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Information Security Architect

Central Bank of Ireland
Ireland, Dublin
Posted 7 days ago Hybrid Permanent Salary Scale

The Central Bank of Ireland serves the public interest by safeguarding monetary and financial stability and by working to ensure that the financial system operates in the best interests of consumers and the wider economy.

We currently have a vacancy for Information Security Architect in the Information Security & Risk Function. This role is aligned with the Bank Professional 2 grade and the BP2 salary scale applies.  Please click here for further information on our salary scales.

It is important to us that our people have flexibility in their role and we will shortly transition to a hybrid working model where they can balance their time between working from home and our office.

The Central Bank of Ireland is responsible for financial sectoral stability and so must hold itself to the highest standards with regards to Information Security.  To that end The Bank is seeking to recruit a Senior Information Security Specialist to be a leader within the Information Security team, offer insight and innovation based on their experience as well as coach and mentor the more junior members of the team to achieve their full potential.
 
As Information Security Architect, you will support the Information Security Manager – Architecture & Projects by contributing to the development, enhancement and maintenance of the enterprise architecture model for Information Security, you will also be involved in Information Security project engagement within the Central Bank. You will also be a member of the team providing Information Security guidance to other Enterprise Architecture disciplines as required including  Infrastructure & Technology / Application / Process / Data and will work with business and IMTD stakeholders to define, implement and improve the Central Banks IT systems, processes and information security capabilities.
 
Responsibilities:

  • Support the Information Security Manager – Architecture & Projects by contributing to the engagement, development and maintenance of a strategic Information Security architecture which is aligned to the overall business strategy in order to support the delivery of the Central Bank's Information Security strategy and plan.
  • Coach and mentor the Information Security Specialists on the architecture & projects team as a subject matter expert on Information Security Architecture.
  • Contribute to influencing, developing, communicating and championing Technical Information Security to ensure the Central Bank’s information and data systems are protected from risk, fraud and unauthorised access. Support the Information Security Manager – Architecture & Projects in ensuring new project solutions are fully aligned to the Information Security strategy so they are appropriately safeguarded.
  • Provide Information Security review and input to strategically important, highly sensitive or technically complex IMTD projects which require a significant level of experience and input to contribute to the success of these strategic projects.
  • Provide architectural and security SME input into Information Security improvement projects, providing Information Security guidance to other Enterprise Architecture disciplines as required including Infrastructure & Technology / Application / Process / Data also.
  • Work with the Information Security Manager –Architecture & Projects to contribute input into the Information Technology roadmap and support their definition, ownership, development and maintenance of the Information Technology Security roadmap in order to ensure they both meet current and future business needs and support the delivery of the Central Bank’s Information Security strategy and plan.
  • Identify architectural changes required within the current information security architecture either through control gaps or upcoming regulation; be capable to articulate the business case for projects to close identified gaps. Work with business and IMTD stakeholders to define, implement and improve the Central Banks IT systems, processes and information security capabilities.
  • Keep abreast with developments in the IT industry, banking and regulatory sectors to ensure that the architectures are kept in line with industry standards. Identify and assess new and emerging technologies and promote awareness among staff and business in order to develop and maintain the integrity of the Central Bank's Information Security.

 Requirements:

  • Level 8 degree (on NFQ) in related discipline;
  • Relevant Industry Qualification: CRISC , CISSP, CISA ,SANS, SABSA
  • Significant experience working in a similar area of Information Security, preferably in the Financial Services sector,
  • Extensive enterprise technical architecture, Data protection, Encryption, Identity & Access Management, Governance, Intrusion Detection and Prevention, Network Security, Security Architecture, Threat/ Vulnerability Assessment Management, 3rd party assessment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Outstanding skills in stakeholder management, proven ability in building and managing relationships.
  • An effective communicator and influencer.
  • Strong time management and multi-tasking skills
  • Effective facilitation and conflict resolution skills - must be able to facilitate discussion of multiple approaches and drive resolution



We know it's our people who make the Central Bank special and we are focused on creating a diverse, inclusive, fulfilling and progressive work environment. We encourage applications from candidates with different backgrounds, experiences and perspectives as it strengthens us, as individuals and as an organisation.  We are committed to positively supporting candidates with disabilities. If we can make any reasonable accommodations for you in the recruitment process in order to give you the opportunity to perform to your best, please let us know. Any information that you provide will be used only for the purposes of providing relevant support and will have no bearing on how your application will be viewed.  


Application Details: 
Closing Date: 29/05/2022
To apply, please complete the application form attached (via the “apply” link). This allows you to tell us why you are the best fit for us.
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Once your application has been successfully submitted you will receive an automatic email from us acknowledging receipt. If you do not receive this auto-acknowledgement, please contact recruitment@centralbank.ie.

The Central Bank pension scheme mirrors the rules of the civil service pension scheme. Details of the appropriate pension scheme will be provided upon determination of the appointee’s status.
 
Cuirfear fáilte roimh chomhfhreagras í nGaeilge.
The Central Bank of Ireland is an equal opportunities employer.

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