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IT Principal (Security)

Omaha, NE
Posted 11/11/21

Job Description

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) is more than just an insurance company; we exist to be there for people in the best and hardest moments of their lives.

Our team is the power behind that promise. And there's no greater time for forward-thinking professionals like you to join us in delivering on it.

Our Information Services teams work with new technologies to design and implement highly scalable, complex integrations that improve usability and maximize performance. We are focused on collaborating with our internal and external customers - serving as trusted partners who deliver high-quality, effective solutions.

As a member of Team Blue, you'll find purpose, opportunities and the support you need to build a meaningful career and make a powerful impact in our community.

BCBSNE is happy to offer four remote, office, and hybrid options for Omaha area employees.  If choosing to work remote, this role can be located in Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Minnesota, North Dakota, Colorado, and Texas.

The IT Principal incorporates a strong consultant-oriented approach working across business and technology teams to develop target architectures that address specific business problems. The IT Principal is a bridge between enterprise architecture and target architectures - technical solutions. The IT Principal describes how different components of business, information and technology are used to solve a solution that addresses a specific business problem. The IT Principal develops the target architectures, patterns, IT principles and best practices to deliver secure and operationally sustainable platforms.

The position of the IT Principal (Security) will provide the direction of technical security solutions. This includes owning and communicating a security vision, strategy, and principles to internal staff, customers, and BCBS of NE business leaders. The position requires the person to be influential and able to work with multiple levels in the business

What you'll do:

  • Serves as a technical expert in architecture, design, development, and integration of security solutions across the enterprise.​
  • Leads cross functional teams on technical implementation of security initiatives​
  • Provides input to the development and maintenance of a security reference architecture â€‹
  • Provides best practices for monitoring security practices, technologies, and risks.​
  • Provides guidance and consulting to Enterprise Security and Cyber Security Teams​
  • Provides insight to the teams for response to security-related incidents and provide a thorough post-event analysis.​
  • Implements vulnerability testing, risk analyses and security assessments for both internal systems and vendors. Work with teams to help prioritize and resolve findings.​
  • Able to consider the point of view of a hacker and recommend improvements to systems to prevent unauthorized access to company systems.​
  • Mentors threat modeling and design reviews assessing security implications and requirements introducing new technologies.
  • Translating enterprise architecture vision into detailed target architectures
  • Define and continuously improve target architectures, IT principles, patterns and best practices
  • Work closely with Tech Leads in realizing and aligning team deliverables to target architectures, patterns and best practices
  • Work closely with IT Community and business in influencing the technology investment that will realize the target architecture
  • Work closely with IT Community in engineering solution prototypes
  • Participates in technology selection helping define acceptance criteria, score cards and proof of concepts
  • Provides technology roadmaps that will realize the target architecture
  • Collaborates with Teams in aligning sprint deliverables to target architecture, pattern and best practices
  • Collaborates with Teams in providing solution level decisions on technology, risks, scope, cost, quality, time and resources

To be considered for this position, you must have:

-Bachelor's degree in IT related field and 5+ years relevant technology architecture experience.
-Experience creating and maintaining Architecture Roadmaps.
-Demonstrated experience of leading teams made up of technology resources.
-Strong organizational skills with a demonstrated ability to plan and prioritize workload.
-Strong communication and influencing skills with business and technology teams.
-Strong Leadership and strategic decision-making abilities.

The strongest candidates for this position will also possess:

  1. Working knowledge of the Health Insurance industry.
  2. Demonstrated depth in one or more of the following technology domains: Data & analytics, Services, Software Development or Infrastructure.
  3. Experience with a Secure Software Development Lifecycle.
  4. Experience working with the design, integration and/or support of vendor packages within an overall enterprise architecture.
  5. Working knowledge of Enterprise Architecture frameworks & industry models.
  6. Experience working with EA tools.
  7. Experience with Integration Patterns.

An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted for this requirement.
The ability to meet or exceed the attendance and timeliness requirements of their departments. On call work may be required based on business needs and role assignment. The ability to work well in a team environment, and be capable of building and maintaining positive relationships with other staff, departments, and customers.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) must comply with the government's mandate that all federal contractors and subcontractors be vaccinated against COVID-19. BCBSNE is a federal contractor in our administration of the Federal Employee Program (FEP) and the Medicare Advantage (MA) Program and, accordingly, requires all of its employees to provide documented proof of vaccination against COVID-19, with exemptions for disability or religious reasons, by January 4, 2022, or as of the employee's effective date of hire

Learn more about what makes BCBSNE such an exceptional place to work by visiting NebraskaBlue.com/Careers.

We strongly believe that diversity of experience, perspective and background will lead to a better workplace for our employees and a better product for our customers and members.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action Employer - Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans

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