Technical Architect (Cyber Security)

Posted on Jan 23, 2024 by Methods Business and Digital Technology Limited
Not Specified, United Kingdom
IT
1 Oct 2024
£75k - £75k Annual
Full-Time

Since our establishment in 1990, Methods has partnered with a range of central government departments and agencies to transform the way the public sector operates in the UK.

Our mission is to improve and safeguard public-facing services. We apply digital thinking to ensure the future of our public services is centred around our citizens.

Our human touch sets us apart from other consultancies, system integrators and software houses - we have a customer-centric value system whereby we focus on delivering what is right for our clients.

We passionately support our clients in the success of their projects while working collaboratively to share skill sets and solve problems. At Methods we have fun while working hard; we are not afraid of making mistakes and learning from them.

Methods are experts in delivering secure, resilient cyber and information services - keeping systems and data safe.

We help reduce risk and vulnerabilities from cyber-attacks by developing a security road-map tailored to your unique needs.

We help organisations improve processes such as threat management by building an identity management programme, and establishing prevention, detection and response capabilities to cyber-attacks.

Key Mention:

This role will sit in our cyber security function, and as such we would look to train the individual in some of the more niche elements of cyber security. This will include on-the-job training, and support in achieving recognised cyber security certifications (CISM, CISSP, OSCP and more).

Requirements:

  • Ability to research, articulate, pitch complex and innovative advice, at both business and technical levels, for new or existing problems, with the objective to justify and communicate decisions directly to key customer stakeholders including senior management.
  • Able to understand and comprehend the impact of decisions, balancing requirements and deciding between approaches.
  • Develop vision, principles and strategy for security for multiple projects or technologies; working in a particular field as subject matter expert, to support a team in delivering engagements at scale, which may require subtle security needs and requirements, contributing to development of information security policy, standards, procedures and guidelines.
  • Effective business acumen and an understanding of the cyber security challenges faced by client, with the objective to develop our cyber assurance practice, by supporting business development and practice management.
  • Experience of identifying and applying security risk and familiarity with common control frameworks, with the ability investigating major breaches of security and recommending appropriate control improvements.
  • Maintaining awareness of key business and industry trends and understanding how they impact responses to cyber risk, with the contribution of the development of our team through training and coaching.
  • Managing, delivering, leading cyber security and cyber risk assignments, with the management of portfolio of clients, across a variety of sectors and locations, including producing documentation, presentation, reports, recommendations and quality assuring, for the work produced by team members and being the point of escalation for lower grade roles.
  • Providing our clients with trusted advice, rooted in a pragmatic and agnostic understanding of their business situation and objectives, to help them navigate complex, risk-driven cyber decisions.
  • Working as a subject matter expert in your particular field, owning and delivering initiatives to embed quality through learning and other activity, working seamlessly and collaboratively with colleagues and clients from other service lines, supporting a team or colleagues to deliver engagements at scale, with the appropriate reach and influence across the teams and communities.
  • Managing diverse teams within an inclusive team culture where people are recognised and encouraged for their contribution.

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • Minimum 3-5 years of experience in cloud architecture
  • Certification in AWS or Azure for Architecture and Security or similar
  • Expert knowledge of secure network architecture and technical design
  • Experience in creating secure architecture in either AWS and/or Azure
  • Experience providing expert strategy, risk and technical advice, guidance and support, both in business-as-usual and for live and planned projects within our clients' business
  • Expected to be the point of escalation for architects in lower grade roles and lead technical design of systems and services
  • Expert knowledge of identifying, developing and communicating threat modelling and understanding the impact of decisions, balancing requirements and deciding between approaches
  • Research and apply innovative security architecture solutions to new or existing problems and be able to justify and communicate subtle design decisions
  • Able to develop vision, principles and strategy for security architects for projects or technologies
  • Demonstrably experienced in working as an effective member of a multi-disciplinary team and reach & influence a wide range of people across larger teams and communities
  • Excellent stakeholder management, presentation and communication skills, with the ability to interact with senior stakeholders across department and clients
  • Pro-active approach to personal and professional development
  • Work closely with your peers in the security architecture group, service and solution architects, engineers, project teams
  • Must hold, or be able to hold, an HMG Security Check (SC) clearance
  • Ability to apply standards, practices, codes and assessment of certification programmes relevant to the IT industry and the specific organisation or business domain
  • Knowledge of the IT/IS infrastructure (eg databases and LANs) and the IT applications and service processes used within own organisation, including those associated with sustainability and efficiency.
  • Ability to use any tool or system which provides security access control (eg Active Directory)
  • Showing proficiency in the principles and application of cloud/virtualisation (including ownership responsibilities and security implications) and be able to use tools and systems to manage virtualised environments eg Server/desktop virtualisation and SDDC (Software Defined Data Centre)

