Technical Architect - Security

Hays Talent Solutions
£70000.00 - £90000.00 per annum + Benefits
15 Oct 2016
14 Nov 2016
Contract Type

An excellent opportunity to work for a leading IT Service provider as Technical Security Architect

Job description A new and challenging opportunity has arisen for a Technical Architect to join the dynamically expanding Security division, sitting within the Security tower, of our Consultancy Practice. The successful individual will be responsible for providing a high level of pre-sales and post sales customer consultancy in multiple enterprise-scale security engagements, and act as a senior internal technology evangelist in the security space. The successful individual will also be responsible for driving standards within the practice and for developing both collateral and propositions for security, as well as staying at the forefront of emerging technologies, and new vendor offerings. Working within a Group Practice of 260 consultants both Service and Personal development will be a key focus to ensure you stay at the forefront of emerging technologies.

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Assist with pre-sales engagement; qualification of design and/or opportunities to win customer business
  • Attend and present at customer meetings to ensure and understanding of customer requirements and to assist with knowledge transfer
  • Understand the business and technical strategy of the Customer
  • Provide qualification of designs or opportunities and appropriate contributions to Invitations To Tender, Requests For Quote, Requests For Purchase, etc
  • Present proposals to Customers through presentations, meetings and workshops
  • Discuss with Customers options for technical designs / futures and applicable client service offerings
  • Produce technical architecture / design documentation
  • Present an impartial and unbiased view on competitive product / services portfolios
  • Present the strategic direction of the Vendors/Partners to both internal and external customer audiences


  • Act as Design Authority for multiple, enterprise scale Security engagements
  • Develop business cases
  • Produce detailed Scope of Work documentation to support competitive tenders
  • Ensure a high level of quality via documentation and personal representation
  • Manage change control of design(s), process related tasks and associated documentation
  • Handover project initiation to consultants delivering the solution, post sales
  • Define services based on supplier technology and in response to the demands of the market
  • Manage relationships with all parties involved in 'cradle to grave' solution provision cycle
  • Engage in, and manage, Customer demonstrations and Proofs of Concept


  • Maintain a high level of industry awareness through training and self-development
  • Advise and recommend on future technology and services
  • Work closely with Vendors / Partners to keep up-to-date with current and future technologies, products and strategies
  • Disseminate knowledge to the other consultants, within the consultancy practice, and other internal service providers.

Ancillary Activities

  • Support the Solution and Infrastructure Architects to maintain quality levels
  • Develop the TA profile as the 'go to' person for security requirements
  • Maintain a highly visible profile, internally and externally to aid enhancement of the clients services reputation with customers, vendors, partners & internal audience
  • Mentor other consultants
  • Maintain all administrative documentation as requested

Skills Required:

  • Graduate level or relevant technical experience within a large organisation or IT Industry
  • To have worked as a senior Technical Consultant or Architect, leading a team of consultants in post-sales or operational projects.
  • Experience of working within a number of large organisations (more than 1000 IT users).
  • Leadership and organisational skills with the ability to provide technical leadership mentoring.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, with the ability to present at large internal and external audiences
  • Ability to lead and organise a large virtual technical team, with good negotiation skills and people management skills
  • Broad knowledge of the business benefits that technical solutions can provide Ability to design complex technical solutions and provide input into bid, project and technical documents
  • Relevant qualifications oraccreditations and a deep technical knowledge in one or more of the following technology area(s):
    • Cisco (ISE, SourceFire, Lancope, ASA)
    • Checkpoint
    • F5 ASM/APM
    • Fortinet
    • Palo Alto
    • Symantec (Endpoint, MSS)
    • RSA (2FA, Security Analytics)
    • Intel Security - McAfee (Endpoint, SIEM)
    • Skybox
    • AlgoSec
    • FireEye
    • CyberArk
    • Safenet
    • Trend Micro
    • IBM (QRadar)
    • LogRythm
    • Splunk
    • Websense
    • Forescout NAC
  • Experience in security lead objectives in:
    • PCI-DSS
    • ISO27001/2
    • ISO27032
    • HMG SPF & Accreditation
    • Cloud Security Principles
    • Information Risk Management
    • Information Audit and Compliance

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