Information Security Architect [ISA]

Overview

Skills Required

  • A University degree in Accountancy or equivalent/Final stages of ACCA qualification
  • An ability to work to and meet agreed deadlines
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Competence in Excel, general IT and accounting packages
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in a similar role
  • Experience in audit would be ideal, but not necessary
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Skills Required

  • A University degree in Accountancy or equivalent/Final stages of ACCA qualification
  • An ability to work to and meet agreed deadlines
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Competence in Excel, general IT and accounting packages
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in a similar role
  • Experience in audit would be ideal, but not necessary
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Position: Information Security Architect [ISA]

Department: I.T. [Security]

Overall Responsibilities:

As the security architect within the Apex Group you will undertake complex work of a high risk level, often working across several projects.

  • Assisting management and other key stakeholders with understanding and implementing information security responsibilities;
  • Promoting information security education, training and awareness throughout The Apex Group especially for new employees and IS team members;
  • Identifying significant threat changes and exposures to threats of assets associated with information security and assisting in remediation efforts;
  • Interact with senior stakeholders across departments and be the point of contact for information security for other architectural resources within the group
  • Research and apply innovative security architecture solutions to new or existing problems and be able to justify and communicate design decisions
  • Understand the impact of decisions, balancing requirements and deciding between approaches
  • Develop vision, principles and strategy for security architecture on project or technology decisions
  • Align standards, frameworks and security with overall business and technology strategy
  • Design, build and implement enterprise-class security systems for a production environment
  • Lead the technical design of secure systems, services and produce particular patterns that support quality assurance. Design security architecture elements to mitigate threats as they emerge

Create solutions that balance business requirements with information and cyber security requirements

Identify security design gaps in existing and proposed architectures and recommend changes or enhancements

Qualifications

  • 5+ years working and designing Security Solutions in an enterprise environment
  • A current information security design certification [SABSA /TOGAF /ISACA /ISC2CA /ISC2]
  • Cloud Security Certification would also be an advantage: Azure /CSA /AWS 

Skills

  • Excellent communication skills [English] – providing verbal and written communication that is outstanding with diverse audiences - Strong critical thinking and analytical skills
  • Multi-tasking – can manage several concurrent incidents and prioritise demands;
  • College based education desired, preferably in a computing science or related discipline
  • Experience and or certification in other control frameworks such as ITIL and COBIT would be an advantage;
  • Experience in a financial services environment and an understanding of implementing Information security in a regulated industry would be an advantage.
  • Knowledge of relevant standards and frameworks including ISO27000 /COBIT/ NIST /ENISA
  • Demonstrated ability to identify risks associated with business processes, operations, information security programs and technology projects

Experience

  • Security architecture, demonstrating solutions delivery, principles and primarily Cloud based technologies , emerging technologies - Designing and implementing cloud native security solutions. Integration, Migration and Transformation, This includes continuous monitoring and making improvements to those solutions, working with an information security team.
  • Security considerations of cloud computing including data breaches, broken authentication, hacking, account hijacking, malicious insiders, third parties, APTs, data loss and DoS attacks.
  • Identity and access management (IAM) frameworks of security policies and technologies that limit and track the access of those in an organization to sensitive technology resources.

Certain Security Certifications will be required within an agreed timeframe for successful candidates for regulatory compliance.

  • A genuinely unique opportunity to be part of an expanding large global business;
  • Exposure to all aspects of the business, cross-jurisdiction and to working with senior management directly;
  • Work for a fast developing and one of the world leading independent fund administrators;
  • Opportunities for professional development;
  • Competitive remuneration package including various benefits;
  • Positive and hospitable work environment;
  • A genuinely unique opportunity to be part of an expanding large global business.

We are an equal opportunity employer and ensure that no applicant is subject to less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, gender identity, marital status, race, colour, nationality, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, socio-economic, responsibilities for dependants, physical or mental disability. Any hiring decision are made on the basis of skills, qualifications and experiences.

We measure our success as a business, not only by delivering great products and services and continually increasing our assets under administration and market share, but also by how we positively impact people, society and the planet.

For more information on our commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) please see our CSR policy.

If you are looking to take that next step in your career and are ready to work for a high performing organisation, alongside talented people who take pride in delivering great results, please submit your application (with your CV, cover letter and salary’s expectations) to our dedicated email address: [email protected]

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Diane Mero, Office Manager, Dubai

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We look to recruit bright, articulate and numerate employees who are not afraid of a challenge and are prepared to work hard and love what they do. Every employee plays a part in making our business what it is today and the more we grow, the more important that becomes.

 

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