Methods Business and Digital Technology Limited
Methods are currently looking for a Head of Security Architecture to work on a contract assignment that falls Inside IR35 regulations.
As the Head of Security Architecture fyou will be responsible for ensuring effective and appropriate cyber security controls across its portfolio of project, programmes and services. This is an exciting time with a number of unique projects in development where you will have the ability to help shape and transform the security architecture of a number of high profile, critical services. You will have the opportunity to be creative and collaborate closely with colleagues across government to effectively translate objectives and risk management strategies into specific security processes enabled by security technologies and services.
Working within the wider cyber function, we expect the Head of Security Architecture to lead, enable and drive a fundamental transformation in our security architecture capabilities and maturity as well as working strategically with colleagues across the other security, architecture, engineering and risk areas. You will be responsible for providing subject matter expertise in tools, techniques and cyber risk management to enable programme teams across to effectively and efficiently deliver their systems in a secure manner and remain secure. You will stay on top of changes to security, good practice and industry wide trends and ensure that teams can easily and securely use the best products. Working collaboratively with Information Assurance and Privacy you’ll help ensure that meets and remains compliant with regulatory and governance requirements.
Specifically, you will:
Ensure that the portfolio of programmes and products are delivered to meet HMG and Cabinet Office security policy & standards, working in collaboration with Programme Directors and product teams. Establish new and improved processes, tools and capability to achieve this, based on your vision
Lead the security architecture capability and profession to develop and implement a coherent and aligned approach to security architecture
Develop and maintain a security architecture process that will develop and implement security solutions and capabilities that are clearly aligned with business, technology and threat drivers.
Develop security architecture strategy, plans and roadmaps based on sound enterprise security architecture practices.
Develop and maintain security architecture artefacts (eg, models, templates,
standards and procedures) that can be used to leverage security capabilities across projects and programmes.
Provide expert advice and support on security architecture across projects and programmes to help to build more collaborative and constructive relationships with a growing ecosystem of cyber security experts across government and technology suppliers, including relationship and contract management where necessary
Who you are:
Have proven leadership experience in Security Architecture, demonstrated through your previous roles – you’ll be able to advocate for the right approaches and continuously challenge in and out of the team
Demonstrate technical competence in Cyber Security through relevant qualifications and/or practical knowledge
Have the ability to confront issues and challenge assumptions at the highest levels with delivery partners, stakeholders and clients in an assertive yet constructive way
Show they can develop procedures, standards and processes that deliver end-to-end, tightly monitored IT environments
Have the ability to set an appropriate security strategy, managing resource allocation to effectively deliver to this
Are self-motivated and able to manage multiple priorities at the same time, whilst being able to look at the detail where