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Sanford Health Senior IT Security Engineer | IT Security | Multi-City in Bismarck, North Dakota

Sanford Health is one of the largest and fastest-growing not-for-profit health systems in the United States. We're proud to offer many development and advancement opportunities to our nearly 50,000 members of the Sanford Family who are dedicated to the work of health and healing across our broad footprint.

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Facility: Expressway Business Office
Location: Bismarck, ND
Shift: Day
Job Schedule: Full time
Weekly Hours: 40.00

Job Summary

The Senior IT Security Engineer is responsible for identifying, evaluating, and implementing technical security controls for the organization. These controls are designed to prevent, detect, and contain security threats. The Senior IT Security Engineer role will actively lead and work closely with members of their team, as well as other teams, to ensure timely and accurate completion of projects and proactive maintenance of the security infrastructure.

The Senior IT Security Engineer must possess excellent communication skills and be able to provide mentorship and technical subject matter expertise to other junior members of the team. The Senior IT Security Engineer must also be self-motivated and perform functions with minimal oversight. Responsibilities:

Implement methods for improving and establishing controls for critical processes.

Implement security controls using industry best practices across numerous technologies including, but not limited to SIEM, email filtering, web and content filtering, firewall, IPS/IDS systems, anti-virus / endpoint security, strong authentication, and data protection.

Respond to day-to-day operational work such as managing network security rules, email policy, endpoint protections, and others while simultaneously multitasking with strategic project initiatives.

Maintain existing security systems including implementing new features, performing upgrades, and managing technical configurations / policies across numerous technologies.

Partner closely with the Security Operations Center to ensure a cohesive strategy and execution of security controls

Provide responses to written and oral requests and security consultations in a timely fashion.

Make strategic recommendations to enhance and improve overall security posture.

Develop working relationships and trust with other teams by acting in a consistent, genuine manner.

Assist team in prioritization of existing workload and provide guidance as necessary.

Evaluate methods to increase efficiency of current toolsets (such as script automation or process improvement recommendations).



  • Strong technical background with a history of working across multiple technologies across various domains including network security, endpoint security, email security, authentication, secure software development, identity and access management, and data protection. Must have hands on experience managing technologies in at least 2 of these domains.

  • Hands on experience working as a systems administrator, IT administrator, or security administrator managing the infrastructure and technical setup/configuration of multiple technologies.

  • The ability to understand complex technical concepts and translate that to non-technical users.

  • A strong understanding of the business impact of security tools, technologies, policies, and practices and how those technologies improve security and how those technologies will impact end users.

  • A strong working knowledge of the information security standards and best practices including a working knowledge of industry regulations such as PCI and HIPPA are preferred.

  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills, including the ability to communicate effectively with the technology solutions organization, project and application development teams, management, and business personnel.

  • Bachelor’s degree in information security or an IT related field preferred. Advanced security training and knowledge is required.

  • Minimum 5 years' experience working in information security or IT.

  • Security certifications (e.g. CISSP, CISA, CISM) preferred.

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Job Function: Information Technology
Req Number: R-25801
Featured: No