IT Security Architect/Consultant

Scott Cofton

Scott Cofton have enjoyed a predominant position in the IT, Hi-Tech, Sales and Marketing market here in the Thames Valley and the South East. The company was created at the birth of its target market in the teeth of the early nineties recession. The last two decades of highly successful trading have shown the commercial wisdom of the company’s founding business concept. The original team, Mike Scott and Anne Marie James, are still actively involved in the business.Throughout the past two decades, Scott Cofton has been situated in highly prestigious offices in both London Street and London Road, exuding an atmosphere of upmarket professionalism. We have now moved to Davidson House In Forbury Square, the fashionable piazza well known for business and fine dining. This is an ideal location to sustain long term relationships with candidates and clients over the following decade. These deep contacts, many of which go back many years, are invaluable to Scott Cofton’s sustained success. In several instances, graduate trainees of the early nineties are now MDs and Sales Directors still working closely with us from the other side of the desk.

As a Security Architect you will be supporting customers with selecting and specifying market leading network security solutions for a number of our key technologies. You will be deploying planning, managing and deploying solutions to all sizes of our customer base including our largest customers. The team is made up of members with a variety of skills and talents, you will also be supporting the development and training of other team members.

Key technologies we work with (not all required for consideration):

  •  Palo Alto
  • Fortigate
  • Check Point
  • RSA Secure ID
  • SIEM tools:
  • Logrhythm
  • Alienvault
  • Juniper Firewalls, Routers and Switches
  • Cisco Firewalls, Routers and Switches
  • Ruckus Wireless
  • F5
  • VMware
  • Proofpoint
  • Trend Antivirus

You will be…

We are looking for someone with a solid understanding of computer network security who has an in-depth knowledge of many of the technologies we work with. In addition we expect all our architects to have a good understanding of most of the following areas and ideally excel in one: Active Directory, Windows, Linux, Routing, Wireless, Firewall Technologies or email.

Skills Profile:

Technical qualifications: Several years’ experience working with several of our key technologies Related IT certifications and or degree is advantageous

Soft skills: Planning deployment of small to large sized security solutions Ability to communicate complex security concepts and requirements in concise and simple manor Passion for network security and keeping up with technology developments Ability to articulate technical information to those less informed both written and verbally Commitment and drive Confidence and ability to step out of your comfort zone. Be a proactive self-starter and highly motivated with a can do positive attitude. Well-organised and commercially aware Self-aware – the ability to identify your own weaknesses and short-falls and work with a team of technical people, to help improve and develop your skills. Maintain a professional and polite disposition at all times Ability to work under pressure Valid UK Driving License

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