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Director, Information Security Engineering

Company: Illumina
Location: San Diego
Posted on: September 17, 2020

Job Description:

Director, Information Security Engineering Reporting to the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), Director, Information Security Engineering (DISE) is a leadership role at Illumina. This position requires experience, knowledge and skills in the areas of engineering, architecture, strategy and design. The individual will also be responsible for technical tool selection, leading the development and implementation of robust global, enterprise wide technical and operational control framework.

As a people leader, the Director will lead a team of engineers to deliver architecture and engineering strategies that take the IS program to the next level and align with business and technical strategic direction of the company. Further, this individual will ensure strategies are translated to plans for the engineering team and as needed more broadly across the enterprise to share and engage stakeholder communities. This role requires the ability to convey big picture complex technical ideas and solutions for the Engineering program as well tactical knowledge to support detailed issue resolution efforts for various security disciplines. This Director will must also effectively collaborate with numerous internal and external business partners and serve as a change agent for security engineering.


Knowledgeable, and to be established as one of the leading company experts on security protections and safeguards for company information assets

Document and deliver IS architectural and engineering strategies and roadmaps

Effectively engage and communicate IS Engineering program guidance to stakeholders at all levels

Lead IS technical design activities

Understanding of security threats. Risk identification for systems, infrastructure and data. Risk based planning, prioritization and participation in broader risk management efforts

Define technical control requirements, smartly evaluate and propose solutions that enhance the company’s security posture

Research, analyze, select, engineer and lead the test & implementation of security tools and services used to support the Security Operations, IT, Development Operations, Data Governance, customer support teams, legal, privacy and others

People leader for a team of IS Engineers with global span of responsibility.  Ensure the team is focused on strategic objectives, a prioritized set of aligned goals and professional development

Lead the team to mitigate risk by delivering solutions and providing expertise, guidance and consultation on key IS disciplines for access controls, infrastructure, network, cloud, application development, cryptographic, data, end user computing and others

Lead the team to define and develop key IS standards for critical technologies especially across infrastructure, network, application and data that promote the adoption and use of solutions, practices and procedures that comply with internal policies and align with industry best practices


Minimum 7 years of information security engineering experience with track record of creating enterprise wide scalable solutions based on industry standard security concepts, technical controls and best practice frameworks

Minimum 5 years security architecture including experience identifying technical and procedural gaps across security focused solutions and processes

Minimum 7 years as people leader of technical team, preferably security engineering

Ability to proactively collaborate by sharing information, managing knowledge across many diverse teams to obtain input and feedback resulting in broad adopt solutions that improve security posture

Project management skills, sense of ownership and ability to lead and define clear actions for the team and broader stakeholders that results in the accomplishment of shared goals across the organization

Creates opportunities to improve technical capabilities and processes and leads innovation and security risk mitigation across the team and company

Effective communicator delivering key messages that leads team, engage business partners and inform stakeholders using informative clear verbal and written communications

Professional qualifications are preferred: CISSP, or SANS GIAC


Bachelor degree in computer science, engineering or similar and relevant work experience

At Illumina, we strive to foster a diverse and inclusive workplace by cultivating an environment in which everyone contributes to our mission. Built on a strong foundation, Illumina has always been rooted in openness, collaboration, and seeking alternative views and perspectives to propel innovation in genomics. We are proud to confirm a zero-net gap in pay, regardless of gender, ethnicity, or race. We also have several Employee Resource Groups (ERG) that deliver career development experiences, increase cultural awareness, and demonstrate our collective commitment to diversity and inclusion in the communities we live and work. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to providing employment opportunity regardless of sex, race, creed, color, gender, religion, marital status, domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, pregnancy, military or veteran status, citizenship status, and genetic information. If you require accommodation to complete the application or interview process, please contact To learn more, visit:

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About Us Do you want to make a difference? Illumina’s mission is to improve human health by unlocking the power of the genome. If that inspires you, let’s talk. We’ve built a culture fueled by innovation, collaboration and openness, and established ourselves as the global leader in DNA sequencing and array-based technologies. Our people and our technology change lives by driving advancements in life sciences, oncology, reproductive health, agriculture and other emerging markets. Life at Illumina is about working with teammates who are deeply passionate about what we do, because we know that our work has the power to improve lives.

We’re an established company with a track record of phenomenal growth. Just check out our investor events and presentations to learn about our financial accomplishments. Our growth isn’t just in financials, we’ve been busy hiring the best and the brightest. Perhaps that’s why MIT has ranked Illumina near the top of its World’s Smartest Companies each of the last three years. If you thrive in a brilliant, fast-paced, and mission-driven environment, Illumina is the place for you. Join the journey of a lifetime. Join Illumina.

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