Security Architect

Security Architect
Dublin Permanent Hybrid €105,000 Ref: 21675

Job Description

Our Dublin-based client is seeking a Security Architect to join their Security Services Team.

Role Overview

The Security Architect will be responsible for designing, implementing, and maintaining robust security architectures and ensuring that cybersecurity measures are considered and implemented in all IT projects. The ideal candidate will possess a strong technical background in cybersecurity, with a key focus on cloud security, along with excellent communication and leadership skills.

Responsibilities and Duties

Security Architecture:

  • Develop and implement comprehensive security architectures, strategies, and frameworks to protect the client’s information assets, infrastructure, and digital footprint, with a strong focus on Microsoft Azure.

Security Design:

  • Design and architect security solutions based on organizational requirements.
  • Provide input to, review, and sign off on relevant project artifacts (High Level Design, Low Level Design, Change Requests, and Acceptance into Service Artifacts).

Collaboration and Security Oversight:

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including project managers, network engineers, system administrators, and developers, to ensure security requirements are met throughout the project lifecycle.
  • Oversee the activities of collaborators to ensure that security standards and policies are being met within projects.

Security Assessments & Remediation:

  • Conduct internal security assessments and develop technical responses to penetration tests, third-party security assessments, and vulnerability scan findings.

Develop and Maintain Incident Response Plans:

  • Provide technical input into incident response plans that outline procedures and protocols for cybersecurity incidents.

Manage Cybersecurity Incidents:

  • Serve on the panel for managing and responding to major cybersecurity incidents.
  • Work with the incident response team to contain incidents, mitigate damage, and restore operations.
  • Coordinate with both internal and external stakeholders, and serve as an escalation on-call, possibly involving some out-of-hours work during major incidents.

Continuously Improve Cybersecurity Capabilities:

  • Monitor and improve cybersecurity capabilities by staying up to date with emerging threats, technologies, and best practices.
  • Conduct research, attend conferences, and collaborate with other cybersecurity professionals.

Support the Security Service Function:

  • Assist and support the wider Security Services function as a cybersecurity subject matter expert.
  • Mentor junior staff and deputize for similar roles during leave periods.

Work Relationships

Reporting to: Security Services Manager.

Internal:

  • The wider IT&T team.
  • Business teams.

Within Operating Companies:

  • IT Managers.
  • Business teams.

External:

  • Third-party Suppliers & Vendors.

Experience and Competencies

  • Experience in leading Security Architecture.
  • Strong understanding of IT security risks.
  • Strong understanding and experience of security processes and services.
  • Familiarity with the NIST framework.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate accurately and clearly to business and IT users.
  • Good reporting and documentation skills.
  • Good presentation skills and ability to host meetings to an audience.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.

Qualifications and Certifications

  • Relevant bachelor’s degree in IT, Computer Science, Cybersecurity, or a related area.
  • Relevant cybersecurity certifications.
  • Relevant Microsoft Azure / Cloud-Security certifications.
  • Experience working with third-party vendors, including MSP & SOC.
  • 5+ years of experience in cybersecurity architecture.
  • Strong technical background in cybersecurity.
  • Experience developing and implementing incident response plans.
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills.

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