Security Architect Lead – 6509

Client Services, Full-time, London
The Role:

This is an exciting time to join ION where you will be joining a rapidly growing Security team with ample opportunity to make your mark quickly.  As the expert in cloud security architecture, you will be responsible for ensuring that the business’s cloud security architecture roadmap supports the business objectives. 
The successful candidate will have a track record around cloud security architecture with expert knowledge of security architectures, technologies, standards, and industry guidelines, especially those applicable to Cloud (SaaS, PaaS, IaaS). Additionally, you must have expert knowledge of securing applications for an enterprise in key public clouds including Amazon AWS, Azure and GCP. Including Network security models. 

Key Responsibilities:

Develop a complete understanding of the company’s technology and information systems 
Align organizational security strategy and infrastructure with overall business and technology strategy 
Identify and communicate current and emerging security threats 
Design security architecture elements to mitigate threats as they emerge 
Perform or supervise vulnerability testing, risk analyses and security assessments 
Identify security design gaps in existing and proposed architectures and recommend changes or enhancements 
Respond to, and investigate, security incidents and provide thorough post-event analysis 
Regular communication of vital information, security needs and priorities to upper management

Required Skills, Experience and Qualifications

A strong understanding of Security Risk and Compliance for large scale enterprise computing solutions 
You will have experience working as an Information Systems Security Engineer ISSE or Information System Security Officer ISSO for cloud deployments along with a history of hands-on systems administration or engineering with demonstrated technical skills 
Must have designed landing zones for different risk cases  
Hands on seasoned solutions architect experience and architecting designing and implementing cloud based and or cloud native solutions 
Experience with cloud compliance and or common industry security standards. 
Desired AWS certifications Specialty or GCP Certified Professional Security Engineer  
Experience presenting Security technical and compliance material to both technical and non-technical customers 
IT security or risk assessment certifications are advantageous 

About us

We’re a diverse group of visionary innovators who provide trading and workflow automation software, high-value analytics, and strategic consulting to corporations, central banks, financial institutions, and governments. More than 40% of the world’s largest companies use our solutions. Founded in 1999, we’ve achieved tremendous growth by bringing together some of the best and most successful financial technology companies in the world.
Over 2,000 of the world’s leading corporations, including 50% of the Fortune 500 and 30% of the world’s central banks, trust ION solutions to manage their cash, in-house banking, commodity supply chain, trading and risk.
Over 800 of the world’s leading banks and broker-dealers use our electronic trading platforms to operate the world’s financial market infrastructure.
With 10,000 employees and offices in more than 40 cities around the globe, ION is a rapidly expanding and dynamic group.
At ION, we offer careers that provide many opportunities: To invent. To design. To collaborate. To build. To transform businesses and empower people around the world to do more, faster and better than before. Imagine what you can do and experience. This is where you can do your best work.
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ION is committed to maintaining a supportive and inclusive environment for people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We respect the varied identities, abilities, cultures, and traditions of the individuals who comprise our organization and recognize the value that different backgrounds and points of view bring to our business.
ION adheres to an equal employment opportunity policy that prohibits discriminatory practices or harassment against applicants or employees based on any legally impermissible factor.

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