An opportunity to lead the security architecture framework & ensure it operates optimally. Drive incremental maturity of associated processes and artefacts and implement ways to measure effectiveness.
Job Title: Principle Security Architect
Reports to: Head of Security Architecture
Own and lead the security architecture framework and ensure it operates optimally. Drive incremental maturity of associated processes and artefacts and implement ways to measure effectiveness.
Take main responsibility for maturing the security architecture capability of the organisation, and play a supporting role for maturing other key security domains
Provide architectural leadership for Information Security across the architectural community within the organisation
Contribute to the creation of various target architectures and to the subsequent project planning and execution to achieve these targets
Build and maintain required security patterns and a security reference architecture
Lead the development and execution of architecture and engineering strategies to continuously improve our security posture as the threat landscape evolves
Partner with business partners and technical teams to craft, integrate, test, and deploy security solutions. This includes system-level architecture and design, risk assessments, and definition of technical security controls vital to achieve security requirements
Provide thought leadership on Cyber and Cyber Risk, and contribute to the review and development of the cyber strategy
Provide leadership to a team of architects, designers, and engineers
Oversee the demand pipeline of requests for security architecture engagement, and capacity within the team
3rd level degree in a computing or other technical discipline, or equivalent experience.
SABSA SCF, TOGAF or other relevant architecture qualification.
Network architecture, Cloud security architecture. Demonstrable experience in leading the Security Architecture & Design agenda in large organisations, preferably within the financial services industry.
Demonstrable management experience and ability to lead technical teams.
Proven competency in critical thinking and leadership.
Ability to work in a dynamic, fast paced environment with limited direction and change oriented where the individual actively defines process improvements, champions and inspires change initiatives, confronts difficult circumstances in creative ways, balances multiple competing priorities and executes accordingly.
SANS or any other equivalent security certifications.
Networking certifications (e.g. CCNA) would also be desirable but not essential.