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Enterprise Security Architect - Security & Resilience CoE

Churchill Court, Bromley, BR1 1DP
The Core, Bristol, BS1 6JX
The Wharf, Leeds, LS1 4AZ
Full time
The role

What we are looking for:

Do you have experience of developing and growing security architecture, ideally within an Agile environment? Do you have deep technical application security and cloud security expertise alongside superb interpersonal skills?

We have an opening for an experienced Enterprise Security Architect (internally known as Security Architect) here at Direct Line Group to ensure engagement and collaboration across the business, to provide strategic technical leadership and guidance and would love to hear from you!

We want you to use your experience and solid understanding of security principles, standards, practices and technologies to influence influential across a broad group of technologists and product SMEs. In doing so you will help us to make quick, sound and pragmatic decisions that align with our business strategy and help us grow our infrastructure, whilst enabling us to achieve our purpose - to sustainably optimise the value DLG gets from technology.

Who you'll be working with:

Whilst this role sits within the Security and Resilience team (Centre of Excellence), reporting into the Head of Security Design, you will be matrix into the Architecture chapter. The role spans across the whole business and you will be responsible for identifying and solving multi-functional architectural issues.

What you'll be doing:

  • Coaching, mentoring, and growing the architectural capability and community of DLG and developing architectural artefacts and approaches to maximise the effectiveness of squads and tribes.
  • Building and promoting security architecture patterns, frameworks, guardrails and standards and embedding them within the tribes.
  • Leading the design of security controls and architecture principles, balancing industry standard methodologies with the risk appetite of the business.
  • Providing leadership, advice and guidance on how security architecture is practised and ensuring integration with all business domains.
  • Maintaining and developing the current and future state end to end enterprise architecture and vision, as well as the methodology, governance.
  • Responsible for developing security strategies and roadmaps.
  • Identifying, managing and solving cross tribe architectural issues.

Required Skills:

  • Specialist in security architecture, from an E2E perspective across horizontal and vertical domains, and across all aspects of architecture practice.
  • A deep and wide technical background across multiple security domains, in particular Application and Cloud security.
  • Demonstrable ability to make quick pragmatic short-term decisions whilst still aligning with the business and technology strategy.
  • A clear understanding and experience of implementing architecture frameworks and enterprise level architecture and design.
  • Solid understanding of information security principles, standards, practices and technologies.
  • Ability to communicate security-related concepts to a broad range of technical and non-technical staff in an articulate, and confident manner.

What we’ll give you:

Come join us and you’ll find yourself in the middle of one of the most on-the-go teams in the business, with autonomy and exposure to industry leaders on huge household brand names. We’re always encouraging internal development and you’ll have access to loads of learning opportunities, events and conferences to build your industry knowledge.

Direct Line Group is moving into Agile ways of working. This comes with immense potential to learn, develop your skills as you initially see us through a very exciting time of change but also as we move into BAU. You will be valued and looked to for inspiration, with clear goals and autonomy as well as leadership focus being part of your daily role.