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Data Security Architect - Multiple locations - Eden Prairie, MN Preferred

UHG - Eden Prairie, Minnesota

Posted: 09/26/2018

At Optum, we are focused on doing things that have not been done yet; helping improve lives in ways that were unthinkable until we thought of them. Do you enjoy working with an elite team, empowered to do your best? If so, please consider this your opportunity to see your ideas come to life. Optum is known for its innovative approach to health care.

We are focused on investing in the technology and information capabilities that help us bring new ideas to market faster; we have developed solutions that are practical today and scalable for tomorrow; and we have created collaborative teams dedicated to innovation across each of our businesses to share our best thinking. The world will never be the same. And neither should you.

In this Data Security Architect role, you will be responsible for the development, communication and implementation of the organization's technology architecture and applications plan, including the components required to support it and in the integration of corporate and business architecture and applications relative to security

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Collaborate with the business to understand/influence security requirements as they relate to data protection
  • Collaborate with the geographically dispersed delivery teams in developing robust data security controls
  • Demonstrate understanding of cross-functional/cross-domain data security requirements and impact
  • Maintain knowledge of current and emerging technologies/products/trends related to data security architectural solutions, especially regarding data protection
  • Ensure alignment of solutions with business and IT goals/objectives
  • Identify and quantify scope and impact of security policy changes on systems
  • Facilitate/lead/participate in identification of solution security options and features
  • Communicate solution security options to business owners/stakeholders (e.g. architecture reviews)
  • Incorporate data security architecture (e.g. infrastructure, network, controls) into conceptual designs
  • Ensure alignment with enterprise technology standards (e.g. solution patterns, application frameworks, technology roadmaps, capital plans)
  • Identify gaps between established standards and proposed solutions, and follow the exception/waiver process as needed
  • Maintain awareness of current data security technology assets and the capability of each
  • Understand and adhere to architecture Governance framework
  • Deliver all project deliverables on scope, on time and on budget

Required Qualifications: 
  • 5+ years of experience working as an architect (technical, data, solution)
  • 3+ years of software/solution/enterprise security architecture experience
  • 5+ years of full-lifecycle application development experience with multiple technologies
  • Demonstrated experience with Big Data technologies as well as RDBMS and NOSQL 
  • Demonstrated experience creating architectures in alignment with design patterns/reference architectures
  • Demonstrated experience creating architectures in alignment with corporate security policies and industry regulations
  • Familiarity with regulatory frameworks such as GDPR, PCI, or SOX
  • Working knowledge of ITIL, COBIT, and NIST 800-53 among other governance frameworks
  • Security accreditation such as CSSLP, CISSP, Security+

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Health care industry experience
  • Team leadership or team management experience
  • Agile development
  • Working knowledge of HIPAA and HITECH regulations
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to influence opinion without direct managerial control

Optum is a diversified health services and innovation company where data, technology, people and action combine to make great things happen every day. Join us. Learn more about how you can start doing your life's best work.(sm)



Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.


UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.



Job Keywords: Security cloud, NoSQL, BigData, CISSP, PCI, SOX, Eden Prairie, MN, Minnesota, Raleigh, NC, Boston, MA, Massachusetts, North Carolina

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