Healthcare Security Administrator

posted on August 30, 2019

Job Description

Location: Chicago, IL

Type: Permanent

Required Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent practical experience
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience administering systems security appliances and/or Unix/Linux environments
  • Demonstrated ability to program or “script” in languages such as Python, Perl, PowerShell, or Bash
  • Advanced knowledge of operating systems, network troubleshooting, and common applications
  • Advanced experience troubleshooting and problem resolution

Preferred Basic Qualifications:

  • Cloud administration experience (AWS/Azure)
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Unix/Linux systems administration
  • Experience developing custom automation for common system administration processes
  • Experience administering Splunk, Elastic Search, or other SIEM/analytics technologies
  • Experience administering other security tooling such as IDS, Web Proxy, SIEM, WAF, HSM, and/or packet capture tools
  • SOC/IR experience


  • The Security Administrator handles many aspects of information security systems management and operations.
  • This includes day-to-day management of information security tooling, including support, installation and maintenance of infrastructure components such as IDS, SIEM, WAF, HSM, and packet capture tools.
  • Additionally, this role will work with other internal and external teams tasked with maintaining solutions relied upon by the security team.
  • A secondary responsibility will be to assist with incident response and forensics activities.


Full administration and management of assigned technologies:

  • Configure, maintain, and troubleshoot multiple technologies such as IPS/IDS, SIEM, WAF, HSM, geofiltering, packet capture, and network malware detection solutions
  • Collaborate with other information security teams to mature our security portfolio
  • Automate security functions wherever possible, including contributing to internally developed and/or open source security tools
  • Administration of key security technologies not managed by Information Security as assigned
  • Monitors the management of tooling managed by other internal and external teams or MSSPs such as web proxies, endpoint AV, EDR, email filtering, and identity solutions
  • Tier 1 Incident Response and Threat Detection
  • Provide on-call security support on a rotational basis
  • Monitors MSSP vendors who provide operational support
  • Define and deliver key operational and performance metrics for assigned technologies


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