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Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico
Job reference: R-047647
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 assurance manager will broadly support the cyber security team to ensure that AstraZeneca’s information assets are adequately protected in relation to confidentiality, integrity and availability.  The role will specifically include assessing the security of IT solutions, 3rd Parties and Web Services against AZ standards and security framework controls to identify any risk and support the remediation processes to improve the security of the service. Additionally, the role holder will support the transition and security review of any proposed mergers and acquisitions.

Typical Accountabilities:

  • Deliver a consistent security review of IT solutions, 3rd Parties and Web Services against AZ security standards and framework.
  • Identify and report IT risks (internal/external) and identifying mitigating activities and manage the risk profile
  • Provide consultation and guidance in respect of security solutions.
  • Identify security assurance process improvements through reduction of risk, user experience or efficiency and drive these improvements to completion.
  • Support change and improvement to cyber security operational and control processes within the IT Security team and other IT functions
  • Develop and manage IT Security Policies, Standards and Guidelines ensuring alignment to the Risk Management strategy and IT Standards governance model
  • Act as an advocate for Cyber Security within AstraZeneca, internally within IT and to the wider business to ensure Security standards are understood and adopted at all levels

Required Skills and Experience:

  • A relevant technical degree, or equivalent e.g. CISSP.
  • Strong IT technical knowledge of networking, server or security arenas.
  • 5yrs + Experience of security assurance and risk management, in complex, multinational, corporate environments.
  • Proven track record of working with senior stakeholders to deliver positive outcomes in the security posture.
  • A very good awareness of IT architecture, design, configuration, and implementation.
  • Great communication skills- English 80%


  • Practical experience of working in a security operations center
  • Experience of working in other IT disciplines and across a range of industries and sectors.
  • Working knowledge of SOx & GxP compliance.
  • Working knowledge of security standards such as NIST 800-53, ISO27001 & NIST CSF

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 Assurance Manager
Information Technology

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