Zurich NA IT Security Architect in Schaumburg, Illinois

IT Security Architect


Zurich Services LLC (a division of Zurich American Insurance) iscurrently hiring an IT Security Architect reporting to the Chief SecurityArchitect. This role can work in either Schaumburg, IL; Grand Rapids, MI;and Oklahoma City, OK.

The IT Security Architect assists the business in using a riskbased approach to secure IT systems from current and emerging threats duringdevelopment and maintenance cycles. This person will determine securityrequirements for projects. In addition, he or she will estimate the costand determine the delivery approach for security solutions. Also, assistin preparing global IT security standards and reference architecture, andassist the development of policies and procedures.

Responsibilities –

  • Plan, analyze, and design global security systems including network monitoring, intrusion detection and prevention, identity management, access control, mobile device management, and data protection.

  • Initiate upgrades to security systems as necessitated by technology availability and maturity, security gaps, emerging threats, business risk and needs, and cost effectiveness.

  • Serve as a primary security contact for projects during the planning, analysis, and design phases of projects.

  • Provide IT security technology and process guidance for enterprise architects and the business.

  • Monitor ongoing projects to verify that security components are built and deployed as originally designed.

  • Assist in reviewing compliance to Zurich’s reference security architecture and industry standards, internal policies, and procedures.

  • 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.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and 10 or more years of experience in ITSecurity OR

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and 12 or more years ofexperience in IT Security AND

  • Experience working across business units and/or geographicboundaries

  • CISA

  • CISM


  • PMP

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 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

  • 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

  • 'Hands-On' management experience at multiple levels within an financial services/insurance organization

  • Project Management Institute Project Management Professional Certification

  • Advance Microsoft Office skills

Imagine working for a company that truly cares about theiremployees, customers, stakeholders, and communities they serve.

Imagine working for a values-driven organization that has theambition and desire to be the best global insurance provider in theworld.

Zurich is that place where 55,000 employees across approximately200 countries and territories are all focused on helping people and helpingcompanies protect what is truly most important to them. We are a values-drivenorganization that takes pride in the work that we do every day and we have theambition to be the best global insurer in the world.

EOE disability/vets

Zurich does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or employmentagencies. Any unsolicited resume will become the property of Zurich AmericanInsurance. If you are a preferred vendor, please use our Recruiting AgencyPortal for resume submission.

Primary Location: United States-Illinois-Schaumburg

Other Locations: United States-Oklahoma-Oklahoma City, United States-Michigan-Caledonia

Schedule Full-time

Travel Yes, 10 % of the Time

Relocation Available No

Job Posting 05/09/18

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 180003HA