Senior Cybersecurity Engineer Optum Care

at UnitedHealth Group
Location Plymouth, MN
Date Posted November 7, 2020
Category Default
Job Type Full-time


Senior Cybersecurity Engineer is responsible for serving as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) for cybersecurity across Optum Care. This role will work directly with the care delivery groups security teams to implement new technology solutions and ensure alignment with Enterprise Information Security (EIS) standards. The selected candidate will work to standardize the security controls to safeguard Optum Care's networks and systems.
Positions in this function are involved in monitoring, evaluating, and maintaining systems and procedures to safeguard internal information systems, networks, databases, and Web-based security. Conduct vulnerability assessments and monitor systems, network, databases and Web for potential system breaches. Respond to alerts from information security tools. Report, investigate, and resolve security incidents. Recommend and implement changes to enhance systems security and prevent unauthorized access. Research security trends, new methods, and techniques used in unauthorized access of data in order to preemptively eliminate the possibility of system breach. May oversee internal or external systems security (i.e., cloud services). Ensure that customers and users have the right access to the right systems at the right times.
Primary Responsibilities: 
  • 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
  • Reviews the work of others.
  • Develops innovative approaches.
  • Sought out as expert.
  • Serves as a leader/ mentor.

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.