Senior Cyber Security Solution Architect

Recruiter
IF Recruitment Ltd
Location
London, South East England
Salary
65000.0000
Posted
17 Jul 2017
Closes
16 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Role: Senior Cyber Security Solution Architect

Salary: £65,000 to £70,000

Location: UK Wide

Key activities and responsibilities:

  • Early on engagement with sales (within and outside the BDS service line) to identify and qualify and pre-shape sales opportunities and bids for Cyber Security
  • Working closely with the BDS sales leads to present at client meetings and handle all technical aspects of any cyber security propositions
  • Participate and comply with Deal Assurance processes
  • Provide weekly reporting to Head of Cyber Security Solutions
  • Take solution ownership and own the transfer of won business to the PMO function
  • Ensure technical designs are aligned to technology standards and any exceptions are approved.
  • Manage technical risk register ensuring solution development and ensure transfer, mitigation or acceptance is documented
  • Ensure all technical artefacts including designs are peer reviewed through the appropriate technical design authority
  • Able to identify opportunities to promote BDS cyber security portfolio services during client dialogue sessions
  • Able to identify appropriate technical controls during PQQ, RFI, RFP, ITT and BAFO stages
  • Build of solutions combining the BDS capabilities from Cyber security products, Consulting & Integration, to managed security services. And/or lead solutions which combine BDS capabilities with other service lines capabilities
  • Perform subsequent bidding activities such as establishing a cost structure, assessing solution risks and participating in clients interactions (Yellow Pad sessions, Solution Walk-throughs, Due diligence)
  • Deal tracking and documentation into management tools and reporting portals
  • Bid management (when BDS is acting as the leading Service Line) including the development and presentation of bid review artifacts to the management in the deal review meetings
  • May conduct solution reviews and validation (technical feasibility and ability to deliver within allocated time and budget) when solutions are developed by non BDS Cyber Security presales
  • Collaboration with BDS Cyber Security Portfolio to achieve a higher degree of alignment of solutions to portfolio standards and established partnerships
  • Oversight and continuous improvement of Cyber Security solution documentation and especially development and promotion of re-usable material
  • Continuous improvement of the experience sharing and the leverage of information across the Cyber Security team with the purpose of gaining efficiency in the bid solution process
  • Maintenance of awareness of both the imminent and longer term industry/emerging trends for cyber security services & products

Person Specification:

  • Fluent English language Oral and Written skills
  • Leadership skills, identifying goals and objectives, and motivating and leading others towards their achievement
  • Strong communication skills, interpersonal and presentations skills (Able to communicate effectively with both technology and none-technology literate audiences)
  • Have proven experience of working at senior organisational levels
  • Able to manage time and prioritise workload

Essential:

  • Collaboration with BDS Cyber Security Portfolio to achieve a higher degree of alignment of solutions to portfolio standards and established partnerships
  • Strong knowledge on existing Cyber security portfolio and solutions
  • Demonstrate expertise across the broader IT infrastructure stack (Good understanding of cloud, big data, and cyber security emerging threats and remediation techniques)
  • Client focused thinking with a strong combination of technical and business knowledge; a big-picture vision combined to ability to deep dive a specific technical topic or seek adequate support from the Offering management community to do so
  • Cross-functional and inter-disciplinary awareness of other functions and disciplines
  • Strong communication skills, interpersonal and presentations skills (Able to communicate effectively with both technology and none-technology literate audiences)
  • Able to work well under pressure, ability to work in a team environment
  • Able to combine technical & commercial considerations into the decision making process
  • Able to quickly understand complex problems and advise effective solutions
  • Able to identify pitfalls and improvements in processes and tools
  • Thinks out-of-the-box and with good risk analysis skills to analyse and explain the risks involved in using or bypassing proposed solutions & technologies
  • Flexibility required to attend client meetings

Desirable:

  • Over 5 years of experience in a cyber security in a client facing position (Consulting, Integration, Solution)
  • Or over 10 years of experience in cyber security activities
  • Broad range of experience in cyber security technology and vendors
  • Large Corporate / SI / MSP working experience preferred
  • CISSP / CISM / CISA qualification preferred

To be considered for this position please contact Christian at IF Recruitment.