Information Security Engineer II (Temporary)

San Francisco, California, United States

Vir Biotechnology, Inc.

Vir is focused on combining immunologic insights with cutting-edge technologies to treat and prevent serious infectious diseases.

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Vir Biotechnology, Inc. is an immunology company focused on combining cutting-edge technologies to treat and prevent infectious diseases and other serious conditions. Vir has assembled two technology platforms that are designed to stimulate and enhance the immune system by exploiting critical observations of natural immune processes. Its current clinical development pipeline consists of product candidates targeting hepatitis B and hepatitis delta viruses, influenza A and B, human immunodeficiency virus and COVID-19. Vir has several preclinical candidates in its pipeline, including RSV/MPV and HPV.

We believe the success of our colleagues drives the success of our mission. We are committed to creating a company passionate about equality, inclusion, and respect. When everyone feels supported and encouraged to give their best, we will collectively deliver outstanding results. We are proud to have been ranked the fastest-growing company in North America on the 2022 Deloitte Technology Fast 500™.

Vir is looking for an Information Security Engineer II (Temporary) for an assignment with our global information security group. Reporting to the Director, Information Security, you will focus on implementing cybersecurity technologies, investigating incidents, and collaborating with IT operations and applications staff on the implementation of security technologies and secure practices. You will have an in-depth background in an area of IT and recent specialization in information security.

Vir's IT Department supports staff based in offices and laboratories in the US and Switzerland as well as remote employees. Our IT architecture is cloud-first, using a set of integrated SaaS applications to provide a digital workplace for Vir staff. This is a hybrid role requiring a regular presence in the San Francisco headquarters.


  • Implement and refine security tools and Vir's security infrastructure
  • Principal investigator for incident response, forensics, and remediation activities, and review of incidents escalated by Vir's Security Operations Center
  • Perform configuration reviews of infrastructure and security systems using industry standard configurations such as CIS
  • Maintain awareness of potential threats and countermeasures


  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, engineering, mathematics, or equivalent
  • 5+ years of experience with cloud security operations ( AWS, O365, etc.)
  • 5+ years of experience with on-premise network and server infrastructure
  • ·2+ years of experience in IT operations, network engineering, DevOps, or software development
  • Proficient in at least one scripting language, i.e. Python, bash, Powershell
  • Relevant Information security certifications and familiarity with one or more of SOC 2, NIST CSF, GDPR, or CCPA
  • Experience working in a biotech, or similar, environment



Vir’s compensation and benefits are aligned with the current market and commensurate with the person’s experience and qualifications. All full-time employees receive a package that includes: compensation, bonus and equity as well as many other Vir benefits and perks such as: health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance benefits, non-accrual paid time off, company shut down for holidays, commuter benefits, child care reimbursement, education reimbursement, 401K match and lunch for all onsite personnel!

Vir is an equal opportunity employer.  We value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform critical job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact Human Resources to request accommodation.

Vir Human Resources leads recruitment and employment for Vir. Unsolicited resumes sent to Vir from recruiters do not constitute any type of relationship between the recruiter and Vir and do not obligate Vir to pay fees should we hire from those resumes. We ask that external recruiters and/or agencies not contact or present candidates directly to our hiring manager or employees.

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Tags: AWS Bash CCPA Cloud Computer Science DevOps Forensics GDPR Incident response Mathematics NIST PowerShell Privacy Python SaaS Scripting SOC SOC 2

Perks/benefits: 401(k) matching Career development Equity Health care Insurance Salary bonus Startup environment

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Country: United States
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