Principal Architect - Security

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Date: 9 Feb 2024

Location: AE

Company: EDGE Group PJSC


KATIM is a leader in developing innovative secure communication products and solutions for governments and businesses. As an integral part of the Space & Cyber Technologies cluster at EDGE, one of the world’s most distinguished advanced technology groups, KATIM stands as a beacon of trust in an ever-evolving landscape where cyber risks are a constant menace.

Our aim is to satisfy the growing demand for advanced cyber capabilities by delivering resilient, secure, end-to-end solutions across four fundamental business units: Networks, Ultra Secure Mobile Devices, Applications, and Satellite Communications.  

With a global presence spanning from our headquarters in Abu Dhabi to offices in the UAE and Finland, KATIM empowers organisations worldwide with the unwavering assurance that their mission-critical information and communications remain private and secure, no matter the circumstance.   

We are looking to hire a Principal Architect – Security to work in the Advanced Engineering division within the CTO office responsible for future technology scouting and technology road mapping.


Key Responsibilities

  • Support sales pursuits and develop costed proposals
  • Facilitate the gathering and analysis of required information to document business requirements and turn these requirements into secure technical solutions
  • Collaborate with a wide range of domain architects to develop secure architectures to protect our clients
  • Prepare high level designs, support domain engineers with low level design and implementation
  • Support project managers, providing technical/security governance over projects
  • Maintain an ecosystem of partners and vendors that support our security practice
  • Knowledge of both Hardware and Software security with a focus on software security as role requires leading virtual architecture teams responsible of reviewing product designs from security perspective
  • Monitor and research industry information sources for zero-day threats and emerging security trends and vulnerabilities impacting the technologies we use
  • Your key stakeholders will be our development and infrastructure engineers, QA team, product/project managers, and clients.


Technical Requirements

Candidates must be able to demonstrate in-depth knowledge of security frameworks, standards as well as security controls.


Experience & Education Qualifications

  • Degree level qualification in a Computer Science or related field
  • 15 years+ of progressive experience in designing embedded security solutions in complex or sensitive environments


Key Skills

Must be able to demonstrate experience with:

  • Developing secure architectures within the following environments:
    • Governments - especially Defence and Law Enforcement
    • Utilities, Oil and Gas - especially Operational Networks
    • Financial Services
  • Using frameworks to identify gaps in existing security architecture and propose appropriate solutions
  • Intimate knowledge of the “kill chain” and solutions; people, process or technology at all levels to mitigate threats
  • Familiarity with Agile processes and JIRA
  • Experience of ethical hacking practices, and ability to probe internally developed software for vulnerabilities
  • Familiar with C, C++, Rust and possibly VHDL languages
  • Ability to work with minimal day to day direction and must be personally motivated to continually learn new, emerging technologies
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to collaborate and work with cross-functional teams


Certification Requirements:

You'll come from an enterprise security architecture background, with excellent stakeholder management skills. The desired certifications are the following:

  • TOGAF Foundation/SABSA
  • SANS Certifications
    • CISM
    • CPTE or CEH
    • GIAC
  •  Other Vendor-specific certifications



Job Segment: Embedded, Computer Science, Quality Assurance, Technology, Security

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