Cyber Security Architect

Job ID:  48966

Lachen, CH Stockholm, SE Wien, AT

Job Level:  Professionals
Job Category:  IT
Employment Type:  Permanent position
Career Level: 

Headquartered in Lachen near Zurich, Switzerland, the Octapharma Group is a leading company in the worldwide market for therapeutic human proteins. Working at Octapharma means to have an opportunity to contribute to our common goal – developing lifesaving therapies to improve patients’ lives.


Your role

Are you a motivated, self-starter, resilient, and well-rounded cyber security architecture professional? 
Can you drive adoption of modern technologies and approaches and get others to follow you? 

We are looking for someone like you who can:


  • In close collaboration with IT teams, design a security architecture framework (guidelines, technology reference models, guidelines and training material) suitable for Octapharma to assess and embed security requirements into existing or new IT systems (business applications including SAP, IT infrastructure, cloud systems including Microsoft office 365).
  • Perform cyber security architecture reviews and documentation of the security requirements in architecture handbooks in close collaboration, partnering and advising IT and business teams to implement a “secure by design” strategy. 
  • Implement, improve, and operationally manage adherence to the security reference architecture. This includes reviewing request for exceptions to network and system reference architectures. 
  • Keeping abreast of new security technologies, informed of new and updated industry frameworks and regulations: NIST CSF - SPs/NIST 800-53, ISO 27001/2, SANS Top 20 Critical Security Controls, CIS, PFMI, TOGAF, SABSA, GDPR/other DP regulations, GXP regulations.
  • Jointly develop and maintain security technologies architecture road maps with the IT infrastructure organization. 
  • Support team members on design and continuous improvement of the security education training awareness program (SETA) on components to enable IT security architecture improvements.

Your Team

You will be reporting to the Corporate Head of Information Security.

The ISRM team is accountable for the design and implementation of Octapharma’s group security strategy and program. Because we are a privately owned business, we have a long-term vision and strategy. This enables us to have a security program which is stable and truly focused on delivering business value through our security services. 

In our team you will gain opportunities for lots of hands on work, building new processes and services, working shoulder to shoulder with IT and business teams strengthening your business skills. 


Your expertise


  • University Degree in Information Security, IT or equivalent, Master’s degree in information security related domains is strongly desirable.
  • Certifications such as but not limited to CISSP-ISSAP, CISM, CCSP, CCSK, TOGAF, SABSA,   
  • 10+ years of professional work experience in information technology and or information security.
  • 4+ years of experience in security architecture. 
  • Working experience with security and infrastructure technologies such as Cisco Duo, ISE, Umbrella, Secure End Point and NetFlow; Netwrix, Microsoft Office 365 Security, NG Firewalls/ IDPs, DER/EPP, SIEM, Vulnerability Management, and Secure Coding.
  • You are confident and able to communicate why security is a business enabler.
  • Beneficial: You have knowledge of GXP, CSV and pharmaceutical industry related regulations.
  • You have strong verbal and written communication skills in English. German is a plus.
  • You are resilient, self-reliant/self-motivated, proactive with high degree of accountability and you have excellent operating skills in a dynamic team environment.
  • You are a strong communicator: presentation and training, relationship management, consultation, negotiation.
  • You have a high level of personal integrity, ability to professionally handle confidential matters and convince by appropriate level of judgment and maturity.
  • You can work in a matrix and geographically dispersed organization.
  • If needed, you could travel around 30% of your working time (worldwide)


What we offer


We are close to 10,000 employees, we have six manufacturing sites, seven research and development centres, 150+ plasma collection centres and offices across the world. As part of our IT organization, you will be working with our teams in different locations and able to: 

  • Develop and grow a professional career in an exciting, challenging and international environment.
  • Be rewarded with an attractive salary and benefits package.
  • You will have a high level of influence where you can make a difference and leave your footprint.
  • Work with skilled and fun colleagues in a relatively informal organization.


Join Us


We are a truly global, collaborative, and friendly group of people. Having a diverse, inclusive, and respectful workplace is important to us. And we support your career development, internal mobility, and work-life balance. If this sounds interesting, apply now.

How to Apply


Please apply online in English describing your interest, expected salary and enclosing your CV, references and/or recommendation letters. 



Working at Octapharma

Whether your interests lie in the field of research and development, production, marketing, sales, finance or engineering, there are many career opportunities at Octapharma

We are the world's largest family-owned plasma company and entirely European. In the spirit of our founder Wolfgang Marguerre, we do not pursue short-term profit goals, but have future generations in mind. Our vision: we are passionate about developing new healthcare solutions that improve lives. We own 6 modern production facilities in Austria, France, Germany, Sweden and Mexico. The Marguerre family continues to play an essential role in the company's day-to-day operations.

Octapharma wants to offer its employees a working environment that challenges them as much as it enriches them. Since its foundation in 1983, the company has grown steadily and today we employ almost 10,000 people.

If you are interested in becoming a part of Octapharma, we invite you to apply for one of our open positions.

About Octapharma

Headquartered in Lachen, Switzerland, Octapharma is one of the largest human protein manufacturers in the world, developing and producing human proteins from human plasma and human cell lines.

Octapharma employs around 10,000 people worldwide to support the treatment of patients in 118 countries with products across three therapeutic areas: Hematology, Immunotherapy and Critical Care.

Octapharma has seven R&D sites and five state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in Austria, France, Germany and Sweden, and operates more than 180 plasma donation centers across Europe and the US.

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