Security Architect VP - Leading Investment Bank Security Architect VP - Leading Investment Bank …

Pinpoint Asia Limited
in Hong Kong
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 18 Jul 21
Excellent Remuneration
Pinpoint Asia Limited
in Hong Kong
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 18 Jul 21
Excellent Remuneration
Posted by:
Danny Kwan • Director at Pinpoint Asia Limited
Posted by:
Danny Kwan
Director at Pinpoint Asia Limited
Our client, a leading investment bank, is looking for a Security Architect (VP) to manage their Asia Application and Cyber Security review. Great regional exposure and an opportunity to join a leading investment bank.


  • Act as the SME to review application architectures across the areas in Application, Infrastructure, Cloud Computing, Mobile Technology and Electronic Trading. 
  • Lead the technology assessment across application security including Session Security, Vulnerability/PenTesting items, Input Validation. 
  • Review application including Authentication, Authorization, Auditing. 
  • Review security reference architecture and security blueprints. 
  • Develop and maintain security architecture artefacts. 
  • Act as a Security SME and review implementation design to the application and Infrastructure team, where it will meet with the industry security standards.
  • Conduct Technical risk assessments to capture security exceptions and design associated compensating controls based on the assessment results.   
  • Define and maintain the infrastructure and application security framework and provide security assessments. 


  • At least 10 years of experience in the IT Application Security space. 
  • Ability to articulate security principles and security risks to non-technical business stakeholders
  • Security Certificates in CISSP, CISM or equivalent.
  • Knowledge of the common application layer vulnerabilities (eg. OWASP 10), ability to explain these risks and recommend countermeasures to mitigate these risks.
  • Extensive knowledge of application, network, and platform security vulnerabilities. Ability to explain these vulnerabilities to developers. 
  • Ability to review code of enterprise applications and identify possible security vulnerabilities.
  • Experience in conducting Information Security, IT Security, Audit assessments. Presenting the outcomes of the assessment and obtaining buy-in.
  • Strong focus on reviewing technical designs and functional requirements to identify areas of Security weakness.
  • Working experience in security areas including Authentication (SAML, SiteMinder, Kerberos, OpenID), Data Protection, App Security, and Cryptography. 
  • Excellent communication skills in English, this role will work with regional counterparts. 
  • Bachelor Degree in Computer Science or related field from a reputable University.

If this outstanding opportunity sounds like your next career move, please send your resume in Word format to Danny Kwan at and put Security Architect VP - Leading Investment Bank in the subject header.

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Headquartered in Hong Kong, Pinpoint Asia is the go-to Specialist Firm for Technology Recruitment

We are a team of specialist tech recruiters (many of our recruiters come from an IT background) and we serve a wide range of clients, all the way from tech startups (especially FinTech) to some of the top Financial Institutions on Wall Street and several other large scale enterprises in other industries.

Our significant market reputation and status as the leading search firm for many of our clients is a direct result of our strong industry relationships, intimate understanding of the marketplace and proven ability to deliver results. 

Our vision is to help companies hire smarter and help job seekers get closer to their career aspirations.

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