Security Architect

Security · Belfast, County Antrim
Department Security
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

Security Architect: Job Description and Personnel Specification


Qarik Overview 


Qarik Group, LLC is a technology consulting firm focused on combining senior-level expertise and experience to help clients see further and go faster, solving big business problems.


We have a saying at Qarik that sums up our culture: ‘Greatness grows greatness.’ It reflects how we support each other by sharing expertise, experience and opportunity. One person’s insight smooths the way for another to succeed. And it’s not just about supporting each other. It’s as much about how we help our client's businesses thrive. By using what we collectively know and mashing ideas together, breathtaking things happen. Not least of which is how your career’s journey can go further and faster than you ever imagined possible. So, if you have greatness to give, we've got the perfect place to help it grow.


About Our Clients


We strive to work “with” our clients. We embrace agile instead of deliverables and milestones - establish a vision, create theme based roadmap and execute. We work in the trenches with our client's employees and engineers to learn from each other's experiences and capabilities.


We have deep connectivity with Google and some of our clients are Google’s largest and strategic consumers of Google Cloud. We get to work closely with both our clients and Google to ensure both organizations are working towards a common goal.


We check badges and egos at the door and bring incredible people together to achieve great outcomes. This allows people to bring their whole person to contribute to, and be part of the team. You should never feel like you have to be somebody else, instead always inspired to be the best version of yourself.


Overview of the Role


We are seeking an ambitious security architect to join us for an exciting new project to architect, design and engineer security for complex system and service integrations.


The role will also create detailed security documentation and develop architecture patterns and security approaches to new technologies.  At this level, you will: recommend security architecture, controls and identify solutions that support business objectives.


Technical Capabilities


While a lot of our work has the underlying theme of transformation, it is always rooted in technology driven business outcomes.


This is a senior role requiring strong technical experience of 5-7 years in a similar role.  With expertise in security architecture, security engineering, network engineering, cloud engineering and software development.


As well as formal qualifications, a Security Architect should also show the following qualities:

  • Extensive experience in information security and/or IT risk management with a focus on security, performance and reliability
  • Solid understanding of security protocols, cryptography, authentication, authorisation and security
  • Good working knowledge of current IT risks and experience implementing security solutions
  • Experience implementing multi-factor authentication, single sign-on, identity management or related technologies
  • Ability to interact with a broad cross-section of personnel to explain and enforce security measures

We are also interested in candidates with application security experience.


Key Responsibilities


  • Oversee one or more concurrent projects, each may have multiple workstreams
  • Act as a sounding board for ideas, helping to ideate and create compelling vision
  • Take business requirements and develop security architecture and document designs, and support engineering efforts to implement
  • Reviewing current system security measures and recommending and implementing enhancements

Ideal Attributes


  • Strong sense of ownership
  • Strong ethics
  • Highly organized and industrious
  • Focused and motivated
  • Curious
  • Passionate
  • Strong technical aptitude


Other Relevant Details


  • Desired Locations: Belfast, UK, EU, New York, Texas, Chicago but open to any location as long as you have a great internet connection and are willing to overlap US central morning
  • Willingness to travel up to 25%


Qarik offers a competitive and comprehensive employee compensation and benefits package.


Qarik is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For further information please contact our careers@qarik.com 

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  • Location
    Belfast, County Antrim
  • Department
    Security
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Experienced