Senior Cyber Security Architect

11 Oct 2021
08 Nov 2021
Contract Type
Full Time
About Roke
Roke imagines a more secure world. A world where technology protects, rather than exposes. A world where expert engineers, consultants and business support staff collaborate to protect what matters most to our clients.

We are a friendly and flexible team with a culture of 'time, trust and freedom'. The role may give the opportunity to work on client site, from the office, in shared workspaces or from home as necessary. We pride ourselves on listening to each other's aspirations and accommodating wherever possible.

The Industry team works regularly in the Healthcare, Aerospace, Automotive, Energy, High Value Manufacturing, Information & Communications, and Rail sectors. Our customers often come to us with niche, challenging problems that matter to their business, looking for experts to develop solutions by applying their experience and knowledge in novel, creative ways. Our projects range from few-month early feasibility studies, through the entire engineering lifecycle, to multi-year support for production-grade software systems, with engineers switching between these in line with their career aspirations and development plans.

The Opportunity
Roke are a leading technology & engineering company with clients spanning Consulting and Industry areas. We work alongside our customers to solve their complex and unique challenges.

We are expanding our existing capability in Cyber Security within the Industry team, this team will growth significantly within the next 12 months through recruitment and training of junior engineers. Roke is recruiting a Senior Cyber Security Architect who is driven by solving varied and interesting client problems. The successful candidates will be working alongside Roke's high-profile clients to help them engineer bespoke, highly-secure yet agile embedded solutions within complex environments with the aim of protecting products and systems from potential threats.

The ideal candidate will have a passion for supporting the development of capability within their own technical area. This senior position will be pivotal to capability development through; involvement with business development activities, support our account managers in development of customer offerings to address market drivers, identifying opportunities to develop/exploit our own IP in our target proposition space, as well as understanding and documenting the customer's requirements for distribution to engineering team.

Roke is a respected world-class technology provider with a strong set of existing clients in the Industrial sector. Whether you are an experienced or developing security engineer looking for the next step in your career this is an opportunity to use your technology background to assist our clients in creating complex high assurance systems which deliver step changes in capability.

Areas of Responsibility/Tasks:

Architecture design and assurance for complex systems that are highly resilient to cyber threats
Architecture modelling and oversight of technical design studies
Investigating how emerging technologies can be utilised to increase both agility and security
Frequent engagement with technical and non-technical stakeholders
Undertake such other reasonable duties, commensurate with the job holder's experience and qualifications, as may be required for the smooth operation of the business
Make recommendations to technical and non-technical stakeholders
Writing technical material for competitive bids
Complying with Roke's policies and proceduresWhy We Want You
Beyond your technical skills, you will be proactive and able to communicate effectively with a variety of internal and external stakeholders. You will work well alone or as part of a team. You will be curious and seek out the best approach/solution/tool for the job at hand.

Essential skills/experience
Your broad technical, research and software development background will allow you to rapidly understand new systems and domains, and prototype systems based on your research. As a Senior Cyber Security Architect, you will have a degree level qualification in a STEM subject, or you will have an education and level of experience which is comparable.

Have a recognised Cyber Security qualification such as NCSC Certified Cyber Professional (CCP) or Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP);
You'll have a background in information technology engineering, ideally networking, software, or hardware. In addition you should:
Demonstrate strong analytical skills;
Have the ability to understand, adapt and architect complex systems; and
Demonstrate strong interpersonal skills.
Any experience of high assurance systems;
Investigate how emerging technologies can be used to improve security
Evaluate security mechanisms to understand their suitability
Industry background in Information Assurance systems and processes;
Strong verbal and written communication and negotiating skills, including the ability to present to executives.
This is a client facing role and we are looking for individuals who have the appropriate technical knowledge and who are able to communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders at all levels. Why You Should Join Us

You'll have the opportunity to work on a diverse range of projects
You'll be supported in developing your existing skillset with mentoring and training
You'll get to work with exciting technologies
You'll be joining a great team, who have actively embraced hybrid working
You'll be able to work flexibly, from the office or from home, as necessary, with some visits to client sites
You'll be able to work your hours each week, flexibly to suit you.
We have a competitive salary and access to a number of additional flexible benefits, which will cover Health and Wellbeing, Savings and Protection & Life, Leisure and Entertainment.

Roke has a great community of groups with shared interests. These enable people to share ideas and be passionate about tools, technologies & techniques, which interest them.

We are committed to a policy of Equal Opportunity, Diversity and Inclusion. Our working environment is friendly, creative and inclusive. We will consider flexible working arrangements and support a diverse work-force and those with additional needs

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