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UnitedHealth Group

Associate Information Security Engineer - Telecommute (106581871)

Law Enforcement and Security

Information Security



Sacramento, California, United States

Landmark Health, part of the Optum and UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, was created to transform how healthcare is delivered to the most medically vulnerable members in our community. Our medical group provides home-based medical care to chronically ill patients, many of whom are ill-equipped to navigate our overwhelming healthcare system. Join us and start doing your life's best work.(sm)

This position is responsible for designing network and computer security systems, developing secure procedures, and leading response to suspected security incidents. The position will work closely with the Director of Information Security and members of the IT Department to ensure Landmark Health systems and electronic data are protected from internal and external unauthorized access, modification, deletion, or disclosure in compliance with LMH policies, standards and security best practices. Defines processes and procedures, develops metrics and measurements, conducts regular system audits, leads investigation of suspected security incidents, and provides tier two user support.

You’ll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Designs security architecture and establishes configuration policies for security technologies
  • Develops and implements network traffic and log monitoring procedures for visibility into systems
  • Manages Information Security team response to suspected security incidents, acting as Incident Response Leader when required
  • Develops automation to perform regular system audits for policy compliance, such as user access rights
  • Performs and/or oversees regular vulnerability scanning, penetration testing, and security assessments in support of customer and compliance requirements
  • Defines security benchmark criteria and maintains procedures for acceptance testing of systems
  • Defines standards for secure application development and works with the Director of Applications to ensure that any Landmark proprietary code undergoes code review for security vulnerabilities
  • Provides technical security guidance to IT staff, particular on secure coding and vulnerability remediation
  • Researches, evaluates, and recommends security products, services, and standards
  • Provides on-call support on security issues during non-business hours

You’ll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a computer-related field, or equivalent experience
  • 2+ years of IT technical experience or software engineering
  • 1+ years of continuous information security experience at progressive levels of responsibility

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Certifications: CISSP, CISA, GIAC or GCIA
  • Information Security experience in Healthcare

To protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients and communities we serve, UnitedHealth Group and its affiliate companies require all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employment. In addition, some roles and locations require full COVID-19 vaccination, including boosters, as an essential job function. UnitedHealth Group adheres to all federal, state and local COVID-19 vaccination regulations as well as all client COVID-19 vaccination requirements and will obtain the necessary information from candidates prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation. Failure to meet the vaccination requirement may result in rescission of an employment offer or termination of employment.

Careers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make health care work better for everyone. So when it comes to how we use the world's large accumulation of health-related information, or guide health and lifestyle choices or manage pharmacy benefits for millions, our first goal is to leap beyond the status quo and uncover new ways to serve. Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, brings together some of the greatest minds and most advanced ideas on where health care has to go in order to reach its fullest potential. For you, that means working on high performance teams against sophisticated challenges that matter. Optum, incredible ideas in one incredible company and a singular opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)

Colorado, Connecticut or Nevada Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado residents is $54,400 to $97,000 The salary range for Connecticut/Nevada residents is $60,000 to $106,700. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. In addition to your salary, UnitedHealth Group offers benefits such as, a comprehensive benefits package, incentive and recognition programs, equity stock purchase and 401k contribution (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). No matter where or when you begin a career with UnitedHealth Group, you'll find a far-reaching choice of benefits and incentives.

*All Telecommuters will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group’s Telecommuter Policy.

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.

UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.