Sr. Specialist, ITRMS VM Lead

Date: Apr 1, 2019

Location: Branchburg, NJ, US

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Requisition ID: COM000717

Merck & Co., Inc. Kenilworth, N.J., U.S.A. known as Merck in the United States and Canada, is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products. The difference between potential and achievement lies in the spark that fuels innovation and inventiveness; this is the space where Merck has codified its legacy for over a century. Merck’s success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare.

Leads the day-to-day operations of Vulnerability Management Team (VMT). Point of contact across the CFC for all needs relating to the VMT function. coordinate, monitor and support activities in the areas of the Vulnerability scanning across both internal infrastructure, external web and mobile applications, security patch and remediation management. Provide input, help prepare and update VM roadmap, develop, maintain and publish project plans. Prepare and provide detailed reports.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Oversee the day-to-day operations of the Vulnerability Management team. Oversee the day-to-day operations of the Vulnerability Management team
  • Develop close working partnerships with functional senior leaders to ensure Vulnerability analysts have the support, products, and permissions they need to accomplish their mission
  • Provide quality control over team products; assist with drafting, editing, critiquing, and proofreading vulnerability management playbooks, policies, and reports
  • Maintain an ongoing development of current threat intelligence and vulnerability analysis with an in-depth knowledge of identification, mitigation, and recovery strategies
  • Provide threat analysis summations to leadership along with propose actions to minimize threats

Education Minimum Requirement:
  • BA/BS in Engineering, Computer Science, Information Security, or Information System or 8-10 years of computer and network security experience
Required Experience and Skills:
  • 3+ years leading a team
  • Experience with leading a team responsible for performing compliance scans, analyzing configurations, as well as recommending hardening configuration settings for networks, operating systems, applications, databases, and other information system components
  • Detailed knowledge of TCP/IP communications, common protocols, and applications at the network level
  • Demonstrated analytic expertise – to include ability to think critically and logically in a dynamic, high-pressure, fast-paced environment
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

    Your role at Merck is integral to helping the world meet new breakthroughs that affect generations to come, and we’re counting on your skills and inventiveness to help make meaningful contributions to global medical advancement. At Merck, we’re inventing for life. 

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    Job: Compliance & Risk Management
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    Employee Status: Regular
    Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time
    Number of Openings: 1
    Shift (if applicable): 1st
    Hazardous Materials: no
    Company Trade Name: Merck

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