Lead Security Consultant - Cloud - AWS - Azure - OWASP

12 Mar 2018
15 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Lead Security Consultant - Cloud - AWS - Azure - OWASP

The Lead Security Consultant will play a key role in defining, maintaining and ensuring the integrity and consistency of end to end Information Security solutions in order to satisfy project and/or change programme requirements. The role will ensure alignment to the Information Security reference and governance frameworks, enterprise security architecture, relevant regulatory requirements and best practice. Responsible for providing expert advice and guidance to all areas of the business on Information Security.

Key Accountabilities

Security, Risk and Control

  • Identifies and implements opportunities for innovation and continuous improvement in the delivery of Information Security solutions.
  • Interprets the information security reference and governance frameworks and liaises with all relevant parties to ensure solutions are delivered securely.
  • Supports delivery of projects and change programmes ensuring that they align to the security architecture framework and that solutions meet relevant information security principles.
  • Identifies information security gaps and advises on design of new controls and processes to be implemented by internal teams or third parties to facilitate remediation.
  • Contributes to the creation of detailed metrics and reports based on information security risk analysis to reduce and mitigate risk.

Team Management

  • Effectively manages the performance of the Security Solutions team, ensuring effective coaching, development, allocation of work, communications and talent management.
  • Continuously builds capability within the team, aligned to meet and enable the delivery of our business and technology strategies.
  • Identifies and implements opportunities for innovation and continuous improvement within the team, encouraging high performing behaviours and leading by example.

Required Skills/Competencies

  • Information security experience and to be seen as a subject matter expert across a range of technologies.
  • Team player with the ability to deliver projects and to work within integrated, multi-disciplinary project teams.
  • Ability to manage stakeholder engagement effectively.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team at all levels and across all business units.
  • Strong communication skills both written and oral demonstrated through ability to present concisely and appropriately to target audience.
  • Ability to build and maintain effective working relationships within the Security function and across the wider business.
  • Support the development of the team by identifying improvements in processes and ways of working.
  • Assist in developing skills of other team members.


  • Exposure to Cloud based services, technologies and providers (eg SaaS, IaaS, PaaS, AWS, Azure etc.)
  • Experience with desktop controls (anti-virus, anti-malware, DLP etc.)
  • Understanding of key network controls (Firewalls, IDS, IPS etc.)
  • Knowledge of OS controls across desktop/server technologies (Windows, Mac, Linux etc.)
  • Application Security involving Secure Software Deployment Methodologies following OWASP Top 10, Microsoft STRIDE etc.
  • SEC/DEV/OPS and Agile delivery methodologies
  • Experience in working on large project/change management programmes


  • Security certifications such as CISM, CISSP, M.Inst.ISP, CISA and CEH.

Lead Security Consultant - Cloud - AWS - Azure - OWASP

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