Network Security Specialist

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Network Security Specialist

Network Security
Aug 23

Site Name: USA - Massachusetts - Waltham, USA - North Carolina - Research Triangle Park, USA - Pennsylvania - Philadelphia, USA - Pennsylvania - Upper Providence, USA - Texas - Richardson, UK - Hertfordshire - Stevenage
Posted Date: Aug 18 2020

This role is an exciting opportunity within GSK Tech Security & Risk (TSR) organisation who provide services and expertise to enable a risk based, compliant, efficient, secure and value driven Technology Delivery. As GSK continues its digital transformation, the security of platforms for infrastructure, data and applications must be elevated to utilize the latest and most effective capabilities available. The successful candidate will have strong technical & consultative skills as well as relevant experience in IT Security Architecture & Engineering. The successful candidate will be required to collaborate with technologists within GSK and other business entities.


This role will report to the Director of App & Infrastructure within the Architecture team of the Security & Risk Organisation. The Network Security Specialist will lead on developing the network security architecture and strategy. The candidate will support the GSK cyber security program team, as a technical leader architecting modern network paradigms including Software-Defined Networking, Zero-trust networking, Micro segmentation, Network Access Control, network security and monitoring solutions and secure remote access. The candidate will act as an interface with technical experts in the Platforms, Consumer, Pharma, Vaccines Technology teams as they build out internal & external capabilities on behalf of GSK and our customers. The candidate must be capable of understanding the threats to our platforms from internal and external sources, be able to direct and coach team members on mitigation solutions.  The candidate will ensure processes and technology align with the Tech Transformation Strategy within GSK and it complement the other functions within TSR. The candidate must ensure the deployment and operational security requirements are modern and scalable, align with the vision of the GSK Chief Digital Officer and Chief Information Security Officer. 


This role will provide YOU the opportunity to lead key activities to progress YOUR career, these responsibilities include some of the following:

  • Closely collaborate with the Tech Security & Risk peers and the wider Tech organisation within GSK to identify key business drivers, risks and security capability requirements
  • Develop GSK's network security architecture and strategy, fit for purpose for a large pharmaceutical with a global footprint
  • Present the architecture and strategy to stakeholders across the Tech organisation to get buy-in for the vision and roadmap
  • Provide input and direction for technology decisions and investments related to the strategy
  • Closely collaborate Tech Security & Risk peers and the wider Tech organisation within GSK to incrementally deliver against the strategy
  • Support Tech Security & Risk peers in delivery of their own security strategies
  • Support the wider Tech organisation to enable them to deliver their network related initiatives in a secure manner

Basic Qualifications:


We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals:

  • Experience architecting and deploying networks and network security solutions in large enterprise organisations
  • Experience of modern network paradigms/technologies including: Software-Defined Networking, zero-trust networking, micro-segmentation, network access control, network security monitoring and secure remote access
  • Experience with building solutions on cloud platforms (Azure, GCP and AWS)
  • Experience in maintaining and enhancing security standards to align to industry best practice in relation to emerging technologies
  • Experience with Architecture frameworks such as SABSA, TOGAF etc.
  • 7-10 years experience in Information Security
  • 10+ years experience in Information Technology



Preferred Qualifications:


If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus:

  • CISSP/ISSAP or other industry network, security and cloud certifications desirable
  • Proven experience working and influencing cross functionally
  • Pragmatic and focused on delivering value to the business
  • Strong and clear communication skills – verbal and written
  • Ability to engage with leadership teams
  • Highly self-motivated, directed, and can work independently without supervision
  • Prepared to work at a low level of detail where necessary
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