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Head of Security Resilience and Control | Hybrid

Job Level:  Management

Minneapolis, MN, US, 55416-1297 Owings Mills, MD, US, 21117 Richmond, VA, US, 23233 Chicago, IL, US, 60606 New York, NY, US, 10005

Due Date:  NA
Area of Expertise:  IT & Tech Engineering
Unit:  Allianz Technology
Job Type:  Full-Time
Remote Job:  Not applicable
Employment Type:  Permanent
ID:  9312


Allianz Technology is the global IT service provider for Allianz and delivers IT solutions that drive the digitalization of the Group. With more than 10,000 employees located in 55 countries around the globe, Allianz Technology works together with other Allianz entities in pioneering the digitalization of the financial services industry.


What you do:


The Head of Security and Resilience Control focuses on improvement of the Security & Resilience posture of Allianz Technology of America. Management of the control framework, attestation and demonstration of risk management. From a strategic view, this is inclusive of automation of processes, tracking and reporting of Hackability remediation, KPI reporting, monitoring and implementing emergency patches. This function is also responsible for continuous improvement programs inclusive of implementation of new IS practices as defined by the parent company and/or client initiated transformation requests.


A successful candidate will have background in:


  • Facilitate manual control processes and provide associated output (e.g. attestations, evidence, etc.) as defined by the Allianz.
  • Facilitate security risk management
  • Ensure KPI reporting is developed, distributed, and maintained.
  • Tracking and Reporting of Hackability remediation activities
  • Continuous improvement program management for internal initiatives and those requested by client operating entities.
  • Strategic planning and tactical implementation of functional improvements
  • Monitoring and implementing emergency patches
  • Successfully serves the internal and external customer.
    • Anticipates and responds to customer‘s evolving needs.
    • Considers how the customer perceives its business relative to competitors/market to better serve them.
    • Uses specific, measurable customer-focused KPI’s to measure quality, service and improve performance.
    • Aligns services and solutions to customer’s organization, industry, processes, and preferences (know your client).
  • Delivers and encourages improvements and innovation. 
    • Communicates clear direction for change.
    • Engages others by providing the case of change.
    • Sets clear change targets that address people’s change needs (e.g., buy-in, training).
  • Listens well.  Delivers written and verbal information effectively.
    • Prepares and delivers strategy-focused proposals and presentations to all levels.
    • Actively listens to, paraphrases, probes and clarifies comments to ensure understanding.
    • Fits messages to the individual and the audience across functions and organizational levels.
  • Builds strong, positive relationships based on trust and respect.
    • Invests in building relationships with others.
    • Actively seeks or invites colleagues’ input in decision-making.
    • Shows others how their objectives align with own objectives.
  • Takes ongoing action to improve business results.
    • Perseveres in solving problems and taking action to complete challenging work beyond expectations.
    • Sets stretch goals for him/herself and team with relevant metrics.
    • Achieves goals beyond expectations.
  • Applies business and financial thinking to drive results.
    • Focuses on implementing ways to improve profitable growth.
    • Consistently uses best practices to develop business and cost savings.
    • Anticipates and acts on evolving internal and external trends.
  • Aligns priorities and actions to strategic goals and priorities.
  • Leads, manages, and directs the performance of others.
    • Engages team, building commitment and support for plans and strategy.
    • Rewards employees who support team objectives.
    • Manages issues that disrupt team functioning and harmony.
  • Sets, manages, and completes work on multiple priorities and work activities; organizes work in ways that improve efficiency; completes assignments rapidly and thoroughly; effectively handles conflicting priorities and demands; eliminates roadblocks.
  • Systematically gathers relevant information and input; considers a broad range of factors; grasps complexities and sees relationships among data, events, or problems; applies fact-based logic; generates alternatives.
  • Takes prompt and independent action when appropriate; shares ideas; recommends solutions to problems; does what’s necessary without being prompted or incented; seeks increasing levels of challenge and opportunity.
  • Accepts accountability for achievements and failures of self or group; accepts feedback without becoming defensive; applies self to the task at hand; does not avoid job tasks or blame others when things do not go as planned.
  • Makes timely, sound decisions that align with the organization’s priorities and values; takes multiple factors into account; makes appropriate decisions, even in fast paced, uncertain situations.


What you bring:


Minimum Requirements:


  • 6-7 years of experience required experience in Information Technology Management
  • 6-7 years of experience required experience working in an service provider organization
  • PMP Certification
  • Four-year degree required in IT Management or related field; advanced degree preferred


Preferred Requirements:


  • ITIL Intermediate or accreditation  


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.  We care for tomorrow.