IBM Watson Health Cloud Security Engineer in New York, New York

Position will be located in Cambridge, MA or Yorktown Heights, NYIBM Watson Health is looking for talented individuals destined to usher in the next era of healthcare. We live in a moment of remarkable change and opportunity. The convergence of data and technology is transforming healthcare and life sciences organizations today. New opportunities are being created that never existed before to meet the demands of this transformation. The Watson Health Cloud Foundational Services organization provides the capabilities such as resiliency, security, performance, systems management, identity & access, DevOps, PaaS and infrastructure services to the entire IBM Watson Health business. The Cloud Foundational Services organization is looking for a hands-on Security Engineer to join our Cloud Security Engineering team. Our ideal candidate is someone with these types of attributes:

  • Keeps current with industry security trends

  • Has working knowledge of IBM DataPower or equivalent products

  • Ability to effectively communicate and present technical security solutions and issues to non-technical audiences or limited technical knowledge audiences.

The Security Engineering team is responsible for designing, implementing and testing security controls and solutions driven by HIPAA and GxP policies and standards. This includes network security, intrusion detection, patching, encryption services, key management, identity management, logging and auditing, and many more. Some of the key responsibilities and expectations for this position are:

  • Work closely with functional-area specialists, cloud architects, and security specialists to

  • Designing, configuring and/or developing security solutions for the Watson Health Cloud platform

  • Ensures adequate security solutions and controls are in place throughout Watson Health Cloud platform, services, and solutions

  • Provides security expertise for cloud-based DevOps development and deployment

  • Confirms project teams comply with regulatory compliance and best practices

  • Assess and reviews cloud network configurations from a security angle; as well as fix any issues

  • Automate cloud security solutions and controls

  • Analyze risk based on vulnerabilities, threats, and security posture

  • Vigorously promote adoption of industry cloud security best practices


3+ years of hands-on experience with the following products and technologies in the security industry:

  • Firewalls

  • Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems

  • Security information and event management

  • API and Web Security