Enterprise Security Architect.

  • technology
  • permanent
  • England

Enterprise Security Architect - 2-Stage Interview Process - Up to £85,000 - Fully Remote


The Enterprise Security Architect plays a pivotal role in harmonizing the security requirements of our divisions with the broader business needs. They support the execution of divisional business and IT strategies by identifying and implementing strategic security capabilities. If these capabilities are absent or require modification, collaboration with the Head of Security Strategy & Architecture is imperative to define and integrate these capabilities effectively.

This role holds a key position within our security function. It involves defining and upholding the reference security architectures for our clients. Additionally, it ensures that there's proper governance in place to evaluate solutions for compliance with the architecture, policies, standards, and industry best practices. Furthermore, it oversees the management of any deviations from these standards to mitigate risks effectively.

Mandatory Requirement: You should have successfully delivered at least one Enterprise Framework within an organization.

Your Responsibilities:

* As a security subject matter expert (SME), provide guidance, advice, and oversight for securing IT architectures, especially in complex systems and high-risk projects.

* Develop and maintain Capita's Enterprise Security Architecture framework and the governance process related to security architecture.

* Sustain Capita's reference Enterprise Security Architecture to ensure it aligns with evolving business needs.

* Contribute to the development of corporate security policies, principles, standards, and guidelines.

* Evaluate Capita's existing technology landscape to identify deficiencies, recommend solutions, and support business case development.

* Educate and communicate with the broader technology community on security matters.

* Support the wider strategy and architecture team during team members' leave periods.

* Act as a deputy for the Head of Security Strategy & Architecture when required.

Qualifications and Experience:

* Extensive experience in a senior security consultancy role or as a lead/enterprise security architect within a global organization, with expertise in architecting enterprise security solutions.

* Deep knowledge in one or more critical IT security domains, such as networking, cloud, end-user computing, or software development. Also, broad knowledge across the wider information security and assurance domain.

* Solid understanding of solution architecture, cyber/info security, and governance.

* Broad security knowledge gained through training and certification (e.g., ISC2 CISSP or equivalent).

* Comprehensive technical security architecture knowledge obtained through training and certification (e.g., ISC2 CISSP-ISSAP, BCS Practitioner Certificate in Security Architecture, or equivalent).

* Domain expertise in architecture methodologies gained through training and certification in TOGAF and/or SABSA. * Security technology expertise covering one or more of the following: SIEM, SOAR, DLP, EDR/XDR, PAM, EPP, Cloud Security, Network Security, Secure SDLC, Cryptography.

* Preferred: Knowledge and experience in architecture development and modeling with ArchiMate.

* Strong communication skills, able to engage with both technical teams in detail and senior stakeholders with clarity.

* Quick, decisive, deliberate, and professional in fast-paced, high-impact situations.

* Excellent stakeholder management skills.

* Active Security Clearance (SC) or the ability to obtain one.

What's in it for You?

* Fully remote working.

* Opportunity for career advancement.

* Company car or car allowance.

* 23 days' holiday (increasing to 27 days) with the option to purchase additional leave.

* Paid days off for volunteering with our charity partners or a cause of your choice.

* Access to our Employee Network Groups, fostering inclusivity and learning across diverse backgrounds.

* Company-matched pension, cycle2work scheme, 15 weeks of fully paid maternity, adoption, and shared parental leave, and more.

Mae Hunter