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IT Security Architect

  • Sector: ICT
  • Location: Saudi Arabia - Residential
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 11/07/2014
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The Company:
Our client is a Multinational Chemical company which will construct, own and operate a world-scale integrated chemicals complex in Saudi Arabia. Once completed, the complex will represent the largest petrochemical facility ever built in a single phase. Our client will establish a world-scale manufacturing footprint that delivers a full range of value-added, performance products destined for the emerging markets of Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Eastern Europe and Africa.

The Role:
Provide high level technical and professional expertise to the IT department and other functions for delivering the necessary technology services to the business. As needed, recommend, develop and improve computing and communication infrastructure to reflect the current and long-range trends in technology.

Functional Duties:
•Develop project and service rationale and perform scoping assessments to determine feasibility; provide guidance and advice regarding vendor selection and implementation process.
•Highlight/identify gaps in existing functionality and review requirements with stakeholders.
•Develop comprehensive requirement specifications that will determine the estimate of cost, time and resources to deploy solutions.
•Research and recommend high level functional and/or technical solutions.
•Develop project estimates & complete financial model (costs, savings, revenue opportunities, investment horizon, etc.)
•Ensure that relevant stakeholders are involved in specification of new services and/or major upgrades to existing services.
•Modify existing applications or direct programmers and analysts to make changes; test programs or applications, correct errors and make necessary modifications.
•Handle complex projects and assignments, such as recurring application, service, or operational problems, and use expertise to recommend solutions to management.
•Oversee the implementation of new systems/services.
•Train and direct IT staff by sharing expertise and experience and developing the knowledge of the IT staff.
•Keep abreast of trends and developments throughout the computer industry to recommend new IT solutions that would improve the performance of certain functions or the company as a whole.
•Perform any job-related activities as requested by the immediate supervisor/manager.

Specific Skills and Experience:

A candidate for IT Security Architect role must demonstrate experience with several of the areas, technologies and products listed here.

Specific areas, technologies and products:
•Facilitating definition of the Company’s risk profile
•Maintaining the cyber security product and system architectures, ensuring that the company’s risk profile is adequately addressed, keeping gaps or overlaps in functionality and protection to a minimum to balance risk with cost
•Maintaining relationship with industry groups, peer companies, and participating in cyber security forums
•Conducting Business Impact Assessments, formulating Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Plans
•Establishing intrusion protection / detection plans and mechanisms: Perimeter security, web protection, DDoS detection and response
•Security risk assessment, vulnerability testing, penetration testing
•Identity and access management, security administration
•Firewall administration
•Experience with use and management of SIEM systems

Managerial Duties:
•Manage and oversee the day-to-day work performed by staff as assigned
•Ensure all tasks and activities are performed in accordance with policies and procedures.
•Motivate, coach, develop and support employees.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
•Bachelor degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems (MIS), Engineering or any related field.

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
•Deep knowledge and experience in one or more areas of IT security: Disaster Recovery / Business Continuity; Security Operations / Security Operations Center; Identity Provisioning; SAP or Application Security
•Experience of analyzing and breaking down problems and information using structured frameworks and methodologies
•Analytical thinking abilities and client facing communication skills
•Deep technical, SAP, Manufacturing or Chemical industry knowledge
•6+ years of experience in analysis and problem solving
•Small team leadership
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