Security Architect (SC Cleared)

  • Location

    London, England

  • Sector:

    IT

  • Job type:

    Contract

  • Salary:

    £600.00 - £750.00 per day

  • Contact:

    Experis UK

  • Contact email:

    James.Cook@experis.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    9876578_1591211386

  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Duration:

    12 months

  • Expiry date:

    2020-06-10

  • Start date:

    ASAP

  • Client:

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Our Central Government client are recruiting for a number of Sercurity Specialist. The role requires SC Security clearance.

  • Security Architects will be responsible for securing the information and IT by determining security requirements; designing, planning, implementing and testing security systems; preparing security architecture standards, policies and procedures; and mentoring team members
  • Set out a strategic security framework that will assist in maintaining acceptable level of technical risk to client including engagement with senior leaders in the delivery of an effective and efficient security architecture function.
  • Accountable for the security design and/or assurance of IT including determining security requirements; completion of security audits; studying architecture patterns; completion of vulnerability assessments and protective monitoring analysis to ensure that security controls are implemented in accordance with relevant laws, regulations and standards in support of business requirements.
  • Act as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) providing expertise, guidance and advice in Enterprise Security Architecture, including up to date knowledge in infrastructure, application and information security solutions, specifically emerging technologies for security enterprise architectures such as Cloud and Serverless Computing.
  • Deliver IT security assurance and formal reviews of new architecture and application designs, advice on the security of information and information processing facilities, including acting as the internal quality review for work conducted by officers within the team.

Key Skills / Experience

  • Degree in IT, IT Security or Systems Engineering related subject.
  • Relevant IT, IT Security or Systems Engineering Qualification in one or more of the following: BSc, MSc, CISA, CISM, CISSP, CLAS, GIAC, ISO 27001 or equivalent relevant qualifications
  • Agile qualification e.g. Certified Scrum Master.
  • Programme Management qualification e.g. MSP.
  • Project Management qualification e.g. PRINCE2.
  • Service Management qualification e.g. ITIL.
  • In-depth knowledge of IT Security audit and IT Security Architecture methodologies.
  • Detailed knowledge of infrastructure, application and information security solutions and technologies such as Protective Monitoring covering IDS/IPS, Vulnerability Management, Endpoint Security, Patch Management, System Hardening, Gateway Security and Encryption.
  • Knowledge of systems accreditation principles.
  • High standard and capability of technical report writing using Microsoft Office Suite including Visio.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a focus on working within and supporting a team.
  • Planning and organisational skills utilising Microsoft Project for resource and task planning.
  • Risk management.
  • Analytical skills.
  • Experience of IT technical design and formal security review of IT technical solutions.
  • Experience of adopting security standards within public or private sector in one or more of the following areas: CIS Critical Security Controls, HMG Good Practice Guides, Security Policy Framework, ISF Standard of Good Practice, ISO 27001, COBIT, FIRM, PCI-DSS, SOX.
  • Proven experience of supervision or first line management.
  • Experienced in effective decision making

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