Information Security Architect, Principal

At Blue Shield of California we are parents, leader, students, visionaries, heroes, and providers. Everyday we come together striving to fulfill our mission, to ensure all Californians have access to high-quality health care at a sustainably affordable price. For more than 80 years, Blue Shield of California has been dedicated to transforming health care by making it more accessible, cost-effective, and customer-centric. We are a not-for-profit, independent member of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association with 6,800 employees, more than $20 billion in annual revenue and 4.3 million members. The company has contributed more than $500 million to Blue Shield of California Foundation since 2002 to have a positive impact on California communities. Blue Shield of California is headquartered in Oakland, California with 18 additional locations including Sacramento, Los Angeles, and San Diego. Were excited to share Blue Shield of California has received awards and recognition for LGBT diversity, quality improvement, most influential women in corporate America, Bay Areas top companies in volunteering & giving, and one of the worlds most ethical companies. Here at Blue Shield of California, were striving to make a positive change across our industry and the communities we live in Join us!

Description

Blue Shield of California's mission is to ensure all Californians have access to high-quality health care at a sustainably affordable price. We are transforming health care in a way that truly serves our nonprofit mission by lowering costs, improving quality, and enhancing the member and physician experience.

To fulfill our mission, we must ensure a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment where all employees can be their authentic selves and fully contribute to meet the needs of the multifaceted communities we serve. Our comprehensive approach to diversity, equity, and inclusion combines a focus on our people, processes, and systems with a deep commitment to promoting social justice and health equity through our products, business practices, and presence as a corporate citizen.

Blue Shield has received awards and recognition for being a certified Great Place to Work, best place to work for LGBTQ equality, leading disability employer, one of the best companies for women to advance, Bay Area's top companies in volunteering & giving, and one of the world's most ethical companies. Here at Blue Shield of California, we are striving to make a positive change across our industry and the communities we live in - join us!

Your Role

The Information Security Portfolio Enablement and Security Architecture team partners with business and IT to be a catalyst that transform healthcare with business aligned agile, repeatable, and standardized security technology ready for new emerging threats. We provide thought leadership and support business objectives, so products are built and sustained with security and compliance by design. The Information Security Architect, Principal will report to the Director of IT Security Architecture. In this role you will provide thought leadership and innovative methods to solving complex security challenges. Actively participate in a portfolio/product team and work with business and engineering team to articulate security requirements in a way that leads to the secure creation and enhancement of the product. Utilize security guardrails/controls to guide business and product solution delivery teams while balancing autonomy/speed of delivery.

Your Work

In this role, you will:
  • Work to achieve strategic and operational targets with significant impact on the IT Security Architecture results
  • Be responsible for entire projects/ programs or processes as Industry knowledgeable lead within IT Security Architecture
  • Provide thought leadership, mentorship and advisory services to IT, business and project teams to ensure that security controls are in line with the security architecture direction and business strategies
  • Perform highly complex security reviews with no precedent, identify gaps in IT Security Architecture and develop security risk management plan
  • Provide significant security guidance, coaching and training to other employees across the company across a broad area of expertise
  • Conduct Preliminary Security Assessment Reviews and Security Risk Assessments
  • Provide leadership, mentorship and advisory services to IT, business, and project teams to ensure that solutions are in line with the architecture direction and business strategies
  • Create and utilize standard security framework based ( NIST, HIPAA) consistent automated questionnaires to simplify security intake and engagements




Qualifications

Your Knowledge and Experience
  • Requires a bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
  • Requires at least 5 years of prior relevant experience
  • Required CISSP , CCSP, CISM, TOGAF or other security and/or Enterprise Architecture methodology certifications
  • Desired knowledge of healthcare industry and industry related technology


Our Values
  • Honest. We hold ourselves to the highest ethical and integrity standards. We build trust by doing what we say we're going to do and by acknowledging and correcting where we fall short
  • Human. We strive to be our authentic selves, listening and communicating effectively, and showing empathy towards others by walking in their shoes
  • Courageous. We stand up for what we believe in and are committed to the hard work necessary to achieve our ambitious goals


Physical Requirements

Office Environment - roles involving part to full time schedule in Office Environment. Due to the current public health emergency in California, Blue Shield employees are almost all working remotely. Based in our physical offices and work from home office/deskwork Activity level: Sedentary, frequency most of work day.
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External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest records and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, State and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disability status and any other classification protected by Federal, State and local laws.
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