IT Security Architect

Position Type

Permanent - Full Time




Daresbury, UK

Role Purpose

The role holder works under general direction with substantial responsibility and autonomy with a view to identify, prevent, monitor and respond to risks and threats against colleagues and the Greensill estate. Recognised as the technical IT Security knowledge leader, supporting less experienced staff, the role holder performs varied and complex technical and professional activities and investigations, along with taking an analytical and systematic approach to problem solving. Drive forward the technology roadmap to achieve ISO 27001 certification. Stakeholder Management responsibilities acting as the liaison between Executives, our internal customers, Risk partners, Cyber and Information Security team and key Managed Service Providers. Ensure support the business with security support and updated security processes and operations. Act as leader of second line support for security related processes including risk. Represent the Cyber Security Team at Technical Design Authority.

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• Leads technical design and implementation of including producing cost, timescale estimates and identifying risks
• Produce high level and low level design to meet security functional and non-functional requirements
• Takes ownership for obtaining the information required to diagnose and resolve complex problems and escalations.
• Engages with third parties to jointly resolve in-depth product issues where necessary. Proactively analyses information and trends, proposing action to resolve problems, maintain and enhance service
• IT Security technical lead, promoting knowledge sharing and development of other team members both inside and outside of the group
• Identify control requirements in new systems/projects based on vendor/industry standards of good practice
• Regular risk assessment and benchmarking reviews and health checks of IT Security technologies deployed
• Working with key business stakeholders to create IT security testing strategies for new IT solutions
• Provision of business support at a high level and to a range of key stakeholders in relation to ongoing security improvements
• Identify weaknesses and potential threats to existing information security toolsets
• Prepare reports for internal and external stakeholders detailing the security business issues, making recommendations and identifying solutions
• Conduct cloud security reviews and network security assessments
• Keep up to date with the latest thinking on cyber-security issues, updating the security to ensure the team are kept current
• Support the business with a range of compliance requirements
• Crisis management where required

Skills and Abilities

Essential Skills Required

• 5-10Yrs proven IT security cloud architectural experience, producing requirements, designs, implementation guides
• Change management and business process experience is ideal together with a proven track record of large-scale technical security programmes
• Proven track record of working at pace and energy within a small team of focused experts
• A proven record of dealing with complex security projects and meeting multiple business demands
• Analytical mind capable of managing numerous information sources and providing data analysis reports to senior management

Desirable skills associated with successful performance of role

• Ability to adapt to a fast-moving IT security landscape and keep pace with latest thinking and new security technologies
• Create business cases where applicable for vendor selection of IT Security services
• Digital leadership skills – capable of empowering and leading an IT team to meet business and IT security goals
• Solid people management skills – providing direction, monitoring performance, motivating staff and building a positive working environment
• A passion for technology and security safeguards with a desire to deliver
• Thrives on change, showing an impressive ability to drive the IT security strategy forward
• Analytical mind capable of managing numerous information sources and providing data analysis reports to senior management
• Strong business focus – able to meet the demands of internal and external stakeholders
• Excellent communication skills – providing verbal and written communication that is outstanding to both direct reports and senior management as well as other stakeholders
• Flexible and adaptable – capable of changing direction where required and showing flexibility to meet new demands
• Forms business partnerships that help drive the IT security strategy forward
• Can make decisions that are well informed and timely
• Creative thinking – able to look at alternatives and consider new ways of thinking to problem solve
• Multi-tasking – can manage several concurrent projects and prioritise demands

Perks of the job

Hard Work, Well Paid

Our mix of salary, bonus and equity means that when your hard work leads to Greensill's success, you will be generously rewarded. What's more, all of our compensation packages include competitive pensions and benefits.

Great People, Great Work

Greensill people are smart. We are original thinkers who bring innovative ideas to work everyday. We work hard, respect one another, and are treated equally, no matter our position in the company.

Bright Future, Worldwide

The phenomenal rate of global growth that Greensill enjoys translates into abundant opportunity for career development, no matter your role or geographic location. Join us for an exciting career path that can only be offered by one of the fastest growing fintechs in the business.

Cool Offices, Cool Places

Wherever you work for Greensill, you will be in a smart, inclusive and friendly office with all the resources you need. We choose the best locations in the best cities, so you can focus on your work in a challenging and energetic environment without the typical burdens of bureaucracy or hierarchy.

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