Security Architect - Cloud. London

Security Architect - Cloud. London

  • Location

    City of London, London

  • Sector:

    Cyber Security & IT Risk

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  • Salary:

    £90000 - £105000 per annum + Excellent Benefits

  • Contact:

    Andrew Nitek

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Excellent opprtunity to join a global fintech organsiation in a greenfield role.


Supporting our security, engineering, operational and risk management functions in maintaining a good security posture, the responsibilities for this role include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Review and analysis of proposed technical solutions to identify appropriate security controls and subsequent review of the control implementations.
  • Experience working with "Big Data" processing including environment and deployment models, ingest data pipelines, security, and infrastructure
  • Interpretation of security requirements for the translation in to technical and procedural security controls.
  • Provision of input and guidance on security related technical architecture and product design decisions.
  • Threat modelling of applications, services and processes.
  • Participation in security incident post-mortems and forensic reviews.
  • Review of third-party technical security controls in relation to the interfacing with our systems.
  • Evaluation and piloting of 3rd party security related products and services.
  • Participation in the creation, maintenance and implementation of security policies and standards.
  • Liaise and collaborate with key stakeholders in relation to IT security threats
  • Keep abreast with the latest regulations and compliance requirements
  • Champion and educate the organisation on the latest security strategies and technologies
  • Protect the intellectual property of the organisation at all times
  • Devise strategies and implement IT solutions to minimise the risk of cyber-attacks
  • Contribute towards ISO and other relevant accreditation
  • Maintain up to date knowledge and an awareness of security trends, keeping abreast of new risks, through self-education and attendance to industry seminars, to ensure ongoing security risk analysis and the implementation of technical systems and procedures to minimise risk
  • Liaise with clients and potential clients to confidently articulate and demonstrate our security capabilities

Knowledge & Experience

  • You will be expected to hit the ground running in a fast-paced environment with a growing workload, and have a high enough skill set to solve problems and find solutions with minimal hand holding
  • Highly experienced in a technical information/cyber security role or roles.
  • A practical knowledge of the OWASP Top 10 and relevant technical mitigations.
  • A pragmatic and hands-on approach to information security and risk management.
  • Strong networking and associated protocol knowledge.
  • Working knowledge of mobile (iOS and Android) application, network and operating system security controls.
  • Experience of performing security architecture and design reviews.
  • Strong technical understanding of preventative and detective application and infrastructure security controls and their implementation.
  • Practical knowledge of public cloud (IaaS) technologies including relevant security and IAM controls.
  • The ability to work independently and autonomously as well as collaboratively within the security team and alongside other internal functions and external third parties.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Extensive proven IT security experience in a regulated sector
  • You will be an existing participant and regular attendee of technical/security industry events
  • Excellent knowledge of general security risks, at both technical and business level


  • CISM/CISA/CISSP/Security+/etc
  • Bachelor's degree (BSc) in an I.T. or similar discipline, or equivalent level of experience is desirable