Cloud Security Architect

Mayfair, Greater London /
Engineering – Security /
Full time
About us:
Founded in 2013, GSR is a crypto market maker with more than 300 employees in 5 countries. We provide billions of dollars of liquidity to cryptocurrency protocols and exchanges on a daily basis. We build long-term relationships with cryptocurrency communities and traditional investors by offering exceptional service, expertise and trading capabilities tailored to their specific needs.

GSR works with token issuers, traders, investors, miners, and more than 60 cryptocurrency exchanges around the world. In volatile markets we are a trusted partner to crypto native builders and to those exploring the industry for the first time. 

Our team of veteran finance and technology executives from Goldman Sachs, Two Sigma, Citadel, and Tower Research among others, has developed one of the world’s fastest and most robust trading platforms designed to navigate issues unique to the digital asset markets. We have continuously improved our technology throughout our history, allowing for our clients to scale and execute their strategies with the highest level of efficiency.

Working at GSR is an opportunity to be deeply embedded in every major sector of the cryptocurrency ecosystem.

We are looking for an experienced Security Architect to join our global and highly specialist Information Technology team. As a Security Architect, you will work hand-in-hand with engineers designing and implementing our core platform services. This highly dynamic, hands-on role will work in-depth with our scaled, distributed infrastructure to ensure performance and protection are evenly balanced.

The overall cyber defence architecture shall provide the necessary foundation to design, document, deploy and maintain and monitor security solutions and infrastructures, including security controls, that are required to efficiently prevent, detect and respond to security incidents and cyber-attacks and implement security policy requirements. Security architects should fully support the business and functional requirements whilst promoting an efficient segmentation of the infrastructure components to facilitate the identification, containment, eradication and recovery from a compromise

Responsibilities

    • Designs, integrate and implements complex Cyber Security solutions from a technical perspective.
    • Align Cybersecurity strategy and planning with the organization's business goals
    • Contribute to the definition of the architectural security blueprint
    • Integrate new solutions with existing frameworks based on an architectural security blueprint
    • Transition solutions to teams in charge of daily operations
    • Maintains a holistic view of the organization's strategy, process, information and IT assets
    • Link the business mission, strategy and process to the IT and Cyber Defence strategies 
    • Act as a leader for developers, system engineers and technical experts

Deliverables

    • Build and leverage threat models to secure core platform services
    • Applies technical knowledge of architecture solutions to meet business and information technology (IT) requirements and resolve identified technical constraints
    • Lead and conduct system integration
    • Design solutions including service aspects (cf. ITIL service design activities)
    • Evaluate security solutions through Proof of concepts
    • Build and leverage threat models to secure core platform services
    • Applies methodology and governance, as directed, to minimize business and technical risks and adhere to quality assurance while contributing to the design and/or delivery of solutions (e.g. Well-Architected Framework, Enterprise-Scale Landing Zone, Cloud Adoption Framework).

Your Profile

    • Minimum seven years of relevant experience
    • Experience building security solutions for AWS. Moreover, working knowledge of AWS technologies, including a solid understanding of CloudWatch, EC2, S3, IAM and Lambda services
    • Experience working with teams in engineering and collaborating with developers and infrastructure teams
    • Demonstrated capabilities to effectively communicate and collaborate with diverse teams 
    • Cloud Security-related certifications (Preferred)
    • Understanding of compliance needs and evidence collection
    • In-depth knowledge of Cloud platforms, Linux, and security at scale
    • Strong written and communication skills
    • AT least one of the following certificates: 
    • SABSA  Chartered Security Architect - Foundation Certificate (SCF) 
    • TOGAF Certified
    • CISSP - ISSAP ( Certified Information Systems Security Architecture Professional
    • CGEIT (ISACA Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT)
    • GRISC (ISACA Certified in Risk and Information System Control)
    • GSNA (GIAC Certified System of Network Auditor) 
    • SCPA (SABSA Certified Security Architecture Design & Development specialist.
What we offer: 
A collaborative and transparent company culture founded on Integrity, Innovation and Performance.  Competitive Salary with two discretionary bonus’ payments a year. Benefits such as Healthcare, Dental, Vision, Retirement Planning, 30 days holiday and free lunches when in the office. 

Hybrid working pattern in all of our offices from London, New York, Singapore, Zug and Malaga.
Regular Town Halls and off-sites, team lunches and drinks. 
A Corporate and Social Responsibility program as well as charity fundraising matching and volunteer days.   
Immigration and relocation support where required.

GSR is proudly an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon any applicable legally protected characteristics such as race, religion, colour, country of origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression or age. We operate a meritocracy, all aspects of people engagement from the decision to hire or promote as well as our performance management process will be based on the business needs and individual merit, competence in the role.

Learn more about us at www.gsr.io.