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Associate Cloud Security Developer

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The Agile Enterprise Solutions (AES) team represents the Digital Center of Excellence (CoE) for cloud infrastructure capabilities, providing foundational public and private cloud services to all business lines, globally across Pfizer. AES is a high-performing team, focused on delivering secure, scalable, compliant, operationally viable, and cost-effective cloud solutions.

The Associate Cloud Security Developer role will work closely with the AES Cloud Engineering and Cybersecurity Leads to develop code-based approaches to security guardrails and controls, along with the necessary automation for provisioning/allocation and ongoing management of infrastructure-as-code resources. The individual will become an expert in Pfizer's Service Lifecycle Management (SLM) process and will play a key role in the qualification of new cloud microservices as they are released from hyperscaler vendors (e.g. AWS).

This role will be required to interface directly with application development and project teams and contribute to Agile-based deployments of modern, cloud-native systems. The individual will also participate in efforts aimed at the modernization of existing, legacy Pfizer applications resulting in the transition to lower cost, simpler, and more scalable designs.

Working within Agile Enterprise Solutions is to be at the cutting edge of cloud technology within the context of the world's leading biopharmaceutical organization, at a time when adoption of these technologies is increasing rapidly.

Pfizer seeks individuals that are highly self-motivated, eager to learn, and are effective when working in a team environment. A strong aptitude towards self-development and growth is highly desired.

The Associate Cloud Security Developer must operate with the highest levels of integrity, as colleagues within AES are often entrusted with high levels of access to cloud-based production and development environments. The ability to protect confidential information, identify risk conditions, alert on situations of non-compliance, and operate within defined policies & procedures is a must.

Responsibilities include:

+ Work directly with Cloud Security Engineering to develop new security guardrails and automation for the protection of Pfizer's data assets in the public cloud.

+ Develop & engineer new cloud microservice solutions following Pfizer's Service Lifecycle Management (SLM) SOP.

+ Assist in the management of guardrail software solutions, including creation and maintenance of event triggers, alerts, drift control policies, and reporting.

+ Work directly with Solutions & Cloud Engineering to assist in the development of designs to accommodate new application deployments, and/or the modernization of existing applications using native cloud IaaS/PaaS.

+ Participation in daily Agile standups. Provide regular updates on work in progress. Identify and escalate issues & risks that may result in delays or design flaws.

+ Create and maintain cloud-specific documentation in the AES Confluence site. Utilize Jira to maintain status on tasks and sprints in flight.

+ Provide engineering/development support for continuous improvement-oriented requirements generated by Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) teams

+ Participate in cloud security events including purple (proactive) and red (reactive) teams to identify, report, and resolve risk and/or issue conditions.

+ Partner with Global Information Security and EP&S Compliance Teams to ensure satisfaction of key security & compliance requirements particularly for new development activities.

+ Work collaboratively with external parties including cloud suppliers (e.g. AWS) and Pfizer AES strategic suppliers (e.g. TCS) as part of a larger development team.

+ Commit to ongoing learning and professional development


+ Candidates should be highly motivated and capable of working independently.

+ Candidates must possess a bachelor's degree, preferably in Computer Science, Engineering or related field, and relevant experience with emphasis on development utilizing cloud technologies.

+ 1-2 years of cloud-specific experience with Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and/or Google Cloud Platform is required.

+ 1-2 years of software development experience utilizing Python, Ruby, PowerShell to develop automation, security guard rails and microservices deployments is required.

+ Hands on programming skills utilizing some/all of the following: Java, Python, Node.js, Ruby, or C/C+ Experience with continuous integration tools (e.g. Jenkins, CodePipeline, CodeBuild)

+ Hands on familiarity with AWS CLI, CloudFormation, Terraform & Ansible

+ Demonstrated ability to effectively document software designs and communicate implementation details

+ Familarity and/or previous experience with Agile (e.g. Scrum) is desired

+ Working knowledge of Confluence and Jira is desired

+ Comfortability with Windows, Macintosh, and Linux operating systems

+ Strong attention to detail and organizational skills

+ Ability to maintaining confidentiality of investigation information.

+ Ability to work both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment

+ Ability to adapt to changing requirements and constraints

+ Ability to use creative thinking and advanced problem-solving skills


+ Cloud certifications, particularly in AWS (Foundational, Associate or Professional) are highly desired.


Not applicable.


Respond to investigative requests on short notice, which may require working during extended hours, weekends and holidays.

Limited travel may be required.


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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Posted: 2021-05-21 Expires: 2021-07-12
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