Posted to MedZilla on 6/25/2017

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

US-IL, Technical Security Architect 1700830-MZ


More than 30,000 Takeda employees working in more than 70 countries are committed to improving quality of life for patients, who remain at the center of everything we do. As a global, research and development-driven pharmaceutical company, Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited conducts R&D both internally and with external partners to translate science into life-changing medicines. Takeda focuses on the core therapeutic areas of oncology, gastroenterology and central nervous system, plus vaccines. Novel products, especially in oncology and gastroenterology, as well as our presence in Emerging Markets, fuel our growth.
While Takeda is enjoying tremendous growth as an emerging global leader in the pharmaceutical industry, we remain ever mindful of our commitment to serve people worldwide by striving toward better health through leading innovation in medicine. In short, we are a passionate team doing important work that impacts patients lives. If you are driven to create better health and a brighter future, join us!


  • Serves as domain expert and principal designer for major infrastructure within area of specialization.
  • Develops the strategic vision with IT Management for area of responsibility.
  • Analyses the current IT environment to detect critical deficiencies and researches/evaluates alternative solutions while weighing costs, efficiencies, and industry best practices to provide recommended solution within area of responsibility.
  • Develops the strategic vision with IT management for the security infrastructure within area of responsibility by translating the needs of the business and security considerations into IT solutions.
  • Collaborates with Architects and Engineers to ensure that solutions are both strategically and technologically aligned.
  • Defines, publishing and communicates the global standards within their area of specialty.
  • Analyses the current IT environment to identify opportunities to bring new or improved capabilities to the business within each area of responsibility.
  • Leads the introduction of new capabilities into the organization including technology selection, design and pilot. Works closely with Architecture, PMO and Service Delivery to introduce new services into production.
  • Manages the design, development and implementation of security infrastructure required to support the integration of projects and technology into the existing environment
  • Resolves unique and complex IT security architecture problems within area of responsibility
  • Collaborates with Architecture, PMO and Service Delivery functions on the delivery of IT projects and the support of security infrastructure within area of responsibility
  • Develops and manages relationships with key vendors within the area of responsibility




  • Bachelor s degree /(Information security, Management Information Systems (MIS), Computer Science or related IT field)and five years IT experience, or High School Diploma and seven years of IT experience
  • 7+ Years IT experience
  • 5+ Years experience with infrastructure, systems, applications or services within area of responsibility
  • 3+ years of work experience in designing and architecture security solutions
  • Experience with implementing and operating security programs in a global environment
  • Proven ability to analyze a wide variety of data and make calculated, risk-based decisions, incorporating industry best practices and standards
  • Excellent communication skills with ability to explain technical concepts to lay audiences. Experience of with working with board level stakeholders.
  • Strong critical thinker with problem solving aptitude
  • Experienced cross-team leader to ensure successful delivery of solutions
  • Strong conceptual and analytical skills - demonstrating outside-the-box problem solving skills
  • Strong experience of developing Services Orientated Architectures (SOA)
  • Excellent knowledge of Enterprise Architecture methodologies such as TOGAF or the equivalent
  • Deep knowledge of technology in their domain area
  • Ability to write and speak in the English language


  • Information security certification (CISSP, CISM, CISA, GIAC, CEH, CCSK)
  • Experience with IDS, IPS, Malware Detection, Firewalls
  • Experience with Remote Access


  • Desired:
  • Formal qualification in Enterprise Architecture (e.g. TOGAF or equivalent)


  • Access to transportation to attend meetings
  • Ability to fly to meetings regionally and globally

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