Sr Cyber Security Engineer

Security Engineer in New York, NY , Orlando, FL

Posted 2019-09-06

Healthfirst is seeking a Senior Cyber Operation Engineer with a strong background in vulnerability assessment, incident response, tools and techniques for continuously monitoring the vulnerability of an enterprise, and experience in developing security engineering solutions to improve the security of the Healthfirst infrastructure. The ideal candidate will have experience in security engineering, network penetration, web and mobile application testing, and incident response.

The Sr. Cyber Security Engineer’s primary responsibility will be to design, develop, test and deliver secure Information Technology platforms in a cloud / on-premise hybrid environment.
Duties and Responsibilities:

Test, implement, maintain and continuously improve EDR, SIEM, and Vulnerability Management solutions across the organization.
Design and enhance the organization’s security footprint for infrastructure technologies (application servers, web servers, databases, APIs, etc.) and organization supporting technologies (O365, Azure, email infrastructure hardening, DNS, DHCP, Wi-Fi Networks, Key Management, Password Management, etc.).
Propose technical solutions to address security weaknesses and vulnerabilities and work with relevant stakeholders to implement them.
Interact regularly with infrastructure and engineering teams to generate security requirements and use/test cases based on business needs.
Monitor alerts produced by security tools ensuring appropriate response and mitigation.
Create and maintain comprehensive documentation related to EDR, SIEM, and Vulnerability Management.
Collaborate and develop incident response plans and table top exercises.
Perform network security monitoring, security event triage, and incident response, coordinate with other team members, management to document and report incidents.
Minimum Qualifications:
High School Diploma or GED or relevant work experience
7-10 years of experience within information security and information technology.
Required industry security certification such as: CISSP, CISM, CISA, CCSP, etc.
Good understanding of security management solutions including NAC, Firewall, IDS, IPS, SIEM, Vulnerability Scanning, and EDR.
Scripting experience to automate deployment, investigation, monitoring and remediation (e.g. PowerShell, Python).
Experience with attacks and mitigation methods, with experience working in two or more of the following: Network protocols and secure network design; Operating system internals and hardening (e.g. Windows, Linux, macOS, Android); Web application and browser security; Security assessments and penetration testing; Authentication and access control; Applied cryptography and security protocols; Security monitoring and intrusion detection, Incident response and forensics; Development of security tools, automation or frameworks.
Experience with SAST/DAST platforms, secure code development, and SecDevOps.
Strong organizational and project management skills.
Proven ability to develop effective partnerships with senior management and peer organizations. Must be able to explain technical concepts and problems to nontechnical senior executives effectively.
Strong written and verbal communication skills. Strong interpersonal skills, resourceful, responsive with strong follow through.
Preferred Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Systems or 10 years relevant experience.
Experience with the following technologies: Palo Alto Firewall and IDS/IPS, CrowdStrike, Splunk/SIEM, ASA, Linux System Administration; Tenable, Windows OS, Cisco IOS, Forcepoint, Wireshark.

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Company summary

Healthfirst is a provider-sponsored health insurance company that serves more than 1.3 million members in downstate New York. Healthfirst offers top-quality Medicaid, Medicare Advantage, Child Health Plus, and Managed Long Term Care plans. Healthfirst Leaf Qualified Health Plans and the Healthfirst Essential Plan are offered on NY State of Health, The Official Health Plan Marketplace. Healthfirst offers Healthfirst Pro and Pro Plus, Exclusive Provider Organization (EPO) plans for small-business owners and their employees, and Healthfirst Total, an EPO for individuals.

Our members are our North Star and our mission is guided by their needs and preferences in ensuring a superior experience and access to the highest quality healthcare when and where they need it.


Healthfirst is proud to offer competitive compensation, comprehensive benefits packages, career enrichment, and opportunities for advancement. Our commitment to internal career growth lets you explore opportunities across the organization, and our culture of innovation means your ideas will be heard.

Our core organizational values and commitment to our employees promote a dynamic and supportive work environment that fosters professional and personal growth. Here, you can get the support, coaching, and training needed to advance your career.

As an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, Healthfirst is committed to promoting diversity in the workplace.

Healthfirst is also in your community. We strive to strengthen the health of the communities we serve through our local offices, our partnerships, and our community events. Our families and friends are members, and some of our members even become employees.

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