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Security Architect
  • Employer: Camden Council
  • Reference: CS/21/166100
  • Published: Thu 23/09/2021, 12:46 PM
  • Closing on: Fri 08/10/2021, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours, Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £64,745 - £67,500
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: 5 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG, Camden

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Security Architect

Starting salary: £64,745

Job Level and Salary Range: Level 5, Zone 2; £50,655 - £67,500

Work Location: 5 Pancras Square, London, N1C 4AG with remote working arrangements available

Hours per week: 36 hours per week

Contract Type: Permanent, Full time

Closing Date: 8th October 2021

Interviews to be held: 18th October 2021

Alternative flexible working options available/open to discussion 

Camden is changing on the inside to make life better for everyone. Because we’re not just home to the UK’s fast-growing economy. We’re home to the most important conversations happening today. And we’re making radical social change a reality, so that nobody gets left behind. Securing and defending our systems and data is critical to our success, and we’re looking for an experienced Security Architect to lead our Cyber Security Team and our approach to Cyber Security.

The role

As Security Architect, you will lead our approach to design, build, test, implementation, operation and monitoring of security systems and controls, ensuring that Camden’s IT systems and infrastructure are protected. You will stay up to date with the latest security standards, systems and authentication protocols, as well as best practice security products, allowing Camden to take advantage of the latest technologies. You’ll contribute to our cloud migration strategy, governance, and best practices.

As well as working with our Principal Technical Architect as part of our technical architecture practice, you’ll lead our Cyber Security Team delivering solutions and services for Camden as well as monitoring our environment for security threats.

The Security Architect will be responsible for ensuring that our critical infrastructure is designed and optimised for security, high availability and disaster recovery, including collaborating with the Information Security Manager to ensure compliance with the ISO27001, PCI-DSS and PSN standards. It’s your chance to build, secure and run new cloud platforms and systems that our staff and residents will ultimately use, improving our legacy on-premise environment to make our technology services more cost-effective and agile.

Please see the associated job description for comprehensive list of core responsibilities.

About you

Camden is on a journey to transform our digital experiences using cloud technology. You will have extensive experience managing a Cyber Security operation, including migrating services to a cloud environment, preferably Microsoft Azure.

You will be an experienced problem solver who can work on your initiative and with others to identify creative and innovative solutions. You will also be adaptable and flexible in your approach to work and have excellent organisational skills to manage a complex and varied workload. You will act as an IT Security Evangelist, supporting DDS to raise the IT Security profile within the business by building relationships with customers and colleagues.

Our Architects work closely with colleagues in all positions, so communication and interpersonal skills are critical for this role. We expect deep expertise in one or two areas and baseline skills and knowledge across a wide range of IT technologies. This helps our Architects to jump in where there may be a gap to help keep work flowing and our projects on track.

You will have relevant professional certifications (ideally Certified Information Security Systems Professional certified) and experience to demonstrate your capabilities and fit for the role.

Core skills include:

  • Strong stakeholder management skills: this role is fundamental to delivering Camden’s digital transformation programme and will involve collaborating with internal/external stakeholders on complex, multi stranded, sensitive and contentious security and technical information.
  • Experience working in a modern agile delivery environment (Scrum, Kanban etc)
  • Extensive experience in information security and/or IT risk management with a focus on security, performance and reliability
  • Detailed technical knowledge of vulnerabilities, threats, attack methods and infection vectors.
  • Experience and understanding of cloud architecture and implementation features, including security services primarily with Microsoft Azure.
  • Solid understanding of security protocols, cryptography, authentication, authorisation and security
  • Experience implementing multi-factor authentication, single sign-on, identity management or related technologies
  • Experience implementing, administering, and monitoring a range of relevant technologies including SASE, CASB, SIEM, firewalls etc
  • Demonstrable understanding of DLP/IDS/IPS technologies.
  • You will naturally support, and learn from, the people around you, always looking to do things better. We have a strong culture, and we want you to be a part of it

We’re ready to welcome your ideas, your views, and your rebellious spirit. Help us redefine our corporate services, and we’ll redefine what a career can be.

This role requires an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check due to the wide scope of the role and access to sensitive information.

Working for Camden

Working for Camden, you’ll receive a host of great benefits, Click HERE to see full details.

To discover more about Camden and our commitment towards diversity, equality and safeguarding, please visit our recruitment website

Additional information     

To view the Job Profile please click HERE

To apply for this job please follow the “Apply” link. In the ‘Why you?’ section of the application you will be required to demonstrate how you meet the essential criteria listed in the Job Profile.   

To discover more about Camden and our commitment towards diversity, equality and safeguarding, please visit our recruitment website  

Asking for Adjustments   

Camden is committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and as accessible as possible for everyone. This includes, making adjustments or changes for disabled people, neurodiverse people or people with long-term health conditions.

If you would like us to do anything differently during the application, interview or assessment process, including providing information in an alternative format, please contact us on 020 7974 6655, at or post to 5 Pancras Square, London, N1C 4AG.   

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