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Application Security Architect - Insurance

£80,000 to £100,000

Home counties / Permanent / Ref: GE - 3005

Client

My client a leading insurer with a long standing UK presence is currently searching for an Application Security Architect to join them on a permanent basis in greater London. The Application Security Architect is a direct report of the Head of Security Architecture. This role is responsible for the security architecture of the organisations applications. It acts as a key technical authority on applications and solution design activity, ensuring standardisation and consistency in the definition and application of security principles and ensuring that security is built in by design.

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the Application Security Architecture.
  • Responsible for defining the mid to long term application security strategy to protect the organisation from misuse and attack.
  • Responsible for working with applications vendors (including web application firewall vendors) to ensure internal and vendor security roadmaps are aligned.
  • Responsible for ensuring that all application security designs, blueprints and artefacts are maintained and adhere to good practice.
  • Responsible for identifying, recommending and approving application changes to achieve compliance with security policies and the enterprise security architecture blueprints and roadmaps.
  • Responsible for understanding and assessing applications from both a technical and business function perspective.
  • Responsible for developing and maintain relationships with various stakeholders, including Technology Services and IT Risk.

Skills

  • Detailed in-depth application architecture skills and knowledge including presentation, application, messaging, data and network layers.
  • Knowledge of architecture and security architecture good practice frameworks such as TOGAF and SABSA.
  • In-depth knowledge of the OWASP top 10 vulnerabilities (exploitability, prevalence, detectability as well as understanding of business and technical impacts, attack vectors and relevant threat actors).
  • Experience working with application firewalls.
  • Communicate and present concisely and effectively based on appropriate level of management interaction.
  • Knowledge of enterprise grade technologies including operating systems, databases and web applications.

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