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Sr. IT Security Specialist - Telecommute

UnitedHealth Group

Eden Prairie, MN
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748067 Sr IT Security Specialist Telecommute

Sr. IT Security Specialist - Telecommute (748067)

Position Description

UnitedHealth Group IT Infrastructure Security Operations provides a diverse and comprehensive array of infrastructure security services designed to protect while facilitating the advancement of improved health and well-being for our customers, and to benefit UnitedHealth Group employees across the enterprise.


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


Primary Responsibilities: 

  • Serves in a leadership capacity, formulating and implementing plans, procedures and systems

  • Serves as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) for approaches, procedures, and implementation of data systems

  • Develops and oversees the development of innovative approaches and solutions to complex problems and issues

  • Oversees security platform day to day operations, monitoring, and responses to security incidents, offering expertise to ensure prompt and effective resolution

  • Provides analysis of and suggested solutions to complex issues, as well as complex conceptual analysis

  • Collaborates with director, managers, project managers, architects, and other technical personnel to ensure mitigation of risk as well as continuity and communication across teams


Required Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience

  • Ability to troubleshoot in highly complex, technical situations within a matrixed organization

  • Experience working with and ability to obtain and keep required (government and other) security clearances

  • Ability to work hours mirroring the hours of teammates.  Typically 7/9AM - 4/6PM CST as well as work on-call and non-standard hours when necessary

  • 5+ years IT experience

  • IT Infrastructure experience (Non App Dev experience - i.e. Operations, System Administration, Desktop & Helpdesk, Network, IT Technician, other applicable experience)

  • Cybersecurity Support Experience (Firewall, Proxy, Threat, Network Forensic, Threat, SEIM or like technology administrative or support experience)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiar with SIEM (SPLUNK), Data Loss Protection, Deep Packet Inspection, Network Forensic, Behavioral Analytics, Next Generation Firewall, or like Cybersecurity technologies

  • Familiar with AGILE and or KANBAN methodologies

  • Fundamental understanding of IT networking (OSI models and application in the context of Cybersecurity)

  • Fundamental understanding of Cybersecurity practices

  • Cybersecurity Certifications: Security +, CISSP, or like certification

  • Enjoys challenging situations that require troubleshooting and attention to detail

  • Ability to operate in ever changing environments where requirements are not always clear

  • Must be a self-starter and able to work independently while being part of a decentralized team

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including advance presentation skills and technical documentation

  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to build and maintain strong relationships

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



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: SPLUNK Engineer, IT Security, Security Specialist, Cyber Security Specialist, It Security Analyst, Security Engineer, Cyber Security Engineer, Cyber Security Analyst, CISSP, CISM, SPLUNK, telecommute, telecommuter, remote, work from home



Job Details

  • Contest Number748067
  • Job TitleSr. IT Security Specialist - Telecommute
  • Job FamilyInformation Technology
  • Business SegmentOptum Technology

Job Location Information

  • Eden Prairie, MN
    United States
    North America

Additional Job Detail Information

  • Employee StatusRegular
  • ScheduleFull-time
  • Job LevelIndividual Contributor
  • ShiftDay Job
  • TravelNo
  • Telecommuter PositionYes
  • 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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