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Zurich NA Senior Security Engineer in Schaumburg, Illinois

Senior Security Engineer


Zurich Services, LLC (a division of Zurich North America) is currently hiring a Senior Security Engineer within IT Services – Infrastructure and Security Change. This person will report to the North America Security Transformation Lead and can be in one of three locations - Schaumburg, IL; Oklahoma City, OK; or Austin, Texas.

Assist the business in using a risk-based approach to secure IT systems from current and emerging threats during development and maintenance cycles. Implement security technologies to the requirements outlined by stakeholders. Assist in determining security requirements for projects. Perform maintenance and upgrades to existing security technologies. Enhance the technologies as requested by stakeholders. Consult on technical issues and questions surrounding technologies in use within the company. Estimate the cost and determine the delivery approach for security solutions. Provide project management for technology deployments.

Job Summary:

  • Plan, analyze, design, and implement 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 the business.

  • Serve as a project manager for enterprise tool implementations, maintain and distribute timely and accurate project updates, monitor project budget, ensure timely delivery against project timelines

  • Provide subject matter expertise on key technologies in use within the IT environment

Enhance the Security Group’s and reputation by maintaining personal networks with other IT and business units, suppliers, and vendors; participating in professional organizations and acquiring professional certifications; accepting ownership for tasks; providing noticeable business value beyond technical security consultation.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and 6 or more years of experiencein the Communications or Project Management areaOR

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and 8 or more years of experiencein the Communications or Project Management areaAND

  • Experience in strategic and operational consulting or business systems integration

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Networking background

  • Adaptable and flexible to learn other technology.

  • Palo Alto firewall implementation experience

  • Familiarity with project lifecycle and concepts, SDLC, Agile or Waterfall methodology.

  • Requirements review experience, change management, and project planning.

  • ITIL experience and knowledge preferred

  • Strong vendor management skills preferred

  • Systems integration experience preferred

  • Security certification such as CISSP or CISM preferred

  • In-depth, strong problem solving analytical skills

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Experience working with large scale projects

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

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

Zurich is that place where 55,000 employees across approximately 200 countries and territories are all focused on helping people and helping companies protect what is truly most important to them. We are a values-driven organization that takes pride in the work that we do every day and we have the ambition to be the best global insurer in the world.

EOE disability/vets

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Primary Location: United States-Illinois-Schaumburg

Other Locations: United States-Oklahoma-Oklahoma City, United States-Texas-Austin

Schedule Full-time

Travel Yes, 5 % of the Time

Relocation Available Yes

Job Posting 12/05/19

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 19000656

It is the Policy of Zurich in North America, as an equal opportunity employer, to attract and retain the best-qualified individuals available, without regard to race/ethnicity, color, religion, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability or protected veteran status.