Security Lead – Mergers & Acquisitions
In AbbVie Business Technology Solutions, we are shaping the digital transformation accelerating the future of medicine—and doing it together, asking bold questions and taking on tough challenges through deep, honest collaboration. For anyone who wants to use technology and data to make a difference in people’s lives, contribute to the digital transformation of a leading biopharmaceutical company, and secure sustainable career growth within a diverse, global team: we’re ready for you.
AbbVie is looking for a Security Lead with experience in mergers and acquisitions to join our Information Security Strategy and Intelligence group.
AbbVie’s Information Security group engages with our partnership management teams through several stages of a company relationship, whether it’s a research-sharing relationship or an acquisition. We provide advisory services to reduce both risk and technical friction in these transactions.
As a Security Lead, you will act as a single-point-of-contact between security and other technical and business teams, operating across both operational and strategic levels, developing and coordinating design and advisory responsibilities with different areas of the information security group on individual acquisitions and research ventures. You will interact with internal research and business intelligence teams, technical teams, and other members of the information security group to develop and deliver security products and services. You will play a key role in further shaping the services this program is delivering, while ensuring in-flight acquisitions have the right security services provided at the right times.
This role will reside within the Cyber Threat Intelligence Team, with a dotted line relationship with our Security Architecture Group.
Partner with infrastructure and technology teams, security teams, and acquisition target teams to coordinate core security and tech services during an acquisition or divestiture
Partnering with infrastructure, tech and security teams to develop, document, and deploy secure design patterns for collaborations with strategic alliance partners
Partner with internal security and technical teams to develop new security playbooks and services focused on business alliances and strategic acquisitions
Ideal candidates will have practical experience in a relevant security discipline (Cloud Security, AppSec, Network Security, Identity) or with key responsibilities facilitating acquisitions and/or divestitures, and can speak to practical solutions they have designed and successfully implemented. Experience in the following is preferred:
Bachelor's Degree with 9 years' experience; Masters Degree with 8 years' experience; PhD with 4 years' experience and at least five years’ experience in an information security role, preferably as a Security Architect or Security Engineer, or equivalent experience working directly with corporate mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures
Direct experience with designing and/or providing solutions related to mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, and/or multi-company collaborations
Experience with a variety of security tooling and enterprise technology used in acquisitions, preferably with some hands-on/operational exposure (self-hosted and cloud)
Working knowledge of popular cloud platforms (AWS, GCP, Azure) and collaboration platforms (M365, Slack)
Working knowledge of Active Directory and related constructs (domains, forests, trusts, etc.)
A solid understanding of industry security standards, such as NIST 800, ISO 27001, etc.
Related technical/industry certifications (e.g. SANS, AWS, etc.)
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Minimum Salary $125,500
Maximum Salary $238,500
Significant Work Activities: Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)
Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time
Job Type: Experienced