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Manager, Cybersecurity Analytics Engineer - Pfizer


Collegeville, Pennsylvania
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The Global Information Security Business Technology (GIS-BT) team delivers three core capabilities for Pfizer. The team secures the most important information assets through world-class protective controls, promotes a cybersecurity ownership culture across the company through targeted awareness education to empower colleagues to make informed risk decisions, and partners with business leaders to enable improved outcomes through the effective application of technologies that simplify user experience and reduce risk.

The Cybersecurity Analytics Engineer is accountable for the development and ongoing refinement of advance analytic models to detect cybersecurity threats ranging from sophisticated malware to employee misuse.    The primary responsibilities include defining data collection requirements, developing and testing analytic models, measuring the detection success rate, and refining the model to improve accuracy.  The development of analytic models will require the application of Boolean logic, statistical methods, data mining concepts, and behavior-based machine learning techniques.  This position will work closely with the threat intelligence team to understand emerging threats and the cybersecurity analytics data management team to identify log collection requirements.  This position will also work closely with organizations external to GIS-BT to apply cybersecurity analytic capabilities to support unique business challenges such as, identifying and preventing the loss of Pfizer confidential information, supporting legal discovery requirements, and identifying servers and applications for migration to cloud-hosted infrastructure.  To the greatest extent possible, this position will ensure cybersecurity analytic notification and reporting is provided through self-service or automated methods to facilitate access by various user communities.


Establish and enhance cybersecurity analytics reporting capabilities for use by GIS-BT to detect and respond to security-related events

Act as a cybersecurity analytics subject matter expert to  teams across Business Technology and Pfizer and leverage analytic capabilities to help solve specific business problems

Participate in recurring meetings that review emerging threats and identify opportunities to leverage analytic capabilities to improve detection across the organization

Proactively identify emerging data sources that improve detection capabilities and work with the cybersecurity analytics data management team to enable data collection

Prioritize future data collection requirements based on the value of detecting a particular situation, availability of required data source(s) and related data retention costs, and the ability eliminate false positive detections

-Develop and refine analytic models to improve detection capabilities using various statistical, data mining, and machine learning approaches

-Develop automated and self-service reporting capabilities to ensure information is readily available to the intended audience

-Maintain awareness of industry trends and emerging technologies, such as user behavior analytics, and research opportunities to improve cybersecurity analytic capabilities

-Participate in Incident and Problem Management activities based on Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) best practices and contribute to related internal and customer status communications


- BS in Computer Sciences, Engineering, or related field preferred. MS in statistics or data science preferred.

10+ years IT experience

5+ years experience in cybersecurity

5+ years experience supporting multiple analytic capabilities in an enterprise organization

3+ years experience managing software development through 3rd party providers

-  5+ years experience in pharmaceutical or other regulated industry

-  Experience managing medium to large scale, global IT projects

-  Excellent oral and written communications

-Demonstrated ability to collaborate with external customers to apply cybersecurity analytic capabilities

-  Demonstrated ability to communicate and negotiate with individuals and groups at multiple levels across a global organization

-Previous experience working with a cloud-based analytics service provider is preferred

Strong understanding of operating systems, network protocols, and applications development



Ability to perform detailed analysis to identify the root cause of complex service performance issues



-Standard work schedule, 20% domestic travel, and occasional international travel


EEO & Employment Eligibility

Pfizer is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status.  Pfizer also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act and IRCA.   Pfizer is an E-Verify employer.


Sunshine Act

Pfizer reports payments and other transfers of value to health care providers as required by federal and state transparency laws and implementing regulations. These laws and regulations require Pfizer to provide government agencies with information such as a health care provider’s name, address and the type of payments or other value received, generally for public disclosure.  Subject to further legal review and statutory or regulatory clarification, which Pfizer intends to pursue, reimbursement of recruiting expenses for licensed physicians may constitute a reportable transfer of value under the federal transparency law commonly known as the Sunshine Act.  Therefore, if you are a licensed physician who incurs recruiting expenses as a result of interviewing with Pfizer that we pay or reimburse, your name, address and the amount of payments made currently will be reported to the government.  If you have questions regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact your Talent Acquisition representative


Additional Offer Details:

Grade: 12

Eligible for Relocation Package

Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus

A career at Pfizer offers opportunity, ownership and impact.


All over the world, Pfizer colleagues work together to positively impact health for everyone, everywhere. Our colleagues have the opportunity to grow and develop a career that offers both individual and company success; be part of an ownership culture that values diversity and where all colleagues are energized and engaged; and the ability to impact the health and lives of millions of people. Pfizer, a global leader in the bio-pharmaceutical industry, is continuously seeking top talent who are inspired by our purpose to innovate to bring therapies to patients that significantly improve their lives.


Pfizer is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction in which it operates.

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