May 31, 2019

Principal Security Architect (Technical Lead)

  • ST Engineering
Full time Information Technology Professional Services

Job Description

The Principal Security Architect leads unique and highly complex projects involving design, development and implementation of secure system architectures. He / She plans and monitors the design of artefacts into enterprise systems that describe security principles and how they relate to the overall enterprise system architecture. He / She has involvement in the development and application of new solutions in infrastructure security. Recommends and leads the adoption of new technological advances and best practices in infrastructure security systems to mitigate security risks. He / She identifies and resolves unique and complex issues which have organisation-wide and long-term impact.  He / She has a creative and critical mind, and enjoys identifying linkages and interconnections among various parts of a system or architecture. He / She is a technical expert who should also be people-oriented, consultative, developmental and actively engaging stakeholders to design optimal secure system architectures.

  • Design, develop, implement and review secure system architectures.
  • Develop reference security architectures and frameworks (including requirements, design patterns, and other artifacts) for use throughout the company.
  • Evaluate new and emerging security technologies for potential suitability in the company's environment.
  • Identify gaps in the organisation’s security model, suggest solutions including tools and processes with Information Security Principles being embedded into new initiatives.
  • Develop and foster relationships with relevant stakeholders in order to create an integrated approach that provides data integrity, information confidentiality and service availability.
  • Participate in tactical projects as they arise to clarify and respond to identified security risks across different technical domains.
  • Perform procedures and assessments necessary to ensure the safety of information system assets and to protect systems from intentional or inadvertent access or destruction.


Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Cyber Security, Information Technology or related field with one or more Security certifications (i.e. CISSP, CCSP, CISM, GSEC, SANS GIAG, ISSAP) or equivalent.
  • 8-10 years of experience as a technical lead in information security field with proven track record of execution in ensuring the desired outcomes are tied to business needs.
  • Strong experience in developing architectural artifacts including reference architectures, roadmaps, architectural principles, technology standards, security non-functional requirements, architectural decisions and design patterns.
  • A self-starter with technical acumen and ability to demonstrate excellent analytical and problem solving skills.

Ability to establish and manage effective working relationships in a matrix environment with other departments, groups and staff with whom work must be coordinated or interfaced.