Information Security Architect | Information Security Solutions

Information Security Solutions

Job Title: Information Security Architect
Employer: Information Security Solutions
Location: London, United Kingdom
Employment Type: Permanent
Reference Number: 80454ab6-bab0-4ccd-8c4a-baf5f08f9f7f


Job Details:

Title:Information Security Architect

Company:Financial Services

Location:Can be based in UK, Ireland, Belgium, Luxembourg or Isle of Man

Reports toGroup CISO


The Role

The Information Security Architect is a key role in ensuring appropriate security posture of the Group. You will join a growing information security team and take accountability for managing security architecture of the company and technical designs of IT solutions. The Group of Companies operates across 10+ offices and data centre locations globally and is actively expanding into new territories.


•Provide requirements, support and control security stage gates to IT and business programmes and projects to ensure security is appropriately addressed. Act as a Technical Design Authority for security.

•Provide a high level of security consultancy and engineering support for Windows/Azure/Linux security solutions including analysis and development of security solutions.

•Provide architecture assurance on security initiatives and compliance of existing security standards

•Contribute to the vision, strategy, and drive design and implementation for security platforms both on premises and in the cloud

•Provide security consultancy and engineering support for security solutions.

•Present current security risks and threats at technical and managerial levels.

•Actively monitor new and emerging security and privacy related technologies, trends, issues, and solutions and assess their applicability to key business initiatives and strategies.

•Participate in Information Security Incident Response activities for the environment.

•Monitor compliance with the organization’s information security policies and procedures among employees, contractors and third parties.

•Liaison with key stakeholders to create and enforce policy including business departments, IT, Legal, Internal Audit, and Compliance.

•Lead the effort to ensure security compliance in accordance with regulatory security standards required by appropriate governing bodies.

•Provide support to Security and other technical operations staff to ensure smooth turnover from Development to Production – and provide mentoring to junior level security professionals.

•Develop and maintain documentation of all Security products including specific tools, technologies and processes.

•Assist in M&A security due diligence activities – as needed.

Role Requirements

•Minimum of 3 years experience in similar role, 5 years experience in Information Security

•Experience implementing security risk control management frameworks – i.e. CIS/SANS20, NIST CSF, ISO27001/27002

•Excellent understanding and experience of engineering Microsoft security solutions – including desktop and server operating systems, Active Directory, Group Policy, DNS, Messaging.

•Experience managing IaaS, SaaS solutions and services using CI/CD pipelines. Jenkins, Terraform experience is a strong plus

•Solid understanding of SAML, OIDC and Kerberos authentication and related technology controls and best practices.

•Strong Experience with Office 365 security controls including usage of Azure Active Directory, Conditional Access, o365 logging APIs, Microsoft CAS, and Microsoft Authenticator.

•Experience in Networks and Security monitoring, SIEM, Firewalls, Identity & Access management, Risk and Vulnerability Management, Incident management & response

•Expertise in security tools such as email security solutions, web filtering, data leakage protection and intrusion detection systems;

•Understanding and experience with implementing Data Loss Prevention (DLP) solutions, policies, and technologies.

•Understanding of Azure Information Protection (AIP) and its components, including labelling, classification, and encryption.

•Ability to develop and implement strategies to ensure compliance with industry and data protection regulations (such as BMA, MAS, EU financial sector regulations, DORA, GDPR).

•Strong knowledge and experience in a variety of security technologies including: EDR, SIEM, Vulnerability Management.

•Demonstratable and fundamental experience working within a cloud environment and cloud networks would be advantageous – e.g. Azure, AWS;

•Ability to work independently and think proactively.

•Good interpersonal, written and verbal communication and engagement skills with experience engaging own team, all levels of employees and external partners;

•Must have excellent organisational skills with attention to detail; be a self-starter and able to prioritize in a fast moving, high pressure, constantly changing environment; high sense of urgency

•Be energetic, passionate with a positive attitude

•Relevant security certification (CISSP, GCIA, CISM, CRISC, CEH etc.) and/or product certifications (Microsoft Security, Azure, Windows, AD etc.) a plus.



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