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Senior Cloud Security Solutions Architect

  • Location:

    City of London

  • Sector:

    Cyber Security

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  • Contact:

    Octavian Donnelly

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  • Published:

    about 2 months ago

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​Our Client

Our client is looking for an individual to lead their Cloud Security Solutions (CSS) capability as they embark on an exciting period of growth. The role will require you to design, shape, build and deliver all aspects of this function. You will be working as a lead member of the Professional Services Practice and will have responsibility for both the growth and management of the team, delivery of client assignments, development of go-to market offerings, and assistance in sales opportunities to help further grow their client base.

You will bring a mix of creativity and proactivity to help our client define and deliver market-leading propositions. The position offers a great opportunity to develop leadership capabilities and help the wider Professional Services practice build its Cyber Advisory team.

The role also calls for leadership, direction and guidance in assessing and evaluating cloud security systems. You will also provide industry best practice in information security methodology and controls and be a SME in delivering risk evaluation and management for clients.

Please note that we can only consider UK-based candidates for this role.

Key Duties

  • Leadership, ownership and growth of the CSS business line

  • Ownership of the team skills development including support to existing staff as well as identifying and attracting new talent to the firm

  • Develop and expand the CSS capability

  • Bring experience in delivering CSS to major organisations

  • Instil a strong consultative approach across the team to ensure they build long-standing client relationships

  • To help win major client assignments that will further grow the professional and managed services businesses

  • Lead the delivery of significant client engagements as well as supporting as a team member when required

  • Clear understanding of ethics, and rules of engagement/scope

Your Profile

  • Knowledge of Cloud fundamentals - Design Patterns, Monitoring, Share Security

  • Experience with cloud-based security controls (secure web gateway, next gen firewall, cloud access security broker, etc.)

  • Strong information Security in the Cloud knowledge and experience in defining security requirements across applications, databases, networks and operating systems

  • Strong programming language skills (Java, NET, Python, PHP, JS, Golang)

  • AWS Cloud, Google Cloud, and/or Microsoft Azure

  • STEM degree, preferably MSc or equivalent

  • Experience: circa 10 years in designing and delivering security architecture (preferably large-scale); public and private sector project experience deemed to be valuable

  • 1 or more AWS/Microsoft/Google Cloud systems certifications, with proven professional experience in delivering projects in those areas of accreditation. Additional system knowledge and experience highly desirable

  • Entrepreneurial and collegiate nature

About Rutherford

Rutherford is a boutique search firm located in London. Our consultants are the executive specialists in compliance recruitment, and also in financial crime, legal and cyber security, all within the financial and professional services sectors in the United Kingdom and New York. We use our carefully-curated relationships networks and market knowledge to find the best fit for the clients in hand. We work with a wide range of clients, spanning from advisors, management consultants, corporate and commercial banks, brokers, exchanges, MTFs and financial tech, through to global investment managers, hedge funds, private equity firms, investment banks and technology firms. We began as a compliance recruitment firm in London and expanded to offer new resourcing expertise across legal and cyber recruitment. We have been a leading legal and compliance search agency in London for a decade and are excited about bringing our expanded offering into the technology area.

Remote Working

We are currently looking for regionally-located Cyber Security professionals from across the United Kingdom who would be interested in working for London firms on an interim working from home basis: Kent, East Sussex, Essex, Cambridgeshire, Suffolk, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Wiltshire, Surrey or Hampshire

We are also interested in hearing from candidates in Manchester, Birmingham, Oxford, Winchester and Salisbury.