Cyber Security Architect

University of Manchester

About IT Services

IT Services at The University of Manchester is a diverse, fast-moving department that provides the technology that helps the University further its world-leading reputation. We’re currently looking to recruit a new Network Architect to join us on our journey. Find out more about our organisation and values:

The Team

The Role

The Cyber Security Architect advises and enables technical teams to make security decisions. They provide advice and guidance to ensure common tools and patterns are used effectively to deliver secure systems, and they implement proportionate controls to enable business outcomes. The Cyber Security Architect will be required to effectively translate business objectives and risk management strategies into specific security processes enabled by security technologies and services.  The role may be aligned to one or more of the University’s Faculties, ensuring that security strategy supports the needs of each Faculty.

The Person

You’ll have a broad range of technical knowledge covering application, data, technology infrastructure and security domains.  You will possess extensive experience of designing technical and other security controls to address security risks as part of an overall solution architecture.  You will have experience of designing and implementing security controls within a predominantly cloud-based environment.

You’ll also have:

  • Experience assuring outputs from either strategic change projects or third parties against architectural designs and ensuring adherence to policies, standards and practices.
  • Experience of managing a wide range of internal and external stakeholders within a large and complex organisation.
  • Extensive knowledge of the methods, techniques and technologies needed to implement secure and robust information architecture.
  • Demonstrable experience with designing and implementing protective security measures to detect and respond to any cyber attacks.
  • Solid understanding of the threat horizon to assess both existing and emerging threats to assets.
  • Ability to apply methods and techniques for assessing security risks related to information, systems and processes.
  • Strong knowledge of the security threats and vulnerabilities that impact or emanate from system hardware, software and other infrastructure components and how best to mitigate, detect and resolve these issues.

What can you expect in return
Our diverse job opportunities all include a top benefits package that includes many features that are hard to find in the private sector:

  • Generous annual leave allowance, including Christmas/New Year closure and Bank Holidays
  • Pension scheme membership to provide benefits for you and your family
  • Well-being programme with counselling, fitness and leading sports facilities
  • Learning and development opportunities
  • Season ticket loans for public transport
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Workplace nursery scheme
  • Staff recognition schemes
  • Staff discounts on a range of products and services including travel and high street savings.

In fact, there are so many benefits available you can see more of them by clicking here .

The closing date for applications

Hays Technology is acting as an employment advisor to The University of Manchester.

Applications should consist of:

  • An up-to-date CV
  • A covering letter, detailing why you feel you are a suitable candidate for the post, your motivations for applying and why you want to work for the University of Manchester
  • All candidates applying will need to complete an Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form. This will assist us in monitoring selection decisions to assess whether equality of opportunity is being achieved. Information collated from the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form will not be used as part of the selection process and will be treated as strictly confidential.

Completed applications should be submitted through the Hays recruitment microsite:

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 6 June 2023

As an equal opportunity employer, we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability or sexual orientation. As Black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates are currently under-represented at this level at the University, we would particularly welcome applications from individuals in minority ethnic groups. All appointments will be made on merit.

The University is positive about hybrid and flexible working. Blended working arrangements may be considered.

When completing the additional information section of your application, please ensure you make reference to the job description and person specification above, as this will form an integral part of the shortlisting process.

As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status.  All appointments are made on merit

Our University is positive about flexible working – you can find out more here

Blended working arrangements may be considered

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

Please see the link below for the Further Particulars document which contains the person specification criteria.

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