Senior Information Security Engineer

Information Technology
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Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., one of the world's largest insurance brokerage and risk management services firms, provides a full range of retail and wholesale property/casualty (P/C) brokerage and alternative risk transfer services globally, as well as employee benefit brokerage, consulting and actuarial services. Gallagher also offers claims and information management, risk control consulting and appraisal services to clients around the world. If you're looking for a professional career with an industry leader then you have come to the right place.  Wherever your interests lie, we're sure you will agree on one thing: our continued prosperity hinges on our greatest resource --- our people.

The Sr. Information Security Engineer is primarily responsible for architecting, engineering and implementing IT security solutions as well as managing security tools and processes. This individual provides direction to Security Operations Center staff and participates directly in responding to system events and alerts. 


Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Design, test and implement information security systems and solutions.
  • Develop information security standards and guidelines, processes and procedures.
  • Drive the engineering and implementation of security controls, technologies and solutions.
  • Provide assistance, as escalation point, in management of security tools (e.g.; vulnerability assessment systems, intrusion detection systems, encryption tools, content filters).
  • Assist in the investigation of security events, both automated (e.g.; system alerts) and manual (e.g.; Service Desk tickets). 
  • Monitor and review requests for change for various security technologies to ensure they do not introduce any security and/or compliance risks to the enterprise and meet security policies & guidelines, and compliance requirements.
  • Assist users in finding secure methods and practices to meet business needs. 
  • Provide direction to the Security Operations Center team on all of the above functions, ensuring appropriate coverage for Gallagher’s global operations. 
  • Coordinate regular security assessments (e.g.; penetration tests, application vulnerability evaluations) with both internal customers as well as external partners/vendors.  
  • Collaborate with external groups to identify remediation plans for any security issues found and track work to completion.
  • Research latest IT security trends and threats.


  • Bachelor’s degree preferably in a technology related field OR equivalent experience. 
  • Minimum of 10 years IT experience, including experience in information security within a large IT infrastructure. 
  • Hands-on technical experience with security tools, such as endpoint security, web proxy, vulnerability scanners, disk encryption, data loss prevention (DLP), intrusion detection/prevention system (IDS/IPS) and others. 
  • Experience in information security leading practices.


  • Knowledge of information security practices (e.g.; ISO 27001/2, NIST, COBIT). 
  • Knowledge of regulatory compliance requirements such as Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) and Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX).
  • CISSP, CISA or GIAC certification highly preferred.

Work Traits:

  • Strong organization, documentation, and time management skills. 


U.S. Eligibility Requirements

  • Interested candidates must submit an application and resume/CV online to be considered 
  • Must be 18 years of age or older 
  • Must be willing to submit to a background investigation; any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation 
  • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States.  For U.S. employment opportunities, Gallagher hires U.S. citizens, permanent residents, asylees, refugees, and temporary residents. Temporary residence does not include those with non-immigrant work authorization (F, J, H or L visas), such as students in practical training status. Exceptions to these requirements will be determined based on shortage of qualified candidates with a particular skill. Gallagher will require proof of work authorization
  • Must be willing to execute Gallagher's Employee Agreement, or the Non-Disclosure and Confidentiality Agreement, which requires, among other things, post-employment obligations relating to non-solicitation, confidentiality and non-disclosure

Gallagher believes that all persons are entitled to equal employment opportunity and does not discriminate against nor favor any applicant because of race, color, religion, sex, age, veteran status, disability, national origin, or any other legally protected status.  Equal employment opportunity will be extended in all aspects of the employer-employee relationship, including, but not limited to, recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, transfer, demotion, compensation, benefits, layoff, and termination.  In addition, Gallagher will make reasonable accommodations to known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified applicant with a disability, unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business.


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