Senior Security Architect Senior Security Architect …

Planet Payment
in Galway, Connaught, Ireland
Permanent, Full time
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Planet Payment
in Galway, Connaught, Ireland
Permanent, Full time
Be the first to apply
The role will support multiple projects and programs by defining and championing information security solutions. The role will work closely with systems and project engineers, developers, internal/external business stakeholders and project managers within various departments to assess risk and deliver pragmatic, flexible and sustainable security that includes people, process and technology

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Position requires high level of expertise towards development, specification and communication of the security architecture, roadmap and policy enhancements.
  • Interfaces with IT and business management to understand and provide IT solutions consistent with business needs.
  • Leads relevant projects and initiatives as needed ensuring solution complies with client requirements, regulations and industry best practices.
  • Recommends new technologies which will enhance and support overall corporate and business goals.
  • Researches and evaluates alternative solutions to improve operational effectiveness and reduce costs.
  • Drives business processes and information flows for better alignment.
  • Provides in-depth technical consultation management to ensure development of efficient systems utilizing established standards, procedures and methodologies.
  • Stays up to date on trends and developments within security area of expertise.
  • Supervise 2 Security Analysts/Engineers


  • 5+ years of IT Security experience
  • In-depth knowledge of security-related protocols (ex: SAML, OATH) and common network security technologies.
  • In-depth experience of at least 3 open-source or commercial products (ex: firewall, network DLP, IDS/IPS, SIEM, Load Balancers, Web Application Firewalls, DDoS). 
  • Experience with different kinds of encryption and understanding how they work, and which types of encryption are useful against various threat and compliance scenarios. 
  • Solid understanding of containerization, virtualization and cloud technologies and related best practices
  • Knowledge of common server and endpoint security technologies and built-in capabilities (ex: AV, EDR, endpoint DLP, permissions, app white-listing)
  • Knowledge of fundamentals of identity and access management (SSO, MFA, AAA, RBAC, etc.)
  • Good understanding of network protocols, design and operations

•                 Working knowledge of Security principles, techniques and technologies

Desirable but not necessary:

  • Scripting capability. (Perl, Python, Bash, Ruby)
  • Application development background and security knowledge
  • Big data technologies
  • PCI DSS experience
  • GDPR awareness