Head of Information Security

Abiomed is a pioneer and global leader in healthcare technology and innovation, with a mission of Recovering Hearts & Saving Lives. With corporate headquarters in Danvers, Massachusetts, offices in Aachen & Berlin, Germany and Tokyo, Japan, Abiomed’s 1,700 employees form one of the fastest growing medical device companies in the world. We attract and retain exceptional talent with our collaborative culture, passion for our work, and a strong commitment to employee professional development.


Patients First | Innovation | Winning Culture | Heart Recovery


The Head of Information Security will be responsible for the security of data and systems for both corporate and customer facing properties.  This role will be responsible for building and managing a team of information security professionals to ensure that Abiomed has the right tools and processes to protect Abiomed data and systems.  Scope of responsibilities include both operational and strategic dimensions of the security strategy.  The role will be responsible for reporting plans and activities to senior management and the board of directors.


Principle Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Partner with product engineering to understand product requirements and develop security strategies
  • Develop and execute plans for penetration and other proactive testing and remediation
  • Lead strategy and execution of policies and procedures
  • Drive harmonization of tool strategy across all areas of the business
  • Create and implement communication strategies to foster compliance across the organization
  • Monitor and test incident response plan and drive performance around incident response
  • Keep current on threat landscape and adopt strategies to combat
  • Lead investigations and forensics for any incidents
  • Partner with compliance function on governance


Job Qualifications:


  • At least 15 years of IT management experience and 10 within the security space.
  • Knowledge of common information security management frameworks, such as ISO/IEC 27001, and NIST.
  • Experience with contract and vendor negotiations and management including managed services.
  • Demonstrated experience leading teams and defining strategy.
  • Understanding of medical device regulations (FDA) and hospital environments
  • Experience working in on-premise and cloud security environments.
  • Strong leadership skills and ability to express complex technical concepts in terms understandable to the business
  • Effective written, oral communications and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work effectively in a multi-tasking dynamic environment, working independently and prioritizing work



Abiomed is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce. Abiomed will not discriminate against any worker or job applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy, gender reassignment, non-job related mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, military service, application for military service, or membership in any other category protected under law.

Salary Range
$26,000.00 - 42,000.00
per Year
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Danvers, MA 01923, US