Senior specialist - Product security

Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals, and branded generic medicines. Our 109,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

Our location in St Paul, MN currently has an opportunity for a Senior Specialist Product Security


We're looking for an experienced security professional who can apply their experience toward medical device cybersecurity.

Responsible for providing technical direction on security strategy and technology to build safe, secure products. Senior Specialist Product Security will help with assessment and design of existing and new programs. Areas of responsibility will include security design, compliance management, program management, and cybersecurity event monitoring and response.

Core Job Responsibilities
  • Provides cybersecurity expertise and assists in designing control measures into new and existing medical device products and customer facing digital solutions
  • Develops and maintains technical expertise pertaining to cybersecurity and effectively transfers knowledge to applicable stakeholders within the organization, including quality, regulatory and R&D team members
  • Participates in the development and integration of the cyber security program across Abbott Business Technology Services division, including processes regarding the implementation of security mitigations, responding to security incidents, and the consistent handling of security events
  • Assists with performing compliance and risk assessments of existing and new Abbott medical devices and customer facing digital solutions
  • Anticipates business and industry regulatory issues to provide recommendations and solutions to potential issues or vulnerabilities
  • Manages and monitors security remediation efforts to successful completion
  • Develops and effectively executes project plans, work breakdown structure and task dependencies, communication plans, etc. as needed
  • Complies with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations, other regulatory requirements, Company policies, operating procedures, processes, and task assignments.
  • Maintains positive and cooperative communications and collaboration with all levels of employees, customers, contractors, and vendors.
  • Performs other related duties and responsibilities, on occasion, as assigned.

Position Accountability & Scope
  • Manages and monitors security remediation efforts to successful completion
  • Experience with Threat modeling
  • Experience with cyber security Incidence response
  • Knowledge of cyber security frameworks
  • Energetic team player with strong initiative, team orientation and good problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated organizational skills, attention to detail, the ability to handle multiple assignments simultaneously in a timely manner, and be able to meet assigned deadlines and service levels
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills, including the ability to listen, resolve problems, deal with unresolved issues, delays and unexpected events, and the ability to effectively communicate and maintain rapport with supported customers
  • Excellent communication skills with demonstrated ability to write clear, concise business communication for multiple levels (management, technical, user)
  • Able to understand and leverage the IT and business vision and strategy to support solution definition
  • Ability to work in a highly matrixed and geographically diverse business environment.
  • Ability to work within a team and as an individual contributor in a fast-paced, changing environment.
  • Ability to leverage and/or engage others to accomplish projects.
  • Strong verbal and written communications with ability to effectively communicate at multiple levels in the organization.
  • Multitasks, prioritizes and meets deadlines in timely manner.
  • Strong organizational and follow-up skills, as well as attention to detail.
  • Ability to travel approximately 20%, including internationally.
  • Ability to maintain regular and predictable attendance.


Minimum Education
  • BA/BS degree in Computer Science, MIS, or related field, or equivalent years of related experience
  • 7+ years of work experience in an information security role evaluating and implementing cybersecurity i.e. engineering or architecturefor various types of technology (desktop / server / mobile)
  • Knowledge of cyber security frameworks and threat Modeling

Supervisory / Management Responsibilities

No direct or indirect supervisory responsibility


At Abbott, you can have a good job that can grow into a great career. We offer:
  • Training and career development, with onboarding programs for new employees and tuition assistance
  • Financial security through competitive compensation, incentives and retirement plans
  • Health care and well-being programs including medical, dental, vision, wellness and occupational health programs
  • Paid time off
  • 401(k) retirement savings with a generous company match
  • The stability of a company with a record of strong financial performance and history of being actively involved in local communities

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