Intuitive Surgical Careers

Senior Manager, Information Security

US-CA-Sunnyvale, California
IT/Information Systems

Job Description

Job: IT/Information Systems
Primary Location: United States-California-US-CA-Sunnyvale
Schedule: Full-time
Requisition ID: 181175


Company Description:

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Joining Intuitive Surgical means joining a team dedicated to using technology to benefit patients by improving surgical efficacy and decreasing surgical invasiveness, with patient safety as our highest priority.

Primary Function of Position:

This position assists with running the corporate information security program at Intuitive Surgical (ISI) and is directly responsible for building and managing a security operations team and deploying key security programs. This position is also responsible for working as a trusted advisor/partner to other departments and business units.


This position has responsibility and authority for: 

• Responsible for developing and managing a security operations program and team
• Leads ISI’s computer security incident response program
• Establish and maintain strong working relationships with groups involved with information security matters such as the Legal Department, Internal Audit Department, Physical Security Department, Information Technology Department, HR and all outsourced IT organizations.
• Responsible for establishing a corporate security awareness training program
• Propose security policies and manages security processes and standards
• Manages risk assessments, gap analysis, and develops mitigation proposals
• Ensures that IT Security controls meet regulatory and company requirements
• Responsible for proposing information security strategy and action plans
• Responsible for directing and evaluating gap analysis, feasibility and risk analysis, project scoping and resource planning
• Directs information security investigation activities (ediscovery / forensics)
• Oversees the execution of projects, managing scope, timeline, budget, quality, resources, and risk
• Responsible for establishing priorities and schedules for security operations and projects
• Responsible for managing business relationships with security service suppliers
• Establish and monitors key performance indicators and other key security metrics



• Minimum of 8 years of experience and a Bachelors degree in a technical related field (or additional related experience).
• Minimum of 4 years experience directly managing and leading others.
• Strong understanding in the different pillars of information security.
• Possess the relationship skills, cultural awareness, and organizational prowess required to work effectively in a large, highly-matrixed organization. Capable of delivering results through a position of influence.
• Adept at communicating complex concepts to diverse audiences with varying skills sets
• Communication skills are critical. Must be able to communicate with the technology providers as well as with business leaders. An ability to understand the technical details and communicate the essentials at a high level is essential

Preferred Qualifications:

• Professional certification(s) a plus (e.g. CompTIA Security, CISSP, CISM, CISA, CCIE, etc.)
• Experience with IT audit/assessment/examination: SOX, FDA, ISO 27K, NIST, etc.
• Demonstrated experience teaming with business and IT stakeholders to deliver projects
• In-depth internal control knowledge of core IT technologies and processes (e.g., network systems, operating systems, databases, access controls, change control processes, application and system development, IT operations, incident response, monitoring, data backup/retention/recovery, IT vendor management, asset management, etc.)
• Advanced technical capabilities in a wide array of platforms and systems (e.g., Networking, VMware, Windows, UNIX, SQL, etc.)

We are an AA/EEO/Veterans/Disabled employer.
We will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records in accordance with fair chance laws.