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Senior IT Security Architect

Persistent Systems
Closing date
23 Feb 2021

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Persistent Systems is hiring Senior IT Security Architect in London.

Job Responsibilities:

A) Strategic

  • Work closely with Enterprise Architecture in the effective delivery of solutions
  • A high-level knowledge of all key areas of Information Security Technology and an ability to apply them appropriately
  • Work with other Security Architects to build security into infrastructure and architecture designs
  • Provide direction and advice on projects related to security portfolio to strengthen the overall cybersecurity posture
  • Assess SaaS and IaaS cloud services and virtualization technologies and provide direction and input for the maturation of the Cloud Security Framework where necessary
  • Foster relationships with key functional teams such as IT, Compliance, Operations, Finance, HR, Internal Audit, and Enterprise Risk to support current and future initiatives
  • Keep informed of new and updated industry frameworks and regulations: GDPR, ISO 27001/2, SANS Top 20 Critical Security Controls, NIST CSF, SP 800-53, PFMI, CPMI ISOCO and FFIEC handbook, SABSA
  • Keep informed of new and emerging security threats & assess effectiveness of current controls to identify opportunities for program improvement

B) Operational

  • Engage with stakeholders across the organization to develop relationships and the brand of Security Architecture
  • Interface with program and project managers to ensure appropriate security architecture engagement as necessary
  • Develop a strong interlock with the other security functions to support transition of projects into operation with effective governance
  • Ensure appropriate quality of security architecture artefacts, engagement and managing escalations should they arise
  • Ensure appropriate interlock and attestation against security controls where appropriate
  • Maintain engagement with Security Engineering and Operations for the management of vulnerabilities, risks and remediation methods
  • Ability to take initiative, self-motivated to work independently to deliver against project requirements
  • Assure compliance with security controls to identify control gaps, develop remediation plans and determine residual risk
  • Lead by example in the engagement of Security Architecture of projects across the enterprise

Experience / essential and desired for successful job performance:

  • 5+ years security architecture expertise with broad understanding of multiple security domains
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with others to drive forward key security objectives
  • Strong documentation and report writing skills (to both technical and business audiences)
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Knowledge of policy frameworks and understanding of policies, procedures, guideline structure
  • Knowledge of firewalls, IPS, DLP, proxies, SEIM, & endpoint protection software

Qualifications / certifications:

  • Degree in a technology discipline (Computer Science, Information Management, Computer Engineering, Cybersecurity or equivalent)
  • Security certifications such as CISSP, CISA, CRISC, SABSA, GIAC, CCSP, CCSK or equivalent is preferred
  • Knowledge of Risk Management life cycles based on an established framework: ISO 27001, SANS, NIST SP 800-53
  • Working knowledge of the following frameworks and regulations: ISO 27001/2, SANS Top 20 Critical Security Controls, NIST CSF, and FFIEC handbook, Cloud Security Alliance CCM

Success factors / 'How'. Personal characteristics contributing to an individual's ability to excel in the position:

  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong service-oriented mindset to consistently deliver balanced security solutions that include people, process and technology
  • Strong technical, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Self-motivated to exceed management expectations and objectives
  • Ability to effectively communicate complex technical issues to both business and technical staff at all levels.
  • Strong collaboration skills to tackle complex security challenges that may span across multiple internal and external departments and groups
  • Able to effectively cope with change and comfortably handle risk and ambiguity
  • Positive attitude in challenging situations

"Persistent is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind."
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