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Cyber Infrastructure Security Architect

 

Contract type

Full time employment in Switzerland – contract basis possible.

 

Language

French and English (Fluent). German desired.

Location

Based in our Prilly office near Lausanne. Remote option possible.

About the role

As a Cyber Infrastructure Security Architect, you will guide our clients towards cyber resilience by co-designing the cyber infrastructure transformation considering governance, protection, detection, response and recovery aspects.

 

Hybrid infrastructures, cloud and on-premises, are there to stay for many organisations in Switzerland. In this context, as a Security Architect you will come with an open mind to solving cybersecurity infrastructure challenges. You will bring innovative approaches (e.g. cloud first and zero trust architecture) as well as an ability to carefully listen to clients' operational, budget and regulatory considerations.

You will bring a pragmatic approach to co-develop an enterprise security architecture, suitable for mid-size organisations, that supports clients’ business and security objectives. You will be able to guide the clients to turn this architecture into implementation projects.

 

Using Cybersherpa recommended security architecture framework (SABSA or similar) you will:

  • Rapidly identify the clients’ business context, IT landscape, threats and risks to anchor the transformation in the business objectives.

  • Co-develop with the client a conceptual security architecture with design principles across security functions (e.g. Identify, Protect, Detect, Respond and Recover)

  • Co-develop with the client an overall logical security architecture, the associated transformation roadmap and plans to put it into action.

  • Assist, with the client and other Cybersherpa specialists, in the development of High Level Design (HLD) and Low Level Design (LLD) for the security components such as: Identity and Access Management (IAM, AD, PAM), Network security (NGFW, IPS, WAF, SASE), Cloud Security, Endpoint Security (EDR), secure infrastructure CI/CD pipeline, Security Monitoring (SIEM, XDR). Assist in the solutions proof of concept and technical selection.

  • Act as a Subject Matter Expert through the implementation of the components and provide assurance that the security architecture objectives are met.

  • Co-develop the activities to manage the architecture through life.

 

Who we are looking for

  • You have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in cybersecurity with a proven experience as a security architect in several domains (e.g. network, IAM) and previous experience in contributing to an overall cyber infrastructure security architecture.

  • You have a passion for cybersecurity, are able to communicate with clarity and simplify complex concepts to collaborate effeciently within cross functional teams.

  • You have an educational background in Cybersecurity, or a related field. You have a strong foundation across the Cybersecurity technology stack, including secure Cloud infrastructure in AWS, Azure, or GCP, experience with enterprise networking, security engineering (on-premises and Cloud), and Identity and Access Management principles. You have experience using security technologies such as Zscaler, TrendMicro, Fortinet, Cisco, or similar.

  • An experience of designing cyber infrastructure in an Operational Technology context is desired.

  • Cyber infrastructure certifications desired: CCNA/CCNP, AWS Security and Network Specialties, GCP Network and Security engineer, Azure Security Engineer Associate, Azure Security Architect Expert

  • Other certification desired: SABSA, TOGAF, CISSP, CISM

 

What we offer

  • A unique opportunity to accelerate your career development within a fast-growing cybersecurity firm, strong mentoring, shoulder-to-shoulder learning on practical projects which go from strategy to implementation.

  • An opportunity to continue shaping Cybersherpa services based on market needs.

  • A market competitive salary.

  • A vibrant working environment within the Trust Village, an incubator for trust and cyber start-up. Multiple opportunities to meet other cyber professionals and start-ups.

 

We understand that you may not fulfil all the requirements for this position. We prefer hiring candidates who know their strengths and weaknesses and mentor them to develop.

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