Info Security & Cybersecurity Engineer I/II/III at Excellus BCBS (2024)

SummaryJob Description: The Information Security & Cybersecurity Engineer role develops, maintains, and coordinates the Organization’s information security activities in support of the Lifetime Healthcare Companies’ information security program. This position provides technical information security risk management and compliance services and support to the Organization’s lines of business and further provides information security consulting and support to all levels of the Organization’s management in support of the information security program. The cybersecurity disciplines range from Security Operations, Governance Risk and Compliance services, or Identity and Access Management.

Essential AccountabilitiesLevel I

  • Responsible for the design, implementation, and operation of Organization-wide security infrastructures. Evaluates and proposes new security solutions and advises and consults with the security manager and various levels of management regarding protection of computing resources and information assets.
  • Assists in the maintenance and operational support for security technologies in defense against modern cybersecurity threats
  • Delivers support for the Organization’s Information Security Framework and strives to improve maturity of the Information Security program in certain Framework domains.
  • Respond to requests within defined SLAs relating to various information security systems, programs, and processes.
  • Maintains risk management documentation to monitor lifecycle progress, track acceptance decisions, and catalog remediation actions. Utilizes automated Governance, Risk, and Compliance tools to track artifacts of the risk management lifecycle. Consults with information systems owners to categorize systems; select, implement, and assess controls; and frame, assess and monitor risk.
  • Enforces information security policies, standards, and procedures by administering and monitoring security reports; investigates possible security exceptions.
  • Delivers information risk management services for new and existing automation products and projects.
  • Participates in rotation of 24/7/365 on call coverage.
  • Assists in the execution of HIPAA, MAR, PCI, and COBIT compliance activities.
  • Integrates security tools and appropriate controls into new and existing systems and applications.
  • Assists in department self-audits, internal audits, external audit reviews, and risk assessments for the division and for end user departments.
  • Participates in security assessment of supplier and vendors develops recommendations to improve security and mitigate security risks.
  • Consistently demonstrates high standards of integrity by supporting the Lifetime Healthcare Companies’ mission and values, adhering to the Corporate Code of Conduct, and leading to the Lifetime Way values and beliefs.
  • Maintains high regard for member privacy in accordance with the corporate privacy policies and procedures.
  • Regular and reliable attendance is expected and required.
  • Performs other functions as assigned by management.

Level II (in addition to Level I Accountabilities)

  • Keeps abreast of cyber threat landscape and evolving mitigation approaches and techniques.
  • Performs as the Subject Matter Expert for at least one information security technology, processes, and practices internally to the Health Plan – including making recommendations relating to this technology.
  • Provides technical expertise and support to security administrators on distributed systems security and implements automated solutions for security administration requests.
  • Trains and provides technical support to Security Administrators and lower-level InfoSec & Cybersecurity Engineers on distributed system and application security.
  • Provides consultation and facilitation support services to the Organization and its subsidiaries in information security matters and ensures compliance with the Organization’s information security policies and standards.
  • Integrates security tools and appropriate controls into new systems and applications.
  • Acts as a security consultant for Organization’s IT platforms, databases, middle-wares, and messaging systems (with oversight from a more senior analyst).

Level III (in addition to Level II Accountabilities)

  • Performs as the Subject Matter Expert for at least two information security technology, processes, and practices internally to Health Plan.
  • Designs, develops, integrates, tests, evaluates, and maintains cybersecurity technology products.
  • Researches, engineers, and integrates new security solutions with an emphasis on solutions that aligns with overall cybersecurity strategy.
  • Performs cyber defense incident triage, including determining scope, urgency, and potential impact, and identifying the specific vulnerability.
  • Provides security consulting to business partners to ensure solution designs are aligned with security principles and cybersecurity frameworks.

Level IV (in addition to Level III Accountabilities)

  • Acts as Team Leader amongst the group of engineers.
  • Performs as the Subject Matter Expert for more than three information security technologies, processes, and practices internally to the Health Plan, and externally in the industry as a whole.

