Data Solution Architect

Ref: 638| Posted: 14th Jan 2022

Durham Professional Services is delighted to be recruiting for an exciting new role based just outside Glasgow (West side). This role is for a Data Solutions Architect.


This role will ensure the Identity aspects of the client Cyber Security Strategy are implemented across the client integrating best practices within all working practices and enabling Cyber Security to become a business differentiator across all digital channels.

The role is responsible for ensuring all aspects of Identity implementations are secure across all systems.

Key responsibilities

  • Maintains working knowledge of access management, directory services, Privileged Access Management (PAM), Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA), Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) and Federated Identities and upcoming technologies in the identity space.
  • Understands the role of Certificates and keys in securing identities across applications and services.
  • Provide solutions and operations for Identity and Access Management services for our on-premises and cloud environments.
  • Responsible for swiftly resolving disruptions to technology services to minimize user impacts and maintain service levels
  • Oversees and provides guidance on analysis of performance trends and actions being taken for preventing potential impacts
  • Proactively helps team members/makes suggestions to improve practices
  • Create and implement standards and policies to control access across Arnold Clark

Supporting the development of strategy, roadmaps and implementation


  • Knowledge of or exposure to Cyber Security frameworks, including PCIDSS, GDPR, Cyber Essentials +
  • Deep understanding of Cloud-native authentication mechanisms
  • Provides expert knowledge of SAML 2.0, SSO, 2FA/MFA, Kerberos and LDAP
  • Provides expert knowledge Identity Lifecycle Management.
  • In-depth knowledge of Windows server operating systems
  • Experience with deployment/implementation/of M365 tools
  • Strong experience of access governance, identity administration and provisioning
  • Strong knowledge of implementing federated access management including the cloud
  • The ability to carry out IAM security risk assessments and construct a remediation plan

“We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships."