Senior Security Architect (Banking Experience)

AED 30,000 - 33,000 per month

  • Full Time
  • Dubai
  • AED 30,000 - 33,000 per month USD / Year

Upstream Recruitment

Upstream are exclusively partnering with a large Information Technology Provider who are looking to recruit an experienced Senior Security Architect to join them on a permanent basis. We require someone who has previously worked with a bank ideally in the UAE. The unit’s primary purpose is to Design, Engineer, Influence & eventually Embed practical & balanced cyber / information security principles/patterns/controls into all products and platforms using a mix of People, Process & Technology skillsResponsibilities:• Technical Expertise/Advisory: Deep & wide ranging cyber/information security expertise spanning infrastructure, application, and network & cloud security concepts.

• Living CODE values of the Bank: Role model and live Bank’s Collaboration, Ownership, Drive and Enterprising (CODE) values in day-to-day dealings with all stakeholders

• Personality Traits: Display high energy within the team, bringing passion for the product lifecycle and it’s security to the table everyday with strong stakeholder management skills that balance diplomacy, assertiveness, common-sense, persuasion skills and provision of solutions (by presenting options) to challenges. Strong confidence in ability to justify security controls coupled with communication skills to influence are key.

• Encourage ‘Shift Left’ Mindset – Proactively embed security requirements, by influencing implementation of security & privacy patterns from the start of the development cycle using a mix of people, process and technology elements to balance Security, Privacy, User Experience & Performance.

• Cyber Security Champion – Act as a security champion within the squad/team educating stakeholders on the benefits and importance of good cyber security architectural practices.

• Superior Customer Service: You will influence the implementation of security controls & patterns for a product using a mix of your superior technical, security, people, process & persuasion skills while ensuring high customer service ratings and adequate stakeholder, expectation, and perception management.

• Agile Philosophy: You understand how to embed security when working with teams that use methodologies like Scrum, Kanban, or similar. Understands concepts like Tribes, Guilds, Chapters, Backlog Grooming, Sprint Planning, User Stories


  • Depth of knowledge in cyber/information security with considerable width (has worked with multiple technologies)
  • Minimum 9 years’ experience in either a Security Architect or Red Teaming role
  • Deep & Hands-On Understanding & Expertise
  • For Core Application Security Roles: OWASP Top 10, ASVS & MASVS and attack/defense techniques
  • For Core Infrastructure Security Roles: Operating System, Database, Virtual Machine Security, and Infrastructure as a Code (IaaC) concepts including attack/defense techniques
  • For Core Network Security Roles: Networking technologies (SDN, SD-WAN, Proxies, DNS, etc) and Network Security solutions
  • For Cloud Security Roles: Landing Zones / Isolation concepts, NSGs/VPCs, Conditional Access, CI/CD pipelines on at least 1 of the 3 platforms (AWS, Azure, GCP or OCI)
  • Identity & Access Management: Authentication & Authorization / Privileged Access Management / Hybrid (External & Internal) Cloud identities
  • Security Automation: Experience with automation tools like SAST, DAST, SCA, Container Security tooling
  • Banking/e-commerce industry experience is essential.

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