Information Security Specialist

Job Level:  Professional

Dublin, IE, D04Y6Y6

Area of Expertise:  IT & Tech Engineering
Unit:  Allianz Ireland
Employing Entity:  Allianz plc
Job Type:  Full-Time
Remote Job:  Hybrid working
Employment Type:  Permanent
ID:  32703

Allianz plc


As a trusted Insurance partner to over 500,000 customers across the island of Ireland, Allianz plc has built a local and global brand based on trust, integrity and outstanding customer service for over one hundred years.


The Opportunity


An experienced Information Security Specialist is currently being sought by Allianz Plc. This is a great opportunity for a highly motivated individual with strong ambitions for professional development to grow security expertise within an experienced team.  The preferred candidate will get exposure to cutting edge security technologies at one of the world's largest financial institutions. 


At Allianz, our Information Security Team are required to have working knowledge of security principles & their application to Information Security Risk Management. This is an Information Security Governance role and not hands-on role in terms of implementation or operations.  However, a technical background in some combination of identity & access management, cloud security, networking, security monitoring, vulnerability management and/or third party governance is considered an advantage. 


Role Responsibilities:


  • Performs Information Security risk assessments.
  • Ensure adherence to Allianz Group and local Security policy, directives, standards and guidelines.
  • Bring a strong solutions focus towards supporting the business in securely achieving its goals.
  • Conducts assessments of management, operation, and technical security controls of IT systems.
  • Conducts technology research to evaluate potential vulnerabilities in IT systems and networks.
  • Performs governance and oversight activities on identity & access management as well third party outsourced arrangements
  • Analysis and testing of systems security.
  • Keeps appraised of capabilities and activities of malicious actors and the broader threat landscape.


Essential Experience


  • A minimum of 3 years Information Security experience.
  • Knowledge of cybersecurity and privacy principles and methods.
  • Strong technical background in some or all of the following – Identity & Access Management, Third Party Risk Management, M365 and Azure Cloud Security.
  • Working understanding of a broad range of security controls including secure network design concepts, vulnerability management, security monitoring, antivirus technologies etc.


Desirable Experience


  • Understanding of prevailing Information Security best practices and risk management frameworks such as COBIT, ISO 27001/27002, ISO 27005, ISF, NIST, CIS, ASD & OWASP.
  • Systems administration of one or more of the following Linux, Windows server administration including Active Directory and/or iSeries AS/400.
  • Previous experience performing application, vendor and/or infrastructure risk assessments as well as understanding of business continuity planning relative to various cyber threat scenarios will be beneficial.
  • Cyber Security Management Reporting with experience with M365, PowerBI, PowerApps is highly desirable.
  • Exposure to Qualys suite of vulnerability management tools, ServiceNow and/or Dell One Identity Manager.
  • Familiarity with security architecture concepts, PowerShell scripting or penetration testing experience is a distinct plus.


Minimum Qualifications:


Two or more of Security+, SSCP or Computer Science Degree, CISSP



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.