Sr. Security Architect (Cloud & IAM) (R1118232) in Durham, NC at IQVIA™

Date Posted: 3/11/2020

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Job Description

IQVIA™ is the leading human data science company focused on helping healthcare clients find unparalleled insights and better solutions for patients. Formed through the merger of IMS Health and Quintiles, IQVIA offers a broad range of solutions that harness the power of healthcare data, domain expertise, transformative technology, and advanced analytics to drive healthcare forward.

The Sr. Security Architect (Cloud & IAM) role will be a technical member of the global security architecture function, which is one of the key pillars within the IQVIA Chief Information Security Office (CISO). This role will be responsible for providing guidance and technical direction and strategy on IQVIA’s information security feature set.  This is a high impact role that may interact with a wide variety of stakeholders across IQVIA. 


  • Contributing to develop security architecture, frameworks, design patterns, standards, reference architectures and best practices on designated security domains.
  • Designing, building and implementing enterprise-class security systems for a production environment
  • Providing security consulting to new or existing enterprise systems, identifying security gaps and recommending tactical and strategical changes or enhancements.
  • Staying current with security technologies, predicting impact of technology changes, identifying gaps in existing security solution and recommending viable enhancements.
  • Proposing and architecting new security solutions, by participating technology selection, conducting PoC
  • May partner with compliance, regulatory or other functions to ensure incorporation of security considerations across business unit application teams.


  • 10+ year experience in Security architecture, demonstrating solutions delivery, principles and emerging technologies - Designing and implementing security solutions. This includes continuous monitoring and making improvements to those solutions, working with an information security team.
  • Expert level experience in designing and implementing Identity and access management (IAM) solutions
  • Solid background with Linux, Windows OS and network security.
    Proficiency with firewalls, IDS/IPS (Network and Host level), vulnerability assessment tools, DLP, Wireless IDS/IPS, sniffers, TCP/IP protocol stack and the OSI layer, content management and filtering systems, VPN, application white listing, password management/vaults, log management and correlation, and device/application hardening requirements
  • Experience in designing security solutions across disparate cloud technologies, accounts, services, and landscapes. 
  • Essential software development skills in Java/J2EE, .NET, API/web services, scripting languages, a relational database management system (RDBMS) , and NoSQL to build security systems, or integrate security into applications.
  • Working knowledge of AWS tools including: VPCs, security groups, EC2, Route53, IAM, KMS, S3, CloudFormation, CloudWatch, Shield, WAF, etc.
  • Working knowledge with DevOps toolset and automation
  • Familiar with agile and lean software development methodology
  • Demonstrated ability to identify risks associated with business processes, operations, information security programs and technology projects.
  • Experience in software security architecture and design, with the ability to produce design artifacts clearly articulating intended security and solution design.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, must be highly collaborative with cross function teams, with the ability to explain technical topics to those without a technical background.
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, or equivalent work experience.
  • Relevant security certifications such as CISSP, CISA, is preferred.

Join Us

Making a positive impact on human health takes insight, curiosity, and intellectual courage. It takes brave minds, pushing the boundaries to transform healthcare. Regardless of your role, you will have the opportunity to play an important part in helping our clients drive healthcare forward and ultimately improve outcomes for patients.

Forge a career with greater purpose, make an impact, and never stop learning.

IQVIA is an EEO Employer - Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

IQVIA, Inc. provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities.  Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to submit an application for employment or otherwise participate in the application process should contact IQVIA’s Talent Acquisition team at to arrange for such an accommodation.

Job ID: R1118232