Argo Group is a leader in specialty insurance with a vibrant culture built on respect, equality, wellness and opportunity. We’re an innovative organization that’s small enough to be agile and big enough to make a difference in our industry.  

Our flexible workplace is continuously evolving to ensure all employees feel: 

  • Comfortable bringing their whole selves to work. 
  • Confident that they will be treated respectfully. 
  • Recognized for their performance and provided with equal opportunities to succeed. 

At Argo, skill meets opportunity. If you’re wired to raise your hand and ask, “Where can I help?”, you’ll thrive with us. 

The Data Protection Engineer manages the day-to-day maintenance and operation of Information Security Systems to ensure that controls are adequate and effective. This position also analyzes scenarios, provides solutions, and makes recommendations to protect the environment, customers, and employees of Argo Group.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Creates new ways to solve existing data protection and security issues
  • Liaising with internal stakeholders and outsourced IT service providers on data protection matters
  • Investigates intrusion incidents, conducts forensic investigations, and mounts incident responses
  • Evaluates new technologies and processes that enhance security capabilities
  • Establishes plans and protocols to protect data and information systems against unauthorized access, modification, and/or destruction
  • Delivers technical reports on daily activities
  • Analyzes and advises on new security technologies and program conformance
  • Maintains knowledge with current emerging technologies and advancements within Information Security
  • Takes initiative and responsibility for achieving desired results
  • This position is responsible for coordinating efforts with DLP engineering and escalations for Cyber investigations.
  • This position will provide incident and policy analysis for existing controls and help drive expansion for greater data visibility and loss prevention technologies in the information security environment.
  • Develop a firm grasp on data loss protection concepts and incident analysis and be able to relay findings as needed.
  • Knowledge of data classification solutions
  • Knowledge of cryptographic implementations at media, file, and application levels
  • Experience with metadata management and data tagging and creating custom data analytics for data security
  • Experienced working in an outsourced IT environment

Skills and Competencies

  • Strong organizational, research, analytical and/or problem-solving skills to evaluate situations, make recommendations, and take effective action
  • Ability to articulate complex technical concepts or scenarios to both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Subject Matter Expert (SME) in one or more security domains

What’s required for the position:

  • 5 years’ Experience working with highly sensitive and confidential information and projects with a minimum of 3 years of security-related experience in a global role.
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to operate and communicate effectively while meeting multiple deadlines and completing projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to analyze information and construct an action plan tailored to resolve issues effectively and cooperatively.
  • Experience reviewing, interpreting, and providing guidance on regulatory rules and standards.
  • Ability to read and comprehend complex terminology and procedures in order to provide thorough and accurate guidance and assessments.
  • Knowledge of compliance, international, federal and state laws, regulations, and guidance related to information privacy and security and compliance.
  • Ability to analyze and communicate complicated regulations and requirements to individuals at all levels of the organization.
  • Working knowledge of global privacy and information security laws and regulations (including CCPA, GDPR, GLBA, and HIPAA) that aligns with data processing operations and level of data protection required for the personal data processed by data controllers and data processors.
  • 3+ years of experience in a security, compliance, risk and/or privacy-related role with quality management experience in data protection, data policy, privacy claims, and information security compliance.
  • PCI ISA/QSA, CISA, CISM, CISSP, CIPP, or equivalent
  • Demonstrated ability to use superior judgment and discretion in dealing with sensitive and confidential information.
  • Working knowledge of ISO 27001, PCI, HIPAA, NIST, and/or equivalent series of standards.
  • Ability to chart a course of action that effectively and efficiently assists the organization and department in fulfilling goals and objectives.
  • Proven knowledge of formal information security and privacy standards, techniques and methodologies.
  • Ability to collaborate effectively and work both independently and in a team environment.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
  • Exceptional people skills. Ability to interact in a positive, productive manner with others (demonstrating sensitivity, tact, and professionalism).
  • Ability to deal effectively with difficult situations.
  • Highly motivated, team oriented, professional and trustworthy, with strong skills in personal diplomacy.
  • Ensures adherence to quality standards and reviews project deliverables.

If you have these preferred skills, that is even better:

  • Experience in a Security, Privacy, Compliance, and/or risk management function within both consultancy and company.
  • Specific or additional training in information privacy and security.
  • Prior experience in an Insurance setting.
  • International experience.
  • One or more of the following:
    • CISSP
    • CEH
    • CIPP/US, E
    • CIPM, CIPT

Developing our employees professionally and personally strengthens our organization. Argo Group offers competitive pay and benefits that protect and enhance the lives of employees and their eligible dependents by way of health and wellness plans, life insurance, savings and investment opportunities, adoption assistance, education assistance, and matching gifts for education and charitable causes, just to name a few.

