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Blink Health // discounted prescription drugs
Engineering, Full Time    New York City    Posted: Wednesday, April 07, 2021
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Blink Health is a well-funded healthcare technology company on a mission to make prescription drugs more accessible & affordable for everyone. We're scaling up in a highly complex, historically resistant to innovation by changing the way Americans access the prescription drugs they need.

Our proprietary platform & supply chain offers everyone amazingly inexpensive prices on over 15,000 medications -- with & without insurance. Blink is providing a life-changing experience for people all over the country & fixing how opaque, unfair, & overpriced healthcare has become. 

We want everyone at Blink to be able to do the best work of their lives. We are a relentlessly learning, constantly curious, & aggressively collaborative cross-functional team. Join us!


  • Researches, designs, & implements cyber security solutions that comply with all applicable security policies & standards
  • Enables business growth & scaling of our cloud-first pharmacy solutions by making recommendations to improve the security of our network, system & application architectures 
  • Works with IT, Infrastructure, Engineering teams & internal & external business partners to ensure that security is factored in the evaluation, selection, installation & configuration process of hardware & software
  • Analyzes complex logs, forensic artifacts, & scanning system results to identify suspicious or hostile actions on company systems, & to identify out-of-date or misconfigured software, operating systems, or packages
  • Assists in the review & update of cyber security policies, architectures & standards
  • Assists in responding to audits, penetration tests & vulnerability assessments
  • Documents everything, understanding why documentation is important, & ensuring proper tracking of issues and/or architecture design changes
  • Has good judgment, a sense of urgency & has demonstrated commitment to high standards of ethics, regulatory compliance, customer service & business integrity
  • Has an ability to effectively influence others to modify their opinions, plans, or behaviors
  • Self-motivated & possessing of a high sense of urgency & personal integrity

Desired Experience

Candidates will be evaluated primarily upon their ability to demonstrate the competencies required to be successful in the role, as described above. For reference, the typical work experience & educational background of candidates in this role are as follows:

  • BS or MA in computer science, cybersecurity or a related field
  • 3+ years of experience in cybersecurity, especially in a security engineering role
  • Certified information systems security professional (CISSP) or equivalent

Technical Experience

  • You have strong technical expertise in network security knowledge, to include VPN, firewall, network monitoring, intrusion detection, & wireless security
  • You have practical experience engineering & tuning security solutions including vulnerability scanners, EDR solutions, DLP solutions, WAFs, & ingesting all relevant data into a SIEM for analysis, alerting, & threat hunting
  • You deliver insights for vulnerability prioritization, remediation & reporting to engineering teams by ingesting, & abstracting the results of security assessment tools into a single platform (using tools such as Brinqa or Kenna)
  • You have a high level of skill & proven experience securing the use of cloud services offered by various cloud providers (AWS, GCP, Azure, etc) - AWS preferred
  • You have an understanding of the full stack of abstractions provided by modern container orchestration platforms such as Apache Mesos & Docker Swarm (we use Kubernetes)
  • You have familiarity with modern container security tools such as Prisma Cloud Compute
  • You understand how to implement automated security controls in release pipelines.  We use GitHub Actions, Helm, & AWS offerings
  • You seek to automate manual processes & know at least one scripting language (e.g., Perl, Python, PowerShell)

Knowledge & Skills

  • Strong understanding of healthcare & payment card industry security standards and  regulations (HIPAA, NIST, HITRUST, & PCI-DSS) 
  • Strong knowledge of common vulnerabilities & exploitation techniques 
  • Strong decision-making capabilities, with a proven ability to weigh the relative costs & benefits of potential actions & identify the most appropriate one
  • Strong problem-solving & trouble-shooting skills
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