Information Security Architect

Information Security Architect

Job Title: Information Security Architect
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Yorkshire and the Humber, England
Salary: Negotiable
Reference: HQ00067989_1520412369
Contact Name: Richard Williamson
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 07, 2018 08:46

Job Description

Information Security Architect



My client, a global Financial Services End User are searching for an Information Security Architect to join their business in Yorkshire, this role is a full time permanent role, with a salary of up between £65,000 - £80,000.

This role will join a global business where IT is at the heart of their DNA, you will join a Security team of around 120 people, who are all passionate about Security. The key attributes this individual will have are - solid back ground in Architecture (Network or Security), Design & approval & PCI would be a huge plus.

Summary of This Role:

Security Architecture and Design Specialist required for a dynamic and challenging role in our Knaresborough based office. A key member of the Global Information Security Architecture team you will also work closely with the other members of the Information Security (IS) team to deliver security policies, processes and standards into the design and build of solutions. Focused on the International Business Segment (outside of North America) you will work with business units and other functions to identify security requirements, using methods that may include risk and business impact assessments. Your day to day role will be alongside the Global Technical Services (GTS) department and associated business units to design and ensure the implementation of appropriate technical security controls to meet the security requirements.

What Part Will You Play?

*Works with IT and IS teams to identify, select and implement technical security controls.
*Consults with IT solution designers to assure and ultimately approve designs and system changes in line with policy, agreed standards and/or risk profile.
*Develops security processes and procedures to ensure that security controls are managed and maintained.
*Researches, evaluates and recommends information-security-related hardware and software, including developing business cases for security investments.
*Maintains an in depth understanding of financial and credit card industry standards (e.g. PCI standards, card association requirements, DPA) and ensures that all projects are delivered to these standards.
*Assesses IT operational activities for compliance and security gaps both periodically (e.g. PCI assessments) and as an ongoing activity (e.g. day to day interactions).
*Prioritises remedial work, driving security improvements across the business. Trains non-security staff on risks and sensible approaches for mitigation.
*Supports incident response from a security technology perspective.
*Assess the impact of business change on the IT security model and associated artefacts.
*Develops architecture strategy and creating models/patterns.
*What Are We Looking For in This Role?
*Minimum Qualifications
*Degree or equivalent industry experience.
*PCI DSS experience mandatory.

Preferred Qualifications
*Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and/or Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) and/or TOGAF qualification highly desired.
*CCSP or AWS Cloud Certifications highly desired.
*ISO 27001 or NIST CSF experience highly desired.
*What Are Our Desired Skills and Capabilities?
*Strong understanding of business applications, including internet facing and financial systems.
*Excellent technical knowledge and preferably design experience of mainstream operating systems [for example, Microsoft Windows, Macintosh, Linux, AIX] databases, middleware, virtualisation and storage technologies.
*Excellent technical knowledge and preferably design experience of a wide range of security technologies, such as network security appliances, identity and access management (IAM) systems, cryptography, SIEM, anti-malware solutions, automated policy compliance tools, and desktop security tools.
*Excellent technical knowledge and preferably design experience of network infrastructure and design, including routers, switches, firewalls, and the associated network protocols and concepts.
*Excellent technical knowledge and preferably design experience of application and web technology and security issues (for example OWASP).
*Ability to apply skills to new technology stacks including Public Cloud and Containerisation.
*Technical knowledge of mainframe systems (desirable).
*Proficiency in performing risk, business impact, control and vulnerability assessments.

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