Director - Information Security Officer

Sacramento CA 95814

Job Description

Candidates must be in/around the greater Sacramento, CA area. They will be able to work partially remote, but must be based in Sacramento, CA.

The Information Security Officer (ISO) shall have a minimum of five (5) years experience in computing or related area, with a focus on information security, technology, management and policy, procedure, and/or safeguards; extensive knowledge of security administration and computer security tools; successful experience in retrieving, analyzing, reporting, addressing, and/or tracking security intrusions and vulnerabilities; demonstrated knowledge in systems design, development, documentation, testing, implementation, and/or maintenance; demonstrated ability to work effectively with technical and non-technical managerial and professional staff.

In addition, the ISO shall possess the following skills: Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Management Information Systems, Business Administration, Public Policy, Law, or a related field; an advanced degree in a related field to information security; three (3) or more years experience in at least three (3) of the following domains in the Certified Information Systems Security Professional certificate: 1) Access control systems and methodology; 2) Application and systems development security; 3) Business continuity planning & disaster recover planning; 4) Cryptography Law, investigation and ethics; 5) Operations security; 6) Security architecture and models; 7) Security management practices; 8) Telecommunications and networking; proven technical and functional problem solving, tracking and resolution skills; ability to manage complex projects; experience in technology management or information security in both government and healthcare environments; and highly desirable that they possess and maintain one or more of the following certifications: CISM (Certified Information Security Manager), GIAC (Global Information Assurance Certificate), SSCP (Systems Security Certified Practitioner), and CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional).

This position will ensure that we have the skills and capabilities required to deliver on our business and technical commitments. Will focus on Continuous improvement within the area and lead IT initiatives and special projects within their portfolio of applications. Will lead efforts to provide cost and effort estimates for significant new demand. Partners with Service Owners to lead the creation of Technology roadmaps to ensure that the Infrastructure is Current, Resilient and Secure. Monitors Technical Debt and ensures that Technology Roadmaps have plans to retire Technical Debt. Manage 24x7x365 days of staff coverage.
  • Influences changes/enhancements to business processes, policies, and system infrastructure.
  • Manages the selection, evaluation, contracting, and integration of externally available hardware, software, and data to deliver business solutions.
  • Directs and manages though analysis, planning, design, development, testing, installation, and maintenance of support systems for business areas.
  • Selects and builds strong teams through formal training, diverse assignments, and coaching, mentoring, and other development techniques.
  • Manages and develops project cost estimates, benefits and assessment of potential project risks.
  • Manages projects, people, customer expectations, and business priorities to achieve customer satisfaction.
  • Manages budgets, plans and expenses; may have cost center responsibilities.
  • Oversees throughput for encounter processing acting as liaison between the customer and Magellan IT teams.
  • Oversees and acts in review board fashion for reports delivered from Magellan to the customer.
  • Manages vendors.
  • Shares best practices throughout IT.

General Job Information


Director - Information Security Officer



Job Family

Info Technology Group


United States of America

FLSA Status

United States of America (Exempt)

Recruiting Start Date


Date Requisition Created


Work Experience



Bachelors: Computer and Information Science

License and Certifications - Required

License and Certifications - Preferred

Other Job Requirements


  • 10+ years of relevant experience deploying and/or administrating infrastructure solutions.  Requires strong knowledge and experience with multiple infrastructure solutions.
  • 2 or more certifications of the following:  AWS Sysops Certification, MTA, MSCA, Cisco-CCNA, CCNP, Database Administration (Oracle, SQL Server, Big Data/Hadoop), Avaya (ACA, ACSS, ASIC, ACE), AWS Solutions Architect Associate Certification, ITIL v3 Foundations, Kepner-Tregoe Resolve or Agile and Design Thinking (Coursera).
  • Critical thinker.
  • Demonstrated problem solving techniques.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to coach and build skills within the team.
  • Experience in health care, insurance or related field.

Magellan Health Services is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Tobacco-free workplace. EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled. Every employee must understand, comply and attest to the security responsibilities and security controls unique to their position.

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