Application Security Engineer

Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Foster City, California
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Feb 18, 2021
Apr 19, 2021
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Application Security Engineer
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. Gileads therapeutic areas of focus include HIV/AIDS, liver diseases, cancer and inflammation, and serious respiratory and cardiovascular conditions.

Making an impact on a global scale
Inclusion is one of the companys five core values. Thats 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.

The Application Security Engineer 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 application security technologies in multiple capacities. These include but are not limited to leading invest and sustainment projects that seek to enhance existing or implement new capabilities, providing high level support for security solutions, partnering with IT and business colleagues to address security needs and generally furthering the appropriate identification and treatment of risk at the company.

Essential Job 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 new technologies against defined requirements through proof-of-concept implementations
  • Develop solution architectures to support the implementation of new technologies
  • Create documentation including test cases and findings reports for POCs
  • Create documentation as part of the company's project lifecycle
  • Liaise with IT colleagues to assist with implementation and rollout of platform security tools.
  • Provide input to SRC's Platform security roadmap to ensure critical needs and / or gaps are identified and planned for at the right time
  • Assist in formalizing and updating security policies, procedures and technical standards
  • Lead sustainment projects that support maintenance and enhancements of existing capabilities
  • Act as system manager for identified platform security tools

    Basic Qualifications:
    High School Degree and Eleven Years' Experience OR Associate's Degree and Nine Years' OR Bachelor's Degree and Seven Years' Experience OR Masters' Degree and Five Years' Experience

    Preferred Qualifications:
  • 5+ years of progressively responsible IT experience with at least 3 years of security/infrastructure protection experience.
  • Experience performing project focused information security work with cross-functional teams in an enterprise setting.
  • Must have a good understanding of the following security domains: Audit and Monitoring, Risk Response & Recovery, Cryptography, Data Communications, Computer Operations Security, Telecommunications & Network Security, Security Architecture & Models, and cloud security.
  • Should have strong technical skills and experience working with security technologies in the application security space. These include (but are not limited to): enterprise level client backup solutions (e.g. CrashPlan, Druva, etc.), public key infrastructure (PKI), digital and electronic signature, scripting languages (e.g. powershell, bash), Segregation of duties and role analysis solutions, file share access provisioning and monitoring, etc.
  • 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 senior 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.
  • Prior working experience in a pharmaceutical company is preferred.
  • Highly organized, results-oriented and attentive to details.
  • Self-motivated, proactive, independent and responsive - requires little supervisory attention.
  • Excellent presentation, facilitation and diplomacy skills.
  • Able to perform other duties as assigned.
  • Ability to document technical solutions with excellent organization and grammar.
  • Prefer CISSP, GIAC, etc.

    For jobs in the United States:
    As an equal opportunity employer, Gilead Sciences Inc. is committed to a diverse workforce. Employment decisions regarding recruitment and selection will be made without discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, genetic information or characteristic, gender identity and expression, veteran status, or other non-job related characteristics or other prohibited grounds specified in applicable federal, state and local laws. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants who require accommodation in the job application process may contact for assistance.

    For more information about equal employment opportunity protections, please view the EEO is the Law' poster.



    Our environment respects individual differences and recognizes each employee as an integral member of our company. Our workforce reflects these values and celebrates the individuals who make up our growing team.

    Gilead provides a work environment free of harassment and prohibited conduct. We promote and support individual differences and diversity of thoughts and opinion.

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