Principal Security Architect

  • Location
    City Of London, Greater London
  • Salary
    £ 750 - £ 800 / Daily
  • Job type
  • Industry
    Public Sector and Government
  • External Reference
  • Category
    IT - Architects

Principle Security Architect required to work with a Government department. This is an initial 6-month contract, paying £800 a day, inside IR35, hybrid working (1-2 day a week in the Canary Wharf office).

We're looking for talented and tenacious Principle Security Architect to join our team to take the lead in creating the world-class services in the justice system. We use agile approaches to make rapid but meaningful improvements to services that live up to the unique challenges of our responsibility to society.

You'll be working in an Infrastructure environment across the following areas:

  • End User Computing (EUC) including: MS Teams, OneDrive, SharePoint, O365

  • Networks

  • Voice

  • Video

Main Responsibilities:

  • Work on projects with high strategic impact, setting a strategy that can be used in the long term and across the breadth of the organisation

  • Communicate with a broad range of senior stakeholders and be responsible for defining the vision, principles and strategy for security architects

  • Recommend security design across several projects or technologies, up to an organisational or inter-organisational level

  • Have a deep and evolving level of technical expertise, so you can act as an exemplar

  • Make and influence important business and architectural decisions

  • Research, identify, validate and adopt new technologies and methodologies

  • Be a recognised expert and demonstrate this expertise by solving unprecedented issues and problems

  • Further the profession, demonstrating and sharing best practice within and outside the organisation

Essential Skills:

  • Analysis: You can provide direction and lead on change with regards to factors that feed into analysis. You can monitor changes in the technical environment and assess whether risks are still at acceptable levels or whether previous decisions need to be revisited. You can direct and influence others on best practice and policy. (Relevant skill level: expert)

  • Communication skills (security architect): You have an expert understanding and can apply security concepts to a technical level, at the highest levels of risk complexity. You can effectively translate and accurately communicate security and risk implications at the most senior levels across technical and non-technical stakeholders. You can respond to challenge. You can manage stakeholders' expectations across high-risk and complexity or under constrained timescales. (Relevant skill level: expert)

  • Design secure systems: You can lead design and review solutions to complex problems with system architectures by defining and challenging patterns and principles. You can create precedents and set direction. (Relevant skill level: expert)

  • Enabling and informing risk-based decisions: You can act as a point of escalation. You will be trusted by senior risk owners as an expert in security. You can apply risk methodologies at the most complex levels of risk. (Relevant skill level: expert)

  • Specific security technology and understanding: You have strong knowledge of system architectures. You can understand and articulate the impact of vulnerabilities on existing and future designs, systems and how easy or difficult it will be to exploit these vulnerabilities. You are recognised as an expert by peers in the broader security industry. (Relevant skill level: expert)

  • Research and innovation: You can contribute to and inform developments on security properties in technology. You can identify new technologies and design the use of these in the business context across the organisation. You can engage with the broader security community. (Relevant skill level: practitioner)

  • Understanding security implications of transformation: You can challenge and lead changes to policy and processes to support business outcomes, business architecture, and legal and political implications. (Relevant skill level: expert)

Please apply should you meet the above criteria.

To speak to a recruitment expert please contact Bradley Andrews