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Novartis Pharmaceuticals Director of Quality & Security Engineering in Cambridge, Massachusetts

323090BR Job ID: 323090BR Job Description: 6,000 people dedicated to discovery - 6 research campuses across the globe. Our research is passionate about discovering innovative new drugs that will change the practice of medicine. Novartis Institutes for BioMedical (NIBR) is the global pharmaceutical research organization of Novartis. We have an open and entrepreneurial atmosphere, encouraging collaboration to make effective therapies. As Head of the Quality & Security Engineering department, your role is to lead a team of high-performing quality and security engineers with a focus on test automation, ensuring a high software quality standard across our portfolio of applications, and integrating security with DevOps practices. You are a role model of Novartis Values & Behaviors: you care about patients, focus on what matters most, dare to challenge the status quo & experiment, take smart risks and always put your team before self. You are an inspiration to the associates who work with you. You engage others in our shared purpose and connect associates’ work with the shared purpose. You ensure you have the right people on your team who live up to our ethics, Values & Behaviors, leadership, and culture expectations. You hold people to account and take action when performance and behaviors are not reaching our aspirations. You foster a learning culture within your teams. You are a learner, not a knower, and you are genuinely curious and open-minded. You empower and support others, you create clear accountability, and you remove obstacles for your team. You spend time mentoring and coaching team members. You are always clear, present, and focused. You ask for feedback, you make it safe to give you feedback, and you are always looking for ways to improve yourself. What will you be responsible for? Serve on the Engineering Leadership Team to define + ensure common processes, standards, and tools around software quality and security engineering are established and followed by their teams as well as: • Drive for high degrees of test automation and code coverage across our products. • Commit to high degrees of security automation and help build a “Security as Code” culture. • Participate in personnel management practices regarding recruitment and selection, adequate staffing, performance appraisals, education and training, and management development. • Ensure an engaged, innovative, and inspiring working environment in the department by motivating, challenging, and mentoring employees towards growth. \n\n\n\n Position Title: Director of Quality & Security Engineering Minimum requirements: What will you bring to the role? • BS/MS in Computer Science, Informatics or similar, or equivalent practical experience • 10 years minimum of hands-on software development experience with 3 years minimum in a managerial role and 3 years minimum with cloud and SaaS (Software as a Service) based solutions • Prior experience as a software engineer or QA as well as leading technical teams • Successful practical experience with Agile and Lean methodologies and knowledge of DevOps + Cloud technologies as well as successful experience implementing security automation tools • Strong organizational, problem-solving, and influencing skills with a proven track record of exceptional collaboration as well as good interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills • Ability to travel 20% What you'll receive in return? Competitive salary, annual bonus, long-term incentive for select levels, health insurance, paid vacation/holidays, potential flexible working arrangements, employee recognition scheme. Why consider Novartis? 799 million! That’s how many lives our products touched in 2019. And while we’re proud of that fact, in this world of digital and technological transformation, we must also ask ourselves this: how can we continue to improve and extend even more people’s lives? We believe the answers are found when curious, courageous, and collaborative people like you are brought together in an inspiring environment. Where you’re given opportunities to explore the power of digital and data. Where you’re empowered to risk failure by taking smart risks, and where you’re surrounded by people who share your determination to tackle the world’s toughest medical challenges. Imagine what you could do at Novartis! Job Type: Full Time Country: USA Work Location: Cambridge, MA Functional Area: Research & Development Division: NIBR Business Unit: CAO - NIBR Employment Type: Regular Company/Legal Entity: NIBRI EEO Statement: The Novartis Group of Companies are Equal Opportunity Employers and take pride in maintaining a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. We are committed to building diverse teams, representative of the patients and communities we serve, and we strive to create an inclusive workplace that cultivates bold innovation through collaboration and empowers our people to unleash their full potential. Shift Work: No Early Talent: No