Principal Security Engineer

Premera Blue Cross   •  

Mountlake Terrace, WA

Industry: Healthcare


11 - 15 years

Posted 39 days ago

Join Our Team: Do Meaningful Work and Improve People’s Lives

Our purpose, to improve customers’ lives by making healthcare work better, is far from ordinary. And so are our employees. Working at Premera means you have the opportunity to drive real change by transforming healthcare.

To better serve our customers, we’re creating a culture that promotes employee growth, collaborative innovation, and inspired leadership. We are committed to creating an environment where employees can do their best work and where best-in-class talent comes, stays, and thrives!

As a Principal Security Engineer you will be a senior technical leader in the organization, focused on keeping infrastructure secure and driving next-gen enterprise security strategies across the entire organization. Reporting directly to the VP and CISO you will support organization-wide delivery of security solutions and information protection capabilities. You will have the opportunity to apply your knowledge to design, build, and maintain scalable and sustainable products, devices, systems, and solutions.

What you’ll do

Act as a security technical Subject Matter Expert, influencing senior leaders across IT
Utilize depth and breadth of expertise across multiple security domains to define key security solutions
Work cross-functionally to understand strategic objectives for the business and technology to further business goals and execution on cybersecurity objectives
Analyze, design and create solutions for complex enterprise business problems using security tools, techniques, and practices that align with enterprise architecture principles
Provide informed advice and support to CISO and senior IT leadership for security risk and technical capabilities
Act as senior thought leader for security team to develop and improve security operations and design of solutions to protect computer systems, networks and information assets
What you’ll bring

Bachelor’s degree in computer science or a related field
12 years’ experience in IT security analysis and engineering, and a current CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) certification or the ability to obtain one
Ability to assess organizational security capabilities and apply a capability maturity model against a risk management framework to optimize services, automate requirements where possible, and close gaps using leading industry guidelines like NIST RMF, CIS (SANS) top 20, HITRUST, and Security Technical Implementation Guidelines (e.g. Microsoft, DISA, and Cloud Security Alliance)
Demonstrated proficiency and knowledge with network access, identity and access management, and access authentication methods
Demonstrated working knowledge and experience with network protocols such as (TCP/IP, UDP, DHCP, IPSEC, DNS, and HTTP) and cryptology and encryption algorithms (e.g., PGP, IPSEC, AES, GRE, IKE, SHA, TLS)
Strong background in network and security and tools, including CASB, IDS/IPS, NAC, DLP, VPN, VMWare, firewall audit, endpoint, anti-malware, database audit and monitoring, MSSP, and MDR
Competency in current and emerging software security development lifecycles like agile, angular, and SecDevOps

What we offer
Medical, vision and dental coverage
Life and disability insurance
Retirement programs (401K employer match and pension plan)
Wellness incentives, onsite services, a discount program and more
Tuition assistance for undergraduate and graduate degrees
Generous Paid Time Off to reenergize
Free parking

Equal employment opportunity/affirmative action:
Premera is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Premera seeks to attract and retain the most qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, gender or gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other protected characteristic under applicable law.


Posted 7 Days Ago
Full time
About Us

At Premera, we make healthcare work better. By focusing on improving our customers’ experience purposefully and serving their needs passionately, we make the process easier, less costly, and more positive. Through empathy and advocacy, we change lives.

As the leading health plan in the Pacific Northwest, we provide comprehensive health benefits and services to more than 2 million customers, from individuals to Fortune 100 companies. Our services include innovative programs focused on health management, wellness, prevention, and patient safety. We deliver these programs through health, life, vision, dental, disability, and other related products and services.

Premera Blue Cross is headquartered in Mountlake Terrace, WA, with operations in Spokane and Anchorage. The company has operated in Washington since 1933 and in Alaska since 1952. With more than 80 years of experience in the region, we deliver innovation, choice, and expertise.