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Principal IT Security Engineer


Boston, MA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: IT
  • Industry: Digital Health
  • Post Date: 04/29/2021
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  • Company Address: 185 Dartmouth Street, Suite 502, Boston, MA, 02116


SOPHiA GENETICS combines deep expertise in life sciences and medical disciplines with mathematical capabilities in data computing. Our mission is to bring data analytics solutions to market, to support healthcare professionals by maximizing the power of Data-Driven Medicine. We achieve this mission through the global adoption of SOPHiA AI, which is built using techniques such as statistical inference, pattern recognition and machine learning. This enables SOPHiA to provide equal benefits to all users, unite experts in a gold standard health tech platform, and motivate expert knowledge sharing for a sustainable impact on future patients.

Job Description

Would you like to be part of a dynamic and exciting Information Security team protecting patients data and supporting world changing product that has a direct impact on the lives of cancer and rare disease patients worldwide?

Join our growing team and use your exceptional technical skills to help us deliver on our mission of democratizing Data-Driven Medicine.

Our products are used by over a thousand healthcare institutions globally and provide world leading capabilities for the analysis of genomic, clinical, and imaging data.

As a Principal IT Security Engineer, you will join the InfoSec team and ensure the implementation of the company cybersecurity strategy from a technical standpoint. You will work in close collaboration with Infrastructure & Operations teams on the security of our Information Systems andwith the engineering teams on Secure Software Development.


    Act as a security SME on a wide scope of projects impacting our information systems and security posture
    Support the engineering organization in enhancing applications security by implementing new practices, processes and tools
    Assess, prevent and mitigate information security risks related to our information assets
    Lead wide security projects in collaboration with the IT teams and the business,
    Provide expertise on complex security incidents and implement long-term remediation plan,
    Be responsible for defined security solutions and activities (e.g. vulnerability management, intrusion detection),
    Proactively challenge company security posture (via technical audit or continuous improvement),


    Bachelor in Engineering, Information Technology or Security,
    Minimum of 4 years of experience in Information Security ,
    Expert in several of the following areas:
    Cloud Security / Systems & Network security / Secure Development / Security Logging and Monitoring / Risk Assessment / Vulnerability Management / Privilege Access Management / WAF,

    Experience working within an information security compliant company (e.g. ISO 27001 or equivalent),
    Excellent written and oral communication skills,
    Great team-worker,
    Proactive, rigorous, practical thinker,
    Certifications are a plus (CEH, OSCP, SSCP, CISSP).


    A competitive compensation package
    A flexible and friendly working environment with a collaborative atmosphere
    Fantastic office locations in Switzerland, France, and USA

    An exciting company mission that brings together science and technology to directly impact the lives of patients with life threatening illness.
    A fast-growing company with plenty of opportunity for personal growth and development

Start: ASAP (or as agreed) ,

Contract type:  Permanent full-time

Application process

If you think you fit this position, please send a CV and a cover letter. Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered.

After an initial screening process, candidates will be invited for remote interviews. Selected candidates will then be invited for personal interviews.

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