Cyber Security Architect


  • Knowledge of Windows, UNIX, and Linux kernel programming.
  • Understanding of ISO 27001/27002, ITIL, and COBIT frameworks.
  • A grasp of perimeter security controls such as firewalls, IDS/IPS, network access controls, and network segmentation.
  • Network security architecture development and definition.
  • Experience with the various aspects of wireless security such as routers, switches, and VLAN security.
  • Knowledge of security concepts related to DNS, including routing, authentication, VPN, proxy services, and DDOS mitigation technology.
  • An understanding of third party auditing and cloud risk assessment methodology.
  • Extensive experience in information security and/or IT risk management with a focus on security, performance and reliability.
  • Solid understanding of security protocols, cryptography, authentication, authorisation and security.
  • Good working knowledge of current IT risks and experience implementing security solutions.
  • Experience implementing multi-factor authentication, single sign-on, identity management or related technologies.
  • Ability to interact with a broad cross-section of personnel to explain and enforce security measures.
  • Solid understanding of Fintech and Healthcare domain will be added advantage.
  • IT Security or risk management certifications will add weight to the profile.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills as well as business acumen and a commercial outlook

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Gaining a total understanding of the organization’s technology and information systems.
  • Planning, researching, and designing reliable, powerful, and flexible security architectures for all IT projects.
  • Performing vulnerability testing on the completed infrastructure, including risk analyses and security assessments.
  • Researching the latest security standards, new security systems, and updated authentication protocols.
  • Defining, creating, implementing, and maintaining all needed corporate security policies and procedures, making sure that all employees abide by them.
  • Developing requirements for all IT assets including routers, firewalls, local area networks (LANs), wide-area networks (WANs), virtual private networks (VPNs), and any other related network devices.
  • Reviewing and approving the installation of all firewalls, VPN, routers, servers, and IDS scanning technologies.
  • Preparing cost estimates for all cybersecurity measures and identifying any potential integration issues.
  • Designing critical public infrastructures (PKIs), including digital signatures and certification authorities (CA).
  • Testing the organization’s final security structures to make sure they function as planned
  • Providing technical guidance and supervision for security teams
  • Taking charge of any security awareness programs and educational efforts to better prepare non-IT personnel
  • Responding immediately to any security-related incidents (e.g., data breaches, viruses, phishing scams) and providing a complete post-event analysis once there is a resolution.
  • Updating and upgrading the organization’s security systems as needed

Other good to have Skills:

  • Programming Languages: C, C++, JavaScript, Ruby/Python, SQL, Bash scripting, Powershell Scripting
  • DevOps Tools: SonarQube, GitLab, Docker, Kubernetes, Fortify, Veracode, OpenVAS, Contrast Security, Aqua
  • Security Assessment Tools: Aircrack-ng, Burp Suite, SQLmap
  • Security Frameworks: NIST, SOX, HIPPA
  • Operating systems: Linux, Unix, Windows, MacOS

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