Security Architect

26 May 2023
23 Jun 2023
Nidhi Tripathi
Job Type


Security Architect
Candidate must have valid visa to work in Ireland (Stamp 1G/Stamp 4/EU Passport)

  • Location: Dublin, Ireland
  • Job type: Full Time, Contract

Overview of the role:
Our client is looking for a Security Architect, one who can take on a leadership role in responding to security issues across a large enterprise, its multiple offerings, and various lines of business. The right candidate must thrive in high-pressure situations, think like both an attacker and defender, to drive engineering, development, and business teams to take the right actions in the right time frames to mitigate risks.

We are looking for an individual who can balance technical risks against business risks and consistently drive for the right results. Has passion for engineering solutions to complex security challenges, recognize and fill gaps from a defence-in-depth perspective.

The successful candidate will have a good mix of deep technical knowledge, a demonstrated background in Information Technology and Security.

We value broad and deep technical knowledge, although having a specialization primarily in one of these domains: Cryptography, Network, Infrastructure, Open-Source Software, DevOps / CICD Pipelines, Virtualization, Cloud-Native Technologies, Application Security, Malware Analysis, Forensics, Security Operations, Incident Response, or an emerging technology are welcomed.

· Strong leadership, project, and team-building skills, including the ability to lead teams and drive projects and initiatives for multiple lines of business.
· Advise, Design, implement enterprise-class security systems for production environments, both internal and external.
· Align company standards, frameworks and security with overall business and technology strategy.
· Identify and communicate current and emerging security threats.
· Design security architecture elements to mitigate threats as they emerge.
· Create solutions that balance business requirements with company information and security standards.
· Identify security design gaps in existing and proposed architectures and recommend changes or enhancements.
· Exceptional communication skills with diverse audiences - Strong critical thinking, analytical skills, and empathy.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise:

  • Business Awareness: You have an understanding about the business that you're trying to secure. For example, working knowledge of cloud technologies, the ability to describe what the security concerns and impact might be for an organization looking to move from on-premises compute to public cloud.
  • Distributed Systems / Software Design: Understand the compromises that teams make every day to make things work. Security Architects should have strong opinions about the right way to build.
  • Threats, Risks, and Modelling: Know the difference between a threat and risk. The ability to understand what organizations need to protect, who they need to protect it from, and how that protection should work.
  • Vulnerabilities and Exploitation: The ability to discern between a weakness, flaw, or error found within a system, software, host, etc. which have the potential to be leveraged by an attacker to compromise a network, application, an infrastructure, etc.

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise:
· 5 or more years of experience as an Architect (Software, Solutions, Network, Security, etc.).
· Experience with Incident Response / Operations or addressing breaches, incidents.
· Experience with forensic analysis.
· Experience with C, Python, Java or Go a plus.
· Experience with IBM Cloud, OpenStack, AWS, or similar proprietary cloud environments.
· Experience with CI/CD and Development Pipelines.
· Experience with Docker and Kubernetes a plus.
· Experience with Agile design and Project Management methodologies.

Candidate must have valid visa to work in Ireland (Stamp 1G/Stamp 4/EU Passport)

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