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Associate Director - Cloud Security Architect

Prague, Czech Republic

About the Role

Our Information Security Compliance Group is looking for an Associate Director, Enterprise Architect to join our team!

The Associate Director, Enterprise Architect will work across information security & risk management, with all information technology functions to ensure public cloud and on-premise hosting environments are crafted and implemented as per defined policies, and industry standards. The successful candidate will be a good communicator with deep technical skills and, most importantly, a pragmatist who can think creatively. The individual must be highly collaborative as they will have an opportunity to influence functional leadership, project and application managers, other architects, engineers and developers.

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Your key responsibilities:
• Developing and maintaining security roadmaps and strategy, working with various other security domain architects to align technology and service roadmaps
• Driving new technology/product/solution evaluations, providing leadership in the identification of specific security technology standards for Public Cloud technologies
• Wearing the 'engineering' hat regularly, driving product/solution Proof of Concept with other security architects/engineers
• Identifying and leading your team to develop new security design patterns and participating on our Security Technical Design Authority
• Driving and defining required Threat Modeling methodologies & related tools for Cloud hosting environments
• Being our expert on Cloud and Infrastructure platform security topics and identifying major cloud security related deficiencies, then designing pragmatic approaches on how to remediate them at scale
• Reporting on cloud security posture status across company periodically and is responsible for maintaining a clear risk acceptance/remediation level

Diversity & Inclusion / EEO

We are committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment and diverse teams representative of the patients and communities we serve.

Role Requirements

What you'll bring to the role:
• 8+ years of relevant professional IT experience in the related functional area, with a solid understanding of IT infrastructure technology, systems and management processes in a regulated industry
• 4+ years of experience as an Information Security Architect
• 2+ years experience working with AWS or Azure security architect (IaaS/PaaS)
• 2+ years working experience in DevOps/DevSecOps models
• Experience of sourcing complex IT services, working closely with vendors and making full use of their abilities
• Demonstrated ability to build and maintain successful relationships with senior leaders from risk or non-risk/IT or non-IT backgrounds and ability to successfully manage projects involving multi-functional teams in a matrixed environment
• Proficiency in English (written & oral)

Nice to have:
• 5+ years of experience of working in or providing IT services to a large enterprise like Novartis
• Relevant certifications:
-Security related certifications: Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP),ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
- Technology related certification: AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Professional, AWS Certified Security - Specialty, Microsoft Certified: Azure Solutions Architect Expert

You'll receive (CZ):
Monthly pension contribution matching your individual contribution up to 3% of your gross monthly base salary; Risk Life Insurance (full cost covered by Novartis); 5-week holiday per year; (1 week above the Labour Law requirement) ; 4 paid sick days within one calendar year in case of absence due to sickness without a medical sickness report; Cafeteria employee benefit program - choice of benefits from Benefit Plus Cafeteria in the amount of 12,500 CZK per year; Meal vouchers in amount of 90 CZK for each working day (full tax covered by company); car allowance; MultiSport Card. Find out more about Novartis Business Services:

Novartis is unable to offer relocation support for this role: please only apply if this location is accessible to you.

Why consider Novartis?
Our purpose is to reimagine medicine to improve and extend people's lives and our vision is to become the most valued and trusted medicines company in the world. How can we
achieve this? With our people. It is our associates that drive us each day to reach our ambitions. Be a part of this mission and join us! Learn more here: what you could do here at Novartis!
Imagine what you could do here at Novartis!

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Czech Republic


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Job Type
Full Time

Employment Type

Shift Work

Client-provided location(s): Prague, Czechia; Israel; India; Mexico
Job ID: Novartis-386440BR
Employment Type: Full Time