Security Operations Architect Contract

Security Operations Architect Contract

Capita are recruiting for 2 Security Operations Centre Architects to work on a high profile government programme to be based in London.

Security Operations Centre Architect

Reference number: CIPHERE00135

Deadline date: 17/04/2012

Contract value: £101,000 – £150,000

Location where the contract is to be carried out: LondonWill require travel

Is this suitable for smaller suppliers? Yes

Is this contract suitable for a voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations? No

Name of the buying organisation: Capita Resourcing


Description of the contract

Capita are recruiting for 2 Security Operations Centre Architects to work on a high profile government programme to be based in London. These posts are initially for 12 months and due to the nature of the work and time-scales require current DV Clearance. The purpose of these roles is to develop the strategy and design the control environment for a new Security Operations Centre (SOC), required to support the framework of cyber controls and protective monitoring arrangements that will be introduced. One post will be focused on the intelligence gathering on how to deal with Cyber threats and the second post will be the hands-on set up and organisation of the SOC. Successful candidates will have an excellent understanding of how to deal with Cyber threats and may have gained experience within the military or banking/finance sectors Main Duties/ Responsibilities • Establish a blueprint for the new Security Operations Centre (SOC) • Liaison with CESG to ensure SOC design meets their requirements and standards. • Liaison with business and operational leads relating to the planned introduction of the SOC • Technical assurance of supplier proposals in relation to the SOC. Skills/ Experience Required • CLAS membership • Hands-on experience of the design and delivery of a Security Operations Centre in a large organisation / multi-supplier environment. • Experience of cyber defence solutions. • Experience of close liaison with CESG and GCHQ. • Experience of architecture development and assurance on behalf of CESG. • Experience of managing IS Security, developing policies, procedures and guidelines in a major, complex multi-supplier environment. • Experience of Agile development. • Working knowledge of government and cross government security including HMG Security standards, CESG GPGs RSDOPS and IS/x standards, UK CNI • A good understanding of the security implications arising from COTS packages e.g. Oracle e-business suite and cyber defence hardware / sotware. • Conversant with security best practices (including BS7799) and relevant legislation. • Conversant with all areas of IT Security. • Experience of using general system architecture frameworks such as TOGAF or Zachman • Managing architecture across the lifecycle from business requirements, through to risk management during test and operational phases • Architecting systems to HMG Security Standards, UK Critical National Infrastructure • Managing architectural and technical change to support HMG Security Accreditation processes Formal Qualifications Required ? BCS certificate in Information Security Management or a BSC in Computer Science, MSc in Information Systems Security or equivalent qualification or relevant experience. ? Knowledge of UK central government IT security standards and policies (e.g. CESG developed standards and guidance). ? CESG Listed Advisor (CLAS), BS7799 Auditor, CISA (Certified Information Security Auditor) or Certified Protection Professional (CPP) desired. Additional Comments Please note that DC Clearance is essential for this role




Classification of the contract

72000000 IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support


Additional information

Contract type: Services – Unspecified

Estimated length of contract: 12 Months


Who to contact

Contact name Melissa Harris

Address , SL6 1DP

Is outside UK No


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