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Cyber Security Architect

Type Contract

Salary Negotiable

Location Dublin (All)

Ref # 7429

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Barden is delighted to be supporting the appointment of an experienced Cyber Security Architect to take on a significant rolling contract (6 months initially but with strong potential) supporting a program of work in the security space for a large global pharmaceutical services company with an HQ in Dublin.

“This is a broad role that will take a strategic approach to identify and then delivering on specific projects to ensure the security integrity of our business and maintain the confidence of our customers and our people”- Global CIO


  • Performing reviews of new business solutions and ensuring they meet security requirements and objectives.
  • Creating high-level security requirements for key security projects.
  • Creating and maintaining security architecture artifacts (patterns, blueprints, building blocks, guardrails) aligned with information security policies that can be reused for new solutions and initiatives.
  • Developing component and physical architectures in collaboration with IT and the business to enable security-by-design.
  • Assist or lead complex projects/issues that require in-depth knowledge across multiple technical areas across common enterprise architecture domains
  • Ensuring defined security models are adhered to on an on-going basis.


  • Ideally someone with significant breath and depth of cyber security experience (circa 10-15 years)
  • Holding relevant certifications e.g. (ISC)2 CISSP, ISACA CISM or similar
  • Experience in architecture frameworks, such as TOGAF v9, SABSA and COBIT
  • One or more common security architect certifications, such as SANS GDSA, SABSA
  • Hands-on multi-cloud experience preferred, with one or more certifications
  • Familiar with the laws, regulations, industry standards and guidance pertaining to Data Protection and Information Security
  • Ability to relate technical issues to non-technical colleagues / executive teams
  • Demonstrate a strong technical background (OS, Encryption, Network Security, Mobile Security

(A very attractive daily rate is available for the right person given the significance of the organisation and the importance of cyber security in the future of their business. This is a hyper hybrid role but will require 1-2 days a week on-site in South Dublin.)

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With over 21 years of recruitment experience, Ed Leads our Technology Talent Advisory and Recruitment practice here in Barden supporting professionals across Projects/Change, Security, Analytics, Infrastructure, DevOps & Development, and related areas. Ed and his highly experienced colleagues focus on helping CIOs and CEOs build their technology teams, across all sectors, from retail to banking to pharma to manufacturing. Ed is CIPD Qualified and holds an MBA from Trinity College Dublin.

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