Senior Cyber Security Architect

Malvern, Worcestershire
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about 2 months ago

Senior Security Architect

Our client are experts in defence, aerospace, security and related markets. They draw on extensive technical knowledge and intellectual property to provide the know-how and support to solve some of the world's most challenging problems. This organisation makes the critical difference to customers by providing unique approaches to problem solving. Why don't you join some of the world's finest scientific and technical minds and help us make tomorrow work today?

As they continue to grow into new markets around the world, there's never been a more exciting time to join this organisation. The formula for success is an appetite for innovation, courage to take on a wide variety of complex challenges and motivated people who work to deliver the best possible solutions to partners. Joining a market-leading company offers an opportunity to work on highly technical cutting edge projects, enabling customers to protect, improve and advance their vital interests.

Job Description

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced cyber professional to work alongside a highly motivated team and be 'hands-on' across a wide range of sensitive projects for Government, Defence and National Intelligence organisations. As a Cyber Security Architect, you'll be responsible for conducting analysis of and delivering consultancy on the security posture of complex system architectures for UK & international clients.

This role will also require you to work collaboratively with other security experts, including Information Assurance consultants, accreditors, analysts and penetration testers to inform secure architectural design that meets all relevant governance requirements. By collaborating with other architect disciplines and technical experts, you will deliver a security viewpoint on architectures that will inform the design while ensuring security requirements are met.

As and when required, you will be able to have significant impact on local security-related project delivery elements, including detailed technical levels and higher level project views, as well as taking a lead role on local security governance project elements. You'll gain experience across a wide variety of areas within cyber, this includes but not limited to, security assurance, accreditation, Government and commercial frameworks and related technical guidance/best practice.

You will also apply detailed knowledge of the current cyber threat landscape, technical vulnerabilities and attack methodologies to the design of complex architectures.

The Fit

The successful candidate will have previous experience of applying architectural frameworks (e.g. TOGAF), as well as a sound understanding of Information Assurance Frameworks, both Government and commercial (e.g. IS 1&2, 27001, NIST). We're looking for someone with strong technical knowledge across multiple platforms and technologies, with demonstrable experience of identifying cyber security risks and developing proportionate mitigations in solution designs.

You will have experience providing advice as part of larger project delivery teams with the ability to engage with a cross-section of stakeholders, both technical and non-technical. A certification demonstrating suitable expertise in Security Architecture, Information Assurance and Technical Architecture is highly desired but not essential.


Our client is committed to attracting the best talent in the market and their salary, benefit and reward scheme is designed to make sure we achieve that. Our reward scheme also means that you can share in the company's success, as well as be rewarded for your own.

You'll also need to be a UK national and willing to undergo government vetting to achieve UK security clearance (SC). In return, you'll receive a competitive salary, excellent benefits and a commitment to help maintain a good work/life balance.

  • Significant long-term investment in learning and development

  • Employee engagement surveys, to ensure the company listen's to suggestions for improvements

  • Share Incentive Plan and Private Medical Insurance

  • 25 Days Starting leave with option to buy additional annual leave

  • Group Personal Pension Scheme - contribute 7% and the company will contribute up to 10.5%

  • Discounted personal accident insurance and free regular health assessments

  • Heath cash plans, childcare vouchers, dental insurance, high street store discount scheme including reductions on meals out and cinema tickets

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