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Information Security Architect

  • Location: City of London
  • Salary: £700 - £800 per day (Inside IR35)
  • Job type: Contract/Temp
  • Job reference: JEM / 172505
  • Sector: Cyber Security, Information Security
Job Description

Technical Security Architect required for market-leading financial services firm who are bringing their Information Security function to the next stage of maturity. The role is focused on supporting the development of Domain Roadmaps and producing architectural guidance that aligns with EA Principles and enterprise blueprints.


What they are looking for:

  • Significant experience as a solution architect, either in professional services, financial services, or the public sector / regulated environment, using architecture methodologies and tools (TOGAF, EA Sparx, RSA etc) to deliver sound high level technical designs, architecture deliverables and providing advice and guidance in relation to maintenance of an architecture road map
  • Significant experience in complex and significant n-tier implementations, delivering architecture artefacts to software project management, SDLC, SCRUM, Agile methodologies
  • Knowledge of common security platforms and capabilities including IDAM, PAM, Vulnerability management, security monitoring and secure builds

Essential Criteria:

  • Experienced in Cyber security principles and security frameworks (NIST, CIS 20) with experience of designing Security Solutions successfully through to operation
  • Experienced in interpreting business strategy into technical architectures, and awareness of the relationships between systems and process
  • Experienced in system engineering and/or development experience and a deep and up-to-date understanding of best practice application / business domain solution architectures and associated domains
  • Detailed knowledge and understanding of architectural concepts, methodologies and mapping approaches, proficient knowledge of Archimate and UML, and relevant solution architecture skil (i.e. Data, Application, and Infrastructure)
  • Ability to work with imperfect information in the environment of uncertainty whilst still maintaining high standard, evidenced designs and documentation.
  • Experienced influencer and negotiator with credibility and gravitas, balancing the needs of the business whilst ensuring alignment to my client's enterprise and technical architecture


As an ideal candidate, you will have an industry certification such as CISSP/CISM/CRISC and SABSA/ TOGAF and have expert knowledge of Information Security and Enterprise & Solution Architecture. Strong Knowledge of key platform technologies and software architecture e.g Salesforce, ERP, Records, content and knowledge management, and security and cloud architecture. You will also have a proven track record of delivery in a similar role. Experience in Financial Services is highly advantageous. 

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