Adliswil, ZH, CH


Cloud Security Architect 

About Swiss Re

The Swiss Re Group is one of the world’s leading providers of reinsurance, insurance and other forms of insurance-based risk transfer, working to make the world more resilient. It anticipates and manages risk – from natural catastrophes to climate change, from ageing populations to cybercrime. The aim of the Swiss Re Group is to enable society to thrive and progress, creating new opportunities and solutions for its clients. Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, where it was founded in 1863, the Swiss Re Group operates through a network of around 80 offices globally. It is organised into three Business Units, each with a distinct strategy and set of objectives contributing to the Group’s overall mission.


About the team

The Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) function is the principal point for cyber and information security activities across Swiss Re. We have the role to oversee security governance, risk and compliance, define and advance the company's cyber security concepts as well as carry out the implementation of necessary security capabilities. Do you want to contribute directly to Swiss Re's business success by bringing Information & Technology digital strategies to life? This is what your role as a Cloud Security Architect is all about.


Your responsibilities

As part of our CISO team, you will work closely with various IT and business teams to secure our group-wide Cloud environment. You will employ holistic, cross-technology methods to enable the various IT units to develop secure technical cloud solutions. In addition, you will help our Regional CISOs as well as other strategic and operative decision makers to take informed steps towards an identity- and asset-based cyber defence.


Activities you´ll perform

  • You develop practical and versatile security requirements, architecture blueprints and processes.
  • Help securing applications and solutions in our multi-cloud environment.
  • Advise representatives from business as well as development teams on security-related topics and enable them to make the best choice.
  • You support the implementation and testing of security controls.
  • Lead projects to advance technical and organisational cloud security competences and embrace new emerging Cloud security trends, e.g. by leading proofs of concepts.
  • Collaborate with IT infrastructure teams to develop the next generation IT architecture which serves our company's needs while providing enterprise-level security.
  • You shape and advance Swiss Re's cloud security strategy and roadmap.


What we are looking for
Do you have hands-on experience in the areas of cyber security, security architecture? Are you into agile development and familiar with multi-cloud environments, incl. Microsoft Azure and Amazon AWS?
Are you passionate about compound, multi-stakeholder security challenges?

Your skills comprise

  • Significant knowledge of major security concepts, technologies, and standard methods.
  • Ability to understand, consult on and contribute to long-term and operational cloud security decisions.
  • Feeling comfortable with leading through complex conversations across multiple partners in a consulting and mediating way.
  • Ability to communicate in a clear, emphatic and solution-focused manner and to independently create appropriate documentation.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English; German is a plus.


We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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