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Cyber Application Security Specialist (Hybrid)



 Established in 2013 and now based in Blackrock, the Dublin Technology Center delivers best in industry infrastructure and security services across the Zurich Insurance Group. Whether it's with one of our core capabilities such as Cyber Security, or working with our Cloud or Crowdsourcing teams, our customers are our priority. We work hard to deliver our services excellently with our unique talent. We are committed to working with the best and brightest people from the broadest talent pool possible. We believe a diversity of ideas fosters innovation and engagement, allows us to attract the best people, and to develop the best products, services and solutions. Qualified individuals from all walks of life are encouraged to apply. 

Zurich Dublin Technology Center is looking for a Cyber Security Specialist who will report to the Cyber Application Security Manager for EMEA & APAC.
Cyber Application Security is one of Zurich’s core Cyber functions working to ensure we deliver adequate technical assurance across the enterprise’s mobile, web application and API ecosystem. Leveraging several market-leading security capabilities the team specialises in understanding web technology, the related vulnerabilities, best practices for development and the evolving tools available to
protect our vast portfolio of internet facing applications. The team executes a consistent global application security program for all Zurich Insurance Business Units to reduce costs and risks while working with a global, multidisciplinary and multicultural Cyber team.

As a Cyber Security Specialist, you will act as the 1st point of contact and technical subject matter expert for Zurich Business Units and external partners for Zurich’s Application Security services. Responsibilities include working with peers in Global Information Security to advise business stakeholders and various application development teams on proper security in their Software Development Lifecycle, strategic use of infrastructure technologies, such as web application firewalls and agent-based security to provide layers of defense and ensuring smooth execution of application security processes around vulnerability scanning, flaw mitigation, and remediation. 


Your Role

As a Cyber Security Specialist your main responsibilities will include, but not necessarily be limited to, the following:

  • Assess and verify HTTP vulnerabilities reported by our SAST/DAST/IAST security capabilities
  • Act as SME on application security processes and technologies
  • Perform code reviews and HTTP traffic analysis in support of Cyber Response investigations 
  • Administrative tasks related to the security toolset managed by the Application Security team 
  • Raising awareness to Application Owners about application security processes and policies
  • Supporting the CISO/BISO organization in achieving security compliance
  • Monitoring vendor/partner performance in addressing application risks
  • Providing security consultancy around DevSecOps implementation and integration with AppSec capabilities
  • Actively represent Application Security perspectives at meetings with internal and external stakeholders
  • Providing metrics to support risk posture assessments

Your Skills and Experience

As a Cyber Security Specialist your skills and qualifications will include: 

  • Bachelor’s degree and 5+ years’ experience in the Information Technology field
  • Hands-on experience with scripting (Python or Bash) 
  • Knowledge of Cyber Security Operations and experience with SIEM data analysis.
  • Industry certifications such as, but not limited to: 
    • CompTIA Security+, CyberSecurity Analyst+, PenTest+, CEH, GIAC (GWEB, GWAPT, GXPN) and/or Offensive Security InfoSec certifications.
    • Evidence of pen-testing experience and capability via Hack the Box or similar.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • 4+ years of web/mobile development or Information Security background
  • Expertise in securing DevSecOps CI/CD pipelines in the context of mobile/web development 
  • Exposure to cloud security industry best practices and/or deployments
  • Risk management and IT security skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Solid analytical and customer service skills
  • General knowledge of regulatory requirements relevant to the business
  • Experience working across business units and geographical boundaries to engage team members and stakeholders

Additional Information

Primary work location is Dublin. Position is Blackrock-based but occasional travel may be required to other Zurich locations.

If you value an exciting and varied working environment and meet the above requirements, then our recruiter Marie Byrne is looking forward to receiving your application by clicking on the button “Apply online”.


Who we are 

Zurich is one of Ireland's leading insurance companies providing a wide range of general insurance and life insurance products and services. The company employs over 1,000 people across its locations in Dublin and Wexford. 

Zurich is a strong brand. Zurich in Ireland is part of Zurich Insurance Group, a leading multi-line insurer that serves its customers in global and local markets. Our 55,000 employees worldwide form the basis of our success, helping our customers in 210 countries and territories to understand and protect themselves from risk. In order to deliver our services, we offer a competitive compensation package and interesting opportunities for further training & development. As a Zurich employee you benefit from a multitude of advantages as well as a strong culture, characterized by acceptance, diversity and team spirit. 

At Zurich we are an equal opportunity employer. We attract and retain the best qualified individuals available, without regard to race/ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability.

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