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Security Architect

Security Architect

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Be Here. Be Great.  Working for a leader in the insurance industry means opportunity for you. Great American Insurance Group, a member of American Financial Group, is a Fortune 500 company consistently recognized as a top place to work.  We combine a "small company" culture where your ideas will be heard with "big company" expertise to help you succeed. With over 30 specialty property and casualty operations and a variety of financial services, there are always opportunities here to learn and grow.


This position is a member of the Enterprise Information Security Group (EISG) and will be expected to provide expertise with Information Security Architecture and Strategy from an enterprise perspective.  This position will perform the evaluation of security initiatives across the enterprise and be tasked with identification of security needs and evaluation of security solutions.  This role will also be tasked with overseeing the network security architecture as well as other areas within the team to support infrastructure architecture and security operations.  The ideal candidate will have a strong network infrastructure and security operations background and be willing to multi-task between multiple projects and initiatives.  The environment consists of multiple locations, a complex architecture and involves significant collaboration with numerous IT and business functions.


  • Architect and design security solutions, technologies and processes
  • Define and architect security solutions that support the business units while staying within the Enterprise’s security posture and risk appetite
  • Manage and maintain oversight for security projects
  • Develop and implement security strategies, standards and policies
  • Identify IT Security risks and evaluate and propose mitigation strategies
  • Develop and maintain cloud security architectures and strategies as needed ensuring existing security standards and requirements are met
  • Serve as the subject matter expert for security technologies and issues
  • Participate in the development of network and application security standards and procedures
  • Stay current and maintain a knowledge of industry threats, trends, and security technologies
  • Perform firewall rule reviews and approvals


Secondary Job Responsibilities include:

  • Mentor security operations members as appropriate
  • Create logical and physical architecture diagrams
  • Provide input and collaborate with the Incident Response team as needed


  • College degree in technology / sciences or equivalent work experience
  • CISSP or other security credential preferred
  • 5-7 years of experience with security architecture with demonstrated increasing responsibility and breadth of knowledge
  • Proven hands-on experience with security solutions such as firewalls, IDS/IPS, proxies, VPNs, malware protection, etc.
  • In-depth understanding of TCP/IP and networking
  • Experience with Linux and Windows operating systems
  • Ability to communicate, develop and leverage business relationships across the organization and externally
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Superior organizational and leadership skills
  • Self-motivated team player who excels in a fast-paced environment
  • Contributes beyond this job role and responsibilities

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