Senior Cyber Security Architect

Reading, United Kingdom
01 Feb 2018
28 Feb 2018
Clearance Level
None / Undisclosed, SC
Job Type
Reading with UK travel

Thales are a world leader in Air Traffic Management, interbank transaction security, Rail Signalling, In-flight entertainment, military communications, and commercial avionics. To keep our customers' information and communications safe and secure in this constantly shifting, immensely challenging sector, we need to excel, evolve and invent. That's why we only want to work with the brightest, most ambitious minds in our industry. That's why we want to work with you. Due to the continued growth of our Cyber Security Consulting business we are looking to make a number of new hires from team member to leadership positions.

The purpose of these positions is to drive beneficial security change to our clients through the development and review of their security architectures. Key components include:
  • Fit business requirements for security, ensuring the technical security solution allows for future customer scalability
  • Mitigate the risks and conform to the relevant security policies
  • Balance information risk against cost of countermeasures
  • Seek other cyber security opportunities whilst on customer assignment
  • Enables the design and implementation of secure IS architectures
  • Responsible for projects or product for all the responsibilities of a Security Architect
  • Identifies information risks that arise from potential solution architectures
  • Designs alternate solutions to mitigate identified information risks
  • Ensures that alternate solutions or countermeasures mitigate identified information risks
  • Applies 'standard' security techniques and architectures to mitigate security risks
  • Develops new architectures that mitigate the risks posed by new technologies and business practices
  • Provides consultancy and advice to customers on IA and architectural problems
  • For the leadership position you will be responsible for the supervision of Cyber Security Architects reporting in to you
Essential experience:
  • Ideally previous experience in Consulting/Professional services • Previous Cyber Security Architect experience (TOGAF and or CCP)
  • Ability to write concisely in a customer focused manner
  • Working with challenging deadlines and competing priorities
  • Excellent attention to detail with a methodical approach and excellent time management skill
  • Demonstrated ability to multitask
  • Proven organisational ability and team player
  • Good communication (verbal & written) and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent standard of computer literacy in all Microsoft Office packages (Word, Excel & PowerPoint)
  • Willingness to learn and to work with a diverse range of people at all levels
  • Knowledge of standard security operating processes and procedures
  • Customer focused
  • Self sufficient
  • Able to, or have already SC clearance
  • CISSP and or CCP certification
  • Cloud computing & SDN (Software defined networking)
  • Related Degree or Qualification

This is a mobile role that will see you working from client side facilities so the ability to travel and work away from home will be required. Ability to commute regularly to our Reading office will also be a requirement.

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