Senior Security Architect

2 months ago
£600 - £800/dayGreat rateEdinburghHays Specialist Recruitment Limited

Senior Security Architect - Edinburgh - £DOE - 6m initial contract

Your new company and role

Your new company is a private sector organisation, based in Edinburgh, and they are currently looking for a Senior Security Engineer to join the team on an initial 6m contract. You will be:

  • Responsible for the security architecture and instil the future vision
  • Work closely with the team's Product Owner and Agile delivery lead to create a successful security function
  • Lead the security practice with a technical focus to facilitate:
    • Risk review and remediation
    • Define required security solutions/capabilities
    • Network security defence assessment & management
    • Assurance testing and reporting (eg OWASP, Cyber Essentials etc.)
    • Wider IT consultation to enable good security practice
    • Security incident and forensics response
  • Formulate roadmap for improvement
  • Create effective working relationships across diverse business and development teams, ensuring pragmatic outcomes for all
  • Promote good security practice through wider IT/Developer engagement and education
  • Able to balance risk with business facilitation
  • Focused on risk reduction and mitigation
  • Strong delivery based mind set
  • Provide relevant security architecture/design documents to support solution delivery
  • Duty of care to the security function
  • Adopting the team's and department's Agile culture
  • Use of Kanban techniques and/or other team defined methodologies
  • Resolve any security related issues and provide guidance to wider technical teams on issues that fall within own skill areas
  • Knowledge sharing within the team through mentoring, training, coaching and other means.



What you'll need to succeed
Essential

  • Strong technical knowledge/experience across multi system domains
  • Knowledge and experience of Agile working, including such disciplines as Kanban and retrospectives
  • Ability to influence and communicate at all levels within the organisation
  • Able to embed into a small focused Operational Security team
  • Extensive network security design and architecture experience
  • Working understanding of vulnerability management, penetration testing, and remediation works
  • Virtualisation technology
  • CIS Top 20' controls and practical application
  • Strong attention to detail, ability to self-manage workload
  • Ensure solutions and security function meet their quality criteria and the team standards set
  • take new approaches to tackle problems; embracing innovation and knowledge sharing


Desirable

  • Previously worked in a security architectural role
  • Qualification or certification relevant to security architecture
  • DevOps/DevSecOps
  • SIEM tooling
  • Programming experience using C, C++, Python, Java, BASH, Powershell etc.
  • Secure coding and code audit strategies
  • Container security
  • Experience with cloud technologies
  • Awareness of the SABSA Enterprise Security Architecture framework



What you'll get in return

You will receive an initial 6 months contract which will likely extend for a couple of years, if not longer. You receive a market leading day rate that is OUT OF SCOPE, in respect of IR35.

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