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IT Security Architect

Posted on Aug 1, 2019 by CV-Library

Cheshire, United Kingdom
Wholesale Trade
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
JA535 - IT Security Architect

Location - Zurich or UK Based (Preferably Runcorn)

Reporting to - VP IT Governance & Strategy

Salary - £55K - £60K DOE


We are currently recruiting for an IT Security Architect to join our client’s team in Zurich. This role is responsible to develop and maintain the Company’s IT Security Architecture on a group level.

As a central resource in the IT Security organization, this role will, in cooperation with the Global Head of IT Security, develop, maintain and monitor the overall IT Security Architecture area with specific security mechanisms and processes and bring them into operation to minimize corporate risk, vulnerability or incident exposure, information leakage, loss of material assets or reputational damage.

This role is also responsible to establish and maintain good working relationships with Company and support partner IT representatives, internal business contacts and 3rd party technical and security contacts.

Key Responsibilities

Define, implement and maintain corporate IT Policies, Standards, Guidelines and security requirements (including principles and checklists for external vendors and in-house project groups).

Provide technical supervision (support and guidance) to IT as a subject matter expert on data protection and security.

To act as the central point of contact, for vulnerability or penetration tests, application or security risk analysis and assessments.

Plan, research, design and implement a robust security architecture for new and existing IT projects, both for on prem., in cloud and for hybrid solutions.

Review and assess security compliance for new installations, connectivity, updates, logging or changes to network, application, system, security, scanning, and endpoint (for example mobile devices, servers, workplaces etc.) technologies, solutions and infrastructures.

Provide security analysis and approvals for changes to operational infrastructure.

Security incident analysis and mitigation support as part of the SOC function.

Take part in application, system and architecture security and risk analysis for new or changed IT applications, platforms and systems.

Provide technical supervision (and guidance) to IT as a subject matter expert for LAN, WAN, Wi-Fi, VPN, network infrastructure components and storage security.

Deputize for Global Head of IT Security which may involve some working out of hours and on call duty.

Key Performance Indicators

Number of projects supported.

Number of solutions designed and implemented.

Measured drop in the number of security incidents.

Tangible quality increase in corporate security and drop in IT risks.

Number of security measures/process improvements implemented.

Measured improvements in data protection and information management.

Skills & Experience

Degree in Information Technology, Computer Science or related field highly desirable.

Min. 4 years of professional experience in IT Security Architecture role.

Good working knowledge of current IT risks and experience implementing security solutions.

Solid understanding of security protocols, cryptography, authentication, authorization and security.

Detailed knowledge of VCP-DCV, AWS, TOGAF, Cloud Platform and Infrastructure.

Forensics experience an advantage.

Hands-on person with drive, persistence and can-do-attitude working with limited resources.

Excellent communication skills with the ability to influence at all levels.

High proficiency in spoken and written English as the corporate language

Reference: 210435003

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