Zero Trust Security Strategy Lead – Swift – Leiden

  • Leiden


About the Role

Reporting to the Chief Security Officer and working closely with the Head of Technology Platform Strategy and Architecture, the Zero Trust Security Strategy Lead will develop and spearhead the implementation of a comprehensive Zero Trust strategy, help discuss the Zero Trust concepts to the client partners and perform the current state cybersecurity assessments.

What to expect

In this role you will: 

  • Zero Trust Strategy and Roadmap: Collaborate with the Enterprise Architecture and Security team to develop, implement, and refine our Zero Trust strategy and roadmap

  • Program Management: Apply program management techniques to ensure the on-time, high-quality delivery of a strategic implementation of Zero Trust across a complex hybrid environment

  • Technical Leadership: Act as a technical authority on ZTA, providing guidance to other team members and fostering a culture of continuous learning and improvement

  • Collaboration: Collaborate closely with security, infrastructure, and application teams to ensure that ZTA principles are integrated into the architecture and design of all systems and applications

  • Secure Access Service Edge (SASE): Develop a phased approach for SASE implementation that aligns with Zero Trust principles

  • Identity and Access Management (IAM): Provide expert guidance on IAM principles and standard methodologies, ensuring that identity verification and management are central to our ZTA framework

  • API Protection: Design and implement robust API protection strategies to ensure the security and integrity of our services and data, with a focus on Zero Trust principles

  • Data Protection: Go beyond data encryption by designing and implementing fine-grained access control mechanisms to safeguard critical information in accordance with Zero Trust principles

  • Professional Skills:

  • Extensive experience implementing Zero Trust frameworks and architectures at scale across hybrid environments within financial or government sectors

  • Strong vision and Leadership skills – demonstrated critical thinking and leading transformation, ideally in a critical environment

  • Servant leadership style – ability to lead without authority in a complex environment by empowering, inspiring and challenging teams

  • Agile practices to navigate the complexities of a large program – demonstrated successful use of these practices to assure predictable delivery, assess and improve ways of working continuously, and ensure that progress, challenges and impediments are openly communicated and resolved

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and thoughtful stakeholder management – listens to customer needs and engages with engineers, senior audiences, diverse internal collaborators and get them on board. Proven track record of engaging and managing collaborators across a geographically dispersed organisation with effective communication and relationship management

  • Expert knowledge of SASE, CASB, ZTNA, SWG technologies.

  • Familiarity with security information and event management (SIEM) tools, threat intelligence platforms, and the ability to use analytics for continuous monitoring and threat detection

  • Experience in endpoint protection, device identity verification, and securing endpoints in a Zero Trust model, including endpoint detection and response (EDR) solutions

  • Knowledge of cloud security principles and experience securing cloud environments using Zero Trust methodologies, including cloud-native security tools and configuration standard methodologies

  • Proficiency developing mechanisms and controls to meet security controls and compliance with government security standards, documenting findings, and providing remediation recommendations

  • Profound knowledge in IAM technologies such as multi-factor authentication (MFA), identity governance, privileged access management (PAM), and attribute-based access control (ABAC)

  • Experience applying Zero Trust Architecture, Firewalls, and Load Balancers; and automation tools for monitoring and configuration management

  • What will make you successful?

    We are seeking professionals with:

  • Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related field

  • Relevant certifications such as CISSP, CISM, or Zero Trust-related certifications are a plus

  • A minimum of 7 years of experience in designing, implementing, and leading Zero Trust Architecture solutions

  • Expertise in Zero Trust Architecture principles and standard processes

  • Experience running diverse project teams and developing project schedules using Jira

  • In-depth knowledge of IAM concepts, including identity verification, user provisioning, and role-based access control

  • Solid grasp of authentication and authorization mechanisms, including OAuth and OIDC

  • Expert knowledge of network security, cloud security and data loss prevention

  • Experience in designing and implementing API protection strategies to secure data in transit and at rest

  • Experience with data protection beyond data encryption; fine-grained access control design and implementation

  • Good communication and presentation skills to convey complex technical concepts to both technical and non-technical customers

  • Ability to work closely in multi-functional teams, sharing knowledge and standard processes

  • Demonstrated ability to develop short- and long-term strategies

  • Demonstrable experience in building, developing and engaging a successful distributed team

  • Strong oral and written communication skills to influence partners.

  • Travel may be required based on needs

  • What we offer

    We put you in control of career

    We give you a competitive package

    We help you perform at your best

    We help you make a difference

    We give you the freedom to be yourself

    We give you the freedom to be yourself. We are creating an environment of unique individuals – like you – with different perspectives on the financial industry and the world. An environment in which everyone’s voice counts and where you can reach your full potential regardless of age, background, culture, colour, disability, gender, nationality, race, religion , sexual orientation, or veteran/military status.

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