Information Security Architect (Contract)

Categories Other
Salary Market Related
Location Western Cape
Job Information

Job Spec:

Our Client in Cape Town requires an Information Security Architect for a contract role. The Information Security Architect collaborates on Information Security standards & controls and creates robust security architectures in support thereof and leads the realization of the security architecture into the target environments to secure the enterprise’s information assets. Extensive subject matter knowledge of Information Security and Cyber Security is essential.

Qualifications

  • Matric
  • Degree in Information Systems / B Sc Computer Science (or similar)

Responsibilities

  • Create information security architectures and designs to secure enterprise information assets in line with architecture standards
  • Serve as the primary Information Security architecture authority for all project and operational stakeholders, and ensure secure architecture across all solutions and technology landscapes
  • Lead the creation of Information Security architecture and design patterns and standards, and contribute to SDLC governance standards as required to secure the enterprise’s information assets

Experience

  • 10 years working experience within the IT industry
  • 5 years leadership role in an IT Security environment
  • 5+ years experience with IT projects from a Security architecture and design perspective (SDLC)
  • 2 – 3 years hands – on experience with cloud applications, infrastructures and public cloud providers (AWS, Azure, GCP)
  • 2 – 3 years demonstrable knowledge of Security Architectures and familiarity with various architecture viewpoints (business, applications, data, and technology architectures)
  • 5+ years extensive experience in Information Security and/or IT risk management with a focus on security, performance and reliability
  • 5+ years solid understanding of common security services and implementation including security protocols, cryptography, authentication, authorisation, network security intrusion and exfiltration prevention tools
  • 5+ years experience implementing multi – factor authentication, single sign – on, identity management or related technologies
  • 3+ years mentoring others to improve skills
  • 3+ years strong leadership skills to indirectly manage across functional teams toward common solutions
  • 3+ years strong facilitation skills to engage subject matter experts to define data requirements and conduct data modelling design reviews with project teams

Knowledge and Skills

  • Strong analytical, problem -solving and logical skills with attention to detail
  • Excellent team – working and interpersonal skills
  • Delivery of compelling presentations to all levels of stakeholders and excellent communication and relationship building skills
  • Develop proposals and marketing materials and excellent written communication & presentation skills
  • Excellent organisation & facilitation skills
  • Strong conflict management skills

Competencies

Essential:

  • Persuading and influencing
  • Applying expertise and technology
  • Creating and innovating
  • Delivering results and meeting customer expectations
  • Presenting and communicating information
  • Relating and networking

Desirable:

  • Planning and organising
  • Working with people
  • Entrepreneurial and commercial thinking

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