Principal Security Architect at Bayer (St. Louis, MO)

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At Bayer we're visionaries, driven to solve the world's toughest challenges and striving for a world where ,Health for all, Hunger for none' is no longer a dream, but a real possibility. We're doing it with energy, curiosity and sheer dedication, always learning from unique perspectives of those around us, expanding our thinking, growing our capabilities and redefining 'impossible'. There are so many reasons to join us. If you're hungry to build a varied and meaningful career in a community of brilliant and diverse minds to make a real difference, there's only one choice.

Principal Security Architect

Supports the Product Trust and, specifically, Product Security function in Bayer Cybersecurity Risk Management (CSRM). This position is responsible for identifying and documenting product security requirements in Bayer's portfolio of digital and digitized products and services across the divisions and enabling functions, for both internal LoB applications and those delivered to customers and partners. The Architect will coordinate with stakeholders both inside and outside of Bayer to enable the Product Trust and Product Security initiatives, and will be viewed as Bayer's top subject matter expert for product security architecture.


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

  • Understand and act as the Subject Matter Expert (SME) on job-relevant Bayer policy and directives, and statutory and regulatory compliance requirements and provide insights and interpretation to various IT and business teams and functions;
  • Partner with development teams to proactively communicate Product Security requirements, review designs, and promote control frameworks to ensure functional goals are met;
  • Work alongside Public Affairs and Sustainability teams to define Product Trust/Product Security messaging, and to act as a subject matter expert for the company in meetings with external stakeholders such as regulators, legislators, and policymakers, at conferences and in arranged meetings;
  • Collaborate with DP&E and FIT Office teams to co-develop reference architectures with security "built-in", and to define skill requirements and qualifications necessary to build upon them;
  • Liaise with centralized tooling teams to build development environments and deployment pipelines to ensure development teams around Bayer can make use of centralized security technologies such as SAST, DAST, and SCA;
  • Build a measurements and metrics program that provides insight to function performance with development and operations teams;
  • Provide LPC and Procurement functions with guidance about the sourcing of software components, libraries, and services, specifically designed to enable each to identify potentially problematic third-party software products and services;
  • Leverage information about software flaws reported by security researchers and software manufacturers to inform and shape Product Security strategy and deliverables;
  • Support IT Audit in identifying acceptable patterns and practices, and unacceptable anti-patterns.


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:

  • At least 10 years of experience in the information or product security and reliability with emphasis on product development and operations;
  • Expert level knowledge of IT control frameworks (ISO, NIST, COBIT, etc.);
  • Applied knowledge and/or experience with IT policy and standard development, enforcement, and compliance with internal controls;
  • Applied knowledge and experience designing, implementing, measuring, and operating software delivery pipelines using both agile and traditional methodologies;
  • Experience communicating with systems and enterprise architects using informal or formal architectural frameworks, e.g. COBIT or TOGAF;
  • Solid experience with identifying, measuring, and reporting performance metrics in a form that is easily consumable by senior IT Leadership;
  • Excellent communication skills with all levels within the organization and with external stakeholders.
Bayer offers a wide variety of competitive compensation and benefits programs. If you meet the requirements of this unique opportunity, and want to impact our mission Science for a better life, we encourage you to apply now. Be part of something bigger. Be you. Be Bayer.
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.
IMPORTANT NOTE for POTENTIAL US CANDIDATES: On September 9, 2021, President Biden announced a six point COVID-19 action plan. As follow up to the initial announcement, the government has shared more details about the federal contractor guidance, including that colleagues who work for businesses that perform certain federal contracts are required to be fully vaccinated by Dec. 8, 2021. As a federal contractor, Bayer must follow and implement the federal vaccination requirements. This requirement applies to all current and future Bayer employees working in Consumer Health, Pharmaceuticals and Enabling Functions supporting either of the divisions, effective 12/8/21. Currently, Crop Science (CS) colleagues, and Enabling Function colleagues who exclusively support Crop Science, are exempt from this requirement. Bayer is an Equal Opportunity Employer and it is our policy to provide reasonable accommodations to any qualified individual who because of a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief or practice receives an exemption from the vaccination requirement, provided that such accommodation would not result in an undue hardship for the company. Location:United States : Missouri : Creve Coeur || United States : California : Berkeley || United States : Missouri : St. Louis || United States : New Jersey : Whippany Division:Enabling Functions Reference Code:549145 Contact Us Email:[email protected]
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Bayer operates in the Healthtech industry. The company is located in Whippany, NJ. Bayer was founded in 2022. It has 99167 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 18 open jobs at Bayer, click here.
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