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Senior Security Architect

  • Location: Cheshire
  • Salary: £70000 - £75000 per annum + 10% Car Allowance and 15% Bonus
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: IT & Information Security

Senior Security Architect

Based in Runcorn, Cheshire

Up to £75,000 plus 10% car allowance plus 15% discretionary bonus - total £94,000 package

Exciting opportunity for a Security Architect to join an excellent business within the Capita Group, working on one of the widest reaching programmes of work in the UK!

We are currently seeking an established Security Architect to support a variety of programmes. work in fast-paced and innovative environment focused on delivering one of the largest national infrastructure projects in a generation. The role requires practical and evidence-based experience of architecting, building and assuring security solutions on large-scale transformational IT programmes. We are looking for someone with solution and enterprise security architecture experience gained in dynamic, client-side environments with significant levels of engagement with industry, Government and a community of service providers.

In this role, you will be required to:

  • Work with delivery teams to estimate Security resource requirements on programmes.
  • Undertake risk assessments using recognised risk management frameworks.
  • Create new Security Architecture using recognised Architectural Frameworks.
  • Review Service Provider change requests with a focus on impacts on the security of the Smart Metering Programme and compliance with mandatory requirements.
  • Validate the security aspects of procurement and service delivery activities.
  • Assess the compliance of Service Provider or third-party solution designs with the SEC, DCC security policy and relevant architectural frameworks.
  • Attend technical design forms to obtain reasonable assurance that solution architectures contain adequate security controls to protect DCC systems and services.
  • Assure cryptography-based solutions utilising Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), Hardware Security Modules, Repository Interfaces and Key Stores.
  • Create and/or review NCSC CHECK Penetration Test scope documents; review results of Penetration or vulnerability tests and advise on remediation activities.
  • Work with Test Assurance teams to ensure that any solution architecture aspects that could impact end-to-end security are highlighted and addressed during tests.

You must be able to demonstrate your practical experience as a Security Architect working across a number of different areas. Applications that do not show this experience will be discounted.

All candidates must be CISSP certified as a minimum standard for this role.

You must have experience of architecture in two or more of the following security technologies: Security Information and Event Management (SIEM), PKI, Firewalls, Intrusion Detection / Prevention, Anti-Malware, Email Security, Web Content Filtering, DDoS Protection, Mobile Device Security, Endpoint Detection and Response etc. PKI is an essential inclusion from this list.

We will expect all candidates to have experience of creating design documents e.g. HLD, LLD for cryptography-based solutions using Hardware Security Modules to secure sensitive applications.

From your working history as a Security Architect, you will hold practical experience of performing risk assessments using recognised frameworks preferably ISO/IEC 27005 and HMG Information Assurance Standard Numbers 1&2.

We also expect all candidates to have experience of security methodologies and industry standards e.g. ISO/IEC 27001 and knowledge of security legislation and regulatory frameworks e.g. GDPR, DPA etc.

You should have a current understanding of Public Cloud services e.g. AWS, Azure and Google Cloud and how to design architectures that connect securely to on-premises systems. You will also be required to demonstrate your knowledge of web access and authentication security standards and technologies including SOAP, WS Security, SAML, REST architecture, OAuth, OpenID etc.

UK Security Clearance is required for this vacancy. If you are not currently Security Cleared, you will need to be eligible for this and willing to go through the process.

If this position is of interest to you, please apply with your CV. If you have any questions, please contact Stephen on 07523502513 or stephen.mann@capita.co.uk

Capita IT Resourcing is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

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