Associate IT Security Specialist at GuideWell (Dallas, TX)

| Dallas-Fort Worth, TX
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Job Summary
The Associate IT Security Specialist is accountable for activities that ensure all users in the organization have the appropriate levels of access to applications, systems and data resources. Evaluates and maintains procedures to safeguard information systems assets from intentional or inadvertent access or destruction. Ensures compliance with Security regulations and laws. Recommends and implements changes to enhance security controls and prevent unauthorized access.

Essential Functions
  • The essential functions listed represent the major duties of this role, additional duties may be assigned.
  • Responsible for the end-to-end completion of security requests.
  • Provisions user security roles and manages security groups across systems, platforms, databases, applications, servers, directors and folders.
  • Analyzes existing role structures to improve and streamline structures, security administration and improve end-user experience.
  • Creates or maintains application scripts and uses application specific tools to create or manage application security.
  • Tracks and documents security issues and requests, actively monitors work queue.
  • Plans, coordinates, communicates, tests and implements audits ensuring that access entitlements are appropriate for job requirements.
  • Creates and coordinates completion of detailed security reports to fulfill audit, management or business owner requirements.
  • Accountable for follow-up of all security work requests including collaborating with other IT areas to ensure timely completion/resolution and obtainment of appropriate approval levels.
  • Interfaces with users to understand new capabilities, implement procedures, ensure security procedures have been communicated properly and are being adhered to.
  • Provides input to drive process improvements.
  • Maintains and creates operational procedures and maintains Security Knowledge Base.
  • Performs system monitoring activities, identification and evaluation of security threats, breaches and vulnerabilities.
  • Responds to security alerts.
  • Responsible for on-call release support.
  • Performs audit support activities for internal and external audits.

Required Work Experience
2+ years related work experience. Experience Details: Professional experience with IT security or systems administration

Required Management Experience
No supervisory/management experience required

Required Education
High school diploma or GED

Additional Required Qualifications

Working knowledge of Information Technology fields and computer systems
Demonstrated organizational skills
Demonstrated ability to adapt to change and collaborate as part of a team
Ability to manage tasks independently without close supervision and take ownership of responsibilities
Ability to learn from mistakes and apply constructive feedback to improve performance
Must demonstrate initiative and effective independent decision-making skills
Ability to communicate technical information clearly and articulately
Must have an understanding of the systems development life cycle
Must have basic security knowledge of the organization's existing platforms, systems, databases, and application security and are able to handle most regular issues independently.
Demonstrated analytical thinking, problem solving, and quantitative analysis ability.
Must have an understanding of Information Security concepts, protocols, industry best practices, and regulatory requirements.
Must have proficiency with RACF, TSO and tools used to administer security on the mainframe
Must have demonstrated proficiency with Active Directory groups and user accounts, Windows folder structures and folder security.
Proficiency with Windows skills are required, e.g., Windows Explorer, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.
Must have understanding of UNIX/Linux security and tools used to administer security in these environments
Must have understanding of LDAP groups and user accounts and tools used to administer security in this environment
Must have understanding of database security and be proficient with the use of tools used to administer security within the various databases, e.g., UDB, DB2, SQL and Oracle
Works without daily supervision to meet customer expectations

Preferred Education
Bachelor's degree in a related field

Additional Preferred Qualifications• Experience using Agile methodology

General Physical Demands
Sedentary work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally to move objects. Jobs are sedentary if traversing activities are required only occasionally.

We are an Equal Opportunity/Protected Veteran/Disabled Employer committed to creating a diverse, inclusive and equitable culture for our employees and communities.
More Information on GuideWell
GuideWell operates in the Healthtech industry. The company is located in Jacksonville, FL. GuideWell was founded in 2014. It has 200 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as 401(K), Remote Work Program. To see all 50 open jobs at GuideWell, click here.
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