Job description

  • Location:
    London - 30 Gresham Street
  • Employee Type:
  • Department:
    IWI Business Protection
  • Division:
    IWI Technology
  • Employment Type:
    Full time
  • Salary:

Information Security Architect (4466)

We're one of the UK's leading investment management companies, with responsibility for over £40 billion of client assets. We've worked closely with clients and their trusted advisers for many years and gained a unique understanding of the specific needs of our clients.

Investec Wealth & Investment seeks to deliver exceptional levels of customer service and has been trusted to meet the needs of private investors for almost 200 years. But our eyes are focused on your future.

Right now we're a team of over 1400 dedicated professionals located across 15 sites in the UK. We're looking to strengthen our team and need you to come on board and make a difference.


We are looking for someone to lead our Information Security Architecture & Assurance Team. As Team Lead you will develop a Security Architecture and Assurance framework that will ensure the application of appropriate controls and standards as part of a consistent and repeatable delivery model. The role is key in terms of managing residual risk in the context of ongoing business operational and strategic requirements. 


Some duties: 

  • Communicate, collaborate and work with relevant stakeholders and peers within IWI and across the Investec Group to help define the vision, principles and strategy for security architecture
  • Participate in setting requirements and design architecture for Information Security systems and platforms and ensuring their alignment with Technology and Business Strategy
  • Assist in setting Information Security requirements and contribute to design assessments/recommendations in the context of Technology and Business projects.
  • Maintain an up to date knowledge of Information Security technologies and assist in applying appropriate security architecture solutions to new or existing problems
  • Work with our Information Security peers and colleagues across the Group to ensure appropriate technical standards are documented and enforced
  • Support the remediation of information security issues raised by the Information Security team and relevant internal/external audits
  • Create an environment where team members are supported to better themselves. This includes generating opportunities to develop through delivery and training.
  • Provide relevant Management Information as required by the Information Security

- Officer Candidates will have a good working knowledge of both enterprise technology platforms and Information Security
- Must have in-depth understanding of Information Security controls based on core enterprise Information Security frameworks and methodologies
- Must understand security concepts deeply enough to engage with technical and non-technical teams and to communicate in a language that is appropriate to audience
- Capable of making and guiding effective decisions on risk, explaining clearly how the decision has been reached
- Able to make decisions proportionate to the level of technical complexity and risk
- Familiarity of regulatory and legal requirements that affect Information Security (E.g. GDPR)
- Must have broad exposure but not exclusive to:
- Security architecture
- Cloud Computing/Cloud Security
- Secure System Development Lifecycle
- Network Security
- IAM and Privileged Access Management solutions
- Anti-Malware solutions
- SIEM solutions
- Advanced knowledge within Windows, UNIX and Linux operating systems
- Cloud architectures; Microsoft Azure, AWS
- Perimeter security controls; firewall, IDS/IPS
- Network access control and network segmentation
- Knowledge within router, switch and VLAN security
- Security concepts related to DNS, routing, authentication, VPN, and proxy services

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London - 30 Gresham Street
30 Gresham Street, London, England, GB, EC2V 7QN

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Judica Theron

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