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IT Security Architect

Churchill Court, BR1 1DP
Full time

The way people live their lives is changing and technology is making things more accessible, modern and intuitive. Whether it’s supporting digital customer journeys, AI and robotics or the Internet of Things, the future is here and the potential is huge.

At Direct Line Group, we continue to unleash the power of technology to disrupt the insurance market – and our Technology Services team is at the heart of this, working to provide the kind of experience and services that wow our customers.

We are delivering a set of exciting  plans to transform our technology for the future, evolving the systems, platforms and infrastructure that our people use day-to-day. Think agile, think robust, and most of all, think simple. By providing an effortless experience, we aim to stand out and do amazing things for our customers.

This is an exciting time to join the Technology Services team at Direct Line Group and we’re looking for curious minds,  and critical thinkers who will bring a fresh perspective to our team.

No insurance experience? No problem. Our strategy calls for a range of knowledge whether you've worked in small or large companies, agile or cross-functional teams, from supply partners or business teams - to deliver all aspects of the project lifecycle.

If you've adopted and driven new ways of working have a deep desire to succeed and are self-motivated with urgency to get things done, you're certain to become part of our business-critical expertise within an energetic team in one of our Bromley based functions.

Security Architect

This is a fantastic opportunity for a Security Architect to join Direct Line Group,  the largest general insurer  in the UK based in Bromley.  We’re just 15 mins from Victoria!

The Security Architecture team is part of the wider Information Security and Risk Assurance (ISRA) function.  Security Architects work to ensure solutions include security by design, this is done by working with the DLG Enterprise Architects and Solution Architects in Technology Services function.  Security architecture is engaged on complex or high-profile programmes/projects and where new technology is being introduced to the estate.

The team consists of 4 core permanent staff and a flexible number of contract staff engaged to work on specific initiatives.  The core team provides consistency and knowledge retention; acting as security quorum on key design boards, creating design patterns, identifying key areas for improvement, as well as working on complex/key projects and initiatives.  Work closely with a separate security consultancy team and security engineering team.

Some key focuses will be;

  • Help to shape business technology initiatives to include security from the start.
  • Ensure security is embedded in DLG’s strategy of providing new ways of working.
  • Assist internal engineering and development functions to work more securely.
  • Create roadmaps for key security controls like identity management.
  • Identify opportunities for improvement in DLG’s existing security tooling, assist in selection of tooling.

    Essential Skills

  • Strong technical background; for a wide range of common technologies able to explain why’s and how’s.
  • Risk identification and mitigation; identify security weaknesses in designs and suggest fixes.

    Desirable Skills

  • Lead security for a large project; design controls, service, and technology
  • Experience creating security roadmaps in multiple security areas

    This position may be suited for someone who has worked within the following roles: Security Architect, Security Consultant, Security Engineer, Solutions Architect

    At Direct Line Group, we’re shaping the future. With a mission to make insurance easier and better value for our customers, we embrace change in all its richness and variety. It’s not just what we do; it’s how we do it. We bring our whole selves to work every day and embrace fresh thinking – after all, Britain is constantly changing and to protect the nation, we adapt with it.

    Across our diverse brands – including Direct Line, Churchill, Privilege and Green Flag – change takes many forms. We appreciate the knowledge and skills that each one of us brings to the business. It’s hard not to be inspired by the things that make us unique. Boldness, curiosity and enthusiasm go a long way.

    Join us and help us transform the industry we lead.

Life at Direct Line Group

Let our colleagues answer your questions and tell you what it’s really like to work at DLG. Visit our discussion hub (https://directlinegroupcareers.career-inspiration.com/app/home/) to find out why Direct Line Group is a special place to work.

Career benefits and rewards

Rewarding you is really important to us, as well as offering a competitive salary and generous holiday entitlement; you can take advantage of a wide range of benefits. The best part is you can pick and choose the benefits to suit your own lifestyle, but also pass on some of the savings to family and friends. Here are just a few we have on offer:

  • A competitive salary, benchmarked against our competitors, which will grow as you do.
  • Pension 9% of your base salary, you can choose to contribute less or more than this, and anything you don’t wish to put in to your pension you can take as cash instead!
  • Private medical insurance (anyone can choose this through our flexible benefits scheme, and managers receive this as standard)
  • Attractive holiday entitlement
  • 50% off our Home, Motor and Pet insurance
  • Free Travel insurance
  • Free Green Flag breakdown cover
  • Flexible rewards including Life insurance, income protection, critical illness insurance, personal accident insurance
  • Retail card, with discounts at big name retailers
  • My Discounts - a discounts website for all our employees, with great discounts, cash back savings and offers across hundreds of brilliant  high street brands, travel, tickets, gym memberships and much more.

Who we are
Direct Line Group is an organisation with a clear mission: to make insurance much easier and better value for customers. We are one of the leading motor, home and small business insurers in the UK. We are home to some of the nation's best-known brands, including Direct Line, Churchill, Privilege, Green Flag and NIG.