Lead Security Engineer

Job ID 2024-6905

Technology Newark, New Jersey


Position at WebMD

WebMD is the most recognized and trusted brand of health information and the leading provider of health information services, serving consumers, physicians, healthcare professionals, employers and health plans through our public and private online portals and WebMD the Magazine. The WebMD Health Network includes WebMD, Medscape, MedicineNet, eMedicine, RxList, theheart.org and Medscape Education. Our consumer portals and mobile health applications provide engaging, relevant and credible health and wellness information, personalized health assessment tools and access to online communities.

WebMD is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ancestry, color, religion, sex, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, medical condition, disability, veterans status, or any other basis protected by law.


The Security Operations Team Lead is responsible for leading a team that empowers Healthwise teams with tools and resources they need to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of Healthwise information and operational systems.
  • Provides oversight, direction, and decision-making authority to team employees in accordance with organizational policies and procedures.

  • Empowers employees to take responsibility for their jobs and goals. Delegates responsibility and expect accountability and regular feedback.

  • Coaches, mentors, and develops staff, including overseeing new employee onboarding. Leads employees to meet expectations for productivity and quality.

  • Appropriately communicates through department meetings, one-on-one meetings, and appropriate email, IM, and regular interpersonal communication.

  • Maintains a strong understanding of the organization’s goals, business processes, and culture, and provide/support the user-level technology solutions and processes that support them.

  • Defines, manages, and communicates project milestones and resource allocation for areas of responsibility to IT Operations leadership.

  • Drives security and compliance best practices with a focus on effective security.

  • Leads effort to assess, evaluate, and make recommendations to Security Officer regarding the adequacy of the security controls for technology systems.

  • Partners with IT Operations leadership and engineering teams to operationalize products and systems that support Healthwise objectives.

  • As needed, participate in the on-call rotation.

  • Performs other duties as assigned or needed.

  • 4-year college degree (CS, CIS preferred) or equivalent education and work experience.

  • Must have Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP) certification.

  • Demonstrated interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills, including ability to actively listen to and engage customers; comfortable interacting with technology leadership.

  • Strong organizational and analytical thinking skills.

  • Ability to work within a team and be self-motivated.

  • All offers are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.