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Premera Blue Cross Cybersecurity Threat Intelligence Engineer II (Intelligence) in Mountlake Terrace, Washington

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The Cybersecurity Threat Intelligence Engineer II (Intelligence) is a member of the Threat Intelligence and Response Team , reporting to the Manager of Threat Intelligence and Response. This position is responsible for responding to cyber security incidents, using critical thinking skills and forensic analysis to ensure that cyber security threats are proactively stopped from the Premera network. These threats include actors from Nation State, Cyber-criminal organizations, and Insider Threats. This job is also instrumental in the overall Security Awareness Program where written communications and public speaking to all employees is common.

What you will do:

  • Applies advanced understanding HITURST engineering and controls standards.

  • Performs risk and severity assessment on cybersecurity events and incidents and then properly escalate or handle in accordance with experience and current processes.

  • Act as a technical contributor with advanced knowledge and experience in one or more areas:

  • PICERL (Planning, Investigation, Containment, Eradication, Lessons Learned) process

  • HR related Investigative and Legal Processes

  • Conflict resolution and Clear Partnership

  • Analyzing gaps found in hunting exercises and minimizing the overall threat landscape

  • Set the tempo, priorities, and proper workflow of the team in the day-to-day operations.

  • Reviews and report out to the team IT security threat assessments for major changes to systems, applications, and networks. This requires applying knowledge of vulnerability assessment and penetration testing tools.

  • Maintains current expertise in security hacks and network penetration methods. Defines and documents defensive tactics. Defines and oversees implementation plans for security configuration changes.

  • Provides advanced technical analysis and evidence capture as Level 3 technical support for security incident response.

  • Defines IT policies, standards, and procedures to assure technical compliance with enterprise security policies and promote consistent use of best practices in information security. This includes regulatory standards such as SOX, HIPAA, PCI, GLBA, and various state and federal privacy laws.

  • Mentor and guide junior Information Security Engineers in day-to-day operations and tasks.

  • Exhibit skills of leadership and be able to perform duties with little or no supervision.

What you will bring:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems or Business Administration or four (4) years’ experience. ( required)

  • Three (3) years’ experience designing, implementing, and troubleshooting networked computer systems, including: systems integration, hardware requirements and network design planning; vendor negotiations for hardware and software; which must include: (required)

  • Two (2) years’ experience with secure network and systems architecture, design and implementation, intrusion detection, defense and incident response, security configuration management, access controls design and implementation and security policy and standards development.

  • Demonstrated understanding of health plan operations and applicable security & privacy legislation.

  • Knowledge of business continuity planning practices

  • Knowledge of applicable practices and laws relating to data privacy and protection.

  • In-depth knowledge of the following technologies and protocols: ARP, TCP/UDP, IP, NetBIOS, Radius, 802.1x, Bind/DNS and Active Directory, LDAP, SMTP, DHCP, SSH, SFTP, FTP, TFTP, SNMP, SSL/HTTPS, NTP, Sun, Syslog, VoIP, QoS, VLANs; Wireless protocols: 802.11 specs, WPA/2, WEP, TTLS, PEAP; Routing protocols: RIP/2, OSPF, EIGRP, Frame-relay, and MPLS. Database systems: SQL Server, Oracle, and MySQL.

  • Demonstrated understanding of Operating System architecture as it relates to the functions of the following components: OS kernel, OS kernel modules and device drivers, memory management, inter-process communication, security subsystem, user account rights, user group rights, system logs, I/O functions, network services, file-system permissions, and application interaction with the Operating System.

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.

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Premera is hiring in the following states, with some limitations based on role or city: Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin .

The pay for this role will vary based on a range of factors including, but not limited to, a candidate’s geographic location, market conditions, and specific skills and experience.

National Salary Range:

$70,100.00 - $119,200.00

National Plus Salary Range:

$79,900.00 - $135,800.00

*National Plus salary range is used in higher cost of labor markets including Western Washington and Alaska .

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.