1+ months

Senior Information Security Engineer - WellMed - San Antonio, TX

San Antonio, TX 78205
  • Job Code
    818769

The Sr Information Security Engineer will provide guidance and assistance with regards to IT and enterprise (WellMed and USMD) security. This will be done by sitting on various enterprise-wide project teams, such as acquisitions, compliance, infrastructure and applications and working with business owners to understand their data needs as well as their information-sharing patterns, etc. This position will be expected to be a subject matter expert in keeping data safe and secure in storage and in transition. S/he will deliver documents, troubleshoot data (including exchanges), and lead the teams in a security-driven direction. This position is responsible for providing expertise to Sr. Leadership when discussing strategic security initiatives and will also serve as a resource to various other IT teams.


Primary Responsibilities: 

  • Partners with business owners and leaders to manage enterprise-wide system and asset security aspects of all operations in which data is exchanged across media or stored electronically

  • Proactively collaborates with the IT department and related business units to document risks associated with approved exceptions, define mitigation controls and establish long-term remediation strategies

  • Collaborates with Optum Technology, Optum Information Risk Management and Optum Data Management areas (among others) surrounding security protocol development, planning, and implementation 

  • Provides guidance and assistance to Optum infrastructure teams with regard to security best practices and enterprise guidelines, strategies, and initiatives with the goal of controlling potential risk to systems and data and creating a cohesive environment

  • Analyzes business requirements and ensures that solutions meet established security policies and controls. Designs and documents IT security plans/architecture for the enterprise as well as the larger Optum IRM/EIS and related teams

  • Serves as key leader and subject matter expert on OptumCare leading-edge projects that are particularly vulnerable to security risk during development and operations

  • Defines/implements exceptions to established security policies and controls in order to meet business requirements, as appropriate

  • Facilitates the design/deployment reviews with department leads and executive leadership to ensure adherence to organizational policies

  • Partners with business owners, legal and compliance, and the broader Optum IRM Team to define/enhance IT solutions in order to meet both business needs and security requirements

  • Reviews on an ongoing schedule existing protocols alongside business requirements and business use cases. Provides feedback to applicable technology teams on recommended process improvement and policy changes related to IT security infrastructure and architecture

  • Demonstrates and maintains knowledge of applicable IT industry security standards, data security/protection principles, encryption techniques and standards, hardware and software controls, and emerging security issues

  • Works with technical teams to diagnose and troubleshoot Tier 3 issues with security considerations: Cisco, Juniper and Palo Alto firewalls; proxy servers; IPS/IDS; and other security hardware and software. Demonstrates understanding of discovery technologies to identify system vulnerabilities (e.g., scanning tools)

  • Performs all other related duties as assigned


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Posted: 2019-05-17 Expires: 2019-09-20

UnitedHealth Group is the most diversified health care company in the United States and a leader worldwide in helping people live healthier lives and helping to make the health system work better for everyone.

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Senior Information Security Engineer - WellMed - San Antonio, TX

UnitedHealth Group
San Antonio, TX 78205

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