t simply think about careers, we think about contributions.

Those who choose to work with us are joining a recognised global leader — a company uniquely positioned to help clients make the most of market opportunities and respond to challenges that affect global healthcare. We’re committed to blending industry expertise and advanced technology to deliver the most accurate perspectives and in-depth analytics on healthcare dynamics.

To join QuintilesIMS means you’ll be part of a worldwide organisation where one person can make a difference, and where collaboration and innovation rule.  Our people are creative and client-focused. They are among the best and brightest in the industry, and they bring a broad range of expertise to the table.  Our people are analysts, statisticians, software engineers, consultants, sales leaders, marketing and product managers, and more. The key to our success is our people, whose experience, talent, commitment and diversity set the standard for the health information industry.

The Senior Manager of Cybersecurity Engineering role presents a dynamic opportunity to build and run a team of engineers that develop and maintain security products and platforms.  This role delivers innovative solutions to continually automate and improve our capabilities at scale, across numerous products and platforms. Ideal candidates will have passion for cybersecurity and be able to positively spread this enthusiasm to partner teams.

You will be part of a structure partnering with the IT community and business teams and delivering an ongoing QuintilesIMS Global Cybersecurity Program. You will drive the success of the Cybersecurity Engineering work stream through the development and operationalisation of advanced and sophisticated technologies in partnership with the Cybersecurity Operations team to secure our data, our systems and our enterprise. This is an opportunity to join and progress with a forward thinking global department. Principal responsibilities will include:
  • Manage the team of Cybersecurity Engineering professionals ensuring the required contribution to and delivery of the Global Information Security program and services
  • Manage transformation of high level and detail level designs of security safeguards into specific configuration sets for deployment
  • Provide Cybersecurity Engineering team’s organizational and technical input into the design, deployment and operational readiness of global Information Security management software and hardware devices including, but not limited to: AntiVirus defence, Intrusion Detection, encryption systems, authentication and access control systems, network scanning and vulnerability assessment
  • Cooperate with internal and external stakeholders, including Security Architecture and Cybersecurity Operations to support the Global Cybersecurity operational processes
  • Propose and implement improvements to the landscape of technical security safeguards, including technologies, systems and associated processes and procedures
  • Contribute to the development and engineering of procedures and metrics in relation to processes and tools operated by the Cybersecurity Operations team
  • Assist with the development and documentation of a global Cybersecurity architecture to assure confidentiality, integrity and availability of company IT assets
  • Maintain awareness of new and emerging cyber attack threats with potential to harm company systems and networks
  • Devise and implement countermeasures to mitigate potential security threats
  • Manage activities of the Cybersecurity Engineering team including performance management, professional development and mentoring
  • Manage third-party specialists where necessary to support design, development and implementation of information security safeguards
Required skills and experience
  • Minimum of 10 years of professional experience in Cybersecurity, Information Security, Risk Management, IT Controls or other related areas, including minimum of 3 years in Information Security or Cybersecurity roles
  • Experience in information technology related positions with working knowledge of IT infrastructure, networks, databases, processing systems, web applications, mobile technology, cloud, big data and virtualization
  • Working knowledge of Cybersecurity principles, algorithms, protocols and technologies supporting encryption, authentication, access control, information systems attack patterns, intrusion detection, and network security
  • Working knowledge of IT governance frameworks and standards such as CobiT, ITIL, ISO27001/2
  • Experience in working with automated network and application security vulnerability scanners is preferred
  • Excellent communication skills, including ability to communicate across countries
  • Excellent team player and collaborator
  • Attention to detail combined with strategic perspective
  • Ability to work under own initiative, and enthusiasm to drive through change and multi task
  • Ability to exercise high level of confidentiality when dealing with highly sensitive information
  • Experience of estimating and planning work effort including managing risks and issues in relation to delivery of work
  •  Commitment to ongoing professional development
  • Demonstrated ability to recruit and manage technical teams, including performance management
  • Must be able to translate highly technical concepts into language that is meaningful to many audiences, including software engineers, business and technical leaders
  • Working experience with Palo Alto Networks firewalls is preferred
  • Direct experience working with a Managed Security Services Provider is preferred
  • Operational experience working with McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator is preferred

  • Bachelor degree in computer science, computer engineering, or information technology
  • At least one of the following certificates is mandatory: CISSP, CISM, CEH or GIAC
  • An ITIL or project management certificates are not required but beneficial

Additional Requirements
  • The position may require occasional domestic and international travel of approx. 15%.

We invest in people through a range of initiatives in compensation, benefits, and learning and development, and we strive to create an environment where our employees are challenged, empowered and can flourish.

QuintilesIMS is an Equal Opportunity Employer
We cultivate a diverse corporate culture across the 100+ countries where we operate, celebrating and rewarding teamwork and inclusiveness. By embracing our differences, we create innovative solutions that are good for QuintilesIMS, our clients, and the advancement of healthcare everywhere.
 Did You Know? * Quintiles helped develop or commercialize 98 of the Top 100 best-selling products of 2015
  • Quintiles has 36,000 employees conducting business in more than 100 countries
  • Quintiles was named to FORTUNE’s World’s Most Admired Companies® 2016 list
  • Quintiles was named as a 2016 World’s Most Ethical Company® by the Ethisphere Institute 

Primary Location: USA-North Carolina-Durham
Other Locations: USA-North Carolina-Raleigh
Organization: USA07 - Business Support Services


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Quintiles and IMSHealth have merged together to form the new QuintilesIMS. Each wanting to bring something new to customers, we deliver integrated information and technology solutions to drive healthcare forward.

QuintilesIMS has approximately 50,000 employees conducting operations in more than 100 countries, dedicated to helping our clients improve their clinical, scientific and commercial results. As a global leader in protecting individual patient privacy, QuintilesIMS uses healthcare data to deliver critical, real-world disease and treatment insights.

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