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Security Solution Architect

  • Salary: Market Rates
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: Guildford, Surrey
  • Sector: IT
  • Date posted: 16/10/2018
  • Job reference: BBBH90678

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Security Solution Architect / Security Architect - Guildford - Initial 3 to 6 months

Security Solution Architect to join a financial services client based in Guildford on a 3 to 6 month contract.

The role:
You will be working with key stakeholders both within the client's IT Division and their business areas ensuring the delivery of a varied portfolio of work.

You will define, own and communicate the overall architecture for a solution end-to-end; ensuring the solution is architecturally sound, fit for purpose and deliverable, within the context of the available people, process and technology.

Main duties:

  • You will ensure that the solution is well aligned to the IT critical success factors and where such alignment is not feasible, openly report divergence, in order to protect the production environments.
  • You will interpret relevant security policies and threat/risk profiles into secure architectural solutions that mitigate the risks, conform to legislation and regulations and relate to business needs.

You will be responsible for:

  • Producing (or ensuring production of) all architectural deliverables under our development methodology to the required level of quality. These include but are not necessarily limited to: solution options, outline architecture, candidate architecture, solution architecture and IT estimates
  • Identifying and managing areas of risk, including architectural, technical and security
  • Ensuring that the architecture, any divergences and risks are clearly communicated and agreed by all stakeholders
  • Providing design assurance for solution architecture to ensure they are implemented as designed, and to the correct standards and quality
  • Applying security architecture principles to IT systems, control systems (e.g. SCADA, ICS), infrastructure and products
  • Maintaining awareness of the security advantages and vulnerabilities of common products and technologies
  • Designing robust and fault-tolerant security mechanisms and components appropriate to the perceived risks

Skills & Experience
The successful Security Solution Architect must possess the following skills/experience:

  • Demonstrable experience of designing systems architecture
  • Development and analysis experience in software engineering
  • Excellent analytical skills, including the ability to understand business processes
  • Ability to convey architecture through the appropriate use of modelling
  • Experienced user of appropriate tools and techniques
  • Skilled stakeholder management with the ability to communicate at varying levels

Qualifications required:

  • TOGAF, SABSA or equivalent qualification
  • Technical Apprenticeship, or Degree level, or equivalent appropriate experience
  • BCS and CII qualifications are desirable
  • CISSP, ISSAP or equivalent qualification

If this role is of interest to you please submit your CV in the first instance.

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