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Cybersecurity Engineer

Job Level:  Professional

London, GB, EC2M 3TY

Available until:  27/03/2023
Area of Expertise:  IT & Tech Engineering
Unit:  Allianz Global Investors
Employing Entity:  AllianzGI GmbH /UK Branch
Job Type:  Full-Time
Remote Job:  Hybrid working
Employment Type:  Permanent
ID:  21857

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At Allianz Global Investors our people enjoy motivating, fulfilling careers. If you are looking for a fast-paced working environment, you are resolved to cultivate and expand your talents and relish a challenge, then join us now!


We are committed to giving our people – experienced and energetic professionals alike – the opportunities and experiences they seek to thrive and gain personal fulfilment. We will work with you to craft your own career, develop your personal growth, and align your achievements with your ambitions.


In line with the ever-evolving cyber threat landscape, AllianzGI is continuing to invest in our cyber risk management capabilities. As part of this initiative, we are looking to recruit additional Cybersecurity Engineers to support our capability in this challenging, exciting, and dynamic environment. We have recently migrated to a modern cloud-native security platform encompassing SIEM, EDR, and supporting security tools. This is an excellent opportunity to get exposure to, and put your influence into, crafting a premier, ground breaking security platform with colleagues who share your passion for doing things right.


You will be part of our global Cybersecurity Operations team and report directly to the Head of Cybersecurity Operations. As Cybersecurity Engineer, your primary responsibility will be researching, deploying and maintaining security products and tool sets within our environment. Your other responsibilities will include providing support in a Level 3 capacity for our Security Operations Centre, and acting as a focal point for investigations into major incidents and responding to cyber-attacks against AllianzGI.


You will hold global responsibility for our security platforms (e.g., SIEM, EDR, IPS/IDS, WAF, etc.), ensuring the platform runs efficiently and being the subject matter expert. In addition, you will be the point of contact for vulnerability management escalations in the region, supporting our central Vulnerability Management programme.


This role is based in London with a flexible policy on working from home.


Key Responsibilities:


This role is seen as predominantly working with security tools and systems, and on a less frequent basis supporting other aspects of Cybersecurity Operations including vulnerability management and Incident Response. The key responsibilities of your role are as follows:


  • Operate - Be responsible for our security engineering platforms with particular focus on SIEM and EDR.

  • Optimise - Leverage our new security platform’s automation capabilities to implement and optimise SOAR capabilities throughout our environment.

  • Build - Work with Security Architecture to research, design and deploy new security features and products.

  • Incident Response - In the event of a major incident, lead the technical response into cybersecurity incidents at AllianzGI, from initial triage through containment, investigation, remediation, and follow-up. Most incidents are managed by our Level 1 and 2 security analysts and subject matter experts, so your involvement will typically be limited to major incidents or incidents that require a deeper technical understanding of the security tools.

  • Threat Intelligence - Support our threat intelligence programme, identifying regional and global threats, and respond accordingly.

  • Programme improvement - Support the development and improvement of the global cybersecurity operations programme (including processes and procedures), reflecting global/regional/local business needs with special emphasis to end-to-end process coverage including 3rd parties (e.g., outsourcing partners).


Key Requirements/Skills/Experience:


  • Hands-on experience implementing, managing, and improving security platforms, such as SIEM, DLP, IPS/IDS, WAF, EDR, etc.

  • Deep technical expertise and relevant experience in cyber threat management (threat intelligence, security monitoring, incident/crisis management, vulnerability management and security engineering), with the ability to run consistent global operations across these areas

  • Hands-on experience responding to incidents, including use of various response and investigation tools across Mobile, Windows, Linux, Network and Cloud platforms (specifically Microsoft 365 and Azure)

  • Proven track record in working with diverse global teams, as well as good communication skills (communicating and reporting sophisticated technical concepts to business and risk stakeholders)

  • Selecting and working closely with external cybersecurity partners (e.g., forensic specialists) as is required to supplement/complement AllianzGI’ s internal capabilities as well as the identification and selection of supporting security technologies

  • A primary degree in Information Technology is preferred, as well as specific industry qualifications (e.g., CISSP, CISM, CISA, etc.) which are directly related to cybersecurity

  • A minimum of 5 years direct security operations experience is required

  • Experience handling multiple concurrent projects and priorities

  • Excellent social and interpersonal skills and ability to develop a network in a short amount of time

  • Proficient in English, additional language skills are a plus


About Allianz Global Investors


Allianz Global Investors is a leading active asset manager with over 600 investment professionals in over 20 offices worldwide and managing EUR 521 billion in assets. We invest for the long term and seek to generate value for clients every step of the way. We do this by being active – in how we partner with clients and anticipate their changing needs, and build solutions based on capabilities across public and private markets. Our focus on protecting and enhancing our clients’ assets leads naturally to a commitment to sustainability to drive positive change. Our goal is to elevate the investment experience for clients, whatever their location or objectives.


Active is: Allianz Global Investors


Data as at 30 September 2022. Total assets under management are assets or securities portfolios, valued at current market value, for which Allianz Asset Management companies are responsible vis-á-vis clients for providing discretionary investment management decisions and portfolio management, either directly or via a sub-advisor. This excludes assets for which Allianz Asset Management companies are primarily responsible for administrative services only. Assets under management are managed on behalf of third parties as well as on behalf of the Allianz Group.

21857 | IT & Tech Engineering | Professional | Allianz Global Investors | Full-Time | Permanent