Security Architect Manager, IQVIA

Salary not provided
Mid and Senior level

Health IT and clinical research company

Open for applications


Health IT and clinical research company

1001+ employees

HealthcareB2BArtificial IntelligenceAnalytics

Open for applications

Salary not provided
Mid and Senior level

1001+ employees

HealthcareB2BArtificial IntelligenceAnalytics

Company mission

To be a catalyst for innovation in healthcare, to drive healthcare forward every day, and make the extraordinary possible for patients.


Who you are

  • 3 to 5 years of professional experience in Information Security, IT Delivery, IT Program Management or other related areas
  • Experience with cloud security and cloud security platforms such as CASB, SASE, CSPM, CWPP, SaaS security, CSP (Azure and AWS) IaaS/PaaS security
  • Experience with Palo Alto Prisma Cloud for Cloud Security Posture Management and Cloud Workload / Container Security
  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Computer Sciences or equivalent work experience in related areas is preferred
  • A CISSP, CISM, CCSP or equivalent professional certificate is mandatory
  • An ITIL, project management or IT architecture, such as TOGAF, CEH or GIAC or other related certificates are preferred
  • Working knowledge of IT governance frameworks and standards such as CobiT, ITIL, ISO27001, NIST cybersecurity framework
  • Working knowledge of IT architecture frameworks such as TOGAF and/or project management methodologies
  • Working knowledge of regulatory and legal requirements frameworks related to information security for healthcare data, such as HIPAA, EU Data Protection Directive and/or equivalent regional frameworks is preferred
  • Experience in information technology related positions with working knowledge of IT infrastructure, networks design, databases, processing systems, web applications, mobile technology, cloud, big data, virtualization, protocols and technologies supporting encryption, authentication, access control, information systems attack patterns, intrusion detection, and network security

What the job involves

  • The Associate Director: Security Architecture Security role presents a dynamic opportunity to ensure the secure operation of the IQVIA global information technology (IT) cloud-based and acquired/merged infrastructure and processes through developing and implementing new Cybersecurity safeguards, amending and improving existing safeguards, as well as contributing to implementation of necessary security measures and controls within projects across the enterprise
  • This role plays a part in our global Information Security team and will provide an excellent opportunity to liaise with key external and internal stakeholders while strengthening our Information Security function
  • You will work closely with and will be part of a global CIO organization structure partnering with the Business Units community and their related teams
  • You will also find yourself working together with other IQVIA Information Security managers and staff, and with Business Unit teams
  • This is an opportunity to join and progress with a forward-thinking department
  • Support IQVIA’s Zero Trust Program including design, engineering and deployment of CASB and Secure Web Gateway
  • Support deployment of cloud security solutions such as CASB, SASE, CSPM, CWPP and other enterprise security platforms
  • Help drive security architecture and cloud security across the organization including researching and implementing technologies to secure IQVIA environments and solutions
  • Support and help drive key IQVIA projects including leading solution design, tool evaluation and selection, proof of concept evaluations with stakeholders, operationalization and transition solutions to BAU teams
  • Serve as the engineering lead for key IQVIA projects and initiatives to test offerings, designs, and to integrate and operationalize solutions
  • Evaluate market offerings, drive Proof of Concept evaluations, and collaborate with stakeholders to identify solutions to be used in designs Support a security program focusing on cloud environments (including hybrid cloud), as well traditional on premise environments and environments acquired through M&A,
  • Work with IQVIA teams to design and build centralized compute environments with a focus on Microsoft Azure and Amazon AWS CSP environments
  • Serve as part of a security team responsible for representing information security in IQVIA’s design committee. Review, assess, and threat model designs to work with IQVIA teams to improve security postures prior to build and deployment
  • Document standards, requirements and security guidance for IQVIA stakeholders to drive security with IQVIA teams
  • Work with the Information Security team to drive Security by Design and collaborate with stakeholders to shift left by integrating security early in design processes by providing guidance, clear objectives and requirements and by working with teams to threat model and identify risks associated with designs
  • Work with stakeholders to develop the improvement of the landscape of technical security safeguards, including assessment and deployment of new capabilities, technologies, and systems
  • Develop secure architecture strategies for IQVIA with respect to technology domain standards and design goals
  • Ensure delivery of the security architecture frameworks, design templates, standards, reference architectures and guidance materials in alignment with the IQVIA Integrated Information Security Framework (IISF)
  • Research and identify emerging technology solutions that reduce costs, increase efficiencies, provide more value, provide more capabilities, reduce risks, and increase security posture
  • Evaluate information security components and conduct feasibility studies for selecting appropriate and cost-effective solutions
  • Engage with third-party specialist service providers and vendors where necessary to support program deliverables, including carrying out vendor and product selections and organizing necessary operational support

Salary benchmarks

Otta's take

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Sam Franklin

CEO of Otta

IQVIA is a world leader in analytics and clinical research in the life sciences sector. Formed from a merger between IMS Health and Quintiles, it has over 40 years of experience in the sector and has grown to become one of the world’s largest contract research organisations, with a network spanning more than 100 countries.

Since its founding, IQVIA has outperformed the market, with is main concerns being in the expansion of biosimilar firms such as Humira which are able to provide generic drugs from existing medications, without needing further data analysis. However IQVIA’s involvement in new areas of research are likely to more than offset this trend.

With global medicine spend on track to reach £1.3 trillion by 2025, IQVIA is focusing its efforts on oncology and immunology, the most profitable sectors in pharmaceutical development. It is also building out its technological infrastructure, with a particular focus on artificial intelligence. While it is frank about the limitations of this technology within the sector, it is able to greatly augment the data-handling capabilities of health science teams. Development in this sector is key to IQVIA’s growth plans for 2025 and beyond, which is on track with 2023-24 seeing a massive increase in company share value.


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Company benefits

  • Medical, dental and vision coverage
  • Telemedicine
  • Critical illness coverage
  • Prescription coverage
  • Disability, accidental death, pet and life insurance
  • Employee Assistance Programs
  • Mental health support
  • Well-being programs and events
  • Flexible work environment
  • Time off for leisure, personal time and corporate holidays
  • Parental leave for birth or adoption
  • Paid leave for other life matters (i.e., illness, bereavement, jury duty, military service, etc.)
  • Training systems
  • AI talent marketplace tool
  • Leadership training programs
  • Employee recognition programs
  • Mentorship programs
  • Service awards
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Paid volunteer day
  • Donation matching
  • Employee resource groups
  • Office events
  • Environmental commitments
  • UN Global Impact member
  • Retirement and savings plans
  • Identity theft protection
  • Commuter benefits

Company values

  • Passion: We strive to make a positive impact in everything we do.
  • Innovation: We approach every problem with curiosity and an open-mind to better support our customers’ innovations.
  • Collaboration: We aim to bring out the best in each other and our diverse expertise. We maximize our positive impact by working together.
  • Growth: We are always learning and seeking opportunities for personal, professional, and organizational growth.

Company HQ

Research Triangle, Durham, NC


Ari Bousbib

(CEO, not founder)

Was previously CEO of IMS Health, one of the parent companies of IQVIA. Before that held senior leadership positions at United Technologies Company, including COO of Otis and eventually becoming President of the UTC group with responsibility for 150,000 employees.

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