Additional

This role will require you to have or be willing to go through Security Clearance. As part of the onboarding process candidates will be asked to complete a Baseline Personnel Security Standard; details of the evidence required to apply may be found on the government website. If you are unable to meet this and any associated criteria, then your employment may be delayed, or rejected. Details of this will be discussed with you at interview.

Benefits

Methods is passionate about its people; we want our colleagues to develop the things they are good at and enjoy.

By joining us you can expect:

  • Autonomy to develop and grow your skills and experience
  • Be part of exciting project work that is making a difference in society
  • Strong, inspiring, and thought-provoking leadership
  • A supportive and collaborative environment

Company Benefits

  • Choice of MacBook or PC, i Phone
  • Holiday: 25 days a year, plus bank holidays, with the option to buy 5 extra days each year
  • Pension: 4% employer contribution and 5% employee contribution
  • Discretionary bonus: based on company and individual performance
  • Life assurance: 4 times base salary
  • Private medical insurance: non-contributory (spouse and dependants included)
  • Worldwide travel insurance: non-contributory (spouse and dependants included)
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity leave after 18 months service
  • Wellness: 24/7 confidential employee assistance programme, including counselling
  • Social: Parties and social events, and commitment to charitable causes
  • Professional development: access to LinkedIn Learning, and discretionary training budget
  • Travel: season ticket loan, cycle to work scheme

Interview Process

  • Phone Screening
  • 1st Interview
  • 2nd Interview
  • Offer

Reference: 2706263203

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Technical Architect (Cyber Security)

Posted on Jan 23, 2024 by Methods Business and Digital Technology Limited

Not Specified, United Kingdom
IT
1 Oct 2024
£75k - £75k Annual
Full-Time

Since our establishment in 1990, Methods has partnered with a range of central government departments and agencies to transform the way the public sector operates in the UK.

Our mission is to improve and safeguard public-facing services. We apply digital thinking to ensure the future of our public services is centred around our citizens.

Our human touch sets us apart from other consultancies, system integrators and software houses - we have a customer-centric value system whereby we focus on delivering what is right for our clients.

We passionately support our clients in the success of their projects while working collaboratively to share skill sets and solve problems. At Methods we have fun while working hard; we are not afraid of making mistakes and learning from them.

Methods are experts in delivering secure, resilient cyber and information services - keeping systems and data safe.

We help reduce risk and vulnerabilities from cyber-attacks by developing a security road-map tailored to your unique needs.

We help organisations improve processes such as threat management by building an identity management programme, and establishing prevention, detection and response capabilities to cyber-attacks.

Key Mention:

This role will sit in our cyber security function, and as such we would look to train the individual in some of the more niche elements of cyber security. This will include on-the-job training, and support in achieving recognised cyber security certifications (CISM, CISSP, OSCP and more).

Requirements:

