Security Solution Architect

Job Location: Belgium
Job Category: Cybersecurity
Job Type: Full Time

Division

You will be joining the Security Architecture tribe within the Chief Information Security Office in charge of putting in place the required controls to protect our information assets adequately and effectively. 

The main responsibility of the tribe is to establish and promote security best practices to help business and IT achieve their ambitions. This includes building vision and strategy, ensuring best practices are known and implemented in a standard way, and providing security principles and reference architecture.

Role

The Security Solution Architect is accountable for the delivery of an end-to-end solution design of cross-division IT initiatives and cross-security domains. The Solution Architect is accountable for the definition and the realization of end-to-end architecture solutions that fulfill the functional, non-functional, security & resilience requirements.

From the ideation phase until realization, you collaborate with the requirement owners & the domain architects, and you lead the IT engineers/application experts across the organization to design a fit-for-purpose & quality end-to-end solution.

You act as the linking pin between Enterprise Architecture and the feature designers and engineers in IT delivery to ensure the alignment of the end-to-end solution to the enterprise standards and domain target architectures.

You actively participate to the development of the Solution Architecture & Software Engineering practices in Euroclear, contributing by delivering reusable & consumable solution patterns and building blocks to the community. You will be closely working with CISO product owners to solve the product requirements and services.

You contribute with your architecture experience supporting delivery experience for the definition of domain target architectures & roadmaps. You will participate actively in communities of practice with other solution architects and domain architects to collaborate and share best practices and lessons learned.

Profile

  • You have worked for more than 10 years in the IT industry and have proven experience working with senior management. Experience in the Financial Services industry and understanding of the complex regulatory environment is a plus.
  • You have worked as an architect on Cyber Security projects, and experience in large and complex IAM programs is expected.
  • You have worked as an end-to-end solution architect on large-scale transformation projects designing, developing, and deploying mission-critical transactional systems in large & complex organizations. 
  • You cope with systems & problems of various levels of complexity, which can typically span across functions, locations & organizations.
  • You can tackle autonomously all types of architectural analysis and can provide global & pragmatic recommendations adapted to the company context.
  • You can work high level such as creating Strategic position papers and Reference Architectures, as well as the ability to zoom on the technical challenges of implementation. Provides advice and expertise to Enterprise and Domain Architects during architecture studies and domain architecture works.
  • You are a problem-solver with strong analytical skills (e.g. breaking up & structuring complex problems into manageable pieces), which you apply to problems spanning across multiple architectural domains.
  • You can effectively communicate and advocate for the architecture recommendations vis-à-vis project/agile delivery teams and senior business and IT management of the company. You can sell the architecture.
  • You can use your experience & knowledge to build strong relationships with other architects and the other parts of the organization. You will also be able to coach & mentor new members of the team in how to apply solutions architecture and to understand the domains and their interactions & complexities.
  • Knowledge of post-trade market infrastructures (e.g. CSD), knowledge of Enterprise Architecture frameworks (e.g. TOGAF, SAFE), Cyber Security Architecture, and RISK frameworks (SABSA, ISO 27k, NIST,..) and relevant experience with Agile operating models and frameworks are extra assets.
  • Being proficient in English is required.