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Cyber Information Assurance Architect

Basingstoke, Hampshire, England

£550 Per Day


Cyber Information Assurance Architect

  • Location: Basingstoke

  • Clearance: DV

  • Length: 6 Months

  • Role Purpose

  • The role holder may manage a small/medium design team. They are a competent design authority on larger or more complex solutions, demonstrating an understanding of the customers’ business and commercial issues. They identify, design and deliver larger or more complex architectures, strategies and specific solutions.
    Responsible for the design and communication of structures to enable and guide the design and development of integrated solutions that meet current and future business needs. Changes to service, process, organization, operating model and other aspects may be required in addition to technology components, and solutions must demonstrate how agreed requirements (such as automation of business processes) are met, any requirements which are not fully met or, and any options or considerations which require a business decision. The provision of comprehensive guidance on the development of, and modifications to, solution components to ensure that they take account of relevant architectures, strategies, policies, standards and practices and that existing and planned solution components remain compatible.

  • Key Accountabilities

  • • Complete responsibility for technical input to qualification and business approval meetings, designing larger more complex solutions.
    • Shapes technical proposals to be commercially acceptable to the customer and may make solution/service trade-offs.
    • Defines the approach to larger/more complex solution development and acceptance testing, controlling technical scope and the work of the design team in order to ensure an acceptable cost structure.
    • Represents at customer forums, conferences, and professional bodies to build the companys reputation in the market place.
    • Contributes to definition of customers’ overall IT architecture, designing new solutions of significant size and complexity, and can manage the work of specialists contributing to the design and implementation.

  • • Strong IA knowledge and experience.
    • Supporting the Information Assurance approach within service design work and the associated design documentation such as HLDs
    • Coordinating security input to the build, testing and certification
    • Supporting the delivery of internal testing in accordance with any Customer testing requirements, including any technical assurance testing (ITHCs)
    • Supporting external service security assurance certification requirements
    • Provide Information Assurance input to the resolution of live defects through Early life support
    • Proactively review and manage service security risks, vulnerabilities and issues relative to the delivery of the service obligations and ensure review risk register on a monthly basis
    • Attendance at the Security Working Group as the security technical lead.

  • Mandatory Skills

  • • Ability to control teams and ensure delivery.

  • • Customer Facing Skills.

  • • High documentation standard.

  • • Strong IA knowledge and experience.

  • Key Performance Indicators
  • • Demonstrably operates as the overall infrastructure Customer Solution Architect \ CSA\ for large, complex solutions.
    • Regularly has large, complex designs, incorporating trade-offs from the original specification, accepted by the relevant business approval review, without any requirement for design changes.
    • Authors design and test documents for large, complex infrastructures, whose risk and cost elements are accepted by the overall CSA or Project Manager.
    • Can evidence regular contributions to customer forums, conferences and professional bodies.
    • Tangible recognition from customers and/or sales of being a major influence in the customer.
    • Using company prescribed methodologies, can demonstrate a contribution to the definition of customer overall IT architecture, including new solutions or significant size and complexity and which contain solution components from contributing specialists.
    • Regular contribution to, and user of, company knowledge repositories and events.
    • A national security clearance is required for this role but candidates not holding this level of clearance will be considered.

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