Senior Security Architect - Amsterdam

Amsterdam, NH, NL


Country: Netherlands 
City: Amsterdam
Req ID: 487745


About CRH

We are CRH, and we are committed to contributing to a more resilient and sustainable built environment. We understand the wider impact our businesses can make in supporting human activity. We continue to do this through the delivery of unique, superior building materials and products for use in road and critical utility infrastructure, commercial building projects and outdoor living solutions.


CRH is the leading provider of building materials solutions that build, connect and improve our world. Employing c.75,800 people at c.3,160 locations in 29 countries, CRH has market leadership positions in both North America and in Europe.


Without you noticing our products, we are everywhere you live, work, and relax.


Our project portfolio includes some of the most sustainable and cutting-edge building projects around the world. Think of the asphalt on the Silverstone Grand Prix Circuit, the Paris Metro Rail project, but also the Louis Vuitton Museum in Paris, parts of the Burj Khalifa, and the Kennedy Space Centre.


Learn more about us through the following Link.


Position Overview
CRH is looking for a Senior Security Architect. The Senior Security Architect is fundamental in ensuring to promote and embed a security by design culture across CRH EMAT. During cyber major incidents and/or cyber crisis situations, this role will pivot to taking a leading role in the management of the management of the event and support the recovery.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities
In this role, you will:

  • Visualise and articulate complex problems and concepts by interrogating and using data or intelligence, formulating, and influencing solutions and plans.
  • Understand and link complex and diverse sets of information to inform the response and approach (for example, identifying vulnerabilities and their impact)
  • Understand security concepts deeply enough to engage with security technologists and communicate in language that’s appropriate to your audience
  • Design secure system architectures through the implementation of a security by design methodology, to meet user needs while managing risks. Identify and report upon security issues within existing system architectures
  • Make and guide effective decisions on risk, explaining clearly how the decision has been reached
  • Demonstrate knowledge of system architectures, understanding the risk impact of vulnerabilities on existing and future designs and systems
  • Work with business and technology stakeholders to understand the security implications of business change. You can interpret and apply an understanding of policy and process, business architecture, and legal and political implications to assist in the development of technical solutions or controls

Key Functional Competencies
You possess the following:

  • Extensive experience in information security and/or IT risk management with a focus on security, performance, and reliability 
  • Solid understanding of security protocols, cryptography, authentication, authorisation, and security
  • Good working knowledge of current IT risks and experience implementing security solutions 
  • Experience implementing MFA, SSO, identity management and related technologies 
  • Interacting with a broad cross-section of personnel to explain and enforce security

Experience / Education
You are/have:

  • Minimum 8 years ITIL-based Service Management in a business-to-business environment   
  • At least 5 years of experience in infrastructure or application-level vulnerability testing 
  • At least 5 years of system, network and/or application security experience 
  • Fluency in both speaking and writing English
  • Third Level qualification (or equivalent) in information technology, Information Security or Engineering.
  • CISSP, CCSP, GCIH, GIAC (SANS), CCNP, Splunk certificates and / or other relevant security/Network type engineering certifications.
  • Experience or exposure to Network equipment such as Firewalls. switches, routers
  • Experience of log collection, analysis, and correlation toolsets. Including data extraction and manipulation for reporting and investigation purposes
  • Experience of deploying and configuring perimeter defence mechanisms and facilities
  • Experience of modern networking and web related protocols (e.g., TCP, UDP, IPSEC, HTTP response codes & methods, REST API basics, etc.).
  • Experience of hardening and applying modern security standards across servers, workstations, SaaS-based solutions and network equipment.
  • Experience of applying cryptographic controls (public/private keys, TLS certificates, PKI, etc.).
  • Experience of administering enterprise endpoint and network security tools and platforms across enterprise networks consisting of Windows, OSX, and Linux endpoints.
  • Administration of Networking, and/or Linux & Windows environments would be advantageous.
  • Experience with O365 administration would be beneficial

What CRH Offers You

  • A culture that values opportunity for growth, development, and internal promotion

  • Highly competitive salary package

  • Comprehensive secondary benefits

  • Significant contribution to your pension plan

  • Health and wellness programs, including an on-site gym and fitness classes

  • Excellent opportunities to develop and progress with a global organization

Connect your future to CRH

We are curious to learn more about you. At CRH, we believe our mutual differences contribute to the healthy, productive, and enjoyable workspace we create. Please introduce yourself and send us your application.


Is this role not for you, but do you know someone who would love to join the team? Please let us know!


CRH finds it important that vacancies are shared to individuals that may find them interesting and/or could be suitable for the role


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CRH is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating an inclusive work environment for all employees and actively encourage applications from all sectors of the community.


Benefits/perks listed above may vary depending on the nature of the employment with CRH and the country where you work.


Please note that we cannot accept any applications submitted through email for GDPR purposes. Candidates must apply through our job portal.


We do not accept candidate introductions for this position from recruitment agencies, unless you have been instructed to do so by our recruitment team.


Date:  12 Nov 2023

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