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IT Security Architect

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Alan Parker 13/01/2022
Location: Worthing, Remote Working Not Disclosed Worthing, Remote Working Worthing
Salary: £85,000 - £95,000 £
OTE: plus excellent benefits, bonus and career opportunities
Type: Permanent
Specialisms: IT Security / Info Sec / Information Security
Date: 13/01/2022
IT Security Architect

IT Security Architect – Worthing / Initially Remote / WFH Options

£85,000 to £95,000 plus excellent benefits, bonus and career opportunities / Based Worthing, West Sussex with WFH opportunities

This role will start out as mainly remote, but will soon move to 2 days per week, so location of the successful person would need to be within a reasonably commutable distance from Worthing, even if just for the 2 days per week.

  • Working for a leading technology strong professional services organisation, the IT Security Architect will play a key role in defining, planning, implementing and managing existing and emerging technologies in the Infrastructure Architecture Team under The head of IT Strategy & Architecture.
  • The IT Security Architect will work with Strategy & Architecture peers, stakeholders, the Lead Infrastructure Architect, IT & Business leadership and subject matter experts, to understand, define and implement the enterprise's technology; strategy, processes, and information technology assets.
  • The IT Security Architect will utilise contextual artefacts to support definition of the enterprise-wide IT architecture that will meet current and future needs in an efficient, sustainable, agile, and adaptable manner.
  • The Security Architect also defines and refines enterprise security technology standards, roadmaps, modules, and tools for the enterprise, and partners with business and IT leaders and architects to provide direction and architectural strategy advice on complex and dynamic issues.

The IT security architect will be responsible for the following activities and functions:

  • Develop and maintain a security architecture process that enables the enterprise to develop and implement security solutions and capabilities that are clearly aligned with business, technology and threat drivers.
  • Develop security strategy plans and roadmaps based on sound enterprise architecture practices.
  • Develop and maintain security architecture artefacts (e.g., models, templates, standards and procedures) that can be used to leverage security capabilities in projects and operations.
  • Track developments and changes in the digital business and threat environments to ensure that they're adequately addressed in security strategy plans and architecture artefacts.
  • Participate in application and infrastructure projects to provide security-planning advice.
  • Draft security procedures and standards to be reviewed and approved by executive management and/or formally authorized by the CISO.
  • Determine baseline security configuration standards for operating systems (e.g., OS hardening), network segmentation, and identity and access management (IAM).

Knowledge/experience required for the IT Security Architect role:

  • Good experience in IT.
  • Experience in using architecture methodologies such as SABSA, Zachman and/or TOGAF.
  • Direct, hands-on experience or strong working knowledge of managing security infrastructure - e.g., firewalls, intrusion prevention systems (IPSs), web application firewalls (WAFs), endpoint protection, SIEM and log management technology.
  • Verifiable experience reviewing application code for security vulnerabilities.
  • Direct, hands-on experience or a strong working knowledge of vulnerability management tools.
  • Documented experience and a strong working knowledge of the methodologies to conduct threat-modelling exercises on new applications and services.
  • Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS) / HIPAA-HITECH / Validated Systems (e.g., GAMP).
  • Sarbanes-Oxley / (GDPR) / Privacy Practices / ISO 27001/2 / NIST Cybersecurity Framework (CSF).
  • Full-stack knowledge of IT infrastructure.
  • Experience designing the deployment of applications and infrastructure into public cloud services.

IT Security Architect – Worthing / Initially Remote / WFH Options

£85,000 to £95,000 plus excellent benefits, bonus and career opportunities / Based Worthing, West Sussex with WFH opportunities

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