Enterprise Security Architect Lead

Chalhoub Group

Dubai, UAE

Ref: GP285-5399

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time


For over six decades, Chalhoub Group has been a partner and creator of luxury experiences in the Middle East. The Group, in its endeavour to excel as a hybrid retailer, has reinforced its distribution and marketing services with a portfolio of eight owned brands and over 300 international brands in the luxury, beauty, fashion, and art de vivre categories. More recently, the Group expanded its expertise into new categories of luxury watches, jewellery, and eyewear.

Every step at Chalhoub Group is taken with the customer at heart. Be it constantly reinventing itself or focusing on innovation to provide luxury experiences at over 750+ experiential retail stores, online and through mobile apps, each touch point leads to delighting the customer.

Today, Chalhoub Group stands for 14,000 skilled and talented professionals across seven countries, whose cohesive efforts have resulted in the Group being ranked third in the Middle East and first in Saudi Arabia as a Great Place to Work®.

To keep the innovation journey going, the Group has set up "The Greenhouse", which is not just an innovation hub, but also an incubator space and accelerator for start-ups and small businesses in the region and internationally. This is just one of the several initiatives taken by the Group to reinvent itself, catalysed by forward thinking and future-proofing. The Group has also been embedding sustainability at the core of its business strategy with a clear commitment towards people, partners and the planet, and by being a member of the United Nations Global Compact Community and signatory of the Women's Empowerment Principles.

What You'll Be Doing

Enterprise Security Architect Lead is responsible for the secure solution design and security architecture of Group solutions. This will include product evaluation, security impact assessments, project security blueprint and HLD, functional and non-functional design oversight and application of standards to projects / applications. The ideal candidate will work independently with minimal supervision, closely collaborating with the various stakeholders across the Group.

- Develop, design, implement and maintain Security Architectural standards, best practice and artefacts across multiple complex environments.
- Ensure appropriate and timely escalation of key architecture & design decision conflicts.
- Evaluate 3rd party solutions, performing detailed technical assessments and advising business on integration and technical fit into existing architecture landscape.
- Collaborate with and, where required, instruct 3rd party development partners and resource on low level technical design and delivery of an IT solution.
- Partners with business and technology subject-matter experts to elicit and translate business requirements into secure technology solutions & strategic direction.
- Ensure solution design complies with information security architectural principles and the long-term strategic roadmap for all IT systems architecture.
- Partners with other solution architects to provide a consensus based scalable and adaptable secure architectural solution including peer review of solution architecture deliverables.
- Presents and evaluates high level project secure architecture & artefacts at a technology governance forum to ensure architectural and strategic fit.
- Run design authority sessions, in collaboration with other solution architects, evaluating proposed designs against established standards and architecture framework
- Identifies opportunities for innovation & supports the development of the Business Technology Strategy.
- Enabling the implementation of the Security strategy.


What You'll Need To Succeed

- Proven knowledge and experience of international security standards and methodologies;
- Proven experience of designing controls and architecture in-line with ISO standards (e.g. ISO27001, ISO22301 or equivalent)
- Qualifications; SABSA, TOGAF, CISSP
- 10 + years of deep Security domain experience with 4+ years of experience in Security Architecture and design including:
Network and Infrastructure,
- Cloud security architecture and design (e.g. AWS, Azure),
Application Security,
- Secure Software Development Lifecycle (SSDLC)
- Expert knowledge in role-based access control (RBAC), SAML Authentication and Authorisation.
- Experience with SIEM monitoring tools (Splunk, Elastic or similar), log aggregation, and correlation.

What We Can Offer You

With us, you will turn your aspirations into reality. We will help shape your journey through enriching experiences, learning and development opportunities and exposure to different assignments within your role or through internal mobility. Our Group offers diverse career paths for those who are extraordinary, every day.

We recognise the value that you bring, and we strive to provide a competitive benefits package which includes health care, child education contribution, remote and flexible working policies as well as exclusive employee discounts.

We Invite All Applicants to Apply

It Takes Diversity Of Thought, Culture, Background, Differing Abilities and Perspectives to truly Inspire, Exhilarate and Delight our customers. At Chalhoub Group, we are committed to inclusion and diversity.

We welcome all applicants to apply and be part of our exciting future. We ensure equal opportunity for all our applicants without regard to gender, age, race, religion, national origin or disability status.

About the Company

The Chalhoub Group is the leading partner for luxury across the Middle East since 1955. As an expert in retail, distribution and marketing services based in Dubai, the group has become a major player in the fashion, beauty and gift sectors regionally.

By blending its Middle East expertise and intimate knowledge of luxury, Chalhoub Group is building brands in the region, by offering service excellence to all its partners and a unique experience to its customers through its passionate teams.

With a growing workforce of more than 9,000 people, implemented in 14 countries, as well as the operating of over 470 retail outlets, the group's success is attributed to its most valued asset of highly skilled and dedicated teams. Professionalism and passion are what fuel the Chalhoub Group's competitive edge in today's market.

By being committed to implementing sustainable practices into their business, the Chalhoub Group has been awarded in 2013 the CSR Label from the Dubai Chamber of Commerce.

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