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Senior Security Architect

£85000 - £95000 per annum bonus

Managing this Role


Josh Keeley

Manager - Cyber Specialist 0207 759 7878

With six years’ experience as an IT engineer within the Royal Marines, Josh has a strong network of ex-services CTI analysts and CCTIM qualified managers. Bringing sound technical knowledge and in-depth market expertise, Josh works with consultancies, defence, MSSPs and TIPs; from rapidly-growing start-ups to established global enterprises.


Roles recruited: CTI analysts, CCTIM managers

Seniority: Junior-Senior

Job Type: Permanent

Geographical coverage: London

Market: Cyber threat intelligence, TIP’s and Professional Services

Our client are the global leaders in electronic payments, therefore cybersecurity is at the beating heart of their business. It's down to diligence and expertise that makes them the undisputed leader in electronic payments. It is their top priority to create a top-tier Security Architecture team, poised to defend against any potential cyber threats.

We're looking for those of you who are inherently driven and fascinated by the art and science of cyber defence. We'll equip you with the very best tools and tech so that you can deliver top notch results.

The Role:

The Senior Security Architect will work as a member of the Global Cybersecurity organization - Security Architecture team, which is focused on improving technology and architecture decision-making through collaboration with management, staff and customers on technology strategy, enterprise architecture, and investments in strategic security technology.

The individual, with a broad cybersecurity plus systems and network architecture knowledge and experience, will provide overall direction, lifecycle management and leadership for security architecture and technology. Leading and contributing to the security posture of our client's networks and systems, data centre infrastructures, cloud architectures and solutions.

  • Developing, contributing and management of Security Architecture Specifications, Security Architecture Analysis, Threat-Modelling, Security Requirements, Security Standards and Design Patterns, Reference Architectures, Security Strategies and Roadmaps
  • Applying security design principles to develop security solutions architectures
  • Providing strategic points of view for security solutions
  • Developing and/or carrying out the strategic direction of security projects to enable execution of the information security strategy
  • Driving security technologies evaluations, proof-of-concepts, and production pilots
  • Building strong cross-organizational relationships and effectively influencing staff across the IT organization and product groups
  • Working closely with the other technology architects to ensure that security is properly embedded in their technology domains architectures

Key Skills:

  • Moderate to significant Cybersecurity, engineering and design experience in Networks, Data Center Systems, and Cloud Infrastructure and Platforms
  • Good experience in threat-modelling of complex systems
  • Experience in delivering comprehensive architecture specifications for complex infrastructure security solutions
  • Experience with creating technical documentation: product documentation, technology and systems/network architecture, and technical whitepapers.
  • Working experience with the following security technologies: Firewalls, Intrusion Detection/Prevention Systems, Vulnerability Scanning, WAF, Wireless LAN, NAC, DLP, DDoS Mitigation, WAN security, SIEM, Content Filtering, Cloud Security gateways, Secure Proxies, SSL crypto solutions
  • Strong knowledge and working experience with SDN (Software-Defined Networking), NFV (Network Function Virtualization), and network virtualization/overlays; microsegmentation
  • Strong hands on cloud architecture, with knowledge and working experience in: OpenStack, Cloud Foundry, Server Virtualization hypervisors (KVM, Xen, Hyper-V, VSphere), Linux Containers technologies (Docker, Mesos, Kubernetes), and distributed computing
  • Strong expertise and experience with Linux and Linux security
  • Hands-on experience and strong understanding of technology and enterprise security

If you believe you are a heavy hitter in the Security Architecture arena, then you could add true value to our clients already world class team. Apply within!

Huntress Search Ltd does not discriminate on the grounds of 'protected characteristics' as defined under the Equality Act and other relevant UK legislation.

Huntress Search Ltd acts as a Recruitment Agency in relation to all Permanent roles and as a Recruitment Business in relation to all Temporary roles.

PLEASE NOTE: We can only consider applications from candidates who have the right to work in the UK.

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This is your chance to help create a long lasting Cyber Security function for a well known Media company in London who will provide you with the flexibility and freedom that you are looking for! We are looking for a Cyber Security Manger to work across multiple areas including finance, legal and infrastructure. You will also be working alongside the Risk Director to help secure the Cyber risk to the company.

You will play a key part in my clients Cyber lifecycle by helping lead policy and standards implementation, training of junior members of the team, provide your own recommendations on how to improve current SOP's and on a whole ensure the Cyber teams are at an effective constant state of readiness.

The role

  • Build and maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders at all levels
  • Helping address enquires from colleagues in the business and in technology and taking ownership of issues from start to finish.
  • Build, develop and maintain a robust, pragmatic risk management capability that can accurately capture Cyber operational and strategic risks
  • Supporting core capabilities across the team including colleague awareness, incident management, vulnerability management and data loss prevention.
  • Build a robust but pragmatic Cyber policy and technical standards framework that acts as a positive enabler for suppliers, group technology and the business.


Take ownership in supporting internal audits and necessary follow ups

  • Proactively identify gaps within our Vulnerability management capability and drive forward recommendations and improvements and mitigation plans.
  • Support the Head of Cyber Security on new initiatives and provide input into roadmap and budgetary cycles.
  • Take the lead in managing cyber security incidents within specific business divisions and ensure communication across security and technology teams.
  • Liaise closely with business owners to identify changes to the business and be proactive in understanding the security implications of such changes and advise appropriately.
  • Work with the privacy lead for Shared Services to identify any control gaps in relation to protecting data so that these can be highlighted and actioned effectively.
  • Manage the vendors in the delivery of cyber security services ensuring theyprovide an effective service to reduce the overall risk exposure and support business processes such as privilege access management, vulnerability management and penetration testing

Prefered Certifications

  • CISM
  • ISO 27001 Lead Auditor/Lead Implementer
  • Experience implementing Cyber Essentials Plus

This is an exciting opportunity to gain a lot of experience in a role that is flexible and rewarding and will give you the freedom to increase your skill set whilst playing an integral in a company that requires an innovative and dynamic workforce!

If this sounds like an opportunity you would strive in then get in touch now!

Huntress Search Ltd does not discriminate on the grounds of 'protected characteristics' as defined under the Equality Act and other relevant UK legislation.

Huntress Search Ltd acts as a Recruitment Agency in relation to all Permanent roles and as a Recruitment Business in relation to all Temporary roles.

PLEASE NOTE: We can only consider applications from candidates who have the right to work in the UK.