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Gilead Sciences Inc.

Security Governance, Risk and Compliance Manager

Gilead Sciences is continuing to hire for all open roles. Our interview process may be conducted virtually and some roles will be asked to temporarily work from home. Over the coming weeks and months, we will be implementing a phased approach to bringing employees back to site to ensure the health and safety of our teams.

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Job Description

Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company that has pursued and achieved breakthroughs in medicine for more than three decades, with the goal of creating a healthier world for all people. The company is committed to pursuing scientific invention to prevent and treat life-threatening diseases, including HIV, viral hepatitis and cancer. Gilead has operations in more than 35 countries worldwide, with headquarters in Foster City, California.

You will be part of a team that is helping millions of people live healthier, more fulfilling lives. We are a close community where every individual matters and everyone has a chance to enhance their skills through ongoing development. Inclusion is one of our core values, which means we are creating and fostering a work environment where our differences are valued, and everyone feels respected and empowered to bring their authentic selves to work. By joining Gilead, you will further our mission to discover, develop and deliver innovative therapeutics for people with life-threatening diseases.

The Gilead Business Services center in Raleigh’s Research Triangle region will be home to some of the company’s critical shared service teams in North America, including Information Technology, Global Financial Solutions, HR Operations and Procurement Services Desk. These functions provide the necessary support to ensure Gilead’s business runs effectively and efficiently. The center will also be a catalyst for standardization of processes, digital transformation and technology optimization. Please check out more at

Job Description:

The Security Governance, Risk and Compliance Manager is a key member of the Security Risk Compliance (SRC) – Security Architecture and Governance team and works closely with various IT teams (ex: Security Engineering, Security Operations, Data Privacy, Infrastructure, Network) to identify, assess and manage information security risks. They will provide expertise on Information Security policies and standards, security and regulatory awareness. The person in this position will be required to understand all information security domains, interpret and communicate info. security requirements as defined by company policy. This position requires the person to work with ambiguous requirements (at times) and be able to work through them to help the business while keeping the risk to the organization at an acceptable level.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Develop, update & maintain information security policies, standard and other documentations as assigned.

  • Lead, manage and enhance the Information Security Training and Awareness program

  • Lead, manage and enhance the security exceptions program

  • Lead and/or support information security assessments (& audits) ranging from vendor security, security architecture, software assessments and compliance

  • Lead activities related to SOX compliance support

  • Lead and manage security governance, risk and compliance related project tasks and deliverables

  • Manage IT Security Risk Register

  • Support IT Security Risk Management related processes

  • Support Merger & Acquisition related activities

  • Ensure IT activities, processes, and procedures meet defined requirements, policies and regulations

  • Work with Internal Audit, Project Managers, System Managers and Engineers - Track project findings, identify and resolve issues, analyze evidence, communicate with stakeholders, and facilitate the completion out of cybersecurity, privacy, and regulatory (SOX) related projects

  • Participate in other activities relating to information security or other functional areas as assigned

Basic Qualifications:

High School Degree and Eleven Year's Experience OR Associates Degree and Twelve Year's Experience OR Bachelor's Degree and Ten Years’ Experience OR Masters' Degree and Eight Years’ Experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 10+ years of cybersecurity professional experience, risk management, and governance practice

  • Ability to develop security standards and guidelines based on best practices and industry standards

  • Information security related certifications such as CISSP, CRISC, CCSP

  • Knowledge of information security risk management frameworks and compliance practices

  • Knowledge of IT Security Architecture and Privacy concepts and controls

  • Knowledge of quantitative risk methodologies (ex: FAIR) strongly desired

  • Knowledge of securing network technologies, client, and server operating systems

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills, including formal report writing experience

  • Understanding of common security standards and healthcare related regulations and data privacy

  • Ability to assess complex multi-location projects as well as identify and recommend appropriate corrective measures to resolve security and privacy related issues

  • Strong customer service orientation and the ability to project that attitude to customers in remote locations

  • Ability to manage multiple prioritized tasks effectively

  • Strong organization and time management skills

  • Works independently and works well in a team collaborative environment

  • Skills in documenting risk and compliance activities

  • Experience performing information security assessments, audits and/or compliance assessment activities

  • Familiarity with security auditing processes

  • Previous work experience in a Biopharma organization is a plus

  • Previous work experience in a cloud centric environment is a plus

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As an equal opportunity employer, Gilead Sciences Inc. is committed to a diverse workforce. Employment decisions regarding recruitment and selection will be made without discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, genetic information or characteristic, gender identity and expression, veteran status, or other non-job related characteristics or other prohibited grounds specified in applicable federal, state and local laws. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants who require accommodation in the job application process may contact [email protected] for assistance.

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Our environment respects individual differences and recognizes each employee as an integral member of our company. Our workforce reflects these values and celebrates the individuals who make up our growing team.

Gilead provides a work environment free of harassment and prohibited conduct. We promote and support individual differences and diversity of thoughts and opinion.

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