Skip Navigation

Job Title

Job category


Search jobs by matching your skills with LinkedIn

Sign up for job alerts

Or search again

Search by city

Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico
Job reference: R-047643
Posted date: Mar. 25, 2019

AstraZeneca is one of the world’s most exciting bio-pharmaceutical companies. From scientists to sales, lab techs to legal, we’re on a mission to turn ideas into life-changing medicines that improve patients’ lives and benefit society. We are active in over 100 countries and we employ over 59,000 people. We are an  innovation-driven biopharmaceutical with over 60 years of experience.

AZ Global Technology Center Guadalajara

The AstraZeneca GTC in GDL, is a vibrant, high-energy facility, fully equipped to support our business with 490 IT professionals. We continuously improve our IT environment by innovating for competitive advantage. We are fully committed to redefine and provide support to enterprise-wide IT solution platforms, infrastructure and services.

The IT Security Organization is responsible for establishing and maintaining corporate wide information Security to ensure that AstraZeneca’s information assets are adequately protected in relation to confidentiality, integrity and availability

The Security of information and systems presents one of the biggest risks and opportunities for all large organizations today.  Internal and external attacks are becoming more complex whilst the balance of enabling business objectives in a cost effective manner must be met. The role will work in a team to undertake IT Security Engineering activities across the global estate but will also proactively partner with the business to proactively identify Security solutions to enable business strategies and corporate priorities such as enabling collaboration

Key Accountability

  • Review and approve IT architecture designs
  • Assess and create roadmaps and strategies for Cybersecurity
  • To communicate the CyberSecurity architectures to different stakeholders
  • Deliver a consistent set of Security advice that is aligned with the internal Security standards and aligned with the business risk appetite
  • Provide consultation and guidance to IT and business
  • Support various groups within AZ on functional & technical security requirements
  • Validate baseline security configurations for operating systems, applications and network.
  • Identify and report IT risks (internal/external) and identifying mitigating activities and manage the risk profile
  • Develop strong knowledge and expertise in the Security area

Candidate Knowledge, Skills and Experience

Successful candidates will be required to demonstrate the following capabilities & skills:

  • To be able to create and review different designs and architecture within the IT landscape
  • The position requires a high level of technical knowledge and experience in network architecture, design, configuration, and implementation.
  • Candidate should have a deep understanding of various security technologies and controls
  • Utilizing creative problem-solving abilities and a consistent consultancy mindset while working on, as well researching problems and/or issues and developing and/or offering effective solutions for, clients' initiatives and needs related to
  • Experienced with IP networking
  • A “self-starter” capable of autonomous working, direction and goal setting.
  • Written and verbal communication skills along with the proven ability to present complex, technical information to both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Be valued and respected for collaboration, integrity and enablement.
  • Strong networking skills with experience of business enabling risk management
  • Experience of developing and leading innovative solutions and “thinking outside of the box”.
  • Ability to analyze complex situations, assessing risks and balancing strategic and tactical Security requirements with business pragmatism, risk appetite and innovation.
  • To be able to work both independently and with others, documenting and sharing solutions
  • Technical Competence – Requirement to have a relevant technical degree, competence or equivalent (CISSP, CISM, CCSP)and also competence to lead various Security initiatives
  • 7  years+ experience working in Security, in a complex, multinational, corporate environment
  • Experience of working in other IT disciplines and across a range of industries and sectors
  • Good knowledge of Security standards such as NIST.

AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer. AstraZeneca will consider all qualified applicants for employment without discrimination on grounds of disability, sex or sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity leave status, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, marital or civil partnership status, protected veteran status (if applicable) or any other characteristic protected by law.

IT Security Architect
Information Technology

Sign up for job alerts

If you would like to sign up for email job alerts for future roles with AstraZeneca or MedImmune you can do so using the form below. We will only use the details you provide below to inform you about future vacancies that match your search criteria if and when they become available. The details you provide on this page will not be used to send unsolicited communication and will not be sold to a third party.


You can select as many categories and locations as you wish.

Interested InSelect a job category from the list of options. Search for a location and select one from the list of suggestions. Finally, click “Add” to create your job alert.

  • Information Technology, Zapopan, Jalisco, MexicoRemove