Chief Architect & Security Officer

£130000 - £150000 per annum Car Allowance

Job description

Morgan Hunt are working exclusively with one of Scotland's largest brands, this organisation is very well known across the UK, and are a market leader in what they do. They have established for over 100 years and are proud of what they do.

The organisation is investing heavily with IT & Security, and looking to create a new role, Chief Architect & Security Officer.

  • To design a holistic set of solutions, capabilities and services to meet the technology needs of the Group to maximise value and minimize risk or disruption.
  • Lead innovation to broaden the thinking of how they can use technology to drive value and advantage. Evaluating trends and providing input into the IT strategy, solution designs and operations.
  • Provide commercial oversight of the software and hardware estate, ensuring it is right-sized, fit for purpose and is adequately maintained throughout the lifecycle.
  • To develop, maintain and monitor the plans, tools, and processes to adequately secure the estate and manage risks.
  • To lead the education, awareness and good practices associated with securing our systems and data and protecting us from cyber-attack.
  • Maintain a holistic view of all IT solutions and services ensuring the estate is cohesive, rationalized and fit-for-purpose.
  • Support initiatives through researching and evaluating technologies and solutions that may be required to fulfil requirements, aiding in the selection of these solutions.
  • Drive innovation through research, demonstrations and proof of concepts in order to inform the future roadmap.
  • Act as the point of escalation for all critical problems that cannot be solved by the Operations teams.
  • Oversee the team of application, infrastructure and security architects.
  • Develop and maintain our processes in line with GDPR requirements.
  • Support the IT Strategy and Technology Roadmap generation.
  • Develop and maintain all IT policies.
  • Define and run the appropriate governance forums (e.g TDA) to enforce standards and principles for solutions and services.

Qualifications, experience and training required

  • Strong experience in Enterprise Architecture and Cyber Security
  • Proven track record of application and infrastructure design.
  • Experience with standard design and governance methodologies.
  • Significant experience in developing IT security strategy and policies.
  • Strong communication skills across all levels.

Role Details

  • Their head office is in Edinburgh, and they would expect the right candidate to spend time there, but this can be a near fully home working role.
  • Salary - £130- £150k
  • Car allowance £ 7,200 p/a
  • Aviva Pension Plan (company matched 5% for first 2 years, up to 7.5% after 2 years)
  • 33 days holiday per annum (including 8 bank holidays)
  • Bupa Single membership fees covered, option to add Family members
  • Life Assurance is currently 4 x salary if in pension, 1 x salary if not in pension

Morgan Hunt is a multi-award-winning recruitment business for interim, contract and temporary recruitment and acts as an Employment Agency in relation to permanent vacancies. Morgan Hunt is an equal opportunities employer. Job suitability is assessed on merit in accordance with the individual's skills, qualifications and abilities to perform the relevant duties required in a particular role.


Fraser Young
IT Business Director
Technology Recruitment Team
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