at Henderson Scott
Location London, United Kingdom
Date Posted 28th February 2018
Category Cyber Security
Job Type Permanent
Salary £85,000


Security Architect – Global Insurance Company – CISSP / CISM

Global insurance and investment Management Company are growing their London Tech team as they invest and enhance their Digital transformation.

The purpose of the role is to be accountable for governing the Security of the company’s services through Architecture, delivering and maintaining policies, standards, processes and control for satisfying the business needs.


Key Responsibilities


  • Own and manage the development, delivery and performance of the Information Security Architecture across the business and its suppliers.
  • Work with the business and the IT leadership team to identify enterprise-wide security needs and opportunities for IT solutions.
  • Work with the Digital team to bring together both Digital (e.g. Cloud) and traditional aspects (e.g. Mainframe) into a single overarching, coherent security strategy & architecture.
  • Architect, develop, implement and maintain security policies, processes and controls for satisfying the business needs and aligning with the business objectives.
  • Support the development and delivery of a business-aligned global IT strategic plan, and a set of security standards aligned to the enterprise architecture.
  • Design and coordinate guidance/ compliance activities associated with ensuring alignment/ compliance with architectural principles and standards,
  • Provide security-related technical design authority for solutions and projects/programmes, as well as direction and governance to security operations.
  • Govern and oversee the evaluation and selection of hardware technologies, and the design of standard configurations.
  • Work with the service providers to ensure security-related technology and service roadmaps, innovations, future developments and strategic assessments are identified, developed, communicated and tracked.
  • Ensure strategic integration and alignment across solutions, services and BUs through collaboration with a range of stakeholders and colleagues.
  • Maximise the value obtained from the use of available and new Information Security technologies, architectures and solutions by tracking developments and trends in the finance and IT sectors.
  • Apply continual improvement to security architectures and related processes.


Job Requirements - Knowledge and Skills


  • Demonstrable and compelling experience operating in senior Information Security Architecture roles.
  • Previous governance and technical design authority experience essential.
  • Demonstrable experience of designing and governing IT security architecture standards and the implementation of IT solutions and services.
  • Information Security expertise and certifications (e.g. CISSP: Certified Information Systems Security Professional/ CISM: Certified Information Security Manager)
  • Excellent knowledge of modern information technologies, services & architectures, including Cloud
  • Experience of large enterprise environments including strategic and architectural integration of new digital services with legacy systems (e.g. Mainframe).
  • Expertise and certification in IT Governance and Enterprise Architecture best practices  (e.g. COBIT and TOGAF)
  • Good knowledge of governing security in both Agile and ITSM (e.g. Scaled Agile Framework/ ITIL)
  • DevOps – an understanding of security in automated provisioning and deployments


Security Architect – Global Insurance Company – CISSP / CISM

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