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Senior Security Architect

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Job Summary

  • Glasgow
  • Contract
  • BBBH779136
  • Apr 01, 2021
  • £700 - £800 pd
Job Description

A Financial Services company based in Glasgow is looking to hire a Senior Security Architect to join their Global Cybersecurity & Architecture team. This is an initial 6-month contract paying £750pd

Senior Security Architect

IR35 type: Inside, PAYE

Rate - £750/day

A Financial Services company based in Glasgow is looking to hire a Senior Security Architect to join their Global Cybersecurity & Architecture team.

This is an initial 6-month contract paying £750pd day (Inside IR35), fully remote until further notice but once people start to return you will only be required to travel into the office once or twice a month

As the Senior Security Architect, you will provide overall direction, lifecycle management and leadership for the Security Architecture and Technology.

Key responsibilities

  • Serving as a Cybersecurity expert to contribute to the definition of overall IT architecture.
  • Developing, contributing and management of Security Architecture Specifications, Security Architecture Analysis, Threat-Modelling, Security Requirements, Security Standards and Design Patterns, Reference Architectures, Security Strategies and Roadmaps
  • Leading and contributing to the security posture of networks and systems, data centre infrastructures, cloud architectures and solutions
  • Applying security design principles to develop security solutions architectures
  • Providing strategic points of view for security solutions and security industry events
  • Developing and/or carrying out the strategic direction of security projects to enable execution of the information security strategy
  • Developing security solutions to enable execution of the long-term security architecture
  • Driving security technologies evaluations and proof-of-concepts
  • Building strong cross-organizational relationships and effectively influencing staff across the IT organization and product groups
  • Managing the lifecycle of security technologies
  • Working closely with the other technology architects to ensure that security is properly embedded in their technology domains architectures
  • Evaluating and assessing risk as part of lifecycle management
  • Staying current with security technologies and making recommendations for use based on business value
  • Advising leadership on Cybersecurity issues, systems, processes, products, and services.
  • Maintaining oversight of the design and implementation of IT systems to ensure appropriate and effective security controls are included.

Key Skills and Experience

  • Significant Cybersecurity, Architecture and Design experience in Networks, Data Centre Systems, and Cloud Infrastructure and Platforms (IaaS security, PaaS security)
  • Strong experience in threat-modelling of complex systems
  • Experience in delivering comprehensive architecture specifications for complex security solutions
  • Experience with creating technical documentation: product documentation, technology and systems/network architecture, and technical whitepapers.
  • Strong working experience with the following security technologies: Firewalls, Intrusion Detection/Prevention Systems, Vulnerability Scanning, WAF, Wireless LAN, NAC, DLP, DDoS Mitigation, WAN security, SIEM, Content Filtering, Cloud Security gateways, Secure Proxies, SSL crypto solutions
  • Experience with open source-based security technologies
  • Strong knowledge and working experience with SDN (Software-Defined Networking), NFV (Network Function Virtualization), and network virtualization/overlays
  • Strong hands-on cloud architecture, with knowledge and working experience in: OpenStack, Cloud Foundry, Server Virtualization hypervisors (KVM, Xen, Hyper-V, VSphere), Linux Containers technologies (Docker, Mesos, Kubernetes), and distributed computing
  • Strong expertise and experience with Linux and Linux security
  • Solid understanding of and ability to speak authoritatively to security principles in areas such as network, systems, virtualization, cloud technologies, access control.
  • Proven ability to troubleshoot and resolve complex technical issues at Expert level.
  • Hands-on experience and strong understanding of technology and enterprise security
  • Solid understanding of compliance, regulatory and legal requirements relevant to the payments processing industry such as PCI, SOX, and GLBA.
  • Strong understanding of relevant Industry Principles, Best Practices, and Standards, such as NIST, ISO, IEEE, and TCG
  • Strong cross-domain and cross-functional knowledge that will enable design of the best possible security technology solutions.
  • Has solid understanding of the SSDLC process and follows the process to effectively develop and design solutions.
  • Ability to function as an individual contributor and mentor/leader detached from the corporate environment.
  • Experience integrating multiple vendor products
  • Preferred certifications include: CISSP, OpenStack Certification, TOGAF, SABSA

Morgan McKinley is acting as an Employment Agency and references to pay rates are indicative.



Consultant Details

Consultant Details

James Rossiter
James Rossiter
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