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Snr Security Network Operations Engineer


Job Summary

Established in 2013 and now based in Blackrock, the ITS Dublin Hub 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 Senior Security Network Operations Engineer who is required support major business and security project activities. EMEA region. The ideal candidate will provide Senior technical support for network and security devices in region while also acting as 3rd line support to the operations teams. Reporting to EMEA head of networks as part of security networks delivery team. The primary responsibilities will include design and deployment of new network security devices, maintaining the stability, availability and system lifecycle of all key security devices in region.  Respond to incident escalation requirements from security tools and support SOC functions in region 

Drives implementation of processes and programs to address information security operational needs. Manage communication, change, resource, and standard activities, while tracking and reporting project progress to completion.


Job Qualifications

As a Senior Security Network Operations your main responsibilities will include, but not necessarily be limited to, the following:

  • Ensure security by design principles  
  • Network solutions design and implementations  
  • administration, and monitoring 
  • Firewall policy creation 
  • Firewall base line security 
  • Monitoring and response device health 
  • Thread prevention countermeasures review  
  • Provide proactive fault management and vendor engagement 
  • DDI management 
  • Perimeter Hygiene 
  • Assisted in cyber security investigations

Job Accountabilities - Key Accountabilities

As a Senior Security Network Operations your skills and qualifications will include: 

  • 5-7 years professional experience managing enterprise network Security environments including  2 years of experience administrating in house and/or cloud based email security solutions.  
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Engineering or related field is preferred but not required 
  • Vendor specific certifications are preferred, but not required, including: Qualified Palo Alto Management to PCNSE6 
  • Qualified CISCO ASA Firewall Management to CCNP standard 
  • Qualified Checkpoint CCSA standard 
  • Knowledge managing  NG firewalls both physical and virtual. 
  • Knowledge managing remote users access in particular Palo Alto  prisma Access(GPCS) platform 
  • In depth knowledge of Network Security Architecture 
  • Solid background in data networks and routing protocols  
  • ITIL v3 preferable but not essential 
  • Qualified or working towards certifications like CISSP or CISA.  
  • Good team player, and excellent communication skills. 
  • Self starter who can lead major initiatives and mentor less experienced teammates. 

Job Functions

Technical Skills

  • Experience with administering, troubleshooting and configuring / implementation (Palo Alto/CISO/Checkpoint) firewalls, Bluecat IPAM system 
  • Cisco networking CCNP level 
  • AWS/Azure  fundamentals level knowledge   
  • Network/ Design experience 
  • Software Experience – Windows OS/ Junos/ScreenOS/IOS 
  • Good understanding of security operations and technologies. 
  • Experience with Security Assessments 



  • Good understanding of IT Security practices, methodologies, tools mechanisms and trends.  
  • To be able to communicate and write high quality reports in English. 
  • Strong integrity and highly ethical 

Additional Information

Primary work location is Blackrock. Position is Dublin-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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