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Job Summary

The Security Architect shall be responsible for designing, building, testing and implementing security systems within a client organisation’s IT network.

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelors
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 8 years

Job Description/Requirements

• The resource is expected to have a thorough understanding of complex IT systems and stay up to date with the latest security standards, systems and authentication protocols, as well as best practice security products.

• In addition to anticipating possible security threats and identifying areas of weakness in a network system, a Security Architect must have the ability to respond promptly and effectively to possible breaches of security through use of security tools. 

• In this role, you will generate interest in value-driven security solutions. 

• Reviewing customer current system security measures and recommending and implementing enhancements

• Conducting regular system tests and ensuring continuous monitoring of network security on various client networks

• Developing project timelines for ongoing system upgrades

• Establishing disaster recovery procedures and conducting breach of network security drills for clients 

• Promptly responding to all client security requests/ incidents and providing thorough post-event analyses

• Focus on new opportunities, through enabling clients understand the company’s network security solutions offering. 

• Grow Vendor partnerships as well as product offering to customers

• Capitalizing on your broad experience and industry insight, to demonstration all possible security solution delivery 

• Work closely with clients on Demonstrations, Proof of Concepts (POC’s), technical presentations and engaging with users at all levels of our client organizations to ensure all rounded Solution Delivery. 

• Work closely with key internal stakeholders to provide complete solutions for clients

• Customer engagements: You will be required to travel to customers in their various localities for meetings aimed at reviewing and understanding their requirements from time to time. 

• Manage pre-sales support activities to ensure design & development of solutions as per client requirements; and response to RFPs and technical presentations

• Assisting in the development of formal technical proposals and presentations 

• Develop and manage relationships with vendors for both current offering as well as new ones. 

• Planning, researching, and designing security architectures.

• Developing, reviewing, and approving the installation requirements for LANs, WANs, VPNs, routers, firewalls, and related network devices

• Remaining up to date with the latest security systems, standards, authentication protocols, and products.

• Testing the final security system and updating and upgrading it as needed.

• Responding quickly and effectively to all security incidents and providing post-event analyses.


Education, Skills and Competencies

• A Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science/Information Technology or related field is highly desirable. 

• Additional advanced security qualifications such as;

• CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) certification

• Cisco Certified Network Associate in Security  

• Cisco Certified Network Associate in Routing and switching   

• Checkpoint Certified Security Associate

• Rapid7 InsightVM

• Rapid7 Nexpose

• Tripwire

• Gemalto

• Symantec Encryption

• Fortinet Certified Solution Specialist- Network Security 

• IT Certifications in various technologies are a requirement

• PMP / PRINCE II certification is strongly recommended

• Minimum 8 years of IT experience with 3-5 years as a Security Architect within a Medium to Large organization

• Must have a good familiarity with other IT/Infrastructure technologies like storage area networks (SAN), WAN acceleration devices, virtualization, and data center design and implementation

• Must have proven leadership skills; excellent people skills and the ability to interact and communicate effectively across all levels of the organization both internal & external

• Must   have   a   strong   technical   background   and   hands-on   experience   surrounding   IT Infrastructure technologies (especially technologies like Microsoft Active Directory, VMware, Cisco, Avaya, MSSQL databases, etc.)

• Excellent client-facing and internal communication skills both written and verbal 

• Solid planning & organizational skills; and ability to deliver under pressure


Other Qualities 

• Extensive experience in information security and/or IT risk management with a focus on security, performance and reliability

• Solid understanding of security protocols, cryptography, authentication, authorisation and security

• Good working knowledge of current IT risks and experience in implementing security solutions

• Experience implementing multi-factor authentication, single sign-on, identity management or related technologies

• Excellent business acumen and a commercial outlook.  Should be a strategic thinker with good analytical Skills 

• Excellent Collaboration Skills 

• Advanced Technical Knowledge in both basic as well as advanced technologies 

• Exceptional Sales and Organizational Skills.


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