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Providence Health & Services Principal IS Security Engineer PSJH in Renton, Washington


Providence St. Joseph Health is calling a Principal IS Security Engineer PSJH to our location in Renton, WA.

We are seeking a Principal IS Security Engineer to be responsible for researching, evaluating, and designing technical security solutions for the enterprise in support of the Strategic Security Plan; providing technical security assessment support; developing, maintaining, and monitoring an effective Information Security program to provide logical and physical protection of the company’s technical resources, as well as providing technical security collaboration and guidance in support of Providence Saint Joseph Health. Enterprise accountabilities include executing security engineering practices for Enterprise Security projects; conduct product research and participate in the selection process of technologies to support security requirements; establish technical security guidance for PH&S; and conduct technical security assessments.

In this position you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Security Technical advisor to senior management on security solution design and implementation, to include advising on policies and procedures affecting the overall cyber security of the business.

  • Conducts research on emerging products, services, protocols, and standards in support of security enhancement and development efforts.

  • Interacts and coordinates with vendors, outsourcers, and contractors to obtain security services and products.

  • Assists in budgeting activities for Enterprise Security projects, department capital and operational budgets, feasibility studies and cost/benefit analysis. Participates in the development and adherence to project schedules.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or IT, or related industry is required or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience continuously in senior information security role related to engineering or equivalent education/experience.

  • More than 10 years of continuous information security experience with 5 of those years in senior roles.

  • Ability to provide direction, insight, advice to Level I - III engineers regarding the execution of tasks. Ability to assist Level I - III engineers regarding new and emerging technologies, validate research and provide oversight as necessary to insure they don’t explore unwarranted and unnecessary areas of technology.

  • Ability to learn new technologies quickly and determine how to secure without burdening the business; must be willing to self-train when training is not funded.

  • Experience in working with vendors to identify and resolve unknown bugs as well as recommend feature enhancements.

  • Advanced troubleshooting skills which include but are not limited to the use of: sniffers, forensic tools, packet captures and trends analysis.

  • Ability to reverse engineer and/or deconstruct technology architectures.

  • Ability to produce designs that speak to a variety of audiences; must be skilled with information design and the use of Visio.

  • Ability to take the lead in implementing new technologies and document processes; requires ability to travel to remote sites or guide staff at remote sites during implementations.

  • Ability to cross-train staff within Enterprise IT Security Services as well as other IS teams to support knowledge transfer and sharing.

  • Awareness of and experience of non-IT business tools such as Project Management or Process Improvement.

  • Ability to manage stress and reduce stress during high-profile events.

  • Ability to write, present, and communicate with management, summarize highly technical information for laypersons, align technology needs to business impact, understand and weigh risk to business impact, budget for current licensing and refresh as well as future technology capital investments, make the case to senior leadership for those capital investments, and explain major cyber events as well as what should be done to avoid them.

  • Active CISSP, SCCP, CEH, SANS or equivalents are required AND a 8-10 years continuous security experience.

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Threat intelligence experience

  • Cyber Security experience

  • Threat hunting experience

  • CEH – Certified Ethical hacker or CISSP

About the department you will serve.

Providence Strategic and Management Services provides a variety of functional and system support services for all eight regions of Providence Health & Services from Alaska to California. We are focused on supporting our Mission by delivering a robust foundation of services and sharing of specialized expertise.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Information Security

Location: Washington-Renton

Req ID: 262331