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Information Security Architectat CDW Careers (UK)

Job ID: 
Information Technology
Post Date: 
04 Jul 2022
London, United Kingdom
Eligible For Remote Work: 
Yes - Hybrid
Contract Type: 
Security Clearance Required: 


Bring your career and talents to CDW, where you can have a greater impact, be inspired by our mission and excited about your job and future. With revenues of over £1 billion, CDW UK is a leading supplier of IT solutions and services to a broad range of commercial and public sector customers globally.


What you’ll do:


  • A passion for Cyber Security is key and you need to be able to demonstrate an in-depth Knowledge of Security risks, trends, solutions and Managed Security Services available to help organisations reduce risk and improve security maturity
  • Collaborating as needed with UK and Global functional peers to ensure that security tools and solutions are implemented appropriately
  • Research emerging trends and ideas and evaluate new technologies
  • Develop, implement and maintain the information security safeguards and measures to enforce CDW information security policies, standards, and procedures
  • Provide regular updates to Business leadership on CDW UK and International Security Posture and ongoing initiatives
  • To secure our business and prepare for the future
  • Respond to emails about security incidents in an appropriate manor
  • Consult with internal business partners to identify network and security requirements and implement with required security controls and network standards
  • This role will be approximately 20% dedicated to project work and 80% security operational support
  • Provide level 2 support for Information Security
  • Ensure that new projects / deliverables are reviewed from a Network Engineering and InfoSec perspective and meet CDW standards.
  • Assist with Information security incident response activity
  • Assist with Global CDW initiatives as required.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders and vendors
  • Assist with the delivery of commercial success while improving productivity and efficiency of technical implementations through recognition and delivery of quality, standardisation and adherence to governance
  • Attend Global Architectural review boards on behalf of Corporate IT and the Wider UK Organisation as required
  • Review vulnerabilities and make sure appropriate remediation happens in a timely manner
  • Develop, implement and maintain a strong Information Security centric focus across all CDW business areas



What you need to succeed:



  • 10+ years’ experience in Cyber Security within a technical pre-sales capacity or similar role with experience in designing complex solutions for a range and size of customers, within different verticals
  • Detailed knowledge and (if appropriate) relevant accreditations are required in the following topics from technology, marketplace and business practice perspectives:
    • A great understanding of the Cyber Security Market and key areas such as Endpoint Security (EDR / MDR), Cloud Security, Secure Access (SWG / CASB) IdAM, SIEM, Data Governance, Advisory Services and Managed Security Services
    • Strong capabilities with at least two top tier security vendors, such as Palo Alto, Cisco, Crowdstrike, Zscaler, Fortinet, Check Point or F5
    • Good knowledge in other security vendors such as Netskope, Mimecast, Proofpoint, CyberArk, Okta, Arctic Wolf and Microsoft
    • Security Vendor Accreditations will be advantageous
    • Independent and relevant certifications (such as CISSP, CISM, CISA, CEH) are advantageous
    • Commercial acumen with an awareness of the financial implications of design decisions across Capex and Opex budgets and how they affect TCO and ROI
    • Ability to lead teams through a Security journey that delivers tangible benefit quickly whilst maximising the scope and potential of an engagement
    • A passion for technology and its ability to have a positive impact on business
  • Experience of working with IT Policies, standards and procedures
  • Demonstrate experience of building, maintaining and influencing relationships with a range of internal and external stakeholders
  • Able to support pre-sales bid activity, solution designs and operational teams
  • Technical experience with security solutions
  • Strong experience in compliance with NIST, PCI and ISO27001
  • Experienced in the production and maintenance of Info-sec related documentation, e.g., ISMS and infosec policies
  • Demonstrable ability to Investigate and resolve security related incidents and escalations on bids, projects and BAU
  • Able to act as the primary interface with Compliance and IT
  • Supporting the design, delivery and operation of large scale, complex IT programmes
  • Be able to communicate technically and appropriately within the business



Nice to have:


  • Has detailed experience of IT Information Security, including public/private sector requirements
  • Has good understanding of commercial and business drivers together with strong planning, communication, and presentation skills with the capability to listen and influence and therefore have good conflict management skill
  • Is pragmatic, with the ability to balance the desire for idealised solutions against the need for rapid, low-cost delivery of service
  • Recognised as having a top class reputation within the business and has the appropriate gravitas to resolve issues quickly
  • Strong team player
  • Ability to diagnose problems quickly and solve effectively
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to effectively interact with all stakeholders including senior leadership
  • Proven history of balancing multiple priorities simultaneously with the ability to adapt to the changing needs of the business while meeting deadlines.
  • Punctual and reliable
  • Positive, enthusiastic and supportive individual
  • Ability to take proactive ownership
  • Ability to work effetively and remain calm under pressure
  • Interpersonal skills including listening, building rapport, establishing empathy whilst demonstrating awareness of internal and external issues in a calm and polite manner
  • Willingness to travel to CDW UK based sites


Who we are:

CDW is a leading technology solutions provider to business, government, education and healthcare organisations in the United Kingdom, Canada, and the United States. Our fingerprints can be found on technology in workplaces of more than 250,000 companies; from startups to international conglomerates. With the breadth of products and services we offer, there is no request too big or too small. 


What you can expect from us: Culture, coworkers, careers:

CDW is not only the People Who Get IT, but the People who get People. Our relationships are fueled by our deep expertise and grounded in the CDW Way. Our empowering leadership makes things happen and inspires their teams to do the same. From the teammates beside us to the leaders who guide us, we move forward together. At CDW, you’ll work with people who inspire you. People with positive, success-driven attitudes who you will learn from and forge strong relationships with. Bring your best true self—and your best ideas—to CDW. Because diverse perspectives bring forth better problem solving—and better solutions for our customers on a rapidly evolving technology landscape.


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