Security Architect

Artis IT
Cardiff, UK
14 Sep 2019
23 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Security Architect required by market leading financial services organisation based in Cardiff. You will be responsible for providing expert knowledge in the secure design and development of information systems across the organisation.


*Promote quality, secure design of technology solutions, and participating in the development of the Information Security policies, standards, baselines, procedures and guidelines.
*Security Architect provides expert advice and guidance to the project teams, other designers and systems development on how to design secure solutions which ensure the Information Security policies and practices are met.
*Work and co-ordinate with the Bid and Sales teams to ensure Information Security requirements are correctly identified in new business and incorporated into the solution design
*To develop, improve and promote secure design principles and practices, processes which minimise risk.
*Definition, agreement, tracking and reporting of security requirements to ensure continuous improvement
*Work with Information Security on the development policies and practices which ensure 'Security by Design' and 'Privacy by Design'.
*Monitor and provide feedback on the design process for management.
*Deliver secure solution designs which meet the clients/customers' requirements
*Liaise with clients and business representatives to understand the needs of the business and relate to security.
*Identify Security solutions and patterns that will have a positive effect on the core service
*Ensure timely delivery of security management information to the IT Security Manager and clients
*Ensure the robust application of design governance processes to ensure that we do the right thing with regard to security and risk
*To be able to work in the design team to ensure that effective and secure change within organisation in relation to Quality Standards
*To improve the design practices and processes to continuously improve 'Security by Design' and 'Privacy by Design'.
*Ensure solution designs adhere to Group Policy such as Risk & Compliance and Security policies.
*Ensure design risk events and issues are reported to Project, Delivery and Group risk boards.
*Establish and delivery a secure design awareness programme to all relevant members of Change

Skills and experience

*Relevant Industry education & IT qualifications aligned to secure solution design and development
*CISMP, CISSP or similar experience
*Significant experience in IT Architecture within Financial Services (e.g. TOGAF, SABSA, COBIT)
*Ability to produce effective and secure designs
*Experience of determining solution requirements
*Experience of the design of security components within enterprise solutions (infrastructure and development)
*Familiarisation of ISO27001
*An awareness of best practice associated with FS Risk & Compliance
*Experience in agile development techniques, e.g. SCRUM
*Ability to deliver against agreed deadlines
*Sense of urgency to meet tight deadlines imposed
*Ability to work with colleagues on resolving actions/issues
*Methodical approach to secure solution design

This fantastic opportunity comes with a starting salary of £50,000-55,000 p/a as well as flexible benefits to choose from, Buying or selling extra holiday, Childcare vouchers, Employee discounts at a wide range of retailers, Private medical insurance, Subsidised gym memberships and many more.

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