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Sr. Security Architect, VP in Information Security

Sr. Security Architect, VP in Information Security
About Swiss Re
Become a part of a growing and dynamic entrepreneurial team within the established Swiss Re Group. iptiQ is a start-up unit, established to provide innovative protection solutions directly to consumers.Our team delivers the coordination, infrastructure and competences that are key to driving forward this new business; working closely with our partners and clients.Our mission is to reduce the protection gap by simplifying life insurance and making it more accessible to people.Our motto is "now life is easier for everyone". For us this means making life insurance easier to sell, to buy and to trust.
About the role
Are you someone who can run with the speed at which business is growing and can stay a step ahead in the Information security space? Can you roll-up your sleeves to ensure that cybersecurity standards are defined, implemented and information is secured across the IT landscape?
Working with the Head of Information and Cloud Security, you will provide subject matter expertise to the Development, Engineering, and Integration teams, and be hands-on to ensure the safeguarding of design, build, deploy and maintain of products and services in the cloud environment. To be successful in this role, you must have a proven resume and experience in the technical architecture design, continuous deployment/integration, as well as secure engineering functions, as you will need to look at security end-to-end to address data privacy and security risks and controls. You have worked with PII and PHI data or other highly sensitive info in a cloud environment and understand what it takes to safeguard it across PaaS, IaaS and SaaS solutions. You are required to have a deep understanding of cybersecurity and other regulatory requirements in the Financial and/or Insurance Industry domain.
You will be working with some of the brightest and smartest people who are set to change the insurance industry. As a Cybersecurity and development/solutions architect expert, you will lead the design and development of the Azure and AWS security architectures for protecting PHI/PII/PCI data deployed into different types of cloud and hybrid-cloud ecosystems. You will talk the developer language and can easily get into a discussion with the architects on the architectural design and solution frameworks.
Responsibilities are as follows:
Work as part of a team of software, infrastructure, and security engineers, to design and build best-in-class offerings.
Primary role will be providing Security Governance and Optimization services to technical teams. You will provide advice on security best practices, and guide the development and infrastructure teams in developing, adopting, and enforcing security and access policies appropriate to the security needs of the business.
Technical point of contact for product teams as it relates to DevSecOps.
You will provide vulnerability assessment of cloud assets, deliver remediation recommendations, and provide knowledgeable assistance in resolving identified vulnerabilities.
You will be actively involved in the continuous improvement of governance platform, by providing input into the direction of the Security Roadmap and contributing to the development of our tools, processes and people.
Build tools and automation that enables IptiQ developers and engineers to easily consume security services defined by the Information Security Program.
Design and test solutions to unique and interesting challenges.
Improve the accessibility of security through automation, continuous integration pipelines, and other means. This includes detecting and fixing vulnerabilities, and identifying attacks.
Acts as the ambassador and senior technical representative for security architecture and Cybersecurity posture while engaging with other senior technical leaders throughout organization in design and implementation of cloud enabled solutions.
Develop documented security architectures detailing secure, defendable configurations of systems, applications, data, threat protection and processes relevant to the iptiQ business imperatives.
Excel in a highly collaborative and fast-paced team environment.
Define, implement, and model security practices for enterprise environments using an intelligence and threat-driven defence model.
Possess a firm understanding of the offerings within Microsoft Azure (Preferred) and Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud platforms
Prepares cybersecurity reports by collecting, analysing, and summarizing data and trends.
Maintains security by monitoring and ensuring compliance to standards, policies, and procedures; conducting incident response analyses; developing and conducting training programs.
Working collaboratively with other members of Information Security on awareness programs and educational efforts to keep organization abreast of latest Cybersecurity preventive measures.
Work collaboratively with Swiss Re Data Privacy and Information Security organizations, Help manage security reviews and audits with various system partners to meet cybersecurity requirements and regulations.
About the team
We are a fast growing company, established to deliver innovative protection solutions sold directly to consumers through a wide distribution channels. Our team delivers the coordination, infrastructure and competencies that are key to driving forward this new business, working closely with our partners and clients.
Our mission is to reduce the protection gap by simplifying life insurance and making it more accessible to people. Our motto is to "provide protection solutions as they should be". This means delivering solutions consumers feel good about buying and we feel good about selling.
Imagine working for a company that truly cares about their employees and customer experience. Imagine working for a values-driven organization that has the ambition and desire to be the best in white label insurance products in the world.
About You
Technical Qualifications
Experience with developing, implementing & management of a broad set of cybersecurity technologies and processes (e.g., application security, risk management, data protection, encryption, key management, identity and access management, cybersecurity governance, network security, cloud security)
Comfortable with different programming and scripting languages, such as Python, JavaScript, Java, or others.
Experience building role-based permission models in a rapidly changing environment
Strong experience with cloud provider ecosystems, including Microsoft Azure (Preferred), Amazon AWS and/or OpenStack.
Strong experience with a broad range of security technologies, including cloud security, NextGen Firewalls, DLP(Data Loss Protection), NAC, IDS/IPS, IdAM, Certificate Management, SIEM, Encryption, and vulnerability management.
Practices and methods of IT strategy, enterprise architecture and security architecture
Education and Background:
Background in developing and release software products in cloud and/or on premise environments.
10+ years in a Cybersecurity role with deep understanding of Application, Data and Cloud security. Or Strong interest in learning more about software and infrastructure security.
Previous Developer and or Solutions Architecture background (Preferred).
BS/MS in Computer Information Systems, Programming, Security Architecture, Business, Finance, or equivalent professional/military experience
Achieved one or more professional security accreditation(s) that demonstrate knowledge is the keys areas of the job.
Understanding of key industry security frameworks (NIST Cyber Security Framework, NY Cyber Security Requirements, HIPPA, Insurance Regulations etc.).
An understanding of Cybersecurity requirements for Financial Services Companies


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