IT Security Architect (Ref. No.: 86983)

Place of work
Contract type
Wage (gross)
Minimum base salary for this job from 2700 EUR gross/month/full time. Our offer to you may be higher based on your skills and experience and will include additional rewards and benefits.*

Information about the position

Job description, responsibilities and duties

About the Role:

You will be the IT Security Architect for the technology platform within the iptiQ EMEA Technology & Operations department. This is a rare opportunity to join a new business unit within an established company; combining the dynamic spirit of a start-up with the backing of Swiss Re's strong organisation.

As the IT Security Architect, you will work closely in multi-functional teams to shape a secure technology platform that is not only resilient against cyberthreats but also fulfils our business and product vision and brings value to our customers and distribution partners. In this role, you will hold the title of the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) with the responsibility to own and implement procedures and controls in IT security.

Your responsibilities include:
• Work independently to develop architecture solutions, standards, best practices and the governance process that enables the enterprise to develop and implement secure solutions and capabilities that are aligned with our business and technology strategy. This includes designing a security architecture for application development projects, infrastructure solutions projects, as well as evaluating and recommending security software and solutions.
• Develop, publish and present appropriate security architecture principles and standards, position papers, best practices, patterns, frameworks, procedures and controls.
• Determine baseline security configuration standards for networks, operating systems, web and application stacks.
• Develop and maintain security architecture artefacts (e.g., models, templates, standards, and procedures) that can be used to leverage security capabilities in projects and operations.
• Develop and maintain a practice of breach of security drills and chaos scenarios in order to feedback issues quickly & proactively into delivery teams
• Partner with architects, developers and infrastructure specialists to drive secure-by-design standards and practices, including baseline security configuration standards for networks, operating systems, web, and application stacks.
• Collaborate with the group's information security officer to document identified issues and risks, and appropriate remediation plans.

We are looking forward to working with you as the IT Security Architect.

You will report directly to the Lead Architect of iptiQ EMEA.

About the Team:

iptiQ is a unit within Swiss Re Life Capital; established to deliver white-label life insurance solutions to be sold through partners, directly to consumers. iptiQ is young, motivated and technology driven team, organised to provide creative solutions for life insurance distributors across Europe that engage with consumers in non-traditional ways. Through our strong operational infrastructure, creative thinking, insurance know-how and ecommerce competences we want to drive the digitalization of the life insurance business in Europe.

Requirements for the employee

Candidates with education suit the position

University education (Bachelor's degree)
University education (Master's degree)
Postgraduate (Doctorate)

Language skills

English - Upper intermediate (B2)

Personality requirements and skills

About You:

• 7+ years of experience in cybersecurity, information security, information technology, systems architecture, systems engineering
• Must have participated in developing the security technology architecture for multiple projects
• Experience reviewing application code for security vulnerabilities
• Direct, hands-on experience or strong working knowledge of vulnerability management tools and their integration into CI/CD
• Experience with and a strong working knowledge of the methodologies to conduct threat-modelling exercises on new applications and services.
• Strong understanding of cryptography techniques and standards
• Strong working knowledge of IT infrastructure, applications, databases, operating systems, hypervisors, IP networks, storage networks, backup networks, and media
• Hands-on working knowledge of cloud infrastructure and security best practices, such as Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, etc.
• Strong working knowledge of IAM technologies and services such as Active Directory, Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) and Amazon Web Service (AWS) IAM
• Direct, hands-on experience or strong working knowledge of managing security infrastructure — e.g., firewalls, intrusion prevention systems (IPSs), web application firewalls (WAFs), endpoint protection, SIEM, and log management technology

About you:
• Great team player: you collaborate effectively with team members, express technical leadership supporting your views and ideas while keeping open to different opinions, being fearless and always supplying to the overall growth of the team
• Continuous learner who stays up-to-date with the latest trends and carefully vet with proper pragmatism and long-term vision the adoption of new technologies
• Master’s degree in computer science, engineering or equivalent working experience
• Ability to speak and write English fluently


Brief description of the company

As the world's leading reinsurance company, Swiss Reinsurance Company, based in Zurich, Switzerland, we specialize in covering concepts in capital and risk management.
We combine financial strength with experience, knowledge and creative thought to exploit new opportunities in the interests of our clients, staff and shareholders. Opportunities for you. Opportunities for us.

Number of employees

1000 and more employees

Company address

Swiss Re Management AG
Mlynske Nivy 12
81109 Bratislava


Contact person: Thomas Antonin Lamy

ID: 3510711  Dátum zverejnenia: 27.11.2019  Základná zložka mzdy (brutto) a ďalšie odmeny: Minimum base salary for this job from 2700 EUR gross/month/full time. Our offer to you may be higher based on your skills and experience and will include additional rewards and benefits.*