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Cryptography Architect

  • Location: ANY US Location / Remote Working
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job reference: WW/168517
  • Sector: Cyber Security / Resilience
Job Description

Cryptography Architect – Cybersecurity, Information Security, Banking, Contract/Permanent, ALL USA Locations/Home Based


Our leading tier one banking client requires a Cryptography expert to join a leading Cyber Security team and act as a point of contact providing guidance on Cryptographic topics, policies, controls, and topics which are new and innovative. We are seeking a multifaceted information security leader who can perform the fundamental roles of an information security architect which include but are not limited to: issuing reviews, pitching designs, and providing guidance for the company in the architectural space.


Main responsibilities;

  • Develop an understanding of the Bank and Industry risks, with a specific slant to
  • Cryptography, and key Management.
  • Work independently in providing Cryptographic architectural reviews, design and guidance for the Bank
  • Provide advisory and oversight for changes to Cryptographic and Key Management based Standards and Baselines.
  • Work in collaboration with GIS Peers supporting them in their activities and helping them continue to provide Defence in Depth Information Security over sight.
  • Establish and maintain a network of stakeholders and partners.
  • Act as an escalation point for Cryptography, and PKI questions and best practises.
  • Coordinate and remediate ad hoc GIS issues and assist partners to reach a resolution in line with GIS baselines and standards.
  • Keep up to date with Cryptographic risks and emerging threats.



  • Solid understanding of hashes, RNG, symmetric, and a-symmetric algorithms
  • Experience working with derivation, distribution, and split models
  • Solid understanding of architectural protocols such as: data storage and transfer, external communications and authentication
  • Knowledge of HSMs and Software models, as well as the Federal Information Processing Standard 140-II
  • Be aware of industry approved/recognised algorithms verses proprietary/non-approved.
  • Have a good understanding of PKI including the Certificate lifecycle, Certificate Practise Statements and Certificate Policies
  • Possess technical aptitude and critical thinking skills while having the ability to think outside of the box to solve complex information security problems
  • Have a good understanding of where Cryptography fits within the wider spectrum of Information Security.


Successful candidates will have the ability to work autonomously and be able to bridge the gap between deep technical knowledge and information security initiatives across the company in order to influence strategy and information security architecture.


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