Senior Solution Architect - Information Security
Coventry Building Society
£66020 - £99020
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About The Role
As the second largest Building Society in the UK and the 8th largest lender. We know a thing or two about Savings and Mortgages. The Society has grown significantly over the past decade in particular and now has over 2,500 employees and 1.8 million members. The Society is a Which recommended savings provider and we are proud to be one of the Times Top 100 Best Companies to work for.
The CIDO function uses the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) to deliver change into the organisation and as such this role maps to the Solution Architect role requiring all the necessary skills to make technical decisions over all domains across the programme level. Whilst collaborating with Enterprise and Systems Architects and the Portfolio and Solution level respectively.
This is a key role within the Architecture team, playing a critical role in the Enterprise Solution Delivery (ESD) providing an exciting opportunity for someone with experience in an agile product-based environment, ideally within the SAFe framework.
You will be a significant contributor within a small team of specialist information security architects working on projects and products with high strategic impact. You will have experience defining and communicating a shared technical and architectural vision across a Solution Train or equivalent in non-SAFe Enterprises; more generally you will act confidently as a direction setter and subject matter expert, engaging positively with key business and technical stakeholders.
You will be responsible for providing security related architectural direction, expertise and leadership at the Portfolio level.
Be highly effective at both written and verbal communication with substantial experience of developing highly effective working relationships with key stakeholders and colleagues at all levels.
Have a solid understanding of architecture, associated strategies and frameworks
Have well developed interpersonal, analytical, planning and organising skills, an attention to detail, a high level of accuracy and the ability to work on your own initiative
Have previous experience in a senior role with a proven record of accomplishment
Be educated to degree level or equivalent
Have significant relevant security related architecture experience gained in a broad range of assignments.
Cyber Security Specialism Addendum
Professional Security accreditation such as CISSPs or SABSA
The ability to identify and triage information security risk
Understanding of compliance legislation and regulations such as UK Data Protection Act 2018 / GDPR and PCI DSS, and broader Information Security Laws and Regulation.
Be able to articulate common attack Tools, Tactics and Procedures (TTP's) used by likely threats to a UK Financial Services company
Significant experience delivering products, tools and services mitigating security risk
Experience of Zero Trust Architecture
Highly Desirable Skills
Experience of implementing Public Cloud Security Architecture, ideally within AWS (Azure in addition is beneficial).
Experience of designing and implementing Database security
Experience with the major security tools such as SIEM, EDR, CASB, Firewalls, VPN, Secrets Management, and Pen Testing tooling.
Experience of implementing Enterprise Identity and Access Management Solutions in support of an overarching IAM strategy
Awareness of Software Development practices, tools and techniques, e.g. version control, CI/CD
Previous Experience of working in a front line IT (preferably security) operational team
About The Company
IT at the Coventry is changing - we are currently undertaking an exciting transformation project that will shape the future of the organisation. As we progress on our journey, we are seeking talented individuals who are passionate about delivering an outstanding experience for both members and colleagues in an environment where you will have the opportunity to be part of the future success of the organisation and work in an environment where personal and professional development is taken seriously.
The Society is also committed to:
A greener place to work
Be fully Carbon Neutral by 2030
Continually sign up to Energy Schemes
Work with our Community giving our city and our communities the power to be better off through life