IT Security Engineer - Remote in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom at Leica Biosystems

Date Posted: 10/12/2019

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Job Description

Job ID: SEL001821

About Us

Leica Biosystems is a global leader in workflow solutions and automation. As the only company to own the workflow from biopsy to diagnosis, we are uniquely positioned to break down the barriers between each of these steps.  Our mission of “Advancing Cancer Diagnostics, Improving Lives” is at the heart of our corporate culture. Our easy-to-use and consistently reliable offerings help improve workflow efficiency and diagnostic confidence. The company is represented in over 100 countries. It has manufacturing facilities in 9 countries, sales and service organizations in 19 countries, and an international network of dealers. The company is headquartered in Nussloch, Germany. Visit  for more information.

Leica Biosystems is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.

All employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of our pre-employment drug screening and background/criminal check.
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As part of the Leica Biosystems infrastructure team, the IT Security Engineer is responsible for designing, implementing and maintaining a cycle of continuous improvement of the core infrastructure and platform protection systems and services.  The location of this position can be remote within the US or England. 

Major Responsibilities

  • Must be able to perform hands-on tier-3 support for a wide range of security technologies.

  • Respond to timely security event notifications from the security operations center according to SLA.

  • Must be able to provide Information Security related guidance and recommendations to internal stakeholders.

  • Work closely with various internal stakeholders to review, recommend and engineer security technologies in line with corporate information security program.

  • Collaborate with Corporate and Operating Company Information Security teams to drive Information Security projects.

  • Participate in vulnerability assessments and penetration testing activities.

  • Develop detailed designs for implementation of key security infrastructure upgrades and platform recommendations.

  • Provide inputs for formulating security architecture recommendations and design of security services.

  • Ensure adherence to best practices in accordance with information security best practices, industry standards, and corporate policies and procedures.

  • Participate in User Awareness initiatives.

  • Participate in Operating Company and Corporate level projects as required.

  • Develop and maintain appropriate Information Security technical documentation as well as providing reviews and updates of existing policies and procedures.

  • Identify opportunities and recommend solutions for improving service, efficiency and effectiveness.

  • Perform Information Security analysis and provide metrics and reporting as required.

  • Provide timely updates to Management regarding projects currently taking place.

  • Stay up-to-date with latest techniques and technology.

  • Ensures compliance with all audit requirements including change control procedures and data security.

  • Identifies, plans, schedules, prioritizes, organizes, manages and reports on security tasks and resources required to accomplish defined objectives.

  • This position may include managing contract resources as projects require, and training IT and non-IT associates on IT Security best practices.

Job Requirements


Education, Skills, and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Information Systems; OR, the equivalent combination of education and training.
  • 5 years of demonstrated experience as an information security engineer required.
  • Working knowledge of various privacy, risk, security standards and practices.
  • Experience in working with server & endpoint security platform (AV, encryption, HIPS, etc.), firewalls, intrusion prevention, enterprise security event log management, two factor authentication, OS/platform security standards, vulnerability management, data loss prevention and patch management.
  • Experience working in a security operations center; investigating, responding and/or triaging security events.
  • A proven track record in identifying, selecting and deploying common security tools and products.
  • Strong interest and knowledge of security technologies and trends.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks and projects.
  • Experience working in collaborative, team-oriented environments with commitment to results and a proven track record of accomplishments.
  • CEH, GCIH/GCIA/GPEN, CISSP or other equivalent security certification desired.
  • Experience with two or more of following vendor solutions a plus: Crowdstrike, McAfee (Web Gateway, DLP, ePO, NSM), Websense (Triton, DLP), Nexpose, Nessus, Metasploit, Carbon Black, Zscaler, Splunk
  • Up to 15% Travel may be required.


Diversity & Inclusion

At Danaher, we are dedicated to building and sustaining a truly diverse and inclusive culture. These are not just words on a page—Diversity and Inclusion is a top priority for the company, and it ties deeply to each of our core values. Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law.

Danaher Corporation Overview

Danaher is a global science & technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. Our world class brands are leaders in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including life sciences, medical diagnostics, environmental and applied solutions. Our globally diverse team of 71,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $19.9B in revenue last year. We are ranked #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 5,200% over 25 years.
At Danaher, you can build a career in a way no other company can duplicate. Our brands allow us to offer dynamic careers across multiple industries. We're innovative, fast-paced, results-oriented, and we win. We need talented people to keep winning. Here you'll learn how DBS is used to shape strategy, focus execution, align our people, and create value for customers and shareholders. Come join our winning team.
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