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CareOregon IS Security Engineer II in Portland, Oregon

Position Title: IS Security Engineer II

Department: Information Systems

Title of Manager: Sr Manager, IS Infrastructure and Security

Supervises: Non-supervisory position

Employment Status: Regular – Exempt

Requisition: 14825

General Statement of Duties

The IS Security Engineer II will have a passion for implementing and maintaining corporate security along with a capability to influence and recommend selection of effective solutions which support business strategies. This role is essential toward maturing CareOregon’s security model. The successful candidate will spend substantial time evaluating, architecting, and implementing IS policies and systems (plan, design, install, and maintain).

Essential Position Functions

Security Design and Development

  • Actively participate in the design and maintenance of security technologies, including but not limited to firewalls, proxy systems, logging, and other security devices.

  • Provide advanced security technology knowledge to the organization, and participate in and consult on projects.

  • Advise other IS teams about best practices for security design.

Security Administration and Operations

  • Execute tasks related to tickets and service requests for basic to advanced activities.

  • Actively maintain security systems, including firewalls, proxy systems, logging, and other security devices, and vendor provided services.

  • Analyze business needs; research and recommend solutions which include potential risks and mitigation.

  • Help define, as well as build, run, and review, reports on information security system performance and event anomalies; make minor and advanced internal adjustments and identify substantial gaps based on findings.

  • Develop and maintain appropriate technology documentation, including current design and operation.

Standards and Policy Administration

  • Proposes requirements and standards for information security.

  • Participate in the ongoing review existing systems to ensure they are designed to comply with established standards and to empower business operations.

  • Participate in developing and maintaining information securing policies.

  • Integrate network engineers in the development and management of security policies and systems, such as firewalls, intrusion detection, and intrusion prevention devices.

  • Participate in planning for and supporting disaster recovery and business continuity initiatives.

Vendor Coordination and Relations

  • Conduct product and vendor research, and present recommendations to senior engineer and/or management.

  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with vendors and related equipment suppliers, including installation and repair of services.

  • Develop, monitor, and maintain electronic data exchanges with outside entities.

  • Maintain service contracts and licensing; monitor adherence to SLAs with outside parties; escalate issues as needed.

Essential Department and Organizational Functions

  • Propose and implement process improvements

  • Meet deadlines for completion of daily, weekly and month-end reporting

  • Maintain agreed upon work schedule

  • Demonstrate cooperation and teamwork

  • Provide cross-training on specific job responsibilities

  • Meet identified business goals that contribute to departmental goals

  • Perform other related duties as needed.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities


  • Advanced in data loss prevention (DLP), Intrusion Detection systems (IDS), and Intrusion Prevention systems (IPS)

  • Advanced in troubleshooting of system performance issues and root cause

  • Advanced in network transport protocols and industry standards

  • Strong process oriented individual with awareness or knowledge of ITIL concepts


  • Effective communication skills, including listening, verbal, written, and customer service

  • Ability to clearly articulate policies and instructions

  • Demonstrated progress in conveying appropriate level of detail effectively to all levels of the organization including non-technical staff

  • Demonstrated progress in simplifying and presenting complex concepts in an easily understood way

  • Ability to proactively and appropriately communicate status and needs


  • Ability to recommend policies, document risks, and propose solutions to information technology management and senior leadership

  • Possess a high degree of initiative and motivation

  • Ability to effectively collaborate with coworkers, staff, and leaders across all departments

  • Demonstrated progress in leading teams of people without oversight

  • Demonstrated progress in seeing the big picture beyond a request and takes appropriate holistic action, employing “systems thinking”

  • Effective project management skills

  • Effective vendor management skills

  • Effective organizational skills

  • Prioritizes work based on business need and direction

  • Effective analytical and research skills. Demonstrated progress in being able to see patterns in data and draw appropriate conclusions.

  • Demonstrated progress in proposing solutions and communicating business value

  • Keeps a positive attitude

  • Understands and adheres to governance and process

  • Ability to occasionally work outside of standard office hours

Physical Skills and Abilities

Lifting/Carrying up to 50 Pounds

Pushing/Pulling up to 50 Pounds

Pinching/Retrieving Small Objects



Climbing Stairs

Repetitive Finger/Wrist/Elbow/

Shoulder/Neck Movement

More than 6 hours/day

More than 6 hours/day

More than 6 hours/day

More than 6 hours/day

More than 6 hours/day

1-3 hours/day

More than 6 hours/day








Speaking Clearly

More than 6 hours/day

More than 6 hours/day

0 hours/day

More than 6 hours/day

More than 6 hours/day

More than 6 hours/day

More than 6 hours/day

More than 6 hours/day

Cognitive and Other Skills and Abilities

Ability to focus on and comprehend information, learn new skills and abilities, assess a situation and seek or determine appropriate resolution, accept managerial direction and feedback, and tolerate and manage stress.

Education and/or Experience

  • Minimum 4 years delivering information security solutions and related services required. Experience should include some or all of the following:

  • WAN firewalls, load balancers and proxies

  • Designing, configuration, and ongoing support of a network DMZ

  • Developing secure collaboration solutions for external partners or affiliates

  • Computer security combined with risk analysis, audit, and compliance objectives

  • ITIL concepts and practices

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or a related field preferred

  • CISSP or similar certification preferred

  • Additional experience in related technology support and/or operational positions preferred

Working Conditions

  • Environment: Can include cramped spaces, loud noises, cold temperatures and lifting heavy objects. This position’s primary responsibilities typically take place in the following environment(s) (check all that apply on a regular basis):

☒ Inside/office ☐ Clinics/health facilities ☐ Member homes

☐ Other_____________

  • Travel: This position may include occasional required or optional travel outside of the workplace, in which the employee’s personal vehicle, local transit, or other means of transportation may be used.

  • Equipment: General office equipment and ladders

  • Hazards: Working around high voltage electricity. Risk of pinching, crushing and lacerations.

Candidates of color are strongly encouraged to apply. CareOregon is committed to building a linguistically and culturally diverse and inclusive work environment

Veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

Equal opportunity employer. This company considers all candidates regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.