Principal Incident Response Analyst
ModernaTX, Inc.

Cambridge, Massachusetts

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The Role:

As a Principal Incident Response Analyst, you will serve as a strategic leader in our Security Operations team, operating from Cambridge, Seattle, or remotely. You will lead as an incident commander, orchestrating the response to complex security threats and enhancing our incident management framework. Your role is pivotal in making critical decisions, refining IR processes, and communicating with stakeholders at all levels, including the C-Suite. Leveraging your extensive expertise, you will drive initiatives that bolster our cybersecurity defenses and foster a culture of continuous improvement and resilience.

Here's What You'll Do:

  • A minimum of 10 years of experience in cybersecurity with a significant focus on incident response, security operations and threat intelligence.
  • Proven track record as an incident commander, effectively communicating and delegating tasks to IR analysts of varying levels of expertise.
  • Experience in developing, refining, and maturing IR playbooks and runbooks, ensuring robust and comprehensive incident management processes.
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate and make critical decisions in ambiguous and high-pressure situations.
  • Technical proficiency in handling complex security incidents, with a deep understanding of the current cybersecurity landscape and threats.
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to serve as a change agent within the organization.
  • Excellent analytical, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills, with a strong attention to detail.
  • Exceptional communication skills, capable of articulating complex security issues to a diverse range of stakeholders, including C-Suite.
  • Experience in technology change management, project management, business process management, and system implementation.
  • Strong organizational and planning skills, with the ability to manage multiple projects and priorities effectively.

Here's What You'll Bring to the Table:
  • Report to the Senior Director of Security Operations, Attack and Response (SOAR), serving as a strategic partner and driving key incident response initiatives.
  • Take charge during critical incidents as the incident commander, leading a team of IR analysts to rapidly triage, contain, and resolve security events.
  • Develop and implement strategies to enhance in-house efficiency and standardize incident response processes, leveraging AI and digital technologies for improved performance.
  • Create and maintain a comprehensive IR playbook and runbooks, ensuring continuous improvement and alignment with industry best practices.
  • Function as a key decision-maker in ambiguous situations, providing clear direction and coordination to resolve incidents effectively.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to set objectives, drive progress, and achieve meaningful results in the realm of cybersecurity.
  • Develop and track performance metrics and benchmarks through data analytics to measure the effectiveness of the incident response team.
  • Manage relationships with security vendors, including the development of KPIs and cost-efficient billing solutions.
  • Build and maintain internal security knowledge management processes and capabilities.

Under Washington State law, Moderna is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the salary range for the jobs covered by this description. Base compensation for these positions in Washington State range from $37,500.00 - $247,500. Actual salary determinations will take into account factors such as work location, prior education and experience, job-related knowledge, and demonstrated skills. Compensation decisions are made on the facts and circumstances of each case.

Moderna is pleased to provide you and your family with a comprehensive and innovative suite of benefits, including:
  • Highly competitive and inclusive medical, dental and vision coverage options
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for medical expenses and dependent care expenses
  • Lifestyle Spending Account funds to help you engage in personal enrichment and self-care activities
  • Family care benefits, including subsidized back-up care options and on-demand tutoring
  • Free premium access to fitness, nutrition, and mindfulness classes
  • Exclusive preferred pricing on Peloton fitness equipment
  • Adoption and family-planning benefits
  • Dedicated care coordination support for our LGBTQ+ community
  • Generous paid time off, including:
    • Vacation, sick time and holidays
    • Volunteer time to participate within your community
    • Discretionary year-end shutdown
    • Paid sabbatical after 5 years; every 3 years thereafter
  • Generous Paid Leave offerings, including 18 weeks of 100% paid parental leave for all new parents
  • 401k match and Financial Planning tools
  • Moderna-paid Life, LTD and STD insurance coverages, as well as voluntary benefit options
  • Complimentary concierge service including home services research, travel booking, and entertainment requests
  • Free parking or subsidized commuter passes
  • Location-specific perks and extras!

About Moderna

Since our founding in 2010, we have aspired to build the leading mRNA technology platform, the infrastructure to reimagine how medicines are created and delivered, and a world-class team. We believe in giving our people a platform to change medicine and an opportunity to change the world.

By living our mission, values, and mindsets every day, our people are the driving force behind our scientific progress and our culture. Together, we are creating a culture of belonging and building an organization that cares deeply for our patients, our employees, the environment, and our communities.

We are proud to have been recognized as a Science Magazine Top Biopharma Employer, a Fast Company Best Workplace for Innovators, and a Great Place to Work in the U.S.

If you want to make a difference and join a team that is changing the future of medicine, we invite you to visit to learn more about our current opportunities.

Moderna is a smoke-free, alcohol-free and drug-free work environment.

Moderna is a place where everyone can grow. If you meet the Basic Qualifications for the role and you would be excited to contribute to our mission every day, please apply!

Moderna is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer.

Moderna is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person's race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, ancestry or citizenship, ethnicity, disability, military or protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital or familial status, or any other personal characteristic protected under applicable law. Moderna is an E-Verify Employer in the United States. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements.

Belonging, Inclusion, and Diversity are critical to the success of our company and our impact on society. We're focused on attracting, retaining, developing, and advancing our employees and believe that by cultivating diverse experiences, backgrounds, and ideas, we can provide an environment where every employee is able to contribute their best.

Moderna is committed to offering reasonable accommodations to qualified job applicants with disabilities. Any applicant requiring an accommodation in connection with the hiring process and/or to perform the essential functions of the position for which the applicant has applied should make a request to the Talent Acquisition Partner or contact the Accommodations team at (EEO/AAP Employer)


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