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Information Technology


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IT Senior Manager, Information Security Risk Management- Eden Prairie, MN

UHG - Eden Prairie, Minnesota

Posted: 09/6/2018

Combine two of the fastest-growing fields on the planet with a culture of performance, collaboration and opportunity and this is what you get. Leading edge technology in an industry that's improving the lives of millions. Here, innovation isn't about another gadget, it's about making health care data available wherever and whenever people need it, safely and reliably. There's no room for error. Join us and start doing your life's best work.(sm)

This position is responsible for the growth, development and training of assigned staff. Oversees and owns the successful execution of all projects at the segment level. Is a key contributor to the achievement of Information Risk Governance (IRG) goals and objectives and provides technical expertise and thought leadership.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Leads the development and execution of Information Risk Governance department operations, methodology, technologies and tools.  Helps drive continuous improvement efforts in alignment with direction provided by leadership and industry standards

  • Manages advisory projects to improve business systems/processes, identification of emerging risks, and make recommendations to improve the control design, operating effectiveness/efficiency to comply with company policies and legal/regulatory requirements

  • Manages and leads portions of the overall risk assessment plan including collaborating with stakeholders and business partners to develop assessment scope and approach

  • Executes assessment plan including analyzing assessment data and drawing conclusions on the difference between our baseline and implemented requirements

  • Assists, reviews and/or responds to inquiries and helps to develop business case for assessment efforts within assigned business segment

  • Identifies and resolves operational and IT security concerns using  defined processes, expertise and judgement

  • Influences or provides input to forecasting and planning activities

  • Designs IT risk assessment and reporting processes that clearly identify scope, findings, management responses and corrective actions taken to resolve identified control weaknesses and reduce IT security risks

  • Maintains effective communications with all levels of management that foster a collaborative atmosphere and partners with other risk and control functions to coordinate assessments that overlap and leverage work to the strongest extent possible

  • Understands the business implications of audit findings and IT security risks and coordinates with the appropriate management to develop practical and actionable business solutions in a timely, cost-effective manner

  • Designs internal reporting systems to measure, monitor, and track progress toward corporate goals and department objectives

Provides thought leadership, vision, and direction for assigned teams:

  • Accountable for all decisions within the group

  • Determines team priorities to reflect the organization’s core values and deliverables

  • Develops, coaches and motivates others to take actions that support and reflect the core values and desired future state

  • Develops and manages departmental budgets including forecasting and variance analyses

  • Develops mid-year and end-year performance reviews including setting goals and expectations

  • Sets team direction, resolves problems and provides guidance to members of their own team

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in information technology or equivalent experience
  • 5 or more years of IT experience audit experience and/or public accounting experience
  • A thorough understanding of IT security and internal control concepts and their practical application
  • Proven planning, organization, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Prior experience working with C level management
  • Prior experience Leading and/or Managing people with HR accountabilities

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 2 or more years supervisory experience of individuals/teams
  • Experience in health insurance systems is desirable
  • Experience working in a complex IT environment highly desirable
  • Experience with HIPPA, PCI, HITRUST, SSAE18, SOX 404
  • Relevant IT certification(s) (e.g. CISSP, CISA, CISM, CIPT, CSFP, ISA,CIA, etc.)

Technology Careers with Optum. Information and technology have amazing power to transform the health care industry and improve people's lives. This is where it's happening. This is where you'll help solve the problems that have never been solved. We're freeing information so it can be used safely and securely wherever it's needed. We're creating the very best ideas that can most easily be put into action to help our clients improve the quality of care and lower costs for millions. This is where the best and the brightest work together to make positive change a reality. This is the place to do 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.

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