Security Architect - London - £70k

08 Feb 2017
08 Mar 2017
John Hickles
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Security Architect - London - £70k

A financial institution is currently recruiting for an exciting opportunity for a Security Architect to join their Security Advice and Assurance team.

The Security Advice and Assurance teams' role is to support dynamic changes with cutting edge solutions and consultancy advice on IT Security, Information Security, PCI DSS and Data Privacy, underpinning with design assurance ensuring the confidentiality and integrity of customers' data.

The role:

As a Security Architect you will be a subject matter expert for Information Security for the business and will have similar experience within your current or previous role.

  • Support the Head of Information Security to deliver the information security strategy and to support enterprise and technology architects in developing secure solutions
  • Conduct security business impact analysis/ audit for new and existing business applications or IT infrastructure
  • Champion best practices for architecture and design principles for the use of existing and new information security technologies across internal and customer systems.
  • Provide advice and guidance on the application and operation of physical, procedural and technical security controls (e.g. the key controls in ISO27001 and/or PCI-DSS).
  • Provide information security technical consultancy to the business.
  • Support development of the security technology strategy aligned with the broader technology and information security
  • Review designs and providing formal sign-off that designs and projects have met all Group Security requirements providing detailed risk assessments and ensuring appropriate action is taken.

Desired certifications & requirements:

  • PCI-P or equivilant
  • Good working knowledge of PCI-DSS
  • Experience of secure development lifecycles (SDL)
  • Solid exposure in the establishment and implementation of security architecture, policies and procedures.
  • Have the ability to identify and assess complex risks and controls, to relate them to the wider business environment and to express opinions clearly.
  • Possess excellent communication skills (both written and verbal) and interpersonal skills.
  • Be comfortable presenting on security subjects (to technical and non-technical staff).
  • Have an understanding of threat modelling.
  • Passionate about security.

It would be nice if you also had:

  • An information security related degree or equivalent experience.

Location: London Salary: up to £70k plus excellent benefits

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