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Senior Application Security Specialist


Zurich is currently searching for a Senior Application Security Specialist to join our Information Security team. This resource will work out of our Zurich North America Headquarters in Schaumburg, IL.


The Senior Application Security Specialist drives IT risk reduction, security, and compliance while ensuring that IT supports the business objectives of the group.  This role will oversee the application security program and will provide security subject matter expertise and guidance to help reduce risk in the environment to align with IT strategy.


The ideal candidate has prior hands-on experience in the area of application security assessments and best practices. They will work with product development teams by assisting in understanding of identified vulnerabilities, false positives and remediation efforts.  They will partner with architecture to drive a DEVSECOPS methodology and assist in maturing the tools and processes within that space.   


Additional responsibilities will include conducting vendor and internal risk assessments and ensuring compliance with regulations such as NYDFS.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and 5 or more years of experience in the Data Security area


  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and 7 or more years of experience in the Data Security area


  • Experience working across business units and/or geographic boundaries


Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Prior software development and programming experience with modern programming languages (i.e., JAVA, .Net, Javascript) and working knowledge of vulnerability remediation
  • Experience with SAST, DAST and/or IAST analysis and remediation
  • An understanding of DEVSECOPS concepts and tools 
  • Experience with API frameworks
  • Strong knowledge of information security concepts and security trends and practices including OWASP Top 10 and common security flaws
  • CISSP or other technical security or IT systems certifications
  • Experience with Vulnerability Management tools (Qualys / Nexpose / Nessus)
  • Experience with operating system and application patching


A future with Zurich

Now is the time to move forward and make a difference. At Zurich, we want you to share your unique perspectives, experiences and ideas so we can grow and drive sustainable change together. As part of a leading global organization, Zurich North America has over 148 years of experience managing risk and supporting resilience. Today, Zurich North America is a leading provider of commercial property-casualty insurance solutions and a wide range of risk management products and services for businesses and individuals. We serve more than 25 industries, from agriculture to technology, and we insure 90% of the Fortune 500®. Our growth strategy is not limited to our business. As an employer, we strive to provide ongoing career development opportunities, and we foster an environment where voices are diverse, behaviors are inclusive, actions drive equity, and our people feel a sense of belonging. Be a part of the next evolution of the insurance industry. Join us in building a brighter future for our colleagues, our customers and the communities we serve. Zurich maintains a comprehensive employee benefits package for employees as well as eligible dependents and competitive compensation. Please click here to learn more.


As a global company, Zurich recognizes the diversity of our workforce as an asset. We recruit talented people from a variety of backgrounds with unique perspectives that are truly welcome here. Taken together, diversity and inclusion bring us closer to our common goal: exceeding our customers’ expectations. Zurich does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status. EOE disability/vet 


Zurich does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies. Any unsolicited resume will become the property of Zurich American Insurance. If you are a preferred vendor, please use our Recruiting Agency Portal for resume submission. 


Location(s): AM - Schaumburg

Remote Working: Yes

Schedule: Full Time


Linkedin Recruiter Tag: #LI-DR1 

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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