Sr. Director, Security Software Engineering
Location:
Alpharetta , Georgia
Posted:
January 27, 2017
Reference:
17000045/3-en-us

McKesson is in the business of better health and we touch the lives of patients in virtually every aspect of healthcare. We partner with payors, hospitals, physician offices, pharmacies, pharmaceutical companies and others across the spectrum of care to build healthier organizations that deliver better care to patients in every setting. We believe in the importance of strong, vital organizations because we know that patients can only be healthy when our system is healthy.


Every single McKesson employee contributes to our mission—by joining McKesson you act as a catalyst in a chain of events that helps millions of people all over the globe. Talented, compassionate people are the future of our company—and of healthcare. At McKesson, you’ll collaborate on the products and solutions that help us carry out our mission to improve lives and advance healthcare. Working here is your opportunity to shape an industry that’s vital to us all.


We understand the importance of a system that works together. Your expertise, drive and passion can help us improve everything we touch, from providers to payors to pharmacies. Join our team of leaders to begin a rewarding career.


Wherever you contribute here at McKesson, you will have the ability to make a real impact in the lives of others.

 

 

Current Need

This position will be responsible for leading the team that develops and supports software engineering solutions related to ISRM cybersecurity efforts. Primary deliverables will be automation of security tasks, integration of security tools, custom software solutions as needed, software driven cloud (X-as-a-Service) security, and occasional application security expertise.

 

 

 

Success in this role requires strong software development knowledge/expertise, proven service management skills, and the ability to manage a team responsible for building/customizing software to enable critical capabilities within the organization.

 

 

 

The team under this position will provide:

 

  • Software automation that accelerates and enhances various cybersecurity goals

  • Integration of cybersecurity tools and systems to further an outcome

  • Unique, custom software solutions to achieve security goals when COTS/OSS solutions are not available or viable

  • Security solutions for cloud (X-as-a-Service) systems where security principals are codified and integrated directly into application designs and blueprints/formations

  • Systems analysis and software development efforts that align with devops, secdevops, and agile-related approaches

  • Software development experience/expertise to compliment product security initiatives

  • Application security support including application penetration testing and R&D when needed

 

 

This position can be based at our Alpharetta, GA, San Francisco, CA or Scottsdale, AZ office.

 

 

Position Description

McKesson has embarked on an important mission to become the leader in cybersecurity for global healthcare.  We are making significant investments to enhance our capabilities through talent development, resource levels, process maturity, and technology enablement.

 

 

 

As McKesson’s Sr. Director or VP of Security Software Engineering, you will be a key component of our team.  This position will be responsible for leading a newly formed software development group dedicated to the Information Security and Risk Management (ISRM) function.  The role will work closely with partners to define, develop, implement, and sustain software solutions that further our cybersecurity goals.  The candidate build and manage an initial team of 5-10 staff with the ability to flex up as needed.

 

 

 

Responsibilities will include: 

 

  • Strategic Planning – Develops and maintains a comprehensive vision and strategy of how software engineering can and will be used to accomplish department objectives of protecting our systems and data while facilitating new and existing business models highly dependent on technology.

  • Program Management - Manage a portfolio of software development and sustainment efforts including the pipeline of projects/tasks to create, evolve, and change them as needed.  Various peers and partners will provide support both within and outside the larger ISRM organization including risk management alignment, project management, financial planning, and human resources.

  • Development and Support – Build and lead a team that develops and supports unique software solutions including:

    • Automation of tasks related to cybersecurity such as correlations, alerting, analysis, and event review processes

    • Integrate various cybersecurity tools and datasets to enhance detective and preventive control sets

    • Create unique, custom software solutions to achieve security goals when COTS/OSS solutions are not available or viable

    • Security solutions for cloud (X-as-a-Service) systems where security principals are codified and integrated directly into application designs and blueprints/formations

    • Systems analysis and software development efforts that align with devops, devsecops, and agile-related approaches

    • Software development experience/expertise to compliment product security initiatives

    • Application security support including application penetration testing and R&D when needed

    • Data exchanges with internal and external security intelligence platforms

  • Collaboration, Reporting and Financial Management
    • Routinely collaborate with other stakeholders in security architecture, identity and access management, security systems administration/tools management, application security, and our cybersecurity active defense group to defend our enterprise from quickly evolving threats.
    • Coordinate closely with the ISRM Program Management team to provide regular metrics and reporting to measure the efficiency and effectiveness of the services, facilitate appropriate resource allocation, and increase the overall maturity of security capabilities.
    • Collaborate with other corporate functions including Internal Audit, Legal and Compliance, Privacy, and Enterprise Sourcing to ensure that the organization maintains a strong security posture.
    • Liaise with Business Information Security Officers (BISOs) for cybersecurity and IT Risk & Compliance Management program needs within business units.
    • Develop and manage a security budget and develop strategic plans to invest resources to efficiently reduce cybersecurity risk

 

 

 

 

 

Qualifications

Minimum Requirements
8+ years software engineering experience including 7+ years managerial experience

 

Critical Skills

  • Minimum of 8 years’ experience in software development and support services, security engineering, other IT, and/or technical risk management
  • Deep technical understanding of modern development platforms and languages including Python, Ruby, .NET/PowerShell, Java/Javascript, CD/CI, Git/Gerrit, Dockers, OpenStack, AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud platforms
  • Strong management skills planning, organizing, leading, and measuring service driven teams
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills to build/ maintain ongoing business relationships
  • Experience with compliance regulations/laws, security frameworks and standards (e.g., NIST, HIPAA, ISO, COBIT, OWASP, ITIL, etc.).
  • Ability to exercise and mentor others on good professional judgment and security-related ethics

 

Additional Knowledge & Skills

  • Knowledge of the healthcare, distribution, or software industries is a plus
  • Experience with law enforcement, defense, or intelligence community a plus
  • OSCP, SANS/GIAC, CISSP or other similar professional certifications are a plus

 

Education
4-year degree in computer science or related field or equivalent experience

Physical Requirements
General Office Demands


Benefits & Company Statement
McKesson believes superior performance – individual and team – that helps us drive innovations and solutions to promote better health should be recognized and rewarded. We provide a competitive compensation program to attract, retain and motivate a high-performance workforce, and it’s flexible enough to meet the different needs of our diverse employee population.

We are in the business of better health and we touch the lives of patients in virtually every aspect of healthcare. We partner with payers, hospitals, physician offices, pharmacies, pharmaceutical companies and others across the spectrum of care to build healthier organizations that deliver better care to patients in every setting.

But we can’t do it without you. Every single McKesson employee contributes to our mission—whatever your title, whatever your role, you act as a catalyst in a chain of events that helps millions of people all over the globe. Talented, compassionate people are the future of our company—and of healthcare. At McKesson, you’ll collaborate on the products and solutions that help us carry out our mission to improve lives and advance healthcare. Working here is your opportunity to shape an industry that’s vital to us all.

McKesson is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer – minorities/females/veterans/persons with disabilities.

Qualified applicants will not be disqualified from consideration for employment based upon criminal history.

Agency Statement
No agencies please.

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