How We Work

Employees at Argo thrive together as a responsible, profitable specialty insurer where all stakeholders share in our success. 
We are committed to:

  • The entrepreneurial spirit
  • Doing the right thing
  • Collaborating
  • Respecting each other

Our Benefits

Developing our employees professionally and personally strengthens our organization. Argo Group offers:

  • An attractive Total Rewards package that includes:
    • Base pay and profit sharing.
    • Comprehensive benefits designed to protect and enhance your life and your dependents’ lives by way of health and wellness plans, life insurance, retirement savings including matching 401K, generous PTO, Paid Caregiver Leave, Paid Parental Leave, and an opportunity to become a shareholder at a 15% discount.
    • Argo Academy, a digital and instructor-led platform that helps us focus on continuous learning – which is why Training magazine named us as one of the Training Top 125 Companies.
    • Opportunities to support your local community though various outreach programs or by matching your gift to charitable causes by 150%.
    • A generous Employee Referral program that resulted in 25% of all new hires this year.
  • Flexible Work Arrangements that include Compressed Hours, Flextime, Job-Sharing, Part-Time and Remote Work, Sabbatical Leave, and Summer Hours. 

About Argo Group

  • We have a very flat organizational structure, enabling our employees have more interaction with our senior management team.
  • View the latest Investor Presentation to learn more about Argo.   
  • We believe in building an inclusive and diverse team, and we strive to make our office a welcoming space for everyone. We encourage talented people from all backgrounds to apply.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, ancestry, color, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin or citizenship (including language use restrictions), denial of family and medical care leave, disability (mental and physical) , including HIV and AIDS, medical condition (including cancer and genetic characteristics), race, religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), sex (including pregnancy, child birth, breastfeeding, and medical conditions related to pregnancy, child birth or breastfeeding), sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or other status protected by laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. We do not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. 

PLEASE NOTE:  At this time, Argo Group will not sponsor an applicant for employment authorization for this position.

If you have a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act or a similar law and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to applying for employment at Argo Group, please contact our Benefits Department at 210-321-8400. 

To all recruitment agencies:  Unless you have been requested to work on this position, or other positions with Argo Group, please do not forward any resumes to Argo Group employees.   Argo Group is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes. 

 

The base salary range provided below is for hires in those geographic areas only and will be commensurate with candidate experience. Pay ranges for candidates in other locations may differ based on the cost of labor in that location. In addition to base salary, all employees are eligible for an annual bonus based on company and individual performance as well as a generous benefits package.
Colorado outside of Denver metro, Maryland, Nevada, and Rhode Island Pay Ranges:
$138,400$164,600 USD
California outside of San Francisco metro area, Connecticut, Denver metro area, Washington State, and New York State (including Westchester County) Pay Ranges:
$152,100$181,000 USD
New York City and San Francisco metro areas Pay Ranges:
$166,000$197,500 USD

PLEASE NOTE:  At this time, Argo Group will not sponsor an applicant for employment authorization for this position.

If you have a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act or a similar law and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to applying for employment at Argo Group, please contact our Benefits Department at 210-321-8400. 

To all recruitment agencies:  Unless you have been requested to work on this position, or other positions with Argo Group, please do not forward any resumes to Argo Group employees.   Argo Group is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd. (NYSE: ARGO) is a global multiline underwriter of specialty insurance and reinsurance products in the property and casualty market. We help power the businesses that drive the world economy, offering a comprehensive line of high-quality products and services designed to meet the unique coverage and claims-handling needs of our clients. We foster an inclusive culture that embraces diversity and design thinking, relies on innovation and agility, promotes collaborative service delivery, offers frequent, integrated communication and values authentic recognition of excellence. View our 2022 Environmental, Social & Governance Report to learn more about Argo.    

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, ancestry, color, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin or citizenship (including language use restrictions), denial of family and medical care leave, disability (mental and physical) , including HIV and AIDS, medical condition (including cancer and genetic characteristics), race, religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), sex (including pregnancy, child birth, breastfeeding, and medical conditions related to pregnancy, child birth or breastfeeding), sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or other status protected by laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. We do not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. 

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Our Benefits

Developing our employees professionally and personally strengthens our organization.
Argo Group offers an attractive Total Rewards package that includes:

  • A culture that recognizes performance and empowers employees to excel, offering competitive compensation and merit driven profit sharing.

  • Flexible workplace policies that support employee well-being include compressed hours, flex-time, job-sharing, remote work, sabbatical leave, holiday and summer hours.

  • Comprehensive health, wellness, and financial planning options that employees can tailor to meet their personal and family needs.  In addition to traditional health and wellness plans, benefits include dental, disability, life insurance, medical, and vision insurance, matching 401(k) retirement savings, generous paid time off (21 days of PTO, 11 paid company holidays, 3 floating holidays and a paid voluntary day), paid caregiver and parental leave, paid bereavement, jury duty/court appearances, and military (up to 14 days) leave, employee assistance program (EAP), an employee stock purchase plan (ESPP) offering a 15% discount, and an array of voluntary benefits.  

  • Argo Academy, a digital and instructor-led platform that offers continuous learning and professional development – Training magazine lists Argo among the Training "Top 125" Companies.   Argo encourages career mobility and continuing education to pursue and maintain professional and industry designations, in addition to traditional university and higher education programs.

  • An inclusive culture that develops and sponsors diverse teams, encourages cross-functional engagement and collaboration, builds community through employee resource groups (ERGs), and provides an environment that welcomes ongoing dialogue, creative innovation, professional and personal development.

  • Active community outreach and volunteer programs in addition to matching charitable gifts by 100%.

  • A generous Employee Referral program that results in approximately 25% of all new hires annually.

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