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Security Architect (Defence)

Posted 27 days ago by CGI
Location Leatherhead Salary £45k - £65k + benefits
Posted 27 days ago Apply by Wednesday, 25 October 2017
Job Type Permanent Job Functions Cyber Security, Cyber Security Consultant, IT Advisory, Security Architect,
Job Reference 177606 Sector Business & Management Consultancy , Technology, ICT & Telecoms

Position Description

Be part of something dynamic, come and join our Defence business as a Cyber Security expert. We've never been busier and we are looking for a talented Security Architect with a blend of technical ability, pre-sales bid experience and passion for Cyber Security, to come and join us deliver market-leading cyber security solutions. We share your passion for security and it is part of everything we do at CGI.

As a Security Architect at CGI you'll join a top 5 Defence software and IT services supplier providing defence advisory services, software solutions, systems integration, secure hosting services and training across the Ministry of Defence including frontline operations, security, intelligence, communications, personnel systems, logistics and infrastructure.

We're not tied to having to push particular security products, so this means that you'll have the freedom to work closely with clients to develop appropriate design solutions to align with their security needs. In addition to being able to collaborate with our UK based consultants you'll also have access to over 1200 Cyber Security professionals within CGI worldwide. This will enable you to provide innovative security solutions fully focused and tailored to our client's needs.

Our Cyber team cover all aspects of security and provide our clients with a one shop stop for all their security needs. This means you'll be involved in true end to end security solutions and delivery, from concept through to operation. You will take responsibility for developing, designing and implementing critical security architecture on major commercial and secure government/public sector projects.

Your future duties and responsibilities

Our Cyber Defence team cover all aspects of security and provide our clients with a one shop stop for all their security needs. This means you'll be involved in true end to end security solutions and delivery, from concept through to operation. You will take responsibility for developing, designing and implementing critical security architecture on major commercial and secure government/public sector projects.

You will consult on and design innovative solutions tailored to a deep understanding of our client's needs. You will advise our clients on the architecture of their secure business systems. You'll be the design authority on programmes of works collaborating across enterprise architectures to produce end-to-end security designs. Your knowledge and skills will be used to assist on bids, proposal for works, as well as on implementations and integrations. As a Security Architect within our Defence business at CGI you will also be expected to represent CGI at senior stakeholder level and, as a security expert, help guide and influence our clients through their security issues.

You will be managing a small team who will be undertaking the design of Security aspects of a solution, including security organisational structure, security processes, security technical subsystems and components, implementation and integration within systems integration projects

The nature of some of our work will mean that you will need to be eligible for, or already hold an appropriate level of UK Security Clearance. Whilst you will be based from one of our UK offices the nature of the role may necessitate expensed travel to client sites and other CGI offices as needed and this could include extended periods away as required. We value our members' work/life balance and offer flexible working and endeavour to minimise, wherever possible, travel and time away.

Required qualifications to be successful in this role

You will be able to demonstrable significant experience of consulting on, and the delivery of, secure system design and implementation, ideally as a technical security lead within the defence sector. Significant expertise of UK HMG and MoD Accreditation is essential . You will also have experience of producing (and/or contributions to) proposals for work, including preparation and justification of security work programmes and plans and effort

Your all round technical security knowledge should be sound, and you should be able to demonstrate that you understand why security must be part of everything our clients do. You should also be able to demonstrate a complete understanding of the relationship of risk and security in the design of your IT security solutions.

You should be an effective communicator both written and orally and be adept at persuasively presenting and justifying secure architecture design solutions. You will be used to dealing with multiple client stakeholders both technical and non-technical and able to adapt your approach as required for your audience. Your technical knowledge and understanding should be a given and backed up with appropriate professional qualifications.

Build your career with us.

It is an extraordinary time to be in business. As digital transformation continues to accelerate, CGI is at the center of this change-supporting our clients' digital journeys and offering our professionals exciting career opportunities.

At CGI, our success comes from the talent and commitment of our professionals. As one team, we share the challenges and rewards that come from growing our company, which reinforces our culture of ownership. All of our professionals benefit from the value we collectively create.

Be part of building one of the largest independent technology and business services firms in the world.

Learn more about CGI via our website. 

No unsolicited agency referrals please.

CGI is an equal opportunity employer.

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