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Principal Application Security Champion - Remote

Boston, Massachusetts | , Remote

On the R&D team, you’ll join 700 scientists, researchers, clinicians, software developers, data scientists and engineers who work in all phases of the product development lifecycle – including concept, planning, development and validation on new product launches and patents. Together, you’ll build next-generation solutions that contribute to food safety, diagnostic innovations, drug development, big data technologies and more. The future of environmental, human and life sciences is up to you.

  • Full Time
  • Minimal Travel

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We have found that the following traits and attributes help lead to a successful future in R&D at PerkinElmer.

  • Adaptable
  • Analytical
  • Collaborative
  • Proactive
  • Problem-Solver
  • Innovative

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There is a deep mutual respect for each other’s skills and contributions. Whether it’s taking on a new process skill or a new software skill, we are always moving forward so you never get bored – that’s what makes it exciting even after 30 years.

Jay Ives, Sr. Manager, Spectroscopy R&D


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Location(s) Boston, Massachusetts, Remote Status Regular Job ID JR-024036

Imagine a world where you could detect health issues sooner to treat them more effectively. Where food and water are always safe, even in remote corners of the earth. And where scientific and medical research are enhanced to solve the greatest challenges of our times. At PerkinElmer, we imagine this world every day. Then, we innovate and collaborate to make it happen everywhere.

Our dedicated team of about 14,000 employees worldwide, pioneers scientific technologies for better detection, imaging, and informatics to help our customers work to create healthier families, improve the quality of life, and sustain the well-being and longevity of people globally.

If you are seeking a meaningful, impactful, and stimulating career, look no further.

Principal Application Security Champion – Responsibilities:

  • Proactively identifies, defines and drives Secure SDLC practices across Global R&D teams in compliance with Industry best practices:
    • Initial focus: Code Scanning, Dependency analysis, Open Source Scanning, SBOMS
    • Establish an open source Software Bill of Materials (SBOM) process (and tooling) for all PKI solutions
      • All PKI products have an open source SBOM on record (by version of PKI software)
      • Appropriate cadenced review of all existing SBOMs occurs ensuring ongoing secured engineering posture and swift action when new findings appear
      • We’re in a position to immediate engage as we expect this to become required as part of regulatory mandate and demanded by customers
    • Ongoing focus: establishing proper secured engineering practices throughout the software development life cycle
  • Drives on-going education, enablement and practice expectations related to secured engineering across R&D software teams
  • Works directly with R&D software teams and their security champions
  • Maintains awareness of current and on-going security / compliance requirements
  • Partners closely with PKI Corporate Security team
  • Establishes and extends external relationship within the Industry
  • Lead effort to drive security standards, associated requirements and secured engineering processes as part of PKI software delivery
  • Provides guidance on managing and mitigating risks
  • Member of Architecture Review Board

Basic Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related field of study
  • 5+ years experience in application security, application development, DevOps, DevSecOps
  • Senior leadership role defining and leading product security practices and processes in large, varied global R&D organization
  • Demonstrated understanding of software development lifecycle and agile methodologies
  • Experience with secure engineering tooling and best practices - secure SDLC, secure design, secure coding best practices, threat modeling, OWASP Top 10
  • Understanding of the importance of application security within the context of the business and customer
  • Ability to innovate and drive change across a distributed organization

Preferred Requirements:

  • Previous hands-on development experience
  • Excellent teamwork and communications skills – both written and verbal
  • Detail oriented
  • Certifications preferred but not required (CISSP, CSSLP…)


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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