Security Architect - Financial Services

LA International Computer Consultants Ltd
16 May 2018
15 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Security Architect - Financial Services

We are looking for Security Architect Consultants to join our growing team of practitioners working in cyber security and information risk.

You will work across financial services, telecommunications, media, legal, energy or utilities environments at the core of our customers' mission to defend themselves from cyber attacks by helping them to clearly understand their exposure and identify pragmatic and cost effective risk management controls.

Your engagements will be consulting-led, focused on understanding our customers' business, building trust and providing cyber security expertise across security architecture, product selection and detailed design.

Key Responsibilities

Working from client site the key role of a Security Architect Consultant is to drive beneficial security change into the business through the development or review of architectures. In particular:

- To understand the business and information risk context, and propose architectures and countermeasures to mitigate risks from solutions,

- To work closely with information risk advisors, accreditors, solution architects and system engineers to enable to secure definition, delivery and configuration of ICT systems

- To provide strategic direction to investment in new technologies and in the delivery of secure services and solutions

- To provide thought leadership, support business development activities, perform delivery oversight and manage senior client engagements.

Skills & Experience

- Awareness of architectural frameworks and experience in applying security architecture principles to small or large integration projects

- Strong understanding of the business relevance of information risks and the current trends and developments in information security

- Subject matter expertise in one or many security technologies - such as identity management, protective monitoring, encryption, cloud security, network security, application security etc.

- Experience of providing security architecture guidance to commercial organisations

- Ability to articulate security advice directly to key stakeholders, including up to CIO or IT Directors level within clients

- Strong negotiation skills to influence cost and risk based decisions;

- Excellent analytical and problem solving skills

- Excellent communication and presentation skills, both written and verbal.

- Ability to prioritise workload and work well under pressure to meet deadlines and concurrently manage multiple businesses, project expectations as well as different aspects of Cyber Security & Information Assurance.

Other Desirable Skills and Experience

- Experience in financial services is highly desirable

- Higher degree in cyber, information or computer/network security.

- Integration and Mobility Architecture skills

- Previous experience using one of TOGAF, MODAF or Zachmann Architecture frameworks.

- Hold CISSP, CISA, CISM, CRISC, SANS GIAC, or similar qualifications

- SecOps

- Security Monitoring

LA International Computer Consultants Ltd is an HMG Approved Consultancy and operates as an IT & Engineering Consultancy or as an Employment Business & Agency, depending upon the precise nature of the work, for security cleared jobs or non-clearance vacancies, we welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people with diverse experience and backgrounds. Award Winning LA International Computer Consultants Ltd (Recruiter Awards for Excellence - Best IT, Best Public Sector & Gold Awards) and the most prestigious award that any business can receive The Queens Award for Enterprise: International Trade 2015.
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