Contractor- IT Security Architect

  • Competitive
  • Iselin, NJ, USA
  • Contract, Full time
  • CLS UK Intermediate Holdings Ltd.
  • 09 Nov 17 2017-11-09

Evaluate, design and implement new technology and processes to help mature the Group whilst adopting a risk based design methodology.


§  Evaluate, design and implement new technology and processes to help mature the Group whilst adopting a risk based design methodology.

§  Define security architecture and solution principles to support business projects

§  Oversee design principles and controls relating to 3rd party solution providers

§  Ratify control decisions and technical controls

§  Research new security related products and services to ensure that CLS is equipped with appropriate industry tools and solutions.


§  Promote security awareness throughout the business

§  Conduct security risk assessments for projects. (inc 3rd parties)

§  Solution and design security into all business related projects

§  Maintain relationships with all third-party IT security vendors and strategic partners


§  Individual contributor

§  Accountable for allocated deliverables

§  Execute IT Security team’s vision and mission in alignment with the overall corporate strategic objectives.

§  Through example and behavior, strive to provide peer leadership to other team members with the goal of being excellent service providers and enablers to other constituencies (both internal and external)

§  Mentor other team members, technically and professionally where required

Experience – essential / desired for successful job performance

·         Sound knowledge of enterprise security concepts/ frameworks and products

·         Knowledge and experience of US Banking Regulations (Federal Reserve Board).

·         Experience in Cloud Security

·         Experience of working in financial services sector (especially banking) and knowledge of the security requirements for this sector and associated standards and frameworks.


·         Extensive experience of enterprise security solutions and best practice controls for infrastructure and application architectures (e.g. ISAM, MQ, WAS, Linux, AIX, Windows, Networks and Storage)

·         Technical security implementation and analysis experience in a first class international business.

·         Prior relevant experience gained in a security project/consultancy/infrastructure/architect orientated role

·         Experience with intelligence gathering regarding security threats

·         Experience of conducting Risk Assessments using best practice risk management methodologies.

·         Cost effective approach to safeguarding the integrity, availability and confidentiality of data and risk mitigation

Qualifications / certifications- essential / desired for successful job performance

·         Any industry recognised security qualifications(e.g. ISC2,GIAC)

·         Any industry recognised IT qualifications(e.g MCP, VCP)

·         Any architectural or risk based qualification.

Knowledge, skills and abilities – competencies required for successful job performance

·         Can work without close supervision.   Prioritizes work and meets deadlines

·         Good verbal and excellent written communications skills. Ability to clarify security technical detail and confidently communicate associated business risks to senior management

·         SANS qualification or equivalent

·         Delivery/Results focused