Principal Information Security Engineer - Telecommute at Optum (Raleigh, NC or Remote)

| Raleigh-Durham, NC +25 more | Remote
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This position will be part of the Enterprise Information Security (EIS) group, supporting the OptumHealth segment, which provides care directly through local medical groups and ambulatory care systems, including primary, specialty, urgent and surgical care. The role will require an in-depth understanding of technology and technical concepts, coupled with the ability to interact with technical and non-technical customers to solve business problems while increasing the security posture of clinical environments and technology without impact on patient care.
  • Serves as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) for security tool sets
  • Work with Optum Care secuirty teams to implement new software, policy configurations & settings
  • Evaluate and recommend security controls and tooling for on-premises and cloud infrastructure
  • Develop innovative approaches and solves complex problems
  • Liaise with Business and IT Groups in the security analysis, design and planning phases of IT and business-related projects
  • Create and maintain new and existing playbooks/runbooks, work with multi-functional team members to maintain high-quality work standards
  • Evaluate vulnerabilities that exist and make recommendations for remediation
  • Ensure day-to-day operational tasks are performed and security metrics are relevant and current
  • Maintain expertise in the area of Information Security, including industry trends, strategies, vulnerabilities and threats to ensure the company's assets are effectively and appropriately secured.
  • Participate in security incident response processes on a per-occurrence basis
  • Participate in an on-call support on a rotational basis
  • Work with the Optum Care Teams towards a common goal of lowering the information security risk profile of Optum Care
  • Being the liaison between information security and other business units
  • Mentor Optum Care staff on information security risk, and providing guidance where applicable
  • Develop information security best practices for various organizations, with special needs in application security, cloud security and disaster recovery
  • Monitor the organization's networks and work with 3rd parties to analyze non-standard traffic and changes, and respond to security breaches and incidents
  • Install and configure security software. This includes, but is not limited to firewalls, network devices, device control, application control, patch management, vulnerability scanning, monitoring applications (network and host-based), system backup and recovery/disaster recovery and antivirus
  • Report on information security metrics including but not limited to vulnerabilities, viruses, unique traffic and resource usage, security software adherence and asset management

Required Qualifications:
  • Experience with cyber security standards/organizations (such as ITIL, NIST, COBIT, IETF, IEEE)
  • CISSP, CISA, SANS/GIAC Cybersecurity Certifications, or other similar professional designations.
  • Network/application/system vulnerability and threat management experience
  • Experience leading and supporting multiple initiatives at varying stages of process
  • Must be comfortable speaking with both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential requirement of this role. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination prior to employment to ensure compliance.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree and 5+ years of information security experience in (or consulting with) large companies or 10+ years' experience with no degree
  • Experience with Microsoft Environment (M365, Defender, Azure, etc.)
  • Experience with EDR, PAM and SIEM tools
  • Experience working in a large enterprise

Technology Careers with Optum. Information and technology have amazing power to transform the health care industry and improve people's lives. This is where it's happening. This is where you'll help solve the problems that have never been solved. We're freeing information so it can be used safely and securely wherever it's needed. We're creating the very best ideas that can most easily be put into action to help our clients improve the quality of care and lower costs for millions. This is where the best and the brightest work together to make positive change a reality. This is the place to do your life's best work. SM
*All Telecommuters will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group's Telecommuter Policy.
Colorado, Connecticut or Nevada Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado residents is $94,500 to $171,700. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. As of the date of this posting, In addition to your salary, UHG offers the following benefits for this position, subject to applicable eligibility requirements: Health, dental, and vision plans; wellness program; flexible spending accounts; paid parking or public transportation costs; 401(k) retirement plan; employee stock purchase plan; life insurance, short-term disability insurance, and long-term disability insurance; business travel accident insurance; Employee Assistance Program; PTO; and employee-paid critical illness and accident insurance.
Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.
UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.
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Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
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