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Cyber Security Architect

Job Title: Cyber Security Architect
Contract Type: Contract
Location: London, United Kingdom
REF: 796
Contact Name: Mark Gale
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Job Published: over 1 year ago

Job Description

Cyber Security Architect


Summary of the work   

Design & deliver, secure (agile driven), cloud based, security architecture. Ensure that specified security controls/counter-measures mitigate, minimise, or treat discovered risks are pragmatic, appropriate and cost effective Technical assurance of projects to ensure they comply with the security architecture, covers both new systems and their integration with legacy


Latest start date                          02/04/2017


Expected contract length             12 months


Location                                      London with some UK travel


Who the specialist will work with          

Part of both the TDA team and the Platforms (Devops) team who manage the cloud platform.


What the specialist will work on             

1. Defining the security architecture for our digital platform (Platform, endpoints, networks & application)

2. Demonstrating how security architecture addresses technical risks identified by independent IA team

3. Assuring end to end technical security where shared solutions are being used 4. Focus is on cloud architectures but will also include Crown Hosted solutions where applicable


Working arrangements

  • Typically on-site with wider team and clients as this best supports the Agile ways of working being adopted.
  • Use of Confluence and Jira expected to track progress against deliverables


Essential skills and experience

  • Must have current SC clearance
  • Have proven track record of designing accredited cloud based security architectures
  • Have in depth knowledge of AWS security tools
  • Experience of Automated security testing tools
  • Experience of delivering Open Source security controls
  • In depth understanding of cloud technologies. Specifically, secured cloud solutions previously on cloud platforms (e.g. MS, AWS, Google, Skyscape)
  • Experience of a broad range of networks and underlying IT technologies and environments
  • Experience of Container technologies like Docker and Kubernetes
  • In depth understanding of cloud based and traditional security technologies and an in depth understanding of security specific protocols (e.g. TLS, Kerberos and SAML)
  • In depth experience and understanding of systems similar to those used by HMPO and the challenges faced with migrating off them. Ideally experience of HMPO systems
  • Hold LCCP IA Architect and CCP SIRA