Security Architect

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    City of London, London

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    £0.00 - £500 per day

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    Gemma Conreen

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  • Published:

    3 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months

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Security Architect


£500 per day

6 months initial contract with the view to extend (12 mths+)

I have an urgent requirement for a Security Architect to join a market leading organisation on a 6-month initial contract. You should have experience of designing and developing enterprise cyber security solutions to mitigate cyber threats and vulnerability attacks.

Key Accountabilities

  • Being able to quickly understand enterprise level architecture security threats, risks and exposures.
  • Analysis and monitoring of cyber security threats and vulnerabilities along with recommended / actions to mitigate or reduce the risks.
  • Liaise with internal teams to coordinate corrective or preventative actions where necessary.
  • Review and propose improvements for Qualys and vulnerability scanning.
  • Review and propose improvements to software patching schedule ensuring protection and compliance of critical assets.
  • Be able to work with cross functional application and infrastructure teams to provide the best solution to meet the project needs.
  • Carry out risk assessment and mapping of critical infrastructures technical vulnerabilities exposure and risks
  • Ability to determine cyber threat level by investigating historic and active vulnerabilities.
  • Provide technical design recommendations with a focus on improving the customer risk position and security maturity.
  • Solution scoping - including defining the technical/service components, estimating the architectural and engineering effort and working with the project manager to ensure these are appropriately represented in the relevant scoping document.
  • Technical coordination/management - e.g. directing engineers to build/test/etc the solution in line with the design/scope and troubleshoot/resolve technical issues.

Key skills

  • IT and Security Governance, Security Risk threat assessment and vulnerability management ideally using Qualys
  • Be able to present solutions to senior management and customers.
  • Be able to liaise with internal teams to confirm and validate technical proposals.
  • Knowledge of industry technologies and software emerging threats / vulnerabilities.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Knowledge and use of industry security toolsets including Qualys and Skybox
  • Knowledge of NIST and other Cyber Security Framework
  • Vulnerability management skills to review critical infrastructure and security vulnerabilities
  • Understanding of SIEM solutions
  • Good communication skills - written & oral. Able to communicate effectively to technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Appreciation of scope management and exposure to customer-supplier commercials - including RAID identification, articulation & management.
  • Experience in working in a matrix managed project environment.
  • Experience in working for an IT supplier to deliver projects to a customer.


  • Design: Designs small or medium scale solutions (or parts of larger solutions) which need minimal review following peer review.
  • Cost and risk. Defines the approach to small/medium scale solution development and acceptance testing, ensuring an acceptable cost structure.
  • Requirements and design. Designs innovative, medium scale solutions incorporating components from contributing specialists.

Security Architect


£500 per day

6 months initial contract with the view to extend (12 mths+)