Deputy Chief Information Security Officer / AVP Engineering, IRE

Unum Group (Carlow, Ireland) 23 days ago
Job Posting End Date: 01/07

Unum Carlow is an ambitious, innovative Technology Centre working as a global team to drive digital transformation. Unum is one of the world's leading employee benefits providers, helping millions of people gain affordable access to benefits that help them protect their families, their finances and their futures.

Are you an asker of questions, a solver of problems, and a challenger of the status quo? Our mission is to provide a differentiated customer experience and exceed the expectations people have of technology at any company — not just insurers. 

We are seeking individuals to join our team of talented IT professionals who share never-ending passion and an unwavering focus on our customer experience. Team members comfortable working in an agile, fast-paced, and delivery-focused environment thrive in our environment where we value an entrepreneurial spirit and those who challenge the status-quo.

Unum is changing, and we’re excited about what’s next. Join us.

General Summary:

The AVP of Security Engineering will act as the Deputy CISO and play a crucial role in leading, maturing, and continuously improving our enterprise-wide, security solutions engineering team with a focus on business enablement in a highly regulated environment and support the CISO in overall security program leadership. We are looking for a highly-skilled, experienced and motivated leader to lead and grow our technical security team.

As a hands-on player-coach, you will establish a vision and strategy, then lead planning and execution of security architecture, application security, cloud security, and Infrastructure security. You will need to bring strong technical and people leadership capabilities and experience working in an extremely fast-paced, high-growth environment.

What You’ll Do

  • Responsible for strategic thought leadership around all security initiatives

  • Prioritize and recommend security improvements to software, hardware, and policies as part of the global security strategy.

  • Establish and maintain security best practices and policies throughout our organization (

  • Collaborate with Software Engineering leaders to ensure developed software is meeting industry best practices and standards

  • Develop standard operating procedures, playbooks, training materials, process improvement and documentation

  • Manage the professional development of direct reports, creating and promoting career trajectory, training, and mentorship within the team

  • Design and implement enterprise wide security solutions that enhances the security and functionality of legacy systems and seamlessly integrates new technologies in a “cloud first” digital environment.

Job Specifications

  • Multi-disciplinary expertise and experience in domains such as application development, application security, security operations, cybersecurity monitoring, vulnerability management, incident management/response, identity and access management, or cloud infrastructure (AWS/GCP).

  • Established knowledge with respect to governance, regulatory, and compliance frameworks such as HIPAA, NIST CSF, ISO2700X, and PCI-DSS

  • Experience building and leading exceptional teams, with the capability to develop and guide information security team members and IT operations personnel, and work with minimal supervision.

  • Able to collaborate at all levels with the team and push yourself and the team outside of their comfort zone

  • Excellent relationship building skills - will leverage these skills to partner with technical and business leaders

  • Excellent verbal and written skills and be comfortable presenting ideas and issues to different levels within and outside of the organization, to include; executive leadership, customers, auditors, etc.

  • Ability to remain current on security industry trends and attacker tools, techniques, and procedures

  • In-depth knowledge of the security vendor landscape and ability to manage 3rd party security providers.

  • Security-related certification such as the CISSP, CISA, CISM, GIAC is a plus

Unum and its family of businesses offer competitive pay and an excellent benefits package, world-class training and development, and a culture built on employee ideas. Unum is an equal opportunity employer, considering all qualified applicants and employees for hiring, placement, and advancement, without regard to person’s race, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status, family status, membership of the travelling community, gender or sexual orientation. Come join us if you’re interested in working in an exciting and challenging environment for a company that is on the move!



Deputy Chief Information Security Officer / AVP Engineering, IRE

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