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Senior IT Architecture Lead

Petrofac International

Posted on February 18, 2020

10 - 16 years Sharjah - United Arab Emirates

Bachelor of Science(Computers), Bachelor of Technology/Engineering(Computers), Bachelors in Computer Application(Computers). Any Arabic National, Any European National, Indian, Filipino

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We are looking for Senior IT Architecture Lead for Sharjah, UAE


Main purpose of role:
Responsible for defining and managing enterprise security architecture at Petrofac, ensuring appropriate technical standards are defined for Enterprise network. Responsible for evaluating architecture of Digital applications as well as cross-group applications and implementation of new security solutions


KEY DUTIES & ACCOUNTABILITIES:

Responsibilities will include:
• Support the implementation of new security solutions to define and manage Enterprise Security at Petrofac
• Identify new security solutions to be implemented at Petrofac
• Perform technical evaluation of security solutions and shortlisting of vendors
• Assess controls around protection of information in emerging technologies (such as social media and cloud computing) are appropriately defined
• Ensure policies, procedures and standards are implemented to ensure the protection of information in networks and supporting infrastructure
• Ensure sensitive systems have a dedicated (isolated) computing environment which prevents unauthorized and unintended information transfer via shared system resources
• Ensure access to both internal and external network services is controlled in a manner that ensures user access to networks and network services does not compromise the security of the network services
• Set the framework for system development activities to be performed in specialized development environments, isolated from the live environment, and protected against disruption and disclosure of information


Oil & Gas / Petroleum

IT Software

Desired Candidate Profile

Knowledge & Qualifications:

•A bachelor’s degree in information technology or computer science is required. Sound (10 years) work experience, with 3 or more in an cyber security or information security management position, is also required.

•Comprehensive understanding of Information Security Frameworks (e.g. ISO 27001, SOX, PCI DSS and Cyber Essentials) and UK and EU data protection laws, including GDPR.

•Knowledge of security investigation techniques, the rules of evidence and practical experience of computer forensics would be useful.

•A good working knowledge, at a minimum as below:

•Networking and switching technologies, optimisation tools and next generation firewalls
•Cloud security practices
•Cryptographic controls and website security
• A bachelor’s degree in information technology or computer science is required. Sound (10 years) work experience, with 3 or more in an cyber security or information security management position, is also required.
• Comprehensive understanding of Information Security Frameworks (e.g. ISO 27001, SOX, PCI DSS and Cyber Essentials) and UK and EU data protection laws, including GDPR.
• Knowledge of security investigation techniques, the rules of evidence and practical experience of computer forensics would be useful.
• A good working knowledge, at a minimum as below:
• Networking and switching technologies, optimisation tools and next generation firewalls
•Cloud security practices
•Cryptographic controls and website security
•Current experience of Windows Server, virtualisation and desktop technologies
•Experience of wireless and mobile security standards
•Internet protocols
•Microsoft Security (E3 and E5) security solutions

Skills:

• Advanced analytical and problem-solving skills
• Effective prioritization and time management skills with the ability to shift focus to higher, breaking priorities without concern
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to report key findings in a clear and concise manner to both technical and senior management audiences
• Strong customer service orientation
• Willing to work in a team-oriented, collaborative, geographically dispersed environment
• Self-starter with strong critical thinking skills, and the ability to solve complex problems in a methodical way
• Strong organizational skills; ability to scope, plan, and execute multiple concurrent projects or tasks and ensure business adoption (or benefit) is achieved
• Strong facilitation and change management skills. Ability to articulate the need for change, create shared need, and ensure change is adopted and sustained.
• External perspective. Actively seeks out and applies best practices from external sources of best practice and applies them to solve business problems in a simple and cost-effective manner
• Drive for Simplification: Able to apply lean, process reengineering, agile, or six sigma tools to simplify processes
• Team player: Must work in a collaborative, inclusive, and transparent manner. Seeks ways to improve the skills, abilities, and outcomes of the team
• Business partnership: Must have the ability to effectively partner with business users to understand processes, and influence change. Should be seen as a trusted advisor and partner in business operations
• Should embody the following leadership traits: Accountability, integrity, transparency, strong worth ethic focused on customer outcomes, willingness to learn/experiment and trust
• Must be willing and able to travel as required

Experience:
• 10 or more years of experience in the design and implementation of complex IT systems
• 10 or more years of experience in an information security or compliance role
• Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills and an executive presence - comfortable talking with CIOs, CTOs and CISOs about complex security issues
• An understanding of the cloud computing business model
• An advanced degree in computer science, cryptography, security assurance, MIS, engineering or related discipline
• Experience of working with and implementing frameworks such as SABSA and TOGAF

Keywords

Senior IT Architecture Lead IT Architecture Lead SOX PCI DSS Cloud security Microsoft Security Windows Server wireless Mobile Security CIOs CTOs SABSA TOGAF IT Architect

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Petrofac International

Petrofac is a leading international provider of facilities solutions to the oil & gas production and processing industry, with a diverse customer portfolio including many of the world’s leading integrated, independent and national oil & gas companies.


The group delivers services through seve n business units: Engineering & Construction, Engineering & Construction Ventures, Engineering Services, Offshore Engineering & Operations, Training Services, Production Solutions and Energy Developments.

Through these businesses Petrofac designs and builds oil & gas facilities; operates, maintains and manages facilities and trains personnel; enhances production; and, where it can leverage its service capability, develops and co-invests in upstream and infrastructure projects.

Petrofac’s range of services meets its customers’ needs across the full life cycle of oil & gas assets.
With more than 13,000 employees, Petrofac operates out of six strategically located operational centres, in Aberdeen, Sharjah, Woking, Chennai, Mumbai and Abu Dhabi and a further 19 offices worldwide.

The predominant focus of Petrofac’s business is on the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS), the Middle East and Africa, the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and the Asia Pacific region.

For additional information, please refer to the Petrofac website at www.petrofac.com.
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