Amgen Application Security Engineer in Tampa, Florida
The Senior Associate IS Security Engineer role based in Tampa, FL plays an integral role in Information Security for Amgen. The primary responsibility is to support various capabilities within Amgen’s Application Security function. The IS Security Engineer will work with various partners at Amgen in a manner aligned to Amgen’s values to define and implement Information Security Services strategies, standards, tools and processes.
At Amgen, our mission is simple: to serve patients. Our new Tampa Capability Center provides essential services that enable us to better pursue this mission. This state-of-the art center serves as a base for finance, information systems, cyber security and human resources professionals to make a meaningful impact at one of the world's leading biotechnology companies.
The IS Security Engineer will be a part of Amgen’s Information Security team and will be expected to contribute to and help deliver services and projects in other areas of information security.
The role will be part of the Information Security team responsible for delivering security services across Amgen globally. This position will focus on Secure SDLC and Application Security services and technologies to ensure a secure by design approach across Amgen’s applications.
The individual will partner with developers and business owners from applicable technical teams to assess the security architecture of new products and capabilities via application security assessments, prioritise and advise on options to mitigate identified flaws and vulnerabilities and work with development teams to define and evangelize security best practices.
Review code for security vulnerabilities and practices dangerous to security and privacy.
Write custom rules on automated source code scanning tools
Script (Python, Perl, Ruby etc) and build automation tools on an ad-hoc basis
Create and deliver knowledge sharing presentations and documentation to educate developers and operations teams on application security best practices and secure coding techniques.
Write reports including recommendations, root cause analysis, security summary analysis, and project roadmaps
Help with tools identification, onboarding and/or tools development to assist developers in the secure development of applications
Configure, run, maintain, and utilize security tools for the Appsec program, e.g., static and dynamic code analysis tools
Build process and technology to improve the reporting and prioritization of identified weaknesses
Discover threats, vulnerabilities and exploits through architecture design review, threat modeling, code review, SAST and DAST assessments
Triage issues found by tools, external reports, and various tests, to accurately assess the real risks
Offer remediation guidance to stakeholders for identified issues and serve as an escalation resource for developers as they reduce issues
Draft application security policies, standards and guidance documentation that can be leveraged in the secure development of products and services
Monitor latest web application security developments and security trends to continually improve internal processes;
Work with DevOps team to improve Application Security; Research, Prototype, integrate Security Tools into CI/CD pipeline (container security, SAST, DAST, IAST, third party vulnerability Scanning, etc) aiming to achieve 100% coverage of all deployment/build pipelines
Collaborates cross-functionally with analysts, engineers, data scientists to achieve continuous improvement in cyber defense/resilience.
IS Security Engineer will also present project status reports to senior management, adhere to policies and practices relative to technical guidelines and change management processes, and may contribute to the development of new policies and practices by suggesting innovative ideas.
Bachelor’s degree and 2 years of Information Systems and/or Computer Science experience
Associate’s degree and 6 years of Information Systems and/or Computer Science experience
High school diploma / GED and 8 years of Information Systems and/or Computer Science experience
Strong understanding of common software and web application security vulnerabilities. including OWASP top 10, SANS/CWE Top 25 etc
Security verification of web applications or mobile apps using OWASP ASVS/M-ASVS and testing guides
Hands-on experience with tools and technologies used throughout secure SDLC (e.g., Burp Suite/ZAP, Fortify/Checkmarx /Veracode, WhiteSource/Blackduck).
Experience driving application security requirements in a traditional SDLC and through stories and epics in an Agile and SCRUM development environment
DevOps experience building and deploying infrastructure with cloud deployment, build and test automation technologies like ansible, chef, puppet, docker, jenkins, gitlab etc.
Good hands-on experience with AWS foundation services related to compute, network, storage, content delivery, administration and security, deployment and management, automation technologies
Experience with scripting languages (e.g., Python, Ruby) and automating tasks
Experience building and maintaining relationships with development teams
Comfortable with using Git
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Effective working with global, virtual teams
Successful management of multiple priorities
Team-oriented, placing priority on the successful completion of team goals
Self-starter with a high degree of initiative
Experience with regulated systems (GxP, SOX) in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, healthcare industry
Excellent analytical and troubleshooting skills
Experience with complex technologies that impact security
One or more security certifications such as CSSLP, CISSP, GWEB, GSSP-JAVA or CEH;
We understand that to successfully sustain and grow as a global enterprise and deliver for patients — we must ensure a diverse and inclusive work environment.
Amgen is committed to unlocking the potential of biology for patients suffering from serious illnesses by discovering, developing, manufacturing and delivering innovative human therapeutics. This approach begins by using tools like advanced human genetics to unravel the complexities of disease and understand the fundamentals of human biology.
Amgen focuses on areas of high unmet medical need and leverages its expertise to strive for solutions that improve health outcomes and dramatically improve people’s lives. A biotechnology pioneer since 1980, Amgen has grown to be one of the world’s leading independent biotechnology companies, has reached millions of patients around the world and is developing a pipeline of medicines with breakaway potential.
The invaluable contributions of our talented Tampa team will help us develop the vital and innovative medicines that treat serious illness and unmet medical needs around the globe.
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.
Amgen is an Equal Opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.