Information Security Operations Analyst (1822)


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Amyris, a leader in synthetic biology is seeking a well experienced information security engineer to join our IT infrastructure team in a very fast paced, growth company. Amyris has a large data and application footprint in multiple geographies and is continuing to see rapid growth. The right candidate will express a keen interest in helping to secure our data footprint, network topology, infrastructure and applications to help Amyris scale and grow while helping to keep our business assets confidential, with integrity and available. The engineer will oversee all aspects of securing/hardening our platforms as well as providing guidance on policy and strategic functions.  The ideal candidate is expected to bring previous knowledge and experience to help support our hyperscale growth.
We are looking for a motivated, independent engineer who can learn technologies quickly, and who can translate needs across teams – including communicating with stakeholders who are not experts in cybersecurity. This position offers flexibility to design and implement solutions from the ground up – and to have a real impact on Amyris’ ability to deliver synthetic organisms.


  •  Monitor and respond to cybersecurity alerts from tools and services; escalate as needed
  •  Investigate and validate phishing email reports, email filter quarantines and other incidents as assigned
  • Coordinate as needed with Firm IT team to implement, maintain, and manage cybersecurity tools and services
  • Coordinate with service providers to assess needs, implement products and services, and optimize and maintain high delivery standards
  • Working with Firm Legal, coordinate e-discovery data collection activities as well as complete data destruction requests
  • Coordinate bi-annual data owner reviews and configuration of file and folder rights within file shares
  • Conduct basic security risk assessments and vendor diligence for new and existing vendor products and services delivered to the Firm
  • Work with the cybersecurity leaders and related stakeholders across the organization to mature/design information security controls & mitigate risk
  • Support key business initiatives by identifying security and compliance-related risks
  • Enable compliance with information security policies and relevant legal and regulatory requirements
  • Ensure appropriate changes and improvement actions are implemented as related to cybersecurity tools
  • Continuously evaluate and provide suggestions to improve existing programs, practices, and technologies to align with the Firm's risk appetite and ensure regulatory compliance
  • Develop and analyze reports and alerts to identify gaps and propose changes to improve the organization's security, risk, and compliance posture
  • Apply concepts and processes from industry security frameworks, such as CIS 20 Security Controls, NIST CSF, ISO 27001, GDPR and CCPA, etc
  • Develop and implement security policies, standards, and guidelines
  • Audit technology user compliance towards Firm acceptable use standards

Required Qualifications:

  • 2-5 Years of professional information security experience
  • Demonstrable experience with common cybersecurity tools and services is required
  • Operational understanding of Microsoft Azure, Microsoft 365 and Azure Information Protection or other cloud tools
  • Basic understanding of security controls for common platforms and devices, including Windows, Mac and network equipment
  • Understanding of cyber security operations, including daily monitoring and response to alerts and issues
  • Basic knowledge of tools used in penetration testing, security event analysis, incident response, computer forensics, malware analysis or other areas of security operations
  • Experience in drafting security policies and guidelines
  • Bachelor’s degree or comparable tenure in a technology infrastructure-focused role

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Degree in cybersecurity is preferred

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