Cyber Security Architect - AWS, Cloud

Job Title: Cyber Security Architect - AWS, Cloud
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Central London
Salary: Neg date rates - Outside IR35
Start Date: 31st July
Reference: JD/C/17834
Contact Name: Jackie Dean
Contact Email:
Job Published: June 21, 2018 17:37

Job Description

Cyber Security Architect / Cyber security consultant to design & deliver secure (agile driven), cloud based, security architecture.

Ensure that specified security controls/counter-measures mitigate, minimise, or treat discovered risks are pragmatic, appropriate and cost effective

Technical assurance of projects to ensure they comply with the security architecture, covers both new systems and their integration with legacy.

Latest start date Tuesday 31 July 2018

Expected contract length 24 Months total-Initial 12 months-further period up to 12 months depending on business need & performance

You will work as part of a Technical Design Authority who are responsible for specific domains.

They will need to collaborate closely with delivery teams in a multi-supplier environment.

What the specialist will work on
1. Defining the security architecture for our digital platform (Platform, endpoints, networks & application)
2. Demonstrating how security architecture addresses technical risks identified by independent IA team
3. Assuring end to end technical security where shared solutions are being used
4. Focus is on cloud architectures but will also include Crown Hosted solutions where applicable

Typically on-site with wider team and clients in an Agile environment. Some site visits. Use of Confluence, Jira and ardoq are the tools used to track progress against deliverables.

Security clearance - SC Clearance is required - must be eligable

Essential skills and experience

• Have proven track record of designing accredited cloud based security architectures for large and complex organisations
• Have in depth knowledge of AWS security tools, open source security controls and experience of Automated security testing tools
• In depth understanding of cloud technologies. Specifically, secured cloud solutions previously on cloud platforms (e.g. MS, AWS, Google, Skyscape )
• Experience of a broad range of networks and underlying IT technologies and environments (e.g. container technologies like Docker and Kubernetes)
• In depth understanding of cloud based, open source and traditional security technologies, controls and an in depth understanding of security specific protocols (e.g. TLS, Kerberos and SAML)
• Lead IA/Security Architect (LCCP) and Certified Senior Information Risk Adviser (SCCP)
Nice-to-have skills and experience • Experience of HMPO systems or similar government operational systems and scale
• Experience of GDS best practices

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