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Cyber Security Architect

Posting Country:  Italy
Date Posted:  01-Oct-2021
Full Time / Part Time:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Permanent

At Vodafone, we’re working hard to build a better future. A more connected, inclusive and sustainable world. As a dynamic global community, it's our human spirit, together with technology, that empowers us to achieve this. 

We challenge and innovate in order to connect people, businesses, and communities across the world. Delighting our customers and earning their loyalty drive us, and we experiment, learn fast and get it done, together.

With us, you can be truly be yourself and belong, share inspiration, embrace new opportunities, thrive, and make a real difference.

Role Purpose

The Cyber Security Architect will be responsible for ensuring that Vodafone’s IT products and services are designed meeting Vodafone security requirements and providing controls to counter emerging threats and evolving technology. This role requires strong relationships across the organisation to drive optimal collaboration and alignment.

Main Accountabilities & Responsabilities

•    Design, develop, and implement security controls and tools that improve the defence of Vodafone infrastructure and applications.
•    Ensure that appropriate levels of security are embedded within our solutions and that these are documented, communicated internally and continually evaluated.
•    Provide technical Security subject matter expertise to drive the implementation of security controls for IT and Network systems 
•    Provide risk evaluation for any security vulnerably and recommendation for risk reduction.
•    Help automating security process to reduce as much manual effort as possible.
•    Evaluate new technologies and processes that enhance security capabilities.
•    Collaborate with Governance, Risk and Control department to meet security KPI.

Key accountabilities and decision ownership

•    Secure by design: provide the requirements to ensure products and systems are compliant with Vodafone security standard for in-house and cloud-based solution.
•    Assurance E2E: verify that products and services are compliant to Vodafone security standard.
•    Provide go/no go to projects based on Security test outputs and remediation activities.
•    Provide answers to cyber security requirements on Customer bids.

Core competencies, knowledge and experience

•    Windows, UNIX and Linux operating systems
•    Router, switch and VLAN security
•    Thorough understanding of relevant industry security standards and protocols including ISO27001 and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST);
•    Perimeter security controls such as firewalls, IDS/IPS, network access controls, and network segmentation
•    Network security architecture development and definition
•    Cloud Platform Security (AWS, Microsoft Azure and/or Google), API security, CASB
•    Experience with VMWare ESX, NFV and NSX
•    Risk assessment procedures, policy formation, role-based authorization methodologies, authentication technologies and security attack pathologies
•    Excellent communication capabilities to provide rapid and concise summaries of complex scenarios.

Must have professional qualifications/experience

•    Master’s Degree in quantitative fields like Engineering, Computer Science, Software Engineering
•    Must have fluency in Italian and English.
•    5-10 years of relevant experience in a similar role in a telecoms, banking, insurance, digital services sector
•    CISSP , CISM Certifications

Vodafone is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the very best people by offering a motivating and inclusive workplace in which talent is truly recognised and rewarded. We are committed to promoting Inclusion for All with the belief that diversity plays an important role in the success of our business. We actively encourage everyone to consider becoming a part of our journey.