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Security Architect
Company Zurich Insurance
Location Ireland or Spain (100% Remote, office optional)
Preferred GIAC Certifications GDSA, GCIA, GCIH, GSEC, GCDA, GCED
Travel 10%
Salary Not provided
Contact Name Samantha Gignac
Contact Email samantha.gignac/at/
Expires 2022-05-23

Job Description


Zurich Dublin Technology Center is looking for a Global Security Architect reporting to the Chief Security Architect. The Global Security Architect assists the business in using a risk-based approach to secure IT systems from current and emerging threats during development and maintenance cycles. This person will determine security requirements for projects and work with project teams to ensure these requirements are met. In addition, he or she will estimate the cost and determine the delivery approach for security solutions. As an advocate and key contributor for global IT security standards, the Global Security Architect will create also high-level security reference architecture and assist in the development of policies guidelines and procedures.

Established in 2013 and now based in Blackrock, the ITS Dublin Hub delivers best in industry infrastructure and security services across the Zurich Insurance Group. Whether it's with one of our core capabilities such as Cyber Security, or working with our Cloud or Crowdsourcing teams, our customers are our priority. We work hard to deliver our services excellently with our unique talent. We are committed to working with the best and brightest people from the broadest talent pool possible. We believe a diversity of ideas fosters innovation and engagement, allows us to attract the best people, and to develop the best products, services and solutions. Qualified individuals from all walks of life are encouraged to apply.

Your Role

As a Global Security Architect your main responsibilities will include, but not necessarily be limited to, the following:

Plan, analyze, and design global security systems including network monitoring, intrusion detection and prevention, identity management, access control, mobile device management, and data protection.
Partners with key local or regional stakeholders, provides input to the risk annual planning activities (e.g. IT Functions, Risk, Compliance, Audit, and business leaders) to align IT security strategies.
Provide consultancy on project and services to support mitigation of risk and control implementation leading to effective risk management and provide consultancy on IT security, risk and compliance technologies to ensure business and regulatory requirements are met.
Oversees strategic projects to identify business and technical security requirements, design security controls and test their effectiveness ensuring the product implemented address both business and security needs
Monitor ongoing projects to verify that security components are built and deployed as originally designed.
Develops and maintains the policies and standards, and works with stakeholders to develop and maintain IT components of other group standards
Leads analysis and identification of broader systemic issues based on results of security metrics and audit information and implements improved processes.
Improve the security posture of business systems by planning and designing the delivery of security within the solutions.
Evaluate security at all levels including network (firewalls, routers, etc.), server (mid-range, mainframe, virtual, appliance, etc.), OS (Windows, Linux, OSX, iOS, Android, etc.), application server (WebLogic, JBoss, WebSphere, etc.), application (Java, JSP, .NET, etc.), data store (Directory and database), authentication mechanisms, authorization procedures, auditing/logging, and user administration and access control.
Consult on security considerations based on system delivery models including internally hosted, cloud hosted, cloud managed, mobile, etc.
Research emerging threats, vulnerabilities, and security practices/standards to maintain professional relevance and assist during the response to security incidents affecting or potentially affecting the organization.

Your Skills and Experience

As an Global Security Architect your skills and qualifications will include:


Bachelor’s Degree in information technology and 6 or more years of experience in the Information Technology area


Ability to identify and consider business implications of the application of technology to the current business environment
Certifications a plus: CISM, CISSP, CISSP-ISSAP, TOGAF, CEH, CompTIA Security+, SANS GIAC
Experience with calculating and assess risk based on threats, vulnerabilities, and mitigating factors
Experience with best practices and methods of IT strategy, enterprise architecture and security architecture
Exposure to business planning, systems analysis and application development
Experience with working across business unit and geographical boundaries to engage team members required
In-depth knowledge of financial services industry including detailed knowledge of insurance business processes and processing
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
Strong verbal and written communication skills including public speaking and presentation skills
'Hands-On' management experience at multiple levels within a financial services/insurance organization
Project Management Institute Project Management Professional Certification
Advance Microsoft Office skills

Additional Information

Work location is Blackrock (100% Remote, if desired). Position is Dublin based but occasional travel may be required to other Zurich locations.

If you value an exciting and varied working environment and meet the above requirements, then our recruiter Katie Doyle is looking forward to receiving your application by clicking on the button “Apply online”.

Who we are

Zurich is one of Ireland's leading insurance companies providing a wide range of general insurance and life insurance products and services. The company employs over 1,000 people across its locations in Dublin and Wexford.

Zurich is a strong brand. Zurich in Ireland is part of Zurich Insurance Group, a leading multi-line insurer that serves its customers in global and local markets. Our 55,000 employees worldwide form the basis of our success, helping our customers in 210 countries and territories to understand and protect themselves from risk. In order to deliver our services, we offer a competitive compensation package and interesting opportunities for further training & development. As a Zurich employee you benefit from a multitude of advantages as well as a strong culture, characterized by acceptance, diversity and team spirit.

At Zurich we are an equal opportunity employer. We attract and retain the best qualified individuals available, without regard to race/ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability.