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Cloud Security Architect (Senior Manager) (GR#732)

Date: Sep 28, 2021

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

Location: This role can be based in any of our UK office locations.

ITS Global (Information Technology Services Global) is one of four pillars within KPMG’s Global Technology & Knowledge group. As such, ITS Global provides innovative components that KPMG’s business functions and member firms use to deliver client-facing solutions. ITS Global also provides the information protection and technology infrastructure that secures KPMG’s technology environment and connects its network of member firms. ITS Global works with the other GT&K pillars to provide KPMG technology solutions that leverage world-leading partnerships, disruptive digital capabilities and access to the firm’s collective intelligence.

The Role

The Cloud Security and Solution Architect supports the planning, quality assurance, architecture design, and innovation for security services for KPMG’s global cloud enablement. Supports security and solution teams with architecture design and technical recommendations. Additionally, the Cloud Security and Solution Architect is responsible for developing security strategies, judgements and documentation to enable solution teams to adopt and speed to market emerging cloud technologies.


Key Accountabilities

- 20% Proactive responsibility for ensuring inclusion of security standards and alignment with technical and reference architectures
- 15% Support new and ongoing assessment through the IPG Solution Review process
- 10% Acting as a point of contact for consultation and assessment of inquiries from project teams
- 20% Working with project teams to translate business requirements into secure solutions, reference architectures and designs.
- 5% People Management
- 10% Represent IPG and provide input of security standards as part of working group participation
- 10% Lead and Support Security Architecture team
- 10% Communicate with IPG Leadership on escalations on issues and risks effectively
The Individual


Technical Skills & Qualifications

- Responsible for understanding, researching, designing, and developing security solutions, technical and reference architectures, and supporting security strategies tailored to KPMG’s business needs, with a focus towards Cloud Central services and Microsoft’s Office365.
- Lead, develop and contribute to Service deliverables with a security focus on IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS services, emphasizing Microsoft technologies (Azure and 0365) that requires partnership with Global Application/Product/Solution owners and project teams to deliver reliable and scalable security capabilities and strategies optimizing confidentiality, integrity, availability, functionality, performance, and financial costs; support ongoing business stakeholder dialog of security strategies, priorities and governance.
- Responsible for aligning and translating business requirements into secure solutions, designs and reference architectures for applications and products that can be leveraged by all professionals across KPMG’s member firms.
- Perform as a subject matter professional on cloud technologies (and cloud technology security) with responsibilities to coach Cloud Central members and facilitate knowledge transfer within the greater Cloud Central groups: ITS Global, IPG and member firms.
- Participate and act as a promoter and Guardian of Global Standards and standard infrastructure services and solutions, while supporting audit processes for security and compliance strategies.
- Bachelor's degree in Computer Science(s), Information Technology/Security, Systems Engineering or similar area (or equivalent); Master’s preferred
- Professional certifications in information technology and cloud security -- CISSP preferred (must obtain within 180-days), CCSP (optional), CISA (optional), CEH (optional), OSCP (optional); Azure Solutions Architect Certification (preferred but not required with demonstrated professional work experience)
- Microsoft Azure Architect Certification & Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies
- In-depth knowledge of system design and architecture with the technologies and experience implementing a wide range of solutions
- Strong understanding of identity and access management, including mitigating credential theft
- Good understanding of Windows 2003-2019 Server/AD Domain Infrastructure; MCITP / MCSE Certifications in Windows Products
Experience & Knowledge

- Experience of working in an agile operating environment
- Service Management experience based on ITIL framework
- Advanced understanding of information security, border protection, incident handling & response, forensics, endpoint protection & encryption
- Proven experience in securing systems
- Able to evaluate current people, processes, technology, and business drivers to improve the service
- Network infrastructure knowledge, advanced knowledge of TCP/IP and Internet protocols, moderate knowledge of VPNs and firewalls
- Able to articulate security concepts and methods based on standards, policies and best practices to both technical and non-technical teams
- Understanding and experience with various security related exploits and tools
- Experience participating in change boards

Key demonstrable competencies

- Champion inclusion: Creates an environment in which all people feel like they belong
- Drive quality: Delivers high-quality products and exceptional service that provide value and exceed client expectations
- Advance an ethical environment: Takes personal responsibility for the ethical environment of the firm and encourages others to do the same
- Apply a strategic perspective: Uses diverse sets of inputs to develop a broad perspective on business and people issues
- Make sound decisions: Exercises sound ethical and business judgment when making decisions
- Foster innovation: Embraces a culture of innovation and experimentation to create value
- Demonstrate self-awareness: Focuses on self-development and continuous learning, using insight to build capability and confidence
- Build collaborative relationships: Connects with individuals, teams and organizations to build lasting, collaborative relationships that enable global, firm-wide growth
- Develop and motivate others: Engages teams, instills confidence, and coaches people to find meaning in their work and achieve exceptional results


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