Endpoint Security Engineer

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January 20 2021
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Endpoint Security Engineer
United Kingdom - Cambridge

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


The Endpoint Security Engineer is a key member of the Security, Risk and Compliance (SRC) team and works closely with cross-functional project teams to pursue project end goals. The candidate will work with endpoint security technologies in multiple capacities. These include but are not limited to leading invest and sustainment projects that seek to enhance existing capabilities or implement new ones, 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 Gilead.


  • 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 and maintain documentation as part of Gilead's project lifecycle

  • Liaise with IT colleagues to assist with implementation and rollout of endpoint security tools.

  • Provide input to SRC's Endpoint 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 endpoint security tools


  • Significant level of progressively responsible IT experience including security/infrastructure protection.

  • 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, Endpoint security and cloud security.

  • Should have strong technical skills and experience working with security technologies in the endpoint space. These include (but are not limited to): data loss prevention, endpoint anti-malware, data loss prevention, endpoint detection and response, Azure information protection, Active Directory, Security Information & Event Management (SIEM), 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.


  • Significant level of relevant experience

  • Bachelor of Science degree in management information systems, computer science, engineering or other IT-related major is preferred.

  • Prefer CISSP, GIAC, etc.

    Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)
    It is the policy of Gilead Sciences, Inc. and its subsidiaries and affiliates (collectively "Gilead" or the "Company") to recruit select and employ the most qualified persons available for positions throughout the Company. Except if otherwise provided by applicable law, all employment actions relating to issues such as compensation, benefits, transfers, layoffs, returns from layoffs, company-sponsored training, education assistance, social and recreational programs are administered on a non-discriminatory basis (i.e. without regard to protected characteristics or prohibited grounds, which may include an individual's gender, race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, medical condition, veteran status, and age, unless such protection is prohibited by federal, state, municipal, provincial, local or other applicable laws). Gilead also prohibits discrimination based on any other characteristics protected by applicable laws.

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