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IT Director | Hybrid

Job Level:  Professional

Minneapolis, MN, US, 55416-1297

Due Date:  N/A
Area of Expertise:  IT & Tech Engineering
Unit:  Allianz US Life
Job Type:  Full-Time
Remote Job:  Not applicable
Employment Type:  Permanent
ID:  3684


At Allianz Life, we are driven by our mission – we secure your future – and by our common goal of caring for tomorrow. We care for our employees by promoting an inclusive culture where everyone has the opportunity to grow and be rewarded for their success. We care for our customers by creating new products that help them protect their families and pursue their retirement goals. We care for our community by giving time, resources, and donations. And we care for the future by supporting sustainability, protecting the local environment, and promoting societal equity.


What you do:

This is the first level Information Security Director Position. Responsibilities will include providing leadership, direction and day-to-day operations of threat intelligence, incident response activities, security advisory services and compliance oversight in the delivery of security services designed to ensure the reasonable confidentiality, integrity and availability of information resources, systems, digital technology and information technology services maintained and operated for, and on behalf of, Allianz Life Insurance Company of America operating companies. In coordination with key stakeholders, promote the policy objectives of Allianz SE and Allianz Life Insurance Company of America as they relate to the application, operation, and governance of cyber security. Provides guidance and consultative services in the creation, implementation and operation of security technology, processes and controls requirements to ensure the appropriate cyber security posture.


What you bring:

Key Responsibilities

  • Primary responsible for leading and transforming/improving the Security Advisory Services and Technical Control oversight functions.
  • Consulting experience to supplement and enhance teams’ capacity to act as advisors on security best practices and configurations.
  • Strong technical control knowledge needed preferred deep expertise in Network Security and Cloud Security, in order to approve configuration exceptions.
  • Experience with SOC operations and/or MSSP governance for Security Operations knowledge in order to provide Security Service oversight and recommend improvements. Working knowledge of IAM, EDR, SIEM, DLP and Vulnerability Management are required.
  • Support to the TPRM program up to and including performing reviews of suppliers.
  • Pen testing, Incident Response and Threat Intelligence knowledge required, as this is a role that will act as a delegate for the CISO.
  • Interface with Security Service Provider to ensure security best practices are implemented, effective and monitored.
  • Understands IT & IS industry best practices, standards, and resources (Gartner, vendors, etc.) to ensure continuous optimization of IT & IS delivery effectiveness. Ensure overall success of Information Security delivery and meet customer expectations. Comply with process and control requirements. Understand and support the AZL mission, goals, and priorities.
  • Manage staff, forecast and budgets - Direct and build high performing team. Ensure EE engagement is maintained at high levels.
  • Manage to approve budget levels. Understand and know costs of delivery or services provided.
  • Ensure EE development plans are set and achieved.


Key Requirements/Skills/Experience

  • 8-10 years’ experience required Expert in leading and directing IT solution delivery.
  • Technology Certifications, 10 years Business Experience, ITIL, PMI, SDLC
  • Some of those technical controls include Firewalls, WAF, Proxies, CASB; Encryption, EDR, AV WAF, IDS/IPS.
  • Understanding of IT functions and security controls for: OS, IAM/AD, Database, Networks and NAS.
  • Knowledge of any of the following regulations preferred: NAIC model data law, NY 500, NIST CSF, COBIT5,
  • European BaFin, FINRA and SEC for SAR. CCPA and other state privacy laws useful.



  • Four-year degree required Four-year degree in Computer Science, Business Finance, or other related field.
  • Advanced degree preferred Master in CS, Business, Finance, or other related area.


  • 8-10 years’ experience preferred has managed several different IT functions and has interacted directly with business leadership.


What we offer:

At Allianz Life, we’re proud to provide a benefits package that supports the True Balance of our employees and their families. We offer a choice of comprehensive medical and dental plan options, a generous time off plan and an outstanding 401(k) company match. Plus, our employees enjoy an award-winning campus with an array of discounted amenities, including an onsite health center, child development center, fitness facility, convenience store and two cafeterias. Our employees and leaders take an active role in shaping our culture through our Employee Resource Groups, whose activities and advocacy contribute to an environment that welcomes, includes and celebrates diversity. Our generous benefits, campus amenities and inclusive, engaged culture are among the many reasons we’re routinely recognized as a top workplace employer.


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.


Join us.  Let’s care for tomorrow.