Cyber Security Engineer


Basel, BS, CH



About Idorsia Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Idorsia Ltd is reaching out for more - We have more ideas, we see more opportunities and we want to help more patients.
In order to achieve this, we want to develop Idorsia into one of Europe’s leading biopharmaceutical companies, with a strong scientific core.
Headquartered in Switzerland - a European biotech hub - Idorsia is specialized in the discovery and development of small molecules, to transform the horizon of therapeutic options. Idorsia has a broad portfolio of innovative drugs in the pipeline, an experienced team, a fully-functional research center, and a strong balance sheet – the ideal constellation to bringing R&D efforts to business success.
Idorsia was listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (ticker symbol: IDIA) in June 2017 and has over 1,100 highly qualified specialists dedicated to realizing our ambitious targets.

Job Responsibilities

The Security Engineer is ensuring that Information Security requirements, defined standards and practices are appropriately addressed within the company. This includes planning, implementation, integration, testing, support, monitoring and management of information security systems, applications or tools, with a clear understanding of the pharmaceutical computer systems validation (CSV) regulations.


  • Operate and improve Idorsia vulnerability management service
  • Respond to security incidents, including forensics, corrective measures or communication activities while proactively considering the prevention of similar incidents form occurring in the future
  • Build security tools and utilities, configuration of new functionalities and update of existing IT security related systems
  • Continuously aim to improve the team’s operational efficiency by suggesting process updates or automating recurring operational tasks
  • Handle day to day operational tasks such as troubleshooting, user support and maintenance of systems
  • Contribute to the design and implementation of the Information Security roadmap
  • Manage system release process including vendor management, coordination of qualification activities, with development/execution of tests and end user communication
  • Perform proactive monitoring
  • Guarantee compliance to CSV requirements, IT Policies and standards, including the creation of system related QS documentation (IOQs) in compliance with relevant policies and standards
  • Ensure that proper documentation is complete and up-to-date


Candidate’s Requirements 


  • University degree in computer science, management information systems, or related technical field
  • Minimum 5 years of demonstrated experience in areas such as systems security, vulnerability management, incident response, forensics, application security
  • Scripting skills (e.g. Python, bash, PowerShell…)
  • Understanding of best practices in security engineering: secure development, network security, security operations, systems security, policy and incident response
  • Experience with common security monitoring, log analysis and forensic tools
  • Practice in development of system documentation, training documentation and end-user communication
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, hands-on working style, reliable, autonomous, proactive, team player fostering good working atmosphere and showing a strong interest in cyber security
  • Ability to work on different projects and activities simultaneously
  • Strong communication skills and understanding of business requirements and technology to support business objectives
  • Experience working in a cloud environment is a plus
  • Knowledge of regulated environments (GxP) is a plus
  • Fluent in English (written and spoken)


What Idorsia offers


  • Exciting opportunities for development and professional growth within our dynamic organization
  • A collaborative and solution-oriented environment where you can make a difference
  • An innovative and open culture in a truly multicultural environment
  • A competitive salary and generous social benefits


Work Location: Allschwil – Basel Area
Country: Switzerland
Business Area: Global Information Services – Cyber Security
Schedule: Fulltime
Job Type: Permanent
Job ID: 3607


At Idorsia, we harness the power of difference, authenticity, and inclusion to achieve business success.
We encourage all potential candidates with diverse backgrounds of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, and disability to submit their job applications. All applicants will receive consideration.
We are committed to fostering respect, fairness, and equal opportunities for all job applicants and our employees.

Please be informed that if you are selected for this position, your employment will be subject to a pre-employment background screening process, of which you would be informed in greater detail in due course.

Please note Idorsia operates a strictly controlled list of preferred recruitment partners. For those partners who have no valid, signed Master Service Agreement in place with Idorsia, all unsolicited resumes, CVs, anonymous profiles, or any other candidate details submitted through our website or to personal e-mail accounts of employees of Idorsia Pharmaceuticals (including any of its subsidiaries, affiliates, or related companies) are considered the property of Idorsia Pharmaceuticals and are not subject to payment of any form of introduction, placement or referral fees.