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Security Engineer, Sacramento, CA

UnitedHealth Group

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738243 Security Engineer Medicaid Data Warehouse Sacramento CA

Security Engineer, Sacramento, CA (738243)

Position Description

Ready to raise your game by a quantum leap? At Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, we're focused on doing things that have not been done yet; helping improve lives in ways that were unthinkable until we thought of them. We've spent decades investing in the technology and information capabilities that help us bring new ideas to market faster. We've developed solutions that are practical today and scalable for tomorrow. And we've created collaborative teams dedicated to innovation across each of our businesses. Now, we invite you to bring your knowledge of enterprise architecture and standards to assist in the development, communication and implementation of our evolving technology architecture.


To learn more about Technology careers with UnitedHealth Group, please click here.


We are seeking a Security Engineer, Data Warehouse to join our team. As a Security Engineer you are involved in the day to day operational infrastructure engineering, server management, application management, security investigation and oversight and security planning.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for coordinating, administering and supporting activities related data integrity, data access and confidentiality
  • Maintain awareness of current technology assets, and the applicability and capability of each
  • Understand and adhere to the Enterprise Architecture (EA) governance framework (e.g., principles, policies, standards, reference architectures, data-driven designs)
  • Seek opportunities for reuse of existing technology assets, and make appropriate recommendations
  • Maintain awareness of current business and industry issues/trends
  • Provide ad hoc consulting in applicable areas of expertise
  • Maintain regulatory compliance with HIPAA, and applicable NIST (National Institute Standards Technology)
  • Responsible for VMWare and managing and deploying complex virtual environments
  • Responsible for managing IT projects including costing, scheduling, coordination of multiple teams from project inception through QA and UAT to customer acceptance
  • Ability to analyze and troubleshoot user issues, server issues, security issues and network issues
  • Responsible for managing and maintaining firewall rules
  • Must be agile - the position requires a great deal of multitasking and the ability to make decisions in complex situations quickly
  • Responsible for enterprise size WINDOWS 2012 server network

Required Qualifications:

  • BS degree; Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering and / or MIS is preferred, or equivalent work experience
  • 5+ years of information security and technology management experience (experience and understanding of all security domains) 
  • 8+ years of IT experience (server / desktop hardware & software, networking, storage, disaster recovery, and backup / restore)
  • Broad-based working knowledge of networking, application, database, infrastructure and / or server administration
  • Must have working knowledge with one or more security management tools and applications, such as, Qualys, LogRhythm, Symantec, Barracuda, Parity, Tufin 
  • Knowledge with multiple operating systems, such as, Windows, Linux, etc.
  • Experience in oral communication in a variety of situations such as interacting with the user community (e.g. State staff, vendors, and Data Center staff), making presentations, facilitating meetings and walkthroughs, and user training
  • Intermediate skill level with Microsoft Office Suite of tools in facilitating written communication and communication with team members, stakeholders, end users
  • Ability to manage complex projects
  • Must have at least one (1) of the following certifications: Global Information Assurance Certificate such as GIAC Information Security Professional, Systems Security Certified Practitioner, ISACA Certified Information Systems Auditor, ISC2 Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), or equivalent certificate

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with infrastructure architecture and design
  • Microsoft Project experience
  • Ability to analyze system metrics to monitor and improve performance

Optum is a diversified health services and innovation company where data, technology, people and action combine to make great things happen every day. Join us. Learn more about how you can start doing your life's best work.(sm)




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.




Job Keywords: IT Architect, Sacramento CA, Data Warehouse, Enterprise Architecture, NIST, Electrical Engineering, Security, GIAC, Information Security Professional, Systems Security Certified Practitioner, ISACA Certified Information Systems Auditor, ISC2 Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)

Job Details

  • Contest Number738243
  • Job TitleSecurity Engineer, Sacramento, CA
  • Job FamilyInformation Technology
  • Business SegmentOptumInsight

Job Location Information

  • Sacramento, CA
    United States
    North America

Additional Job Detail Information

  • Employee StatusRegular
  • ScheduleFull-time
  • Job LevelDirector
  • ShiftDay Job
  • TravelNo
  • Telecommuter PositionNo
  • Overtime StatusExempt

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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