  • Ability to research, articulate, pitch complex and innovative advice, at both business and technical levels, for new or existing problems, with the objective to justify and communicate decisions directly to key customer stakeholders including senior management.
  • Able to understand and comprehend the impact of decisions, balancing requirements and deciding between approaches.
  • Develop vision, principles and strategy for security for multiple projects or technologies; working in a particular field as subject matter expert, to support a team in delivering engagements at scale, which may require subtle security needs and requirements, contributing to development of information security policy, standards, procedures and guidelines.
  • Effective business acumen and an understanding of the cyber security challenges faced by client, with the objective to develop our cyber assurance practice, by supporting business development and practice management.
  • Experience of identifying and applying security risk and familiarity with common control frameworks, with the ability investigating major breaches of security and recommending appropriate control improvements.
  • Maintaining awareness of key business and industry trends and understanding how they impact responses to cyber risk, with the contribution of the development of our team through training and coaching.
  • Managing, delivering, leading cyber security and cyber risk assignments, with the management of portfolio of clients, across a variety of sectors and locations, including producing documentation, presentation, reports, recommendations and quality assuring, for the work produced by team members and being the point of escalation for lower grade roles.
  • Providing our clients with trusted advice, rooted in a pragmatic and agnostic understanding of their business situation and objectives, to help them navigate complex, risk-driven cyber decisions.
  • Working as a subject matter expert in your particular field, owning and delivering initiatives to embed quality through learning and other activity, working seamlessly and collaboratively with colleagues and clients from other service lines, supporting a team or colleagues to deliver engagements at scale, with the appropriate reach and influence across the teams and communities.
  • Managing diverse teams within an inclusive team culture where people are recognised and encouraged for their contribution.

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • Minimum 3-5 years of experience in cloud architecture
  • Certification in AWS or Azure for Architecture and Security or similar
  • Expert knowledge of secure network architecture and technical design
  • Experience in creating secure architecture in either AWS and/or Azure
  • Experience providing expert strategy, risk and technical advice, guidance and support, both in business-as-usual and for live and planned projects within our clients' business
  • Expected to be the point of escalation for architects in lower grade roles and lead technical design of systems and services
  • Expert knowledge of identifying, developing and communicating threat modelling and understanding the impact of decisions, balancing requirements and deciding between approaches
  • Research and apply innovative security architecture solutions to new or existing problems and be able to justify and communicate subtle design decisions
  • Able to develop vision, principles and strategy for security architects for projects or technologies
  • Demonstrably experienced in working as an effective member of a multi-disciplinary team and reach & influence a wide range of people across larger teams and communities
  • Excellent stakeholder management, presentation and communication skills, with the ability to interact with senior stakeholders across department and clients
  • Pro-active approach to personal and professional development
  • Work closely with your peers in the security architecture group, service and solution architects, engineers, project teams
  • Must hold, or be able to hold, an HMG Security Check (SC) clearance
  • Ability to apply standards, practices, codes and assessment of certification programmes relevant to the IT industry and the specific organisation or business domain
  • Knowledge of the IT/IS infrastructure (eg databases and LANs) and the IT applications and service processes used within own organisation, including those associated with sustainability and efficiency.
  • Ability to use any tool or system which provides security access control (eg Active Directory)
  • Showing proficiency in the principles and application of cloud/virtualisation (including ownership responsibilities and security implications) and be able to use tools and systems to manage virtualised environments eg Server/desktop virtualisation and SDDC (Software Defined Data Centre)

Additional

This role will require you to have or be willing to go through Security Clearance. As part of the onboarding process candidates will be asked to complete a Baseline Personnel Security Standard; details of the evidence required to apply may be found on the government website. If you are unable to meet this and any associated criteria, then your employment may be delayed, or rejected. Details of this will be discussed with you at interview.

Benefits

Methods is passionate about its people; we want our colleagues to develop the things they are good at and enjoy.

By joining us you can expect:

  • Autonomy to develop and grow your skills and experience
  • Be part of exciting project work that is making a difference in society
  • Strong, inspiring, and thought-provoking leadership
  • A supportive and collaborative environment

Company Benefits

  • Choice of MacBook or PC, i Phone
  • Holiday: 25 days a year, plus bank holidays, with the option to buy 5 extra days each year
  • Pension: 4% employer contribution and 5% employee contribution
  • Discretionary bonus: based on company and individual performance
  • Life assurance: 4 times base salary
  • Private medical insurance: non-contributory (spouse and dependants included)
  • Worldwide travel insurance: non-contributory (spouse and dependants included)
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity leave after 18 months service
  • Wellness: 24/7 confidential employee assistance programme, including counselling
  • Social: Parties and social events, and commitment to charitable causes
  • Professional development: access to LinkedIn Learning, and discretionary training budget
  • Travel: season ticket loan, cycle to work scheme

Interview Process

  • Phone Screening
  • 1st Interview
  • 2nd Interview
  • Offer

Reference: 2706263203

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