Security Architect.

  • technology
  • permanent
  • UK

Seeking a Security Architect for a Leading UK-based Organization

We are currently in search of an experienced Security Architect for a permanent role with our client, a prominent UK-based organization functioning as a central communications service provider.

Responsibilities of the Security Architect:

  • Define the scope of engagement with stakeholders.
  • Gather business requirements for security enhancements.
  • Develop a high-level architecture to meet objectives.
  • Identify gaps in the existing architecture, focusing on security controls.
  • Highlight areas necessitating immediate, prioritized action.
  • Collaborate on the creation of roadmaps based on available, planned, and unforeseen service provisions.
  • Define and maintain security requirements encompassing people, processes, and technologies to support this model.
  • Compare requirements against the Service Catalogue and current contractual obligations.
  • Verify low-level designs for each delivery component.
  • Provide indicative costs for delivery.
  • Identify opportunities for requirements to be fulfilled by a program (currently in discovery stage).
  • Facilitate the order of Proof of Concept (PoC) delivery.
  • Interface with business stakeholders to communicate progress comprehensively.

Key Responsibilities of the Security Architect:

  • Review the existing Enterprise Security Architecture.
  • Develop a roadmap for implementing architectural building blocks.
  • Establish traceable requirements bridging business needs and technical controls.
  • Collaborate with Enterprise Architects (EIT function) to ensure business requirements are integrated during the Design phase.
  • Collaborate with Enterprise Architects (EIT function) to convey technical requirements to service provider delivery teams.
  • Lead technical meetings with service providers.

Qualifications and Skills: The Security Architect should possess experience in complex environments, preferably including outsourced settings, Group/Market (hub and spoke) organizations, and systems integration. A background in telecoms and/or energy is advantageous.

  • Ability to synthesize conflicting project requirements into a strategic framework and drive delivery with diverse stakeholders.
  • Proficiency in a logical approach to component delivery and the ability to present a roadmap with dependencies, business requirements, and next steps from additional stakeholders.
  • Previous experience as a consultant or architect reporting into C-level.
  • Capability to understand and articulate Security Strategy in detail, justifying strategic decisions even if they delay tactical choices for quick wins.
  • Technical background and understanding of a comprehensive array of security components, their risk mitigation capabilities, and interdependencies within an enterprise environment.

Desirable Skills and Experiences:

  • Familiarity and previous experience with the SABSA model.
  • Knowledge and familiarity with the CSA Cloud Controls Matrix.
  • Familiarity with the ArchiMate modeling language.

Benefits of Joining:

  • Competitive salary: £60,000-£80,000.
  • Bonus scheme (20%).
  • Pension plan.
  • Private medical insurance.
  • Car allowance (10%).
  • Extensive personal development and training opportunities.
  • Hybrid working: Option to work 1 to 3 days in the office.
  • Flexible holidays: Opportunity to increase your standard 25 days by purchasing extra days.
  • Dental plan.
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Childcare vouchers.
  • Complimentary Headspace membership: mindfulness app.
  • Season ticket travel loan.
  • Charity days.
  • Retail discounts.
  • Discounted gym membership.
  • RAC discount.
  • Income protection scheme.
Mae Hunter