• Information Security Engineer

    Blue Cross and Blue Shield of LouisianaBaton Rouge, LA 70806

    Job #1205118279

  • We take great strides to ensure our employees have the resources to live well, be healthy, continue learning, develop skills, grow professionally and serve our local communities. We invite you to apply for a career with Blue Cross.You should know that:+ Jobs are updated and posted daily.+ You must submit your resume online.+ Apply for each position for which you are qualified and interested in.+ You will only be considered for positions for which you apply.+ Resumes are only accepted for posted positions.+ Positions are full-time unless otherwise stated.+ Due to the high volume of applicants, only those most qualified will be contacted.+ We are unable to accept phone calls.POSITION PURPOSE :Monitor the health of network and systems as it relates to security. Responsible for the installation, configuration and maintenance of security related products. Maintains and updates approved system configuration baselines. Performs Application, Firewall and system security reviews. Reviews and approves firewall changes. Aids in the design and implementation of the security infrastructure. Aids in the development of Security Policy and procedures. Assist in the annual enterprise risk analysis process. Analyze systems, network and applications security and recommend and develop security measures to protect information against unauthorized access, modification or loss.Accountable for complying with all laws and regulations associated with duties and responsibilities.NATURE AND SCOPE :Position Location :This position reports to Manager, Information Security.Activities of Direct Reports :This position has no direct reports.Necessary Contacts :INSIDE RELATIONSHIPS:+ Gathers information on assigned problems and consults with others in the department.+ Frequent contact with specialists in other departments.+ Must be able to effectively present trade-offs representing the most efficient use of available resources.OUTSIDE RELATIONSHIPS:+ Occasional attendance at technical conferences.+ Occasional interaction with product vendors.QUALIFICATIONS :EDUCATION:+ Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent and/or technical certifications. Four years of related experience can be used in lieu of a degree. Two years of military experience and training specific to information security may substitute for the degree. CISSP certification will also substitute for the bachelor's degree.+ Requires knowledge of computing systems.+ Must have demonstrated ability to analyze and solve logical problems such as may be found in mathematics, statistics, etc.EXPERIENCE:+ Minimum of two years of related work experience in the information security area. Large scale operations experience preferred.+ In-depth knowledge of security systems and appliances (e.g. Firewalls).+ Basic communication skills to coordinate internal education, interaction with internal areas concerning problem status.+ Has used current system software management technology and tools.DECISION MAKING:+ With management direction, designs, defines, and installs system components of a major system or subsystem.+ Decisions influence operations outside department - especially applications areas.+ Recommends alternatives and priorities.+ Participates in project planning.+ Performs with some technical direction.+ Estimates and plans own work ensuring objectives, schedules and cost of assigned segment of project are met.ANALYTICAL & CREATIVE:+ Demonstrate ability to analyze system specifications, requirements, problem reports, system exposures and may be called upon to develop operator education programs.+ Analyzes and develops detailed specifications to achieve optimum program and/or system performance within time and cost restraints.+ Keeps current with trends and new technologies as it relates to the security area.+ Generates ideas for improving work processes.+ Monitor and evaluate security environment using host and network intrusion detection systems, firewall tools, network and vulnerability scanners.+ Utilize log monitoring and consolidation software.ACCOUNTABILITIES & ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS :Information Security Administration Analysis :Responsible for the analysis and approval of business requirements associated with Information Security systems or processes. Translates security design based on business requirements into functional processes while maintaining controls set forth by Information Security Policy and Procedures. Develop and recommend new or enhanced security and system designs, including documentation of functional specifications for system configuration, to support system requirements as business processes evolve and system enablers are identified.Information Security System Maintenance :Responsible for the documentation and maintenance of security systems to include change management processes and tracking requests ensuring on-going changes and developments and upgrades to systems are performed. Design and develop tests, document testing results for newly created functionality associated with system maintenance, enhancements and upgrades to ensure all systems changes are successfully implemented.Information Security Technical Architecture :Plans, researches, designs, analyzes, estimates, determines options, recommends, installs, tests, schedules, implements, administers, documents, monitors, tunes performance and maintains all primary and auxiliary technical architecture across all system platforms as related to assigned areas of specialty to ensure the integrity, security, availability, reliability and performance of corporate computerized systems to meet client needs and expectations.Strategic and Tactical Planning :Evaluates and recommends new system products across all system platforms and provides information regarding technical architecture to management as needed for developing, monitoring and maintaining IT strategic and tactical plans that conform to the mission, goals and objectives of the organization.Communication :Demonstrates effective and timely communication to stakeholders, management, teams and vendors as applicable regarding status, issues, project plans, procedures, processes, systems and architecture to meet client needs and expectations.Manages and builds relationships to provide timely assistance and quality technical support to meet needs of clients of computerized systems and to provide positive results with optimal impacts to the organization.Teamwork :Supports on-call functions as required. Supports and assists teammates in achieving the goals of the organization.GoalsUnderstands IT Departmental Goals and Objectives and delivers work products to contribute to those goals._The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the accountabilities (essential functions) of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions._+ Job duties are performed in a normal and clean office environment with normal noise levels.+ Assume responsibility for on-call and emergency response tasks as necessary.+ Work is predominately done while standing or sitting.+ The ability to comprehend, document, calculate, visualize, and analyze are requiredAn Equal Opportunity EmployerAll BCBSLA EMPLOYEES please apply through Workday Careers.PLEASE USE A WEB BROWSER OTHER THAN INTERNET EXPLORER IF YOU ENCOUNTER ISSUES (CHROME, FIREFOX, SAFARI)

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