Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the Life Science fields of health care and agriculture. Its products and services are designed to benefit people and improve their quality of life. At Bayer you have the opportunity to be part of a culture where we value the passion of our employees to innovate and give them the power to change.

Information Security Architect

Your tasks and responsibilities

The primary responsibilities of this role, Information Security Architect, are to: 

  • Design and develop security architectures for cloud and cloud/hybrid based systems, as well as endpoint and network protection;
  • Based on business requirements, design and implement solutions that are technically sound, resilient to failure, and operationally supportable with a minimal degree of risk to Bayer and with appropriate security controls present;
  • Lead training and technical forums, serve as both a formal and informal mentor, and execute other initiatives designed to share knowledge across Security Platforms and/or Technology teams;
  • Identify, recommend, coordinate, and/or conduct informal/formal training sessions to deliver timely knowledge to support teams regarding technologies, processes or tools.
  • Develop and execute strategies to increase Security knowledge throughout the enterprise, as well as develop and mentor more-junior security analysts and engineers;
  • Collaborate with internal business partners to develop long term security strategies helping to enable business strategies;
  • Work with the Digital Strategy team to identify security product vendor relationships pertaining to: cloud, IoT, and emerging security ventures;
  • Responsible for recommendations involving the selection and deployment of 3rd party data security products;
  • Perform Vendor Assessments, and documentation of recommendations;
  • Perform security and architecture assessments of IT systems, designs products, solutions, and partners;
  • Documentation of security strategies (Cloud, IoT, Managed Services, Reference Architectures), deployment plans, and business data focus;
  • Lead work group discussions across business units.


Who you are


Your success will be driven by your demonstration of our LIFE values.  More specifically related to this position, Bayer seeks an incumbent who possesses the following:


Required Qualifications:


  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • At least 5-8 years of Information Security experience;
  • At least 5-8 years of experience with Security Architecture and/or Engineering;
  • At least 3 years of experience with Cloud platforms such as Amazon Web Services (AWS);
  • Experience with assessment, development, implementation, optimization, and documentation of a comprehensive and broad set of security technologies and processes within SaaS, IaaS, PaaS, and/or other cloud environments, such as:
    • Secure Software Development/Application Security;
    • Data Protection;
    • Cryptography;
    • Key Management;
    • Identity and Access Management (IAM); and/or
    • Network security;
  • Working knowledge of common and industry standard cloud-native/cloud-friendly authentication mechanisms (OAuth, OpenID, etc.);
  • Experience with service-oriented architecture for cloud-based services;
  • Experience working with cloud security and governance tools, cloud access security brokers (CASBs), and server virtualization technologies;
  • Experience with enterprise applications (architecture, development, support, and troubleshooting);
  • Experience performing threat modeling and design reviews to assess security implications and requirements for introduction of new technologies;
  • Experience representing technical viewpoints to diverse audiences and in making timely and prudent technical risk decisions;
  • Experience working as part of a cross-functional team to implement solutions;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of managed services and security best practices;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of data encryption technologies applied against regulated structured data; unstructured data; backups; email; and/or file sharing;
  • Applied knowledge and/or experience in two or more of the following monitoring technologies: Central Logging, Data Access Monitoring, DLP, Big Data Analytics, Advanced Perimeter Monitoring, Endpoint Malware & Monitoring, and/or Digital Rights Management;
  • Applied knowledge and/or experience in two or more of the following access control technologies: Access Governance, GRC, PAAM, Network Access Control, Tokenization, Identity Access Management, Database Permissions, and/or Digital Rights Management;
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with implementing a security control framework (ISO, NIST, COBIT);
  • Demonstrated ability to engage with senior leaders to define requirements and implement technology solutions that add value and reduce risk;
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with managing complex projects;
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills; ability to work in a team environment;
  • Ability to work independently with minimal direction; self-starter/self-motivated;
  • Ability to communicate technical information effectively in a written format.
  • This position requires the ability to obtain or maintain a U.S. Security Clearance.



Your application

Bayer offers a wide variety of competitive compensation and benefits programs. If you meet the requirements of this unique opportunity, and you have the "Passion to Innovate" and the "Power to Change", we encourage you to apply now. Job postings will remain open for a minimum of ten business days and are subject to immediate closure thereafter without additional notice. To all recruitment agencies: Bayer does not accept unsolicited third party resumes.

Bayer is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans


Bayer is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations in its application process for individuals with disabilities and encourages applicants with disabilities to request any needed accommodation(s) using the contact information below.


Country: United States
Location: MO-St. Louis, MO-Chesterfield, MO-Creve Coeur, MO-Saint Louis
Functional Area: [sap_fa_8]
Entry Level: 5