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IT Security Architect (Financial Services)

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My client, an International Bank, are looking for an IT Security Architect to join their growing team in London. For this role you will need to be in the office 3 days per week.

Key Responsibilities:

· Develop and maintain a security architecture process that enables the enterprise to develop and implement secure solutions and capabilities that are clearly aligned with business, technology, and threat drivers.

· Define and deliver security architecture governance, ensuring that all IT projects and key initiatives are in alignment with our core security principles and the overall IT strategy.

· Support the application and infrastructure teams in integrating security by design principles into their project lifecycles.

· Provide expertise in security systems and architectures, cybersecurity trends, and emerging threats.

· Lead the development of security architecture and principles. Input into the development and updates of Technology Risk led standards.

· Work with the Technology Risk team to evaluate and mitigate risks, ensuring that IT frameworks and methodologies incorporate best practices in information security.


Required Skills, Knowledge, Experience and Values:

[Only include must haves vs. nice to haves for inclusivity]

· Proven experience as a Security Architect or similar role in a financial services environment.

· Strong understanding of security by design principles and IT risk management.

· Knowledge of current IT security technologies and infrastructure.

· Excellent communication skills with the ability to articulate complex security concepts to a broad range of technical and non-technical stakeholders.

· Relevant certifications (e.g., CISSP, CISM, SABSA, TOGAF) are highly desirable.

Values and Behaviours:

  • Flexible, well-rounded character who can engage constructively with IT and non-IT stakeholders at all levels
  • Excellent conceptual and analytical thinking skills
  • Strong communicator with strong presentation skills
  • Self-driven and delivery focused
  • Can work well in a team or independently
  • Can navigate organisational and technical complexity
  • Can extract clarity from ambiguity and uncertainty
  • Can broker compromise where needed, to drive out fit-for-purpose solutions which are underpinned by the Enterprise Architecture vision

If the above is of interest please apply to this ad or call me on 0207 509 8040 to find out more

Robert Walters Operations Limited is an employment business and employment agency and welcomes applications from all candidates

Contract Type: TEMPORARY

Specialism: Information Technology

Focus: Information Security

Industry: Banking

Salary: £750 - £950 per day

Workplace Type: Hybrid

Experience Level: Senior Management

Location: London

Job Reference: 0KB2JT-4C8FA1F4

Date posted: 09 July 2024

Consultant: Darius Goodarzi

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