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Job Overview

Security Architect

Location: City of London, London Salary: £85,000 - £100,000
Type: Permanent Contact: Avtar Sandhu
Posted: 12 days ago

The Security Architect will be responsible for the network and computer security at the early stages of the security life cycle, the security architect will act as a project leader to plan, research, and design elements of security. He/she will design, build and oversees the implementation of application, network and computer security.

You will be responsible for creating complex security structures - and ensuring that they work. In addition to handling defense (e.g. vulnerability testing, installing firewalls, etc.) and response (e.g. dealing with security-related incidents), you'll often be building security infrastructures, providing technical guidance, assessing costs & risks, and establishing security policies and procedures.

Responsibilities:

  • Acquire a complete understanding of a company's technology and information systems
  • Plan, research and design robust security architectures for any IT project
  • Perform vulnerability testing, risk analyses and security assessments
  • Research security standards, security systems and authentication protocols
  • Develop requirements for local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), virtual private networks (VPNs), routers, firewalls, and related network devices
  • Design public key infrastructures (PKIs), including use of certification authorities (CAs) and digital signatures
  • Prepare cost estimates and identify integration issues
  • Review and approve installation of firewall, VPN, routers, IDS scanning technologies and servers
  • Test final security structures to ensure they behave as expected
  • Provide technical supervision for (and guidance to) a security team
  • Define, implement and maintain corporate security policies and procedures
  • Respond immediately to security-related incidents and provide a thorough post-event analysis
  • Update and upgrade security systems as needed.
  • Review and analyze security logs to identify anomalies and suspicious activities within network.
  • Monitor, track, and document information security issues and threats to ensure prompt resolution and root cause analysis as needed.
  • Support audit efforts related to information security.
  • Recommend and implement new tool sets and practices with regards to information security.
  • Provide security consultation and architecture review on projects to business and IT groups.
  • Provide project management for small to medium sized security implementations.

Adhere to all company and regulatory policies and procedures, including but not limited to Sarbanes-Oxley IT General Controls, Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards, the GDPR (EU General Data Protection Regulation)

Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree in computer information technology, computer engineering, or related degree, or equivalent experience.
  • Professional certifications preferred (e.g., Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), System Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP), etc.)
If you are interested in this role, please apply below or contact me for more information.

Eames Consulting is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.