Security Architect

Perform Group Limited
28 Sep 2017
03 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
JOB PURPOSE (SO WHAT'S YOUR NEW ROLE ABOUT?) Perform Group is a rapidly growing company with equally rapidly evolving business needs. In order to meet these needs new tools and software need to be designed, developed, tested integrated into the workflows that allow Perform Group to deliver the 1000's of video streams, 10000's of videos, 100,000's of articles and millions of detailed sporting events that it does every year. To enable us to manage the risk of such a fast growing business we are looking for a Security Architect to join us in a lead role within our Group Technology function. This role will define security architecture standards, be responsible to ensure the standards are fit for purpose in our agile environment, as well as actively drive implementation of the standards with our solution architects and support teams. The right candidate will ensure that solutions are designed securely supporting business objectives whilst risks are effectively managed. The candidate must be able to collaborate with business stakeholders, development teams, QA teams, IT support and solution architects to perform architecture security reviews, support testing activities and support risk management efforts. KEY DELIVERABLES (WHAT WILL YOU DO IN YOUR NEW ROLE?) % of role Create a security architecture framework and define / improve security architecture standards for infrastructure and platforms, both on premise and cloud based 40 Work with solution architects, application security specialists and software developers to identify architectural security weakness and provide guidance on resilient security architecture and industry best practices 30 Support information security risk management and governance activities, as well as providing expertise on security certification efforts 20 ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS (DO YOU HAVE THESE ESSENTIALS TO BE CONSIDERED FOR AN INTERVIEW?) Skill Level (out of 4) Strong understanding of security architecture best practices, standards and frameworks appropriate for agile organisations 4 Experience with security architecture frameworks and reviews, secure software development and risk assessments incl. threat modelling 4 Solid experience with cloud based services architecture and corresponding security requirements 4 Working knowledge of networking protocols, cryptography, enterprise database technologies, enterprise infrastructure and platform technology 3 Working knowledge of programming languages (JS, Java, PHP), web application and API security 3 DESIRABLE REQUIREMENTS (DO YOU HAVE THESE DESIRABLES?) Experience with CDN providers, OTT content distribution, IP video technology, broadcast systems, contribution & distribution technology At least 4 years experience in a similar role as security architect Professional qualifications suitable to the role (CISSP ISSAP, SABSA, or comparable) Excellent collaboration and communication skills (both written and verbal) Self-starter able to work with minimal supervision and dedicated to deliver high quality results Strong personality, able to quickly build positive cross functional relationships Evidence of ongoing personal development in the information security profession e.g. research, tool development or personal blog Interested in sports, sporting media, sports data and the sports industry IF YOU HAVEN'T YET GOT A FEEL FOR THE CULTURE AT PERFORM, THEN READ ON. Here at Perform we like to consider ourselves a progressive, dynamic, fun and fast-paced global sports media broadcasting company. We are passionate about what we do and really good at it too!! Here are some of the things you can expect working at Perform; collaboration, innovation, ever changing, empowerment, work hard and personal development. BENEFITS You'll receive up to 25 days annual leave (increasing by 3 days after 3 years), Single cover Aviva Private medical insurance*, Life Assurance (4x annual salary), matching pension contributions up to 5%, Season Ticket Loan, Cycle to Work Scheme*, and Childcare Voucher Scheme*. Free parking is available for Feltham offices. We also have a subsidised canteen at Feltham with Starbucks coffee from £1. And there's more.. You'll have access to the Perform online learning portal (MindTools) and be part of our Career Deal, which aims to support your continued professional development. We also have a structured management development programme and a financially rewarding Refer a Friend scheme. If you fancy a move abroad; Perform are currently seeking the best talent in a number of countries around the world! *Please Note - some of these benefits will be available to you upon successful completion of your probation. Find out more about what we do!
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