Cyber Security Architect

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Become a Cyber Security Architect for one of the World’s leading defence companies!

You will be responsible for providing technical guidance, governance and oversight to the business. The role is charged with improving our Cyber defensive capabilities and providing expert technical advice. The role represents one of a security authority whose skills and background enable communication to all levels, in order to increase understanding and awareness of the potential impact of threats and the technical solutions required to mitigate them. This includes security architecture advice and the creation of approved architectural patterns as well as configuration advice and creation of approved security device configurations.

What you will be doing
Understanding the business requirements with particular focus on large-scale digital transformation.
Articulate the cyber security risks and design appropriate cyber security controls to mitigate the risks
Ensure risks and required mitigations are clearly understood and documented
Providing advice, guidance and strategic direction to the IT security team and wider business, its toolsets and architectural approaches
Providing the business and external suppliers with technical authority to implement solutions that have been escalated by their own governance processes. Understand their business need, the risks, and ensure appropriate mitigations are in place
Providing advice and guidance on technical and operational aspects of cyber security to corporate and business level IT programmes and the internal IT community
Maintaining awareness (on behalf of the Company) about the best practise seen in the cyber security industry and a good understanding of the best of breed cyber security tooling

What we are looking for
You will have experience of working at a senior level in a global business in Cyber Security activities leading to:

Expert level understanding of Cyber Defensive capabilities, techniques, tactics and procedures
Expert level of cyber security Infrastructure technologies, their implementation and configuration
Expert level experience in at least one IT discipline (Networks, Active Directory, Applications)
A good understanding of Cyber Defensive approaches and procedures
Practicable hands on expertise of at least one major area of IT (AD, networks, servers, Application security)
Extensive experience of working with internal or external service providers to deliver IT systems in a regulated / Accredited environment
Experience of working in a complex, multi-site, federated and decentralised organisation
Strong awareness of and interest in trends in IT usage and IT technology

You will have strong communication skills with the ability to articulate recommendations clearly and concisely.
You will be a strategic thinker but also be able to act tactically.
You will have readiness to do things differently and contribute constructively to the change process.
You will have the ability to build collaborative and productive relationships with others, both inside and outside the organisation.
You will be confident and articulate with high integrity, with the ability to remain calm under pressure and to deal with ambiguity and change.
You will demonstrate high levels of professional and personal credibility.

What you’ll get in return
You will receive a competitive salary and benefits package that you would expect from a global business. You could be based in any location in the UK but our client would require some travel to their base in Hampshire. Our client is embarking on an exciting period of change so this will be a rewarding role where you can really have an impact of the future direction of security within a global defence business.

If you’re interested in this role, click ‘apply now’ to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us now.


I am a Senior Business Director and Regional Lead for Hays Technology across the South East, helping tech professionals develop their careers and ensuring organisations are supported by the top talent. My passion for this space stems from nearly 20 years specialising within Technology Recruitment and my success is driven by building lifelong partnerships with candidates and clients.

At Hays Technology, we are shaping the future of recruitment. In today’s market, there are no boundaries for tech talent or limits on the pace of change for companies. We have built the leading human network for the digital age and we’re ambitious to meet your aspirations and work together to match tech experts to organisations. The established relationships that we hold give you unparalleled access to unique insights, which we provide to you at speed using our expertise, investments, and innovation. We are Hays Technology.

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