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Application Security Manager

Job Level:  Professional

Dublin, IE, D12 P651

Due Date:  21/04/2022
Area of Expertise:  IT & Tech Engineering
Unit:  Allianz Technology
Job Type:  Full-Time
Remote Job:  Not applicable
Employment Type:  Permanent
ID:  8596

Allianz is the home for those who dare – a supportive place where you can take the initiative to grow and to actively strengthen our global leadership position. By truly caring about people – both its 85 million private and corporate customers and more than 142,000 employees – Allianz fosters a culture where its employees are empowered to collaborate, perform, embrace trends and challenge the industry. Our main ambition is to be our customers’ trusted partner, instilling them with the confidence to grow. If you dare, join us at Allianz Group. 
At the core of the Group’s strength lies digitalization and its promise of growth opportunities through a ‘digital by default’ strategy. Allianz Technology is the principal driver behind transforming Allianz into a digital group – a quest to which nearly 7,500 Allianz Technology employees around the globe have committed themselves. Allianz Technology equips the Group with the most cutting edge digital solutions in the industry, bringing Allianz to the fingertips of its customers. At Allianz Technology, innovation is more than a buzzword; it is the business of the day, every day. 
Allianz Technology Ireland, based in Park West, Dublin 12 & Elmpark, Merrion Road in Dublin 4 and services 4 customers and circa 2, 000 users in Dublin, Belfast and Donegal as well as other locations and approximately 5000 external broker and partner customers.

Job Purpose/Role

Information Security & Resilience is the core team and central driver for Information Security at Allianz Technology. The division is tasked to continue evolving a strong security organization, establishing global security solutions and countermeasures and to oversee the effectiveness and guide the implementation of security controls.

Application Security is a  key function within the Information Security domain and therefore the Application Security Manager. As part of Allianz Technology’s Security & Resilience Center of Competence in Dublin, he/she will be instrumental in building up strong application security capabilities within the organization, and will oversee the effective implementation of Information Security requirements both within the organization, as well as in all services provided by Allianz Technology as  shared service provider to its Allianz-internal customers.


Key Responsibilities

  • Contribute in designing and implementing concepts and technologies for application security across the organization, including secure software development lifecycle management, design reviews, tool chains, quality gates and assurance processes; 
  • Provide information security consulting and liaison with all relevant stakeholders, in particular in the field of application security and secure software development lifecycle;
  • Ensure the effective implementation of Information Security principles and procedures during the full service life cycle of services offered by Allianz Technology, including those provided by external parties (e.g. Cloud providers) and outsourcing partners;
  • You will support business with threat modelling, software security remediation & scanning support, application security testing and/or threat assessments  (e.g DAST, SAST, SCA, pentests, threat models), perform gap and maturity assessments, participate in security champions programs, assist in driving programs/project agendas to keep business and team mates on track, etc.
  • Systematically assess the effectiveness of security controls in all services provided by Allianz Technology and its partners and third-party providers;
  • Security Risk Management, including supporting the life cycle of security risk assessments, assessing and addressing deviations from security policies and contractual security provisions, as well as developing effective strategies to mitigate identified information security risks.
  • Promote knowledge and awareness of Allianz Technology security requirements and processes;



Key Requirements/Skills/Experience

  • University degree (primarily in computer science or natural sciences), or equivalent professional experience;
  • Long track record of experience in IT, 6 years+ experience in Information Security related fields and/ or risk management;
  • Familiar with basic risk management concepts (e.g. risk and vulnerability ratings, activities in a typical threat-risk assessment, impact/likelihood, etc )
  • Experience providing software architecture security guidance, including developing application threat models and methodically protecting against business logic and design flaws that could introduce security vulnerabilities
  • Professional experience with Cloud technologies, public/hybrid cloud environments and DevOps methodology including practices and tooling (Jenkins, Chef, Git, Docker, Kubernetes, etc);
  • Sound knowledge of IT security technology, architecture and processes and profound knowledge of information security management systems and relevant industry standards (in particular ISO270xx, COBIT5/2019);
  • Proven track record and experience in developing information security policies and procedures;
  • Ability to cope with high workload, and being able to exercise good levels of independence, judgment and initiative.
  • Curious, self-motivated, life-long learner, collaborative.
  • Proficient in English, excellent international communication skills including the ability to prepare professional documentation for various audiences and senior management;



Optional Skills

  • Working knowledge of another European language;
  • Working experience with relevant GRC tools and applications, in particular ServiceNow and RSA Archer; 


Allianz Group is one of the most trusted insurance and asset management companies in the world. Caring for our employees, their ambitions, dreams and challenges, is what makes us a unique employer. Together we can build an environment where everyone feels empowered and has the confidence to explore, to grow and to shape a better future for our customers and the world around us. 
We at Allianz believe in a diverse and inclusive workforce and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We encourage you to bring your whole self to work, no matter where you are from, what you look like, who you love or what you believe in.
We therefore welcome applications regardless of ethnicity or cultural background, age, gender, nationality, religion, disability or sexual orientation.
Great to have you on board. Let's care for tomorrow.
Note: Diversity of minds is an integral part of Allianz’ company culture. One means to achieve diverse teams is a regular rotation of Allianz Executive employees across functions, Allianz entities and geographies. Therefore, the company encourages its employees to have motivation in gaining varied skills from different positions and to collect experiences from across Allianz Group.