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Lead Security Solution Architect - Perm

£85,000 | United Kingdom | Contract

IQ Talent Solutions

Posted 4 days ago

IQ Talent Solutions

Lead Security Solution Architect - Perm

Our client are seeking the below skills and experience for this brand new exciting perm role:

The successful candidate shall be able to demonstrate evidence of strong stakeholder management skills, be well versed and experienced in designing secure technology solutions, able to manage conflicting priorities in a fast-paced environment and should be an effective communicator.

You will be the first point of contact and technical design lead for the Security domain and will define and own the technology roadmaps for Security within the client. You will liaise with various departments including the CISO, Omnichannel, Commercial, Finance, IT and Analytics. The role includes working closely with Bas, security and engineering teams based in the UK and overseas.

Essential skills required:

* Technical design lead for Security within a similar level role.

* Lead and/or support the end-to-end security design reviews at key points of software, applications and systems lifecycles to identify security requirements, any risks or capability gaps that need addressing, and be able to make recommendations about relevant security hardening and risk mitigation controls that should be implemented

* Implement Zero-Trust and Defence in Depth Architecture designs
* Review proposed systems changes, vendor onboarding requests and other systems-of-systems architecture changes and approve or reject such changes based on a systematic risk assessment framework
* Work closely with the CISO to develop, maintain and communicate security policies, requirement and standards and ensure these are communicated to the Solution Architects
* Undertake risk analysis/decision support as per the clients Data and Security Architecture Board.
* Understand the business and IT requirements and act as the key point of contact for the security elements of solution architecture documents that clearly articulate the security elements of both High-Level and Low-Level designs
* Ensure that all solution architectures or architectural increments are aligned to the security standards and principles.

* Must have had the role as Security Solution Architect previously.
* Must have security design experience and a thorough understanding of Azure security services and capabilities.
* Extensive experience working in information security architecture or design roles
* Ability to communicate and build relationships outside the IT function and fosters a collaborative working relationship with various stakeholders
* Excellent communication skills.
* Worked in complex IT environment and fast-paced delivery
* Must be able to demonstrate ability to deal with uncertainty and deliver pragmatic solutions
* Full SDLC experience in both Agile & Waterfall environments (Must have experience in agile methodology)

Retail and ecommerce knowledge would be great but our client will look outside these industries.

Please get in touch for more a more detailed job spec.

InterQuest Group is acting as an employment agency for this vacancy. InterQuest Group is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of age, disability, gender, religion/belief, race, marriage, civil partnership, pregnancy, maternity, sex or sexual orientation. Please make us aware if you require any reasonable adjustments throughout the recruitment process.

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