Work in Iowa Disability Jobs

Job Information

Zurich NA Global Security Architect in Des Moines, Iowa

Global Security Architect


Zurich Services LLC (a division of Zurich American Insurance) is currently hiring a Global Security Architect reporting to the Chief Security Architect. This role can work in either Schaumburg, IL or remotely.

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.

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.

  • 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.

Basic Qualifications:

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

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent in Information Technology and 8 or more years of experience in the Information Technology area OR

  • Zurich Certified Insurance Apprentice including an Associate Degree in Information Technology and 6 or more years of experience in the Information Technology area

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, 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

  • Advance Microsoft Office skills

A future with Zurich

Now is the time to move forward and make a difference. At Zurich, we want you to share your unique perspectives, experiences and ideas so we can grow and drive sustainable change together. As part of a leading global organization, Zurich North America has over 148 years of experience managing risk and supporting resilience. Today, Zurich North America is a leading provider of commercial property-casualty insurance solutions and a wide range of risk management products and services for businesses and individuals. We serve more than 25 industries, from agriculture to technology, and we insure 90% of the Fortune 500®. Our growth strategy is not limited to our business. As an employer, we strive to provide ongoing career development opportunities, and we foster an environment where voices are diverse, behaviors are inclusive, actions drive equity, and our people feel a sense of belonging. Be a part of the next evolution of the insurance industry. Join us in building a brighter future for our colleagues, our customers and the communities we serve. Zurich maintains a comprehensive employee benefits package for employees as well as eligible dependents and competitive compensation. Please click here ( to learn more.

As a global company, Zurich recognizes the diversity of our workforce as an asset. We recruit talented people from a variety of backgrounds with unique perspectives that are truly welcome here. Taken together, diversity and inclusion bring us closer to our common goal: exceeding our customers’ expectations. Zurich does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status. EOE disability/vet

Zurich does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies. Any unsolicited resume will become the property of Zurich American Insurance. If you are a preferred vendor, please use our Recruiting Agency Portal for resume submission.

Location(s): AM - Remote Work (US)

Remote Working: Yes

Schedule: Full Time

Linkedin Recruiter Tag: #LI-MG1