Network and Gateways Security Architect

Sopra Steria Recruitment Limited
London (Greater)
09 Nov 2017
16 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Network and Gateways Security Architect

Contract Duration: 4+ Months Initially with possible extension

Location: London

Outside IR35

Job details


  • The successful candidate will be;
  • o an experienced HMG IA professional with a technical or security design assurance background, or
  • o an experienced Enterprise Architect with a strong background in security components and HMG Information Assurance
  • o experienced in Gateway architecture with technical knowledge of CISCO and other gateway technology
  • You will possess strong communications, relationship building, negotiation and influencing skills.
  • You will need to demonstrate high credibility, discretion, and integrity in order that you can work effectively with senior MoJ leaders and stakeholders.
  • You will have basic knowledge of current laws and legal constraints relevant to IA in the Government/Public Sector IT ? e.g. Data Protection Act, Freedom of Information Act
  • You will have an analytical and creative approach to problem solving.
  • You will be able to absorb new technical, commercial and business concepts quickly, and work with them.
  • You will be able to obtain information from business people in face to face situations, and to analyse information obtained by a variety of formal and informal means.
  • Requires good information acquisition, organisational awareness and vision coupled with technical skills to guide and communicate information assurance and security principles to the business.
  • You will have detailed technical security knowledge of telecommunications/IT and current products/technology.
  • An understanding of service provision within an outsourced ICT environment.
  • You will have good working knowledge of HMG IA Accreditation.
  • You will have a good understanding of central government department ICT systems and policies
  • You will have an understanding of ICT related technology and how physical, technical, procedural and personnel security can be used to reduce risk to an acceptable level.
  • You will have extensive knowledge and understanding of HMG IA standards and how they apply to ICT systems.
  • You will have good working knowledge of applicable industry payment standards e.g. PCI-DSS.
  • You will demonstrate leadership qualities and be capable of managing resources or a team of people.
  • You will hold a current Government Security Clearance ? minimum SC or willing to undergo security vetting


  • Familiarity with the Cross government IT policies
  • Understanding of the Government and working in the justice system;
  • Demonstrated awareness of the social, environmental and corporate impact of ICT;
  • Understanding of the organisation's IT/Information Systems plans, business objectives and some awareness of comparable organisations.
  • Overall understanding of the skills or business units serviced by the IT areas supported.
  • Educated to degree level or holds a relevant professional qualification. May have a postgraduate qualification such as an MSc in Information Security.
  • Familiarity with PRINCE2 project management practice.
  • Familiarity the TOGAF Framework 9.1
  • Familiarity with OSA (Open Security Architecture).
  • Familiarity with SABSA (Sherwood Applied Business Security Architecture)
  • Member of IISP or similar governance body



  • Membership to at least one of the three CESG CCP certification bodies. Indicating CESG Certified Professional ? IA Architect/Security and Information risk advisor (either current or pending award)
  • A.Inst.ISP ? Associate of the Institute of Information Security Professionals Institute of Information Security Professionals
  • M.Inst.ISP ? Member of the Institute of Information Security Professionals Institute of Information Security Professionals
  • Certificate in Information Security Management Principles (Foundation) Information Systems Examination Board
  • Certificate in Information Security Management Principles (Practitioner) Information Systems Examination Board
  • CISM ? Certified Information Security Manager ISACA
  • CISSP ? Certified Information Systems Security Professional International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium
  • Degree in Information Security
  • Masters Degree in Information Security

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