Minimum QualificationsNOTE: We include multiple levels of classification differentiated by demonstrated knowledge, skills, and the ability to manage increasingly independent and/or complex assignments, broader responsibility, additional decision making, and in some cases, becoming a resource to others. In addition to using this differentiated approach to place new hires, it also provides guideposts for employee development and promotional opportunities.

All Levels

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, Information Technology, or relevant field. In lieu of degree, six (6) cumulative years of related experience required.
  • Hands on experience with the following operating systems preferred: mainframe, Windows, and UNIX (Linux, AIX, Solaris, etc.).
  • Basic knowledge of a minimum of one concept and/or tool listed below:
  • Encryption
  • PKI
  • Network and application security, and related firewalls (Palo Alto Networks, Imperva, etc.)
  • AD, LDAP, and various authentication implementations
  • Virus detection and end point security (McAfee preferred)
  • Vulnerability scanner and pen testing tools (e.g., Rapid 7, Nessus, Nexpose, Metasploit, Appscan, Burp suite, Ida Pro etc.)
  • IDS/IPS and related tools
  • SIEM and tools (e.g., ArcSight, Splunk, SolarWind LEM, QRadar, McAfee, etc.)
  • Common web application security vulnerabilities (e.g., OWASP top ten)
  • Excellent verbal communications skills and concise written communication skills.
  • Excellent organization and multi-tasking skills.

Level II (in Addition To Level I Qualifications)

  • Three (3) of related work experience, and basic knowledge of a minimum of two (2) concepts and/or tools listed above (under Level I).
  • Experience with security controls for operating systems, applications, and database management systems.
  • Experience in evaluating security software packages.
  • Experience with security automation, including associated reporting and notification.
  • Knowledge of network regulations, industry standards and operational constraints of networks systems.

Level III (in Addition To Level II Qualifications)

  • Five (5) years of related work experience, and basic knowledge of a minimum of three (3) concepts and/or tools listed above (under Level I).
  • CISSP, CISA, CISM or other relevant security certification, or equivalent experience, and knowledge preferred.
  • Experience providing work direction for one or more individual’s specific projects and initiatives.
  • Experience providing guidance and mentorship to more junior team members.
  • Knowledge of Security Frameworks and translating aspects into enhancing security postures.

Level IV (in Addition To Level III Qualifications)

  • Seven (7) years of related work experience, and basic knowledge of a minimum of four (4) concepts and/or tools listed above (under Level I).
  • Two (2) years demonstrated expertise in at least three (3) concentrations within information security technology.
  • Experience with creating and managing security architecture.

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to work prolonged periods sitting and/or standing at a workstation and working on a computer.
  • Ability to work while sitting and/or standing at a workstation viewing a computer and using a keyboard, mouse and/or phone for three (3) or more hours at a time.
  • Ability to travel across the Health Plan service region for meetings and/or trainings as needed.
  • Ability to work in a home office for continuous periods of time for business continuity.

One Mission. One Vision. One I.D.E.A. One you.

Together we can create a better I.D.E.A. for our communities.

At the Lifetime Healthcare Companies, we’re on a mission to make our communities healthier, and we can’t do it without you. We know diversity helps fuel our mission and that’s why we approach our work from an I.D.E.A. mindset (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access). By activating our employees' experiences, skills, and perspectives, we take action toward greater health equity.

We aspire to reflect the communities we live in and serve, and strongly encourage people of color, LGBTQ+ people, people with disabilities, veterans, and other underrepresented groups to apply.

Our Company CultureEmployees are united by our Lifetime Way Values & Behaviors that include compassion, pride, excellence, innovation and having fun! We aim to be an employer of choice by valuing workforce diversity, innovative thinking, employee development, and by offering competitive compensation and benefits.

In support of the Americans with Disabilities Act, this job description lists only those responsibilities and qualifications deemed essential to the position.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Equal Opportunity Employer

Compensation Range(s)Grade 208 Minimum: $67,538 Maximum: $124,925

Grade 209 Minimum: $75,816 Maximum: $140,254

Grade 210 Minimum: $85,446 Maximum: $158,080

The salary range indicated in this posting represents the minimum and maximum of the salary range for this position. Actual salary will vary depending on factors including, but not limited to, budget available, prior experience, knowledge, skill and education as they relate to the position’s minimum qualifications, in addition to internal equity. The posted salary range reflects just one component of our total rewards package. Other components of the total rewards package may include participation in group health and/or dental insurance, retirement plan, wellness program, paid time away from work, and paid holidays.

