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CareOregon IS Security Engineer III in Portland, Oregon

Position Title: IS Security Engineer III

Department: Information Systems

Title of Manager: Sr Manager, IS Infrastructure and Security

Supervises: Non-supervisory position

Employment Status: Regular – Exempt

Requisition: 14824

General Statement of Duties

The IS Security Engineer III will have a passion for managing corporate security along with a desire to design and develop effective solutions which support business strategies. This role is essential toward maturing CareOregon’s security model. The successful candidate will spend substantial time partnering with business leaders, architecting, and implementing IS policies and systems (plan, design, install, and maintain).

Essential Position Functions

Security Design and Development

  • Leads the design and management of security technologies, including but not limited to firewalls, proxy systems, logging, and other security devices.

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

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

  • May serve as a resource to developing engineers.

Security Management and Operations

  • Execute tasks related to tickets and service requests for advanced to complex activities, and provide escalation support for network tickets.

  • Oversee the maintenance of security systems, including firewalls, proxy systems, logging, and other security devices, and vendor provided services.

  • Analyze business needs; partner with leaders across the organization in order to research and recommend solutions which balance business need and risk mitigation.

  • Define, build, and review reports on information security system performance and event anomalies; ensure internal adjustments are made and substantial gaps documented and elevated to management.

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

Standards and Policy Administration

  • Author and serve as subject matter expert to define requirements and standards for information security.

  • Monitor and continually review existing systems to ensure they are designed to comply with established standards and to empower business operations.

  • Develop and maintain 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.

  • Lead the planning for and support of disaster recovery and business continuity initiatives.

Vendor Coordination and Relations

  • Conduct product and vendor research, and present recommendations to management.

  • Establish and manage relations with vendors and related equipment suppliers, including installation and repair of services.

  • Oversee the development of, monitor, and maintain electronic data exchanges with outside entities

  • Maintain service contracts and licensing; effectively negotiate 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 knowledge of data loss prevention (DLP), Intrusion Detection systems (IDS), and Intrusion Prevention systems (IPS)

  • Expert troubleshooting of system performance issues and root cause

  • Expert knowledge of network transport protocols and industry standards

  • Strong process oriented individual with knowledge of ITIL concepts


  • Strong, clear communication skills, including listening, verbal, written, customer service, meeting facilitation, and presentations

  • Ability to clearly articulate policies, instructions, goals, and objectives

  • Able to convey appropriate level of detail effectively to all levels of the organization including non-technical staff and executive leadership

  • Able to simplify and present complex concepts in an easily understood way

  • Ability to proactively and appropriately communicate status and needs


  • Ability to author 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, leaders, and executives across all departments

  • Able to lead teams of people without oversight

  • Able to see the big picture beyond a request and takes appropriate holistic action, employing “systems thinking”

  • Strong project management skills

  • Strong vendor management skills

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Prioritizes work based on business need and direction

  • Strong analytical and research skills. Able to see patterns in data and draw appropriate conclusions.

  • Able to propose solutions and communicate business value

  • Keeps a positive attitude

  • Understands and adheres to governance and process

  • Able to mentor and develop junior staff

  • 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 6 years delivering information security solutions and related services required. Experience should include most 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.