Information Security Architect

Req ID #:  214271
Location: 

US

At Charles River, we are passionate about improving the quality of people’s lives. When you join our global family, you will help create healthier lives for millions of patients and their families. 

Charles River employees are innovative thinkers, who are dedicated to continuous learning and improvement. We will empower you with the resources you need to grow and develop in your career. 

As a Charles River employee, you will be part of an industry-leading, customer-focused company at the forefront of drug development. Your skills will play a key role in bringing life-saving therapies to market faster through simpler, quicker, and more digitalized processes. Whether you are in lab operations, finance, IT, sales, or another area, when you work at Charles River, you will be the difference every day for patients across the globe.

 

IMPORTANT:   In order to be considered for this position, a resume/CV must be uploaded and submitted during the application process.  Please make sure work history and education are added correctly.   


 

Job Summary

 

An advanced skillset position, the InfoSec architect reports to the Principal Information Security Architect and frequently interacts with the CISO and delegated team leads, as well as, Global Technology Architects, Business Leads, audit, and compliance. The InfoSec architect is responsible for designing security solutions that protect the business, but also allow the business to execute and innovate. The InfoSec architect works closely with many diverse and dynamic teams, including, but not limited to, security engineering, IT infrastructure, application development, security operations, security audit and end users. This position is also responsible for architecting solutions to secure business-to-business initiatives, third-party relationships, outsourced solutions and vendors.

 

The InfoSec architect provides expert guidance for addressing current security issues but has the foresight to see where the industry is headed and proactively deliver optimal secure solutions. The architect is expected to think like an adversary and identify how solutions should evolve as the threat landscape changes.  A senior-level role, the architect possesses strong communication and organizational skills, and the ability to guide less experienced coworkers. The architect provides 

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND REPONSIBILITIES

  • Remain current with new security threats and assess systems to ensure they can defend the business.
  • Constantly research capabilities of current and new disruptive solutions on the market and make recommendations to security leadership.
  • Research, validate and deploy solutions meeting security and business needs.
  • Formally develop security team standards, policies, procedures and processes.
  • Influence the planning and execution of incident response and postmortem exercises, with a focus on creating measurable benchmarks to show progress (or deficiencies requiring additional attention).
  • Possess a DevOps focus across technology and security architecture, automation, integration and distribution.
  • Drive security efficiencies, enabling security team members to work on more advanced tasks. 
  • Partner, coach and functionally lead IT, engineering, development and business teams.
  • Perform engineering performance testing to stress the limitations of security solutions while at the same time ensuring business innovation and day-to-day processes are not negatively impacted. 
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Job Qualifications

 

Education:  Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) or equivalent in computer science, information technology, or related discipline.

Experience:  At least 5+ years’ experience in cybersecurity, including compliance and risk management with a background in system and network security engineering. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.

Certification/Licensure:  IT security related certification desired (e.g., Security +, CISSP, CISA, GSEC, or similar professional certification).

Other:  

  • A proven deep background (preferred 5+ years in addition to cybersecurity) in technology design, implementation and delivery. 
  • Experience in cloud computing technologies (AWS and Azure), including software-, infrastructure and platform-as-a-service, as well as public, private and hybrid environments.
  • Extensive knowledge of traditional security controls and technologies, such as Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) systems, intrusion detection/prevention systems (IDS/IPS), public key infrastructure (PKI), identity and access management (IDAM) systems, antivirus and firewalls, in addition to newer offerings such as endpoint detection and response (EDR), threat intelligence platforms, security automation and orchestration, deception technologies and application controls. 
  • Excellence in communicating business risk from cybersecurity issues.
  • Experience with one or more of the following: ISO 27001, NIST, Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Center for Internet Security (CIS) standards or Service Organization Controls (SOC) 2.


 

IMPORTANT: A resume is required to be considered for this position. If you have not uploaded your resume in your candidate profile, please return to upload field and attach your resume/CV. 
 

About Corporate Functions
The Corporate Functions provide operational support across Charles River in areas such as Human Resources, Finance, IT, Legal, Sales, Quality Assurance, Marketing, and Corporate Development. They partner with their colleagues across the company to develop and drive strategies and to set global standards. The functions are essential to providing a bridge between strategic vision and operational readiness, to ensure ongoing functional innovation and capability improvement.  

 

About Charles River
Charles River is an early-stage contract research organization (CRO). We have built upon our foundation of laboratory animal medicine and science to develop a diverse portfolio of discovery and safety assessment services, both Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and non-GLP, to support clients from target identification through preclinical development. Charles River also provides a suite of products and services to support our clients’ clinical laboratory testing needs and manufacturing activities. Utilizing this broad portfolio of products and services enables our clients to create a more flexible drug development model, which reduces their costs, enhances their productivity and effectiveness to increase speed to market.

 

With over 20,000 employees within 110 facilities in 20 countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our client’s unique challenges. Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world. 
 

At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people’s lives. Our mission, our excellent science and our strong sense of purpose guide us in all that we do, and we approach each day with the knowledge that our work helps to improve the health and well-being of many across the globe. We have proudly supported the development of 86% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2021.
 

Equal Employment Opportunity
Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, veteran or disability status.

If you are interested in applying to Charles River Laboratories and need special assistance or an accommodation due to a disability to complete any forms or to otherwise participate in the resume submission process, please contact a member of our Human Resources team by sending an e-mail message to crrecruitment_US@crl.com. This contact is for accommodation requests for individuals with disabilities only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.
 

For more information, please visit www.criver.com.


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