Please note: There may be opportunity for remote work within all jobs posted by the Excellus Talent Acquisition team. This decision is made on a case-by-case basis.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Info Security & Cybersecurity Engineer I/II/III at Excellus BCBS (2024)


What state is Excellus BCBS in? ›

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, headquartered in Rochester, NY, is part of a $6 billion family of companies that finances and delivers health care services across upstate New York and long term care insurance nationwide.

How many members does Excellus BCBS have? ›

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, a nonprofit independent licensee of the BlueCross BlueShield Association, is part of a family of companies that finances and delivers vital health care services to about 1.5 million people across upstate New York.

What is the local BCBS for Rochester, NY? ›

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield | Rochester NY.

Who owns Excellus insurance? ›

What is the credit rating of excellus? ›

'BBB+' Rating Affirmed Following Revised Capital Model Criteria; Outlook Remains Stable. On Nov. 15, 2023, we published our revised criteria for analyzing insurers' risk-based capital (see "Insurer Risk-Based Capital Adequacy--Methodology And Assumptions").

Which is better, HMO or PPO? ›

HMO plans typically have lower monthly premiums. You can also expect to pay less out of pocket. PPOs tend to have higher monthly premiums in exchange for the flexibility to use providers both in and out of network without a referral. Out-of-pocket medical costs can also run higher with a PPO plan.

What is POS vs HMO? ›

HMOs will not cover out of network care. With a POS, or point-of-service plan, you also have one PCP who manages your access to other doctors. However, you can visit doctors out of network but it will cost more. With a PPO, or preferred provider organization plan, you don't need a referral to seek additional care.

What is EPO vs HMO? ›

EPO plans offer a larger network than an HMO plan but typically do not have the out-of-network benefits of PPO plans. EPO plans do not require you to select a primary care physician (PCP) giving you a broader network of providers.

Who is the CEO of Excellus BCBS? ›

Excellus BCBS' Post. Congratulations Jim Reed, Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, President and CEO, for once again being one of The Rochester Business Journal's Power 100 for 2024 for the third year in a row.

Is BCBS different in each state? ›

In every ZIP code, Blue Cross Blue Shield offers a personalized approach to healthcare based on the needs of the communities where their members live and work.

Is Excellus BCBS non-profit? ›

Financial Status:

Nonprofit, financial strength rating of "BBB" (Stable) by Standard and Poor's.

Who are the top 5 health insurance companies? ›

The five largest health insurance companies are UnitedHealth Group, Anthem, Kaiser Permanente, Ambetter and Humana. Currently insured?

What is the difference between BCBS and Blue Shield? ›

Blue Cross and Blue Shield developed separately, with Blue Cross providing coverage for hospital services and Blue Shield covering physicians' services. Blue Cross is a name used by an association of health insurance plans throughout the United States.

What does epo mean? ›

A managed care plan where services are covered only if you go to doctors, specialists, or hospitals in the plan's network (except in an emergency).

Is BCBS there in all the 50 states of US? ›

BCBS affiliates operate in all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico. As of 2023, BCBS companies had nearly 115 million members, accounting for 1 in 3 Americans.

What is Blue Cross Blue Shield called in NY? ›

Insurance: Anthem BCBS (formerly known as Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [BCBS]) - NYC Health + Hospitals.

What state is Highmark BCBS? ›

It is a health insurer in Pennsylvania, and through a purchase in 1996, an insurer in West Virginia and also later Delaware. As Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, it is primarily available in 29 counties of western Pennsylvania.

Does BCBS NC work in other states? ›

Most Blue Cross Blue Shield members can rest easy since Blue Cross Blue Shield coverage opens doors in all 50 states and is accepted by over 90 percent of doctors and specialists. And if your extended travel plans take you abroad, you can ensure you have access to quality care through GeoBlue.


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