Security Architect


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80000 - 100000 GBP/annum

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Security Architect

Location: London

Salary: £80k – £100k (Depending on experience)

TEC Partners are working with a highly regarded, global name in the insurance industry who are looking for a Security Architect to play a leading role in their current digital transformation. Their strategy is ‘Digital First’, which involves transforming their business to become a major online financial services organisation operating with a FinTech mind-set, in order to keep ahead of the market by delivering the greatest value direct to their customers through the provision of exemplary online services.

Duties & Responsibilities

* Defining the architecture required in a digital world to support the vision to become a leading FinTech

* How to digitise the traditional paper-based services to be available online
* How best to protect customer data to support this strategy
* Considering customer experience as well as technical controls, e.g. leadership in work such as reuniting customers with ‘lost’ policies, e.g. secure but accessible registration for products containing sensitive PII data even when product details may be lost
* Defining policy for the use of different technologies such as the use of 2FA to protect customer’s data while ensuring the customer experience is enhanced

* Define and evangelise the adoption of Adaptive Applications

* Develop techniques for detecting and preventing fraud
* Identify key areas of risk for applications from credential stuffers to all OWASP threats and DDoS protection
* Define how Adaptive Applications should work using the data at their disposal, working closely with the Digital Security Services Manager

* Define Future direction for security technology to be used by all Digital CIO services

* To continually evolve the security technology stack, evaluating and bringing in new technologies in conjunction with Digital CIO CTO and Group Security Consultancy, Architecture & Design as appropriate, so as to enhance security posture
* To look ahead and review new technologies and methods for customer verification, identification and authentication to ensure services remain current and ahead of the competition
* To identify and extend the Group’s abilities to detect and prevent fraud by continually reviewing new technologies and methods and introducing them to the Group’s digital systems along with recommendations of implementing new in-house technologies building on their data “making our applications smarter”
* To continually appraise the security posture of online service and look ahead at emerging threats and mitigation trends to steer security to counter such threats as and before they emerge

Skills & Experience required

* University Degree in technology/Diploma in Management/MBA/appropriate technical qualification
* Excellent understanding of information security
* Thorough understanding of cloud technologies and how to leverage the cloud to enhance security posture
* Experience of operating at senior management level
* Leadership skills – able to inspire, energise and motivate people around our vision, values and objectives
* Technology Visionary
* Ability to think long-term strategically as well as operationally
* Heightened relationship management skills at all levels
* Ability to anticipate future trends and needs as well as managing current environment

Nice to have

* Experience in C#, Java or other language application development
* Experience working in a regulated business
* Understanding of infrastructure security concepts including firewalls, IDS/IPS and network zoning
* Understanding of IP network addressing, load balancing and high availability applications and infrastructure

In return, you will be rewarded with a competitive salary depending on your skills and experience, along with a fantastic accompanying benefits package. This includes a generous defined contribution pension scheme, an annual performance related bonus and pay review, and discount on many of the company’s products (including discount for friends and family). What’s more you’ll get a generous holiday allowance, with the option to buy/sell additional days, and the possibility of a flexible work schedule.

If you are interested in this position, then please send your CV for immediate review.

Job Reference: NT-SEC_1523636985

Salary: £80000 - £100000 per annum

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