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Amgen Specialist Data Security Engineer in Lisbon, Portugal


The Amgen Capability Center in Lisbon, Portugal (ACCP) will be home to over 300 multi-national and multi-cultural employees, representing a broad range of cross functional capabilities, including Commercial, General and Administrative, Research and Development and more. The ACCP will offer rich career growth and development opportunities, regional and global exposure and the opportunity to LIVE, WIN and THRIVE in one of Europe’s most attractive cities.

Our ACCP offices will be temporarily located at the Maleo – Saldanha, Av. da República 18, 1050-191 Lisbon, while we work toward finding a permanent office in the vibrant city center of Lisbon.

Specialist Data Security Engineer


What you will do

Amgen is searching for a Specialist Data Security Engineer covering Data Loss Prevention (DLP) and Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) technologies. This role will report to the Manager, Data Security. This position will provide essential services that enable us to better pursue our mission.

Specialist Data Security Engineers operate, manage, and improve Amgen’s DLP and Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) solutions. In our Data Security team, they will identify emerging risks related to changes in cloud technologies, advise management, and develop technical remediations to address those risks. Specialists lead the development of processes and procedures for multiple solutions which enable business units to remediate identify cloud data exposures. They run multiple projects simultaneously to implement and improve the cloud data security protections and use advanced analytics to demonstrate success.

This engineer will play a key role in educating and evangelizing to technologists and business leaders the security strategies that both protect and enable business processes related to cloud data handling.

Areas of responsibility include:

  • Designs, operates, maintains, and enhances capabilities for the technical systems that ensure protection of data in the cloud for all Amgen global operations.

  • Identifies new risk areas for cloud data and plans controls to mitigate those risks.

  • Researches new technologies, processes, and approaches based on industry practices and recommends future plans for data protection.

  • Authors procedures and guidelines and advises on policies related to data protection requirements and remediation or investigation of violations.

  • Develops and conducts training on data protection technologies for operations staff. Educates business leadership about data risk.

  • Advises other technology groups on data protection strategies and recommends appropriate points of both technical and process integration.

  • Partners with the Manager of Data Security to liaise to legal and human resources leadership on violation remediations.

  • Collaborates with cloud strategy leaders and business unit leadership to ensure that cloud data protection is incorporated by design into new business projects.

  • Integrates cloud data protection technology into the operations of traditional Date Loss Prevention operations.


What we expect of you

  • Familiarity with one or more security frameworks, especially in regulated environments.

  • Holds or is actively seeking one or more security related certifications, preferably with a focus on cloud technologies or data protection.

  • Proficiency specifying requirements for technical systems, as well as designing, implementing, and operating those systems.

  • Expertise in global IT operations, including an understanding of regulatory and cultural differences encountered when dealing with international peers and customers.

  • Demonstrated competence maintaining applications on Windows and Linux based operating systems, and basic understanding of one or more programming or scripting languages.

  • Demonstrated proficiency with one or more Cloud Access Security Platforms (Elastica, Netskope, SkyHigh,etc)

  • Track record of project management leadership, preferably using Agile methodology.

  • Deep knowledge of the principles of Data Protection, including availability, integrity, and confidentiality of data.

  • Proficiency with communications focused on both the development of written technical processes and the ability to articulate complex ideas clearly in front of an audience.

  • Experience with data analytics focused on building executive reports

  • Reputation of successfully navigating large enterprise environments, understanding both ITIL driven processes and business relationship building

  • Ability to self-direct work on multiple priorities with little to no oversight, based on strategic initiatives.

Basic Qualifications:

Doctorate degree


Master's degree and 2 years of Information Security or Information Technology experience


Bachelor's degree and 4 years of Information Security or Information Technology experience


Associate's degree and 10 years of Information Security or Information Technology experience


High school diploma / GED and 12 years of Information Security or Information Technology experience

Preferred Certifications:

  • Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) or Security+ SANS Certifications


What you can expect of us

  • Vast opportunities to learn, develop, and move up and across our global organization.

  • Diverse and inclusive community of belonging, where colleagues are empowered to bring ideas to the table, take risks, and act.

  • Generous Amgen Total Rewards Plan comprising healthcare, finance, wealth and career benefits.

  • Flexible work arrangements.


for a career that defies imagination

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Amgen is an Equal Opportunity employer and will consider you without regard to your race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided a reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request an accommodation.

Join Us

If you're seeking a career where you can truly make a difference in the lives of others, a career where you can work at the absolute forefront of biotechnology with the top minds in the field, you'll find it at Amgen.

Amgen, a biotechnology pioneer, discovers, develops and delivers innovative human therapeutics. Our medicines have helped millions of patients in the fight against cancer, kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis and other serious illnesses.

As an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people around the world, Amgen fosters an inclusive environment of diverse, ethical, committed and highly accomplished people who respect each other but compete intensely to win. Together, we live the Amgen values as we continue advancing science to serve patients.