USACares Jobs

Job Information

UNUM Security Analyst I in Carlow, Ireland

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.

We are seeking individuals to join our team of talented IT professionals. If you thrive working in an agile, fast-paced, and delivery-focused environment Unum is for U.

General Summary:

Individuals in the Security Analyst I role are responsible for delivering and overseeing business value to their customers by providing security administration support for internal/external auditors, business users and contractors, vendors, and Information Technology staff. These services can include complex and technical security access administration analysis tasks.

The position is responsible for daily security administration operations. This includes responding to service requests and incidents, as well as technical assistance including researching and resolving complex incidents/problems. They establish and enhance processes and procedures for continuous improvement purposes. The work is moderately complex and requires a thorough understanding of multiple technical services.

This position is coached by a Manager or Director of IT and requires regular interaction/partnership with other Security Analysts, Engineers and Project Managers

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Executes the operation, reporting and continuous improvement of the services/functions required to deliver and support infrastructure services and products to meet the needs of the business.

  • Partners with manager(s), solutions engineer(s), and service manager(s) on the operational aspects of associated services (Service and Incident Management) to meet or exceed committed service levels.

  • Supports team processes to ensure the stability and performance of Identity and Access Management services/functions. Addresses/adjusts services proactively as needed to maintain or exceed service levels to business.

  • For accountable services, partners with the Information Technology organizations responsible for ITIL Service Management based processes associated with Incident, Problem, Change, Availability, and Release Management.

  • Works as part of a team that leverages agile approaches (KANBAN) to meet business needs at an accelerated pace.

  • Frequently participates in and may lead complex, cross-functional projects.

  • Formulates specific project tasks, identifying timeframes and needed resources; accountable for plan completion.

  • Assists with providing daily work direction, technical leadership, and mentoring for team members.

  • Communicates and assigns order to high-priority incidents.

  • May serve as a focal point for CSI (Continual Service Improvement) initiatives.

  • Is a subject matter expert on the existing departmental/unit/functional processes and procedures, process inputs/outputs and dependencies specific to the role.

  • Negotiates effectively with business and IT partners regarding proposed timelines, recognizes potential conflicts, and facilitates conflict resolution as required.

  • Adapts to change, acts as a change agent, and works effectively in a dynamic environment.

  • Participates in 24/7 on-call rotation.

  • Participates in Release activities, Mainframe Open Houses, and implementation support as needed.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Specifications

  • Bachelors degree, or equivalent experience

  • Has 2+ years of related work experience

  • Demonstrates a working knowledge of corporate, industry and professional standards, e.g. ITIL, and Agile methodology

  • Demonstrates experience in:

  • Microsoft environment including Wintel/Distributed Environment/Active Directory, Windows Operating Systems, Windows Server Operating Systems, Exchange/Outlook, SharePoint, SQL

  • IBM Mainframe and Middleware environments including RACF, Websphere, MQ, DB2, IMS, Linux, AIX

  • Identity and access management tools and processes (Oracle, iAcces, My Access, Quest/Dell)

  • Has strong understanding of the following security technologies:


  • Active Directory, AD Users and Groups, Hyena, Quest/Dell Active Roles, Powershell

  • Proficient in the following requirements and concepts:

  • Audit and compliance requirements

  • Network security concepts and high level risks

  • Access review program and related SOS/SOX/SOC processes and requirements

  • Self motivated, results oriented and organized

  • Demonstrates strong focus on quality delivery and delighting customers; holds self to high standards of delivery

  • Demonstrates good oral and written communication skills; able to communicate effectively with systems associates at all levels

  • Strong team player; able to work effectively within a team and more broadly with people from a variety of backgrounds and areas across the organization

  • Able to effectively handle multiple assignments, work under minimal direction, and deal effectively with changing business priorities and conflicts

  • Promotes team collaboration

Technical Skills for Cyber Security

  • Excellent working knowledge of one or more of the following security areas:

  • Operating System Security (Windows, Apple, AIX, Linux, zOS)

  • Internet Technologies (NNTP, Proxy, HTTP, HTTPS, HTLM, SSL, X.509)

  • TCP/IP and networking (LAN/WAN/Wireless)

  • Intrusion detection and prevention products

  • Incident response management

  • Public key infrastructure technologies including encryption, Kerberos, certification authorities

  • General access control security (Active Directory, Linux, and Mainframe security)

  • IPSEC and remote access technologies

  • End-point security products (i.e. Anti-virus, Malware, Hard Drive encryption)

  • Ethical hacking, incident response and case management

  • Forensic tools such as Oxygen, encase, Atola Forensic equipment

  • Experience in implementing and operating security technology such as firewalls, multi-level security implementation, security assessment scanners, and security monitoring tools (e.g. IDS/IPS, SEIM, AV, Qualys, etc.)

  • Experience in application and network security assessment methodologies, tools, and techniques

  • Experience in implementing and operating global end-point security products (anti-virus, anti-malware, hard drive encryption, DLP, etc.)

  • Security Coding Standards (e.g. OWASP) and Secure Software Development Lifecycles.SOX and HIPPA compliance requirements and related programs

  • Familiar with regulations, including, GLPA, HIPAA, GDPR, CCPA, and other cyber security regulatory compliance requirements and related programs

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!