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Head of Risk and Compliance (Remote)

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Location Boston, MassachusettsUS Job ID REQ-050356

Job Responsibilities

  • Build a team that will lead a controls based risk and compliance program across Perkin Elmer’s business
  • Ensuring the successful design, implementation, documentation, and operation of information technology general controls
  • Implement control best practices and business unit security ownership across the PerkinElmer organization
  • Partner closely with other team members within the CISO function within the areas of security architecture and engineering and security incident response and threat intel, to ensure alignment with the cross-team requirements
  • Establish a risk management program and governance, risk and compliance council that aligns to ISO 27001
  • Assist global sales and pre-sales teams in responding to customer’s security and compliance related inquiries and questionnaires
  • Complete SOC 2 Type 2 and ISO 27001 audits, and incorporate additional audit standards as the needs of the business evolve.
  • Lead the development, maintenance and review of information security policies and procedures
  • Collaborate with business stakeholder across Perkin Elmer including, but not limited too, R&D, Quality Management, and Operations
  • Work cross functionality with a quality management team in support of pharmaceutical and regulatory security requirements (ISO 9001)
  • Work cross functionality with the legal team regarding data privacy and security contract reviews for vendors and customers
  • Support US Federal Government FedRAMP compliance as needed
  • Provide quarterly metrics to the CISO on security posture of Perkin Elmer, for the CEO and BOD
  • Support security investigations and responding to information security incidents
  • Manage compliance vendors, budget, and contract renewals in partnering with procurement and finance
  • Mentor and coach junior team members
  • Support information security awareness activities
  • Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities of this job at any time

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Computer Science, Information Systems, or related field
  • 10+ years experience in Risk and Compliance
  • Experience in at least four of the following audits/regulations: SOC 1, SOC 2, SOC 3, ISO 27001, ISO 27017, ISO 27018, ISO 27701, FISMA, FedRAMP, SOX 404, HITRUST CSF, HIPAA, ISO 9001, GxP, 21 CFR Part 11, GAMP 5, EU Annex 11

Additional Qualifications

  • Experience with cloud, multi-cloud, hybrid-cloud, and on-prem technology architectures
  • AWS and Azure Cloud IaaS expertise
  • English language proficiency
  • CISSP, CISM, CISA, CIA or similar certifications preferred
  • Position is fully remote, preference to candidates in North America, Europe, and Boston Massachusetts and surrounding areas
  • Potential Travel 10%

Critical Skills

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and presentation skills
  • Leadership, teamwork and client service skills
  • Organized, detail-oriented, trustworthy, willing to speak up, proactive, persuasive
  • Demonstrated integrity within a professional environment

Technology Expertise Preferred

  • Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure (AZURE)
  • Operating Systems: Windows & Linux
  • Zero Trust:  Zscaler, Palo Alto
  • IDP, SSO, MFA – Microsoft, Okta
  • IGA – SailPoint, Saviynt
  • PAM – Beyond Trust, Saviynt, CyberArk
  • MDM – Intune, JAMF, Workspace One
  • EDR – SentinelOne, Crowdstrike, Microsoft Defender
  • MDR  - SentinelOne, Crowdstrike, Microsoft Defender, Expel, Reliaquest
  • SIEM – Splunk, Exabeam, LogRhythm
  • Log Management – ELK, Data lake as a Service
  • Containers – Kubernetes, Docker
  • Vulnerability Management – Nessus, Qualys, Veracode, Orca, Synack
  • Secrets Management – Hashicorp, CyberArk, BeyondTrust, Bitwarden
  • GRC – Service Now
  • Atlassian Suite - JIRA & Confluence

Preferred Experience

  • Master’s degree
  • Public Accounting IT Audit experience
  • Experience in leading compliance efforts for a cloud transformation for a medium to large enterprise organization
  • Comfortable at the command line, but not required for job function
  • Corporate IT / help desk experience

Physical Demands:

  • Must be able to remains in a stationary position more than 25% of the time
  • Specific vision abilities required by this position include without limitation, the ability to observe details at close range (within a few feet of the instrument), distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus in order to perform the essential service functions of this position.
  • Occasionally operates a computer and other office machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer.

About Working At Perkin Elmer

Backed by an 80-year history rich in innovation, PerkinElmer is a long-time leader and pioneer in the scientific community. We hire talented, committed and driven people and strive to create a work environment that brings out the entrepreneur in all of us. Perkin Elmer has over 5500 employees across 40+ countries.  

Benefit packages include: Medical, Dental and Vision; Health Savings Accounts, Flexible Spending Accounts, Health and Wellness Programs and Incentives; Employer Matching 401(k); Tuition Reimbursement; Professional Development; Maternity and Paternity Leave; Paid Holidays and Personal Time Off; Life and Disability Insurance; and Work/Life Balance. 

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PerkinElmer is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, or veteran status or any other characteristics protected by applicable law. PerkinElmer is committed to a culturally diverse workforce.

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