• Information Security Program Manager – Incident Response

    Job ID
    Regular Full-Time
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
    Information Technology
  • Overview

    Cures Start Here. At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Fred Hutch’s pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation led to the development of immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system to treat cancer. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nation’s first cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here.

    Fred Hutch has ambitious goals when it comes to eliminating cancer and infectious disease. We are using data science in bold new ways to achieve them. As a result, the Fred Hutch Information Security team is growing our security operations team. We are looking for an experienced Incident Response Program Manager to take a lead role in developing, evangelizing and deploying a leading edge incident response strategy and program for Fred Hutch.  Reporting to the Security Operations Lead, you will be working as a member of the Security Operations team, hunting for threats, researching anomalous events and taking ownership of incidents that occur and proactively managing them through recovery. You will also coordinate breach response operations with the other participating operational teams and advise our clients on breach response best practices. This role will serve as a technical expert with deep knowledge across all the security domains as well as expert level knowledge of underlying technologies. 

    This position will be a proven technical leader, with a strong ability to collaborate and execute in complex technical and organizational environments. This position will be a highly visible technical security authority and a key representative of the Information Security team. Consistently moving the security needle with key project, process and engineering teams through the Fred Hutch environment requires strong communication, collaboration and technical security skill sets.  You will be a key security solutions-development engineer, a trusted adviser and a seasoned influencer who can anticipate emerging technical challenges and successfully engage directly with multiple teams within Fred Hutch as well as key partners outside of the organization.

    This is a new role and an awesome opportunity for the right incident response professional to make a true impact! You will be closely supported by the Information Security team and peer organizations and will have the freedom to help develop this program using your unique blend of technical leadership skills and experience. If this sounds like you, come help Fred Hutch in the fight against cancer and infectious disease by ensuring the security of our technical environments and information!


    • IR Program Leadership - Drive the development, adoption and implementation of incident response best practices, policies and standards across Fred Hutch; establish and drive incident response strategy, processes and procedures into every element of the technology ecosphere
    • Consulting - Serve as key security SME and influential trusted advisor on a broad range of leading engagements; collaborating closely with internal and external partners
    • Versatility - Represent the security function in a wide range of settings; serve as a key strategic influencer. Demonstrate a consistent customer centric approach and technical versatility, especially with new and innovative technological and collaborative approaches to research
    • Collaboration - Partner closely with Fred Hutch technology teams and partners to formulate and advance security and compliance goals related to critical elements of the data-driven science we are rapidly pursuing
    • Interpersonal - Serve as a coach and mentor to junior members of the Information Security Office team and Fred Hutch technology partner teams as appropriate; display high integrity and executive level perceptive ability; demonstrate a consistent drive for collaboration that enables projects and teams to be successful and secure


    • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Digital Forensics Sciences, or IT related fields. Certifications Preferred: GCIH, GCFE, GCIA, GCFE, GCFA, GNFA, GCTI, GREM
    • 5-7 years of experience in technical security domains; minimum of two years in a technical security leadership position at the Lead Security Analyst or Engineer level
    • Expert-level experience designing and implementing a comprehensive incident response program that includes preparation, identification, containment, eradication and recovery disciplines that can scale to protect enterprise environments.
    • Strong experience implementing threat modeling, threat assessment and breach resiliency best practices across complex technical environments
    • Strong understanding of cryptographic principles and PKI, networking and network security analysis, server and VM infrastructure operations
    • Development of detection/alarming methodologies and SIEM platforms, breach response & resiliency in multi-OS server, VM, cloud & desktop environments
    • Must have excellent verbal, written, and presentation communication skills, strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively across project teams
    • Must be versed in explaining technical solutions to multiple technical teams, nontechnical teams and senior management
    • Must demonstrate a keen understanding of security as a business enabler

    Our Commitment to Diversity

    We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity and VEVRAA Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, or membership in any other legally protected class. We are an Affirmative Action employer. We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds to apply and desire priority referrals of protected veterans. If due to a disability you need assistance/and or a reasonable accommodation during the application or recruiting process, please send a request to our Employee Services Center at escmail@fredhutch.org or by calling 206-667-4700.


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