Director of IT Security and Technical Oversight – Biotechnology and Drug Discovery

  • Director of IT Security and Technical Oversight – Biotechnology and Drug Discovery
    Vancouver, BC / Seattle, WA / San Francisco, CA
    Our client is seeking an experienced IT professional for the position of Director of IT Security and Technical Oversight. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing IT security, infrastructure, data, and controls across the organization, ensuring compliance with all relevant regulations and requirements.  With satellite offices in Seattle and San Francisco, there is flexibility for this role to be based in either of those cities, as well as within the global head office in Vancouver, BC.  
    What you will be doing
    • Manage IT security across the entire IT landscape.
    • Manage IT infrastructure, ensuring its proper functioning and availability.
    • Manage IT data and GDPR requirements to ensure data protection and compliance.
    • Manage compliance and risk, including GxP and CSV regulations.
    The experience you bring:
    • 15+ years of IT experience, with the majority in the pharmaceutical industry.
    • Bachelor’s degree in science and/or computer-related subject.
    • Security technology background required.
    • Experience in both in-house and consulting leadership positions.
    • Experience with security, infrastructure, and data requirements and solutions in a regulated environment.
    • Certifications such as CISSP, ISC, ISC2, GIAC (Global Information Assurance Security Professional) are highly desirable.
    • Proven track record of leading IT security, infrastructure, and data teams with a collaborative leadership style.
    • Experience in Pharma R&D and SAP background, with a deep understanding of Pharma operations in a GxP, CSV environment.
    • Proven track record delivering the latest in technology approaches and solutions for security, infrastructure, data, GDPR, and general IT compliance and risk.
    • Experience managing security and infrastructure supply and demand with outsourced operations.
    If you are an experienced IT Security Professional looking for an exciting new challenge, we encourage you to apply today in confidence by directly emailing your resume to Brent Dodge (Recruitment Consultant) at

    Thank you in advance for your interest, only individuals deemed to have the skill set and experience to fit the role will be contacted. 
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