Lead Architect - Cyber

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Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date 2 months ago(15/7/2023 8:30 AM)
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Role Introduction

We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Lead Architect specializing in Cybersecurity to join our organization. As the Lead Architect, you will be responsible for designing and implementing robust cybersecurity architectures that protect our organization's critical assets and data. Your expertise in cybersecurity technologies, threat intelligence, and industry best practices will be crucial in ensuring the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of our systems and information. If you have a strong background in cybersecurity architecture and a passion for securing digital environments, we invite you to apply for this exciting opportunity.

What You Will Do

  • Lead the design and implementation of the organization's cybersecurity architecture, ensuring alignment with business objectives and regulatory requirements.
  • Collaborate closely with cross-functional teams, including cybersecurity analysts, engineers, and IT stakeholders, to understand their cybersecurity requirements and provide architectural guidance.
  • Define and document cybersecurity architecture standards, guidelines, and best practices.
  • Evaluate and recommend cybersecurity technologies, solutions, and services to meet business needs and mitigate security risks.
  • Develop cybersecurity roadmaps, taking into account emerging threats, industry trends, and regulatory compliance.
  • Design secure network architectures, including firewalls, intrusion detection/prevention systems, and secure remote access mechanisms.
  • Develop and implement identity and access management (IAM) solutions to ensure proper authentication and authorization controls.
  • Implement security controls and measures to protect data at rest and in transit, including encryption and data loss prevention mechanisms.
  • Drive the adoption of threat intelligence and security analytics in monitoring and detecting cybersecurity incidents.
  • Conduct cybersecurity assessments and audits to identify potential risks, vulnerabilities, and areas for improvement.
  • Stay updated on the latest cybersecurity trends, threat landscapes, and emerging technologies to drive innovation and continuous improvement.
  • Collaborate with technology vendors and partners to evaluate and select cybersecurity solutions and services.
  • Provide technical leadership and mentorship to cybersecurity teams, fostering a culture of knowledge sharing and collaboration.
  • Ensure compliance with relevant cybersecurity frameworks, regulations, and industry standards.

What You Will Have

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Cybersecurity, or a related field.
  • Extensive experience in cybersecurity architecture, design, and implementation.
  • Strong knowledge of cybersecurity technologies, including network security, endpoint security, data protection, and identity and access management.
  • Familiarity with cybersecurity frameworks and regulations (e.g., NIST Cybersecurity Framework, ISO 27001, GDPR).
  • Experience with cybersecurity threat intelligence and security analytics tools.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with a keen attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively communicate complex technical concepts to technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Relevant certifications in cybersecurity architecture or related areas are highly desirable (e.g., CISSP, CISM, TOGAF).

What We Do For You

Wellbeing focussed – Our people are our greatest assets, and ensuring everyone feels their best self to come to work is integral

  • Generous Annual Leave – 25 days of annual leave, plus public holidays and the ability to buy additional days
  • Employee Assistance Programme – Free advice, support, and confidential counselling available 24/7 through Care First
  • Endometriosis Friendly Employer - We are proud to confirm our commitment to developing an environment and culture that allows those with endometriosis to thrive in the workplace

Personal Growth - Regardless of where you are at in your career, we’re committed to enabling your growth personally and professionally

  • Development Programmes – From Future Managers to Leadership Training, our development programmes help you get where you need to go
  • Performance Bonus – Our Group-wide bonus scheme enables you to reap the rewards of your success

Financial wellbeing - We understand as well as your mental wellbeing, your financial wellbeing is really important

  • Pension Scheme – Our plan with Scottish Widows offers 5% matched contribution by the company
  • Income protection insurance – Providing you with support and assistance when you need it most

Recognition – Highlighting and rewarding the great work our people do

  • Values Awards – Our quarterly employee-driven initiative to highlight and reward the people in the organisation who embody our values the most
  • Clear Review – Our own technology platform that allows you to get real-time feedback, conversations and goals to help you become your best self

Making a Difference – we provide opportunities to help our people make a difference to the causes they care about

  • MatchIt! – Fundraise for a cause close to your heart and Advanced will match part of the funding
  • Volunteering Time – Our volunteering leave scheme allows you to use your time to help those who need it
  • Pennies from Heaven – donate the pennies from your pay check to help make a difference without lifting a finger


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