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Sr. Principal Engineer, Cybersecurity

Req #: JR - 036172 Location Deerfield, Illinois, United States Job Category: Research and Development Date Posted: 03/16/2021

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Sr. Principal Engineer, Cybersecurity

This is where you save and sustain lives

At Baxter, we are deeply connected by our mission. No matter your role at Baxter, your work makes a positive impact on people around the world. You’ll feel a sense of purpose throughout the organization, as we know our work improves outcomes for millions of patients. 

Baxter’s products and therapies are found in almost every hospital worldwide, in clinics and in the home. For over 85 years, we have pioneered significant medical innovations that transform healthcare.

Together, we create a place where we are happy, successful and inspire each other. This is where you can do your best work. 

Join us at the intersection of saving and sustaining lives— where your purpose accelerates our mission. 

Baxter Healthcare’s mission is to save and sustain lives by delivering products and services that are the essential building blocks of healthcare. Also important to Baxter is ensuring the safety and security of its medical devices. Baxter is seeking a Medical Device Cybersecurity Engineer, whose primary responsibility is to ensure the safety and security of the global corporation's medical devices, products, and applications. The candidate will perform state of the are medical device cybersecurity pre-market threat analysis and risk assessment. The candidate will help ensure that cybersecurity is an integral component throughout the product development.

The candidate must have an excellent combination of software development skills and knowledge in security principles to prioritize the functional/technical aspects of the solution, and then help the product teams to execute the implementation.

This role will work with a team of engineers, architects, and analysts cross multiple organizations, supporting cybersecurity feature prototyping, threat analysis, and penetration test finding/vulnerability assessment.


Role Description

  • Implement Proof of Concept projects to define innovative security solutions, on platforms and/or server platforms.
  • Lead implementation of medical device cybersecurity functionalities that are part of an overall security architecture, including common security protocol stacks such as IPsec, TLS, OAuth, and SAML.
  • Model cybersecurity threats using tools such as STRIDE, and assess risks using CVSS.
  • Assess security findings from various sources. This includes Static Code Analysis and Penetration Testing. 
  • Identify known/unknown vulnerabilities associated with Baxter’s medical devices and provide inputs/technical expertise to multiple teams to eliminate/mitigate identified cybersecurity risks.
  • Develop security tools that help to collect cyber threat intelligence, track emerging vulnerabilities in software, and enforce secure coding standards.
  • Support medical device cybersecurity certification programs such as UL 2900.
  • Perform internal security tests to validate security capabilities and compliance for medical devices.
  • Interface with ministries of health, and certifying bodies to represent the company and devices in threat analysis, certification and notifications

Minimum Requirements/Experience

  • Bachelor’s computer science, engineering, mathematics, information management or related field required.
  • 8-10 years of experience in industry- healthcare, medical device preferred.
  • Working knowledge in Operating Systems such as Linux.
  • Knowledge of threat modeling tools like Microsoft Stride, malware analysis, digital forensics
  • Knowledge in modern software development process and DevOps tools such as Jenkins, Git and Gerrit.
  • Some knowledge in cybersecurity standards such as NIST 800-53, ISO 27001, and FIPS 140-2 is preferred..
  • Experience or strong interest in IoT (Internet of Things) device development, especially in embedded platform security, device communication protocols, and cryptographic functions.

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Meet Reagan, Senior Research Scientist in the United States

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"Coming from a non-healthcare academic background, my current role has offered ample opportunities to learn a lot of new things. Leaders at Baxter are motivating, help us grow and provide a collaborative environment. The role gives me opportunities to have technical discussions with peers and subject matter experts globally, to learn interacting with customers, and manage project deadlines and deliverables. I am excited about shaping my career here at Baxter."

Amitha

Hear from Our Employees

Our company is enriched by a diverse population of individuals in more than 100 countries that work to solve, innovate, manufacture and drive better healthcare options for patients around the world.

Reagan

Meet Reagan, Senior Research Scientist in the United States

"For me, the best thing about working at Baxter is being able to do work that’s important to people—especially patients—outside of Baxter's walls. Inside our walls, I get to work with a fantastic team, and we know we're making a difference."

Karthik

Meet Karthik, Director of Renal Care R&D - Digital Health & Co-President of the Asian Leadership Network Business Resource Group, United States

"I’m excited about my role because I believe that digital initiatives can make a tremendous impact on lives by allowing people to access the same therapies and have similar care — whether in a hospital, a healthcare clinic, or the patient’s home — anywhere in the world."

Amitha

Meet Amitha, Research Associate in India

"Coming from a non-healthcare academic background, my current role has offered ample opportunities to learn a lot of new things. Leaders at Baxter are motivating, help us grow and provide a collaborative environment. The role gives me opportunities to have technical discussions with peers and subject matter experts globally, to learn interacting with customers, and manage project deadlines and deliverables. I am excited about shaping my career here at Baxter."

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