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Security Architect

Barclay Simpson Recruitment

Posted on May 19, 2021 by Barclay Simpson Recruitment

London, United Kingdom
Immediate Start
Daily Salary

Senior Security Architect required for leading Financial Services firm. The role will be centred on managing security enhancements within a cyber resiliency programme. This will range from small scale changes to large scale infrastructure transformation projects.


  • Work closely with Enterprise Architecture in the effective delivery of solutions
  • High-level knowledge of all key areas of Information Security Technology and an ability to apply them appropriately
  • Work with other Security Architects to build security into infrastructure and architecture designs
  • Provide direction and advice on projects related to security portfolio to strengthen the overall cybersecurity posture
  • Assess SaaS and IaaS cloud services and virtualization technologies and provide direction and input for the maturation of the Cloud Security Framework where necessary
  • Foster relationships with key functional teams such as IT, Compliance, Operations, Finance, HR, Internal Audit, and Enterprise Risk to support current and future initiatives
  • Keep informed of new and updated industry frameworks and regulations: GDPR, ISO 27001/2, SANS Top 20 Critical Security Controls, NIST CSF, SP 800-53, PFMI, CPMI ISOCO and FFIEC handbook, SABSA
  • Keep informed of new and emerging security threats & assess the effectiveness of current controls to identify opportunities for program improvement


  • Engage with stakeholders across the organisation to develop relationships and the brand of Security Architecture
  • Interface with program and project managers to ensure appropriate security architecture engagement as necessary
  • Develop a strong interlock with the other security functions to support the transition of projects into operation with effective governance
  • Ensure appropriate quality of security architecture artefacts, engagement and managing escalations should they arise
  • Ensure appropriate interlock and attestation against security controls where appropriate
  • Maintain engagement with Security Engineering and Operations for the management of vulnerabilities, risks and remediation methods
  • Ability to take initiative, self-motivated to work independently to deliver against project requirements
  • Assure compliance with security controls to identify control gaps, develop remediation plans and determine residual risk
  • Lead by example in the engagement of Security Architecture of projects across the enterprise

As an ideal candidate, you will have an industry certification such as CISSP/CISM/CRISC and SABSA/TOGAF and have expert knowledge of Information Security Architecture. You will also have broad and technical knowledge across a wide range of security controls, capabilities and domains. Experience working within cyber resiliency is highly preferable.

Reference: 1200735227

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