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Providence Health & Services Principal Data Protection Security Architect in Seattle, Washington


Providence is calling a Principal Data Protection Security Architect located in Washington, Oregon, California or Texas.

We are seeking a principal Data Protection Security Architect who will be responsible for researching, evaluating, and designing technical security solutions for Providence in support of the Enterprise Information Security (EIS) priorities. The successful candidate will succeed by becoming a trusted advisor to internal teams while developing, maintaining, and monitoring an effective Information Security program which provides logical and physical protection of the company’s resources. Accountabilities include building and executing security architecture and engineering practices for enterprise projects; conducting product research and participating in the selection process of technologies to support standards and policies while providing cybersecurity guidance.

In this position you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Partners with Engineering, Development, QA, and Program/Project Management peers to translate caregiver, business and technical requirements into components of a service architecture, ensuring that the service will meet compliance and operability standards, and KPIs around resilience, availability, quality, cost, and caregiver expectations.

  • Creates and identifies standards and best practices and is responsible for building and implementing required architecture in partnership with other IS engineering teams.

  • Designs components of a service delivery system that defines tools, hardware, processes, role assignments, dependencies, and documentation, resulting in a complete system that supports service delivery and meets KPIs. Creates detailed project plans including milestones, testing, documentation and implementation.

  • Communicates with stakeholders and applies advanced diagnostic expertise to restore service with minimal disruption to the caregiver and business. During service disruptions and degradations, owns the problem, solving it once and for all. Extrapolates from past experiences and delivers innovations.

  • Actively takes part in disaster recovery drills. Participates as needed in incident response management during non-working hours.

  • Owns the design, implementation, testing, and management of alerting and telemetry systems, and disaster recovery and business continuity plans in partnership with other engineering teams to support 24x7 uptime goals. Makes recommendations on capacity requirements, based on service KPIs, evolving caregiver usage scenarios, and proposed new feature releases to enable the team to create a viable cost model.

  • Works with stakeholders to create a cost model and reporting system that enables teams to forecast, track, and report on the costs generated by business and usage scenarios.

  • Maximizes the effectiveness of financial resources.

  • Uses expertise to identify potential platform, system, deployment, security and environmental issues prior to service and solution releases, ensuring an on-time release with measurable improvement in KPIs.

  • Develops and maintains effective processes to automate tasks and ensure compliance with security policies and drives the adoption of a solution across multiple service teams.

  • Owns service and infrastructure lifecycle planning to ensure critical software and hardware components are kept current.

  • Responsible for the information management of applications, device, and infrastructure data inside the CMDB (Configuration Management Database) and associated systems.

  • Establishes service metrics, based on a deep understanding of the end-to-end service, and works with partner teams to analyze data, and identify and drive service improvements.

  • Regularly analyzes operational cost data, identifies cost-saving efficiencies, and influences the business to adopt these efficiencies across the service team.

  • Mentor and be a technical leader to less experienced team members, improving their skills, their knowledge of our systems and their ability to get things done.

  • Acts as the group’s thought leader on new technologies and their adoption. Creates and identifies standards and best practices, and drives the adoption of them by IS. Advocates the IS roadmap and vision.

  • Focus on driving for results, accountability, and strategic thinking.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering or equivalent education/experience.

  • 8 years related experience.

  • Experience designing security controls and countermeasures for operating systems, databases, applications, Web services, user devices, and wireless networks.

  • Experience in a Healthcare environment.

  • CISSP, CEH, or equivalent.

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Master's Degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering.

  • 8-12 years of related experience.

  • Microsoft Azure experience and/or certifications

  • SQL or other database system experience and/or certifications

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 St. Joseph health 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 comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit

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 is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. 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

Other Location(s): Washington-Seattle, Oregon-Beaverton, Texas, Washington-Redmond, California-Irvine

Req ID: 324579