Enterprise Security Architect

Harris Global
City Of London
£60,000 - £80,000
16 Oct 2016
14 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Enterprise Security Architect

Harris Global is currently recruiting for a global insurance organisation who are interested in finding an Enterprise Security Architect to lead the IT & business projects. The Architect will be based in Central London. The Enterprise Security Architect is responsible for the enhancement of the overall security and privacy posture of business applications, assets and processes through the design of comprehensive, cost-effective information security solutions and architectures.


- Leverage a risk-based approach in accordance with global security policies, technology standards and information security best practices, to realize business value from security investments. Shared responsibility.
- Work closely with Enterprise Architecture, Application and Infrastructure Teams, to understand security risks, propose various solutions and gain consensus on strategic direction.
- Oversee cross-functional teams to ensure the successful implementation of selected security solutions and transition to production operation support.
- Assess financially significant applications, processes and assets, to determine security strengths and document area for improvement.
- Design and propose plans to remediate security gaps within key technology domains with well-defined and measurable milestones; track and report progress to senior management.
- Provide subject matter expertise and consultative support to application developer teams in the identification of information security issues and requirements.
- Assist in the development of reference architectures in the primary security services areas such as asset, network, identity and management.
- Provide input to the Global Information Security Policy, standards and procedures that consider relevant regional regulations and industry council standards.
- Support and collaborate with Regional Information Security Officers in the definition and implementation of global standards, solutions and best practices.
- Develop metrics and key performance indicators to depict strengths and opportunities of overall security posture.
- Be an Advocate of Enterprise Security and Technology Standards at a Global level while gaining agreement and enforcing their adoption. Direct Responsibility.
- Review and approve technical design proposals submitted by IT Partner Architects. Shared Responsibility.
- Work with the other Organizational Business Unit and Group Enterprise Security Architects to ensure a consistent architectural approach across the Group and to identify opportunities to create re-usable assets.


- Degree level education is essential
- Professional Qualification in Enterprise Architecture is preferable.
- Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and/or Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) qualifications desirable.
- Excellent level of knowledge of existing and emerging technologies is required.