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Head of Cybersecurity Architecture

Aramco Digital Dammam, Saudi Arabia Posted: 04 Jul 2024


  • Estimate: $180k - $250k*
  • Zero income tax location


  • Office Only
  • No Visa Provided


  • Experience: Senior
  • English: Professional


About the job
The Head of Cybersecurity Architecture is responsible for leading and overseeing the development and implementation of cybersecurity technical architecture and enterprise information security systems within the organization. The role will provide strategic direction and guidance to ensure the organization's cybersecurity infrastructure is robust, scalable, and aligned with industry best practices. The Head of Cybersecurity Architecture plays a critical role in safeguarding the organization's information assets and mitigating cybersecurity risks and acts in an advisory capacity on application development and acquisitions to assess security requirements and controls and to ensure that security controls remain intact for the enterprise in these scenarios. The role will drive Cybersecurity Artificial Intelligence by using AI models and techniques (including machine learning ones) to design and implement algorithms and systems that automate and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of cybersecurity tasks.


  • Cybersecurity Technical Architecture Security Architecture Assessment and Design: Design and develop comprehensive security architectures and solutions that address the organization's cybersecurity requirements, considering factors such as data protection, regulatory compliance, threat landscape, and risk tolerance.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, such as IT, legal, and compliance, to ensure alignment of cybersecurity architecture with organizational goals and requirements.
  • Manage relationships with internal and external stakeholders, including vendors and partner to enable the appropriate security architecture for the organization.
  • Perform Cybersecurity reviews and identify gaps in security architecture.
  • Define system security context, concept of operations and baseline requirements in line with applicable Cybersecurity policies.
  • Oversee periodic reviews and assessments of security architectures, designs, and implementations to identify weaknesses, assess security controls and recommend improvements.
  • Develop and maintain cybersecurity design patterns.
  • Security Infrastructure Planning: Collaborate with stakeholders to identify and prioritize cybersecurity infrastructure needs, ensuring the availability, integrity, and confidentiality of information assets.
  • Security Solution Evaluation & Integration: Evaluate and recommend cybersecurity solutions, technologies, and vendors to meet the organization's security requirements.
  • Evaluate, select, and oversee the integration of security technologies, tools, and solutions into the organization's infrastructure to enhance security capabilities, detect and respond to security incidents, and enforce security policies for the business units.
  • Budget and Resource Management: Develop and manage the cybersecurity architecture budget, ensuring optimal allocation of resources to support the organization's security objectives.
  • Incident and Threat Intelligence Analysis: Monitor and analyze incident and threat intelligence data to identify patterns, trends, and potential risks. Use this information to enhance the organization's security architecture and proactively mitigate emerging threats.
  • Enterprise Information Security Systems Enterprise Information Security System Design: Oversee the design blueprints & facilitate implementation of enterprise information security systems, such as firewalls, intrusion detection/prevention systems, data loss prevention, and endpoint protection.
  • Provide inputs on the implementation of the design in partnership with IT.
  • Drive Cybersecurity Artificial Intelligence by using AI models and techniques (including machine learning ones) to design and implement algorithms and systems that automate and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of cybersecurity tasks.
  • Security Technology Roadmap: Develop and maintain a roadmap for security technologies, ensuring alignment with the organization's strategic goals and evolving cybersecurity landscape.
  • Evaluate and recommend the adoption of new security technologies to enhance the organization's security posture.
  • Data Security: Develop and facilitate implementation of information security architecture that enables robust access control mechanisms and identity management solutions to manage user identities, privileges, and permissions effectively of all the employees of ADC and other third-party vendors/ partners who access the assets of ADC.
  • Establish data protection strategies and encryption mechanisms to safeguard sensitive information, both at rest and in transit for the ADC assets.
  • Network and End Point Security: Define network security strategy and architecture to secure the organization’s connectivity methods and tools.
  • Develop strategies & design the architecture to protect endpoint devices, including desktops, laptops, mobile devices, and servers, from malware, ransomware, and other security threats.

Minimum qualifications

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in computer science, information technology, cybersecurity, or a related field required.
  • At least 15 years of experience in working in information security with proven experience in cybersecurity architecture, technical leadership, or related roles.
  • At least 4-5 years of experience in designing Cybersecurity Architecture for mid to large technology organizations.
  • Professional certifications in cybersecurity, such as CISSP, CISM, or CCSP, are highly desirable.
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About Aramco Digital

Aramco Digital is the digital and technology subsidiary of Saudi Aramco. Committed to driving digital transformation and technological innovation across various sectors, Aramco Digital aims to create a thriving national digital ecosystem and spearhead AI and digital innovation worldwide.