Security Architect

Job Title: Security Architect
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: £75000.00 - £90000.00 per annum
Reference: BBBH14356_1492530353
Contact Name: Todd Martin
Contact Email:
Job Published: April 18, 2017 16:45

Job Description

Principal Security Architect - £75,000-£90,000 - Finance - London

Technical Skills: DLP, SIEM, IDS/IPS, ISO27001.

The role involves:

  • Delivering system security designs for business systems
  • Presenting the Security Architecture approach and related designs to relevant architecture governance boards, committees, senior
  • Building, shaping and maintaining the organisations approach to Security Architecture
  • Delivery of an Enterprise Roadmap for Security Architecture
  • Embedding this approach within Enterprise Architecture
  • Working closely with the Enterprise Architects to ensure coherent end to end designs
  • Working with Enterprise Architecture and the CISO to understand business needs and seeking to ensure the Security Architecture enables these and ensures sufficient business flexibility
  • Researches, designs, and advocates new architectures and security products
  • Providing expert advice and guidance to Enterprise Architecture and the CISO
  • Providing credible and impartial advice and identifying opportunities for innovation and improvement
  • Liaising with other Architects, within and external to the organisation

What skills are required?

  • Excellent stakeholder management at all levels; both internally and externally
  • Demonstrate substantial experience in having previously designed and implemented an approach to security architecture in support of wider Enterprise Architecture and Security efforts
  • Experience of developing security designs (business and system) to meet business needs including compliance to security standards
  • Understanding of Cyber Security, to ensure a counter-threat security architecture
  • Excellent overall knowledge of a broad range of Security Architecture
  • Experience of using Security Architecture frameworks and architecture frameworks
  • Understanding of the principles of best practice security as embodied in ISO27001


  • Work with the business areas to ensure cross-functional considerations are accounted for
  • Active participant in key Governance fora including design governance boards and security governance where required
  • Understanding and application of risk management in a security context
  • Ability to explain complicated technically complex concepts clearly to non-technical attendees
  • Ability to apply strategic and innovative thinking to problem solving in a pragmatic way
  • Ability to develop good knowledge of a business area quickly and apply this within context of the wider organisation when considering security design
  • Ability to grasp issues of a business nature and assess the security impact (business and technology)
  • Ability to provide expert advice to senior business, technology and security stakeholders
  • Strong experience with security strategy, with a passion to make security realistic, achievable and interwoven with the business fabric
  • Working with Enterprise Architecture, the ability to take security architecture requirements through the architecture process to conclusion
  • Experience of producing strategy documents and security architecture design documents
  • Good understanding of architectural concepts & methodologies
  • Understand external trends from both business and a technical perspectives
  • Strong experience with a broad range of security technologies, including NextGen Firewalls, DLP, NAC, IDS/ IPS, IdAM.
  • Current understanding of Industry trends
  • Experience supporting hybrid IT deployment, in particular cloud services deployment

If you feel this role is of interest to yourself or matches some of the skillset you have developed over your career, please do not hesitate to get in touch with myself on 0203 189 4350 or email me on Alternatively, if you are interested in other opportunities please do give me a call to see if there is anything we can do here at Twenty.

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