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Job Description

Senior Security Architect

Expires on: July, 17 2021
Job Code: VL/AS/1105/D/221
Experience: 7-10 Years

• Senior Security Architect


• Deep foundational knowledge, understanding and application on all aspects of Information Security concepts from broad range of technical and non• technical areas (Technical)
• Expert at the technology and frameworks in his/her area of expertise, and coaches’ other architects on development standards and best practices.
• Good understanding of enterprise level target architecture and data warehouse platforms
• Good hands on experience solutioning technology architectures that involve perimeter protection, core protection and end•point protection/detection & API /Micro services Security
• Experience working in a DevOps environment with knowledge of Continuous Integration, Containers, DAST/SAST tools and building Evil Stories (Technical)
• Good knowledge of the concerns and threats that revolve around Cloud Security and how those concerns can be mitigated (Technical)
• The architect has the skill to follow design principles and applies design patterns to enforce maintainable, readable and reusable patterns, in the form of code or otherwise
• The architect can understand and interpret potential issues found in source or compiled code
• The architect has automation skills/capability in the form of scripting or similar
• The architect can attack application and infrastructure assets, interpret threats, and suggest mitigating measures
• Ability to interpret Security Requirements mandated by oversight functions and ensure comprehensive coverage of those requirements, via documentation, within high level design and/or during agile ceremonies, via Evil Stories
• The architect can propose options for solutions to the security requirements / patterns that provide a balance of security, user experience & performance
• The architect has the skill to discuss and present solutions to other architecture, security, development, and leadership teams.
• The architect can interpret and understand vulnerability assessment reports and calculate inherent and/or residual risks based on the assessment of such reports
• Ability to articulate and be a persuasive leader who can serve as an effective member of the senior management team.
• Good negotiation skills will be desirable
• Must have good judgment skills to decide on an exception approval
• Ability to enforce improvements when necessary using Influence rather than Policing measures
• Superior written and verbal communication skills to effectively communicate security threats and recommendations to technical or non•technical stakeholders
• Knowledge of application of Agile methodologies/principles such as Scrum or Kanban
• Influencer/Security Evangelist for the Team/Squad
• Positive & Constructive Attitude
• Autonomous worker / Decision Maker
• Good listener
• Patient & Calm during stressful situations
• High energy individual / Motivator
• Win•Win
• Hacker/Defense•In•Depth mindset
• Analytical thinking
• Team Player/Interpersonal Skills
• Eye for detail
• Persistent & Persuasive
• Organized / Structured
• Deadline oriented
• Competent and committed
• People’s Person; understands stakeholder management
• Empathetic
• Passionate about architecting smart solutions
• Innovator/Out of the box thinker
• Collaborative Leadership style
• Confident Presenter

Bachelor’s degree in a computer•related field such as computer science, cyber/information security discipline, physics, mathematics or similar

Master’s degree in business administration, information security, human resource management, finance or international business or executive education from reputed institutes like Harvard
• General Information Security: CISSP, CISM/CISA or similar
• Specific Security Related Certifications: SAP Certified Technology Professional • System Security Architect, CCA HDP Administrator Exam or similar
• Specific Data Platforms & Security: Hadoop, SAP• HANA, Microsoft BI, Cognos, Qlikview, Sybase or similar.
• Tools: Ranger, Trino, Knox, Atlas, Spark, Flume, Pig, Ignite and similar
• Specific Streaming Platforms: Kafka, Flink, Beam, Mirror maker or similar.
• Architecture: TOGAF/SABSA or similar
• Privacy: CIPT, CIPP/E
• Agile: Certified Scrum Master (CSM)


• If applying for a Digital Banking role – Banking or e-Commerce Industry experience of at least 2-3 years is necessary
• Experience in the regional sector is not necessary but will be desirable, since Middle East regulations apply heavily
• Must have a minimum 7-10 years of experience in an information security function with good background in information technology, stakeholder management and people management
• Minimum 3-5 years’ experience, as a Security Architect especially in Data Warehouse & Streaming environments
• Minimum 3-5 years’ experience as a Network Security Architect
• Prior experience managing a team of 3-5 individuals
• Budgeting, creating slide decks and presentation skills