Connecting to LinkedIn...

Security Architect

Job Title: Security Architect
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Hampshire, United Kingdom
REF: 1525
Contact Name: Mark Gale
Job Published: over 1 year ago

Job Description

Security Architect (Lockdown) – Hampshire – SC cleared

Based within this leading organisation you’ll be providing Lockdown solutions for Linux, MS-Windows and VMWare on configured large IT systems must have a strong background experience in Networks and Software System Security.


Primary responsibilities:

  • Establishing project wide Lockdown Security Policy.
  • Generation of Lockdown procedures for Linux, MS-Windows systems inclusive where applicable virtualised / HAL technology.
  • Review of suppliers’ requests for deviations and exceptions to the lockdown policy identifying compliant solutions.
  • Review of suppliers’ Security Patching proposals challenging and supporting Security Patch Levels
  • Liaising with internal teams, suppliers and customers in the generation of revised Requirements Specifications.
  • Establishing and review of Test Procedures for use in verifying compliance to Lockdown policy.
  • Managing the execution and witnessing of security verification activities with suppliers and on in-house integrated systems, including direct hands on execution.
  • Activities as directed by the Security Manager.


Secondary responsibilities (supporting additional team):

  • Review of expert findings alongside a Technical Assessment of reported vulnerabilities identifying mitigating and remediating solutions
  • Technical Assessment of the Risk Exposure from identified vulnerabilities against a Threat Catalogue.
  • Identification of mitigations, moderating risk exposure.
  • Generation of Risk Reports.
  • Liaising with our Customer in support of corroborating status and review of the Risk Analysis.
  • Supporting Accreditation Datapack generation.


You need to demonstrate extensive experience and be able to operate on solo activities and also within multi-disciplined teams from engineering and security management.


Essential skills:  

  • Report Writing and Technical Presentation
  • An understanding of Vulnerability and Incident management (analysis, assessment, mitigation).
  • Understanding Network Security: ACLs, Firewall Rules, DMZs
  • An understanding of Network attack Methodologies
  • Linux and Windows operating Systems, specifically Security enforcing mechanisms.
  • Virtualisation technologies.
  • Experience of nmap / Nessus and related Security Toolkits e.g .Kali Linux
  • Compliance/Audit experience.


Desirable skills:

  • Security Risk and Threat Analysis
  • DOORs Requirements Management; MS Office
  • OS Lockdown principles
  • CISSP or related certification


6 month initial contract, SC clearance required