Senior Security Architect
Reading, England
2d ago

Job Title : Senior Security Architect

Location : Reading, Havant or Perth

Salary : up to £85,000 depending on skills and experience + bonus

Permanent Full Time Hours with flexible working patterns available


SSE IT underpins the technology needs of all the different businesses that make up the SSE group. From emerging technologies to data and analytics to cyber security -

we power SSE's growth and enable it to generate value, while keeping it secure. As a trusted business partner that helps SSE lead in a low carbon world, we are proud of our service.

Working for SSE IT is all about equipping SSE for now and the future.

Our Role

In this challenging role, you'll operate as a security expert in application development, database design, network and / or platform efforts, ensuring project teams comply with internal policies, industry regulations and best practice.

You'll develop the business, information and technical artefacts that constitute the enterprise information security architect and solutions.

To help deliver business success, you'll work collaboratively with our experienced enterprise architects, other functional areas and security specialists to ensure adequate security solutions are in place throughout all IT systems and platforms, to sufficiently mitigate identified risks, and meet business goals and regulatory requirements.

  • Additionally, you'll be responsible for : contributing to the alignment of security governance with EA governance and project and portfolio management (PPM);
  • researching, designing and advocating new technologies, architecture and security products, and evaluating and developing secure solutions that are based on approved security architectures and business need;
  • communicating security risks and solutions to business partners and IT colleagues.

    Your Skills and Experience

    We expect you'll have had formal training and experience in a relevant enterprise architecture methodology (e.g. Zachman Framework or TOGAF), and you'll need to have a relevant professional security management certificate e.

    g. CISSP, CISM, CISA or similar.

    In addition to the above, you'll need to have proven combined IT and security work experience, with a broad exposure to infrastructure / network and multiplatform environments.

    You'll demonstrate in-depth knowledge of risk assessment methods and technologies, and proficiency in performing risk, business impact, control and vulnerability assessments.

    In this expert / lead technical role, you'll be required to take on project management or operate as a SME in your field when required.

    You'll also be comfortable interacting with employees at all levels of the organisation, and when engaging with external vendors.

  • Other positives would include : a degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or similar field, or suitably qualified by experience;
  • an understanding of the energy / utilities sector, and the risks / threats to our industry, control systems, smart grid and metering, network, consumer technologies and customer data;
  • expert knowledge of security-specific architecture methodology (e.g. SABSA) and of security issues, techniques and implications across all existing computer platforms;
  • strong analytical skills, business insight, technical acuity and the ability to think, communicate and write at various level of abstraction.

    Our Benefits

  • We have an excellent benefits package as part of our offering. Here's a few highlights;
  • Generous holiday allowance (you can even buy additional holidays)
  • Great share plans
  • Group Pension Plan
  • One day paid volunteering
  • Tailored internal development opportunities
  • Next Steps

    Just click the Apply button to submit your application, it doesn't take long.

    For more information about this role, or to discuss any adjustments required to support your application please get in touch.

    Closing date for applications is : Wednesday 24 July 2019

    This vacancy is open to internal and external candidates. If you're internal, please notify your line manager before you submit your application.

    If you're successful, we'll conduct some pre-employment checks.

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