Shire Senior Analyst, Cyber Security Vulnerability Management in Bannockburn, Illinois

Position Overview:

Shire Pharmaceuticals is seeking a candidate to fill a role as a Senior Analyst, Cyber Security Threat Management focused on Vulnerability Management. The selected candidate will lead and manage a program for vulnerability management. Candidate should be comfortable leading the overall delivery of vulnerability management operations in a highly dynamic environment and capable of adjusting priorities of work based on changing operational needs and an evolving threat horizon.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Lead vulnerability management activities supporting threat management

  • Provide expert subject matter expertise in best practices for vulnerability management

  • Mentor less senior cyber security operations resources

  • Ensure high quality and timely service delivery

  • Develop and maintain vulnerability management standards, processes, and guidelines

  • Support the collection and management of cyber security metrics

  • Support maintenance, administration, and break/fix remediation (including RCA) of threat management solutions

  • Collaborate with other business areas to effectively predict, prevent, detect, and respond to cyber threats

  • Assist with research and evaluation of new security technologies, processes, and methodologies

Basic Qualifications:

Required Skills (Essential)

  • 5+ years of work experience leading vulnerability management supporting threat management

  • Experience working independently to manage and effectively respond to vulnerability management requests

  • Experience leading a team of vulnerability management analysts to effectively respond to large scale / complex requests

  • Experience developing and maintaining operations playbooks, run books, and performance measures

  • Experience maintaining and optimizing operations leveraging industry best practices

  • Expert knowledge of vulnerability management best practices, techniques, and how they are leveraged by malicious actors

  • Strong analytical skills and understanding of vulnerability detection methods

  • Good social, verbal, and written communication skills

  • Translates complex technical information into terms and products useful to upper-level management

  • Knowledge of proactive cyber defense and threat management / vulnerability management automation

  • Quickly adapts to changing events, reprioritizing efforts, and realign resources as needed

  • Willingness to be on-call, work non-standard hours, and travel (up to 15%) when required

  • Comfortable working in high stress and ambiguous environments

Desired Skills

  • Experience deploying & managing global industry-leading vulnerability management solutions

  • Experience conducting international vulnerability management activities (network, platform, device)

  • Experience conducting reverse engineering malware analysis

  • Experience working within a validated environment (21 CFR Part 11)

  • Experience with scripting and advanced content configuration supporting vulnerability management solutions

  • Strong knowledge of technology and security topics including network security, wireless security, application security, device security, infrastructure hardening, security baselines, and web server and database security

  • Strong knowledge of industry standards regarding vulnerability management, including Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE), Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) and Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP)

  • Strong knowledge of in-depth system operations, networking, and devices (i.e. Windows, Linux, Proxy, and Firewall)

  • Ability to capitalize on APIs to improve vulnerability management

  • Effective time, prioritization, and workload management skills

  • Programming or scripting experience in any of the following: Perl, Python, VB Script, or Power Shell

  • Experience with a global or multi-tiered organizations


  • Industry certification such as GCIH, GCIA, CISSP, CISM, CISA preferred

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information systems, engineering or the equivalent combination of formal education, training and experience (Master’s degree considered a plus)

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Shire is the leading global biotechnology company focused on serving people with rare diseases and other highly specialized conditions. We strive to develop best-in-class products, many of which are available in more than 100 countries, across core therapeutic areas including Hematology, Immunology, Neuroscience, Ophthalmics, Lysosomal Storage Disorders, Gastrointestinal/Internal Medicine/Endocrine and Hereditary Angioedema; and a growing franchise in Oncology.

Our employees come to work every day with a shared mission: to develop and deliver breakthrough therapies for the hundreds of millions of people in the world affected by rare diseases and other high-need conditions, and who lack effective therapies to live their lives to the fullest.