principal Security Architect – Manchester

I.T Industries:
  • Operations
Job Type:
  • Permanent
Reference Number: JM - 703
Manchester, UK


Role: principal Security Architect

Location: Manchester

Salary: £79,100

Job type: Permanent

Job Description

An experienced Security Architect is required for a variety of projects being delivered for our client in their new Development Centre in Manchester. We are looking for people driven by a passion for DevSecOps, and working across multiple products.

  • Would you thrive in an exciting, dynamic and creative start-up environment, but also enjoy the security, resources and influence of an established and successful organisation?
  • Would you excel within a world-class and passionate team that loves what they do?
  • Are you looking for an influential role that can truly make a difference?

You will form an essential part of a collaborative, iterative and agile process within a multi-disciplined team helping deliver best in class digital solutions. This role provides a unique opportunity to help define, support and grow an entirely new agile software delivery capability within the company.

Security Architect is responsible for the following:

  • Ownership and definition of the detailed security architecture for a variety of cloud projects deployed globally for the client.
  • Successful acceptance of security architectures and approaches via the company's processes.
  • Day to day engagement with development teams to advise and consult on security matters
  • Establish, maintain and enhance DevSecOps processes and culture within the business
  • Work closely with our site reliability and DevOps groups to automate compliance and security in development and our cloud platform.
  • Removing impediments for the successful delivery of the security related solutions
  • Be the primary liaison for security for the centre and proactively engage other parts of the business on security matters.
  • Work cross functionally with other security groups to capture and progress best practises, and processes.
  • Ensure alignment with corporate and legal requirements for security, and privacy in cloud for the centre.


We’re keen to talk to people with the following skills and experience:


  • 4-5 years’ experience of security architecture design and delivery
  • 4-5 years’ experience working in a security role alongside software development teams
  • Deep technical knowledge on security and networking, solutions and technologies for cloud and on premise.
  • Experience of defining security processes and procedures taking a practical risk- based approach
  • Experience with working across organisational silos and breaking down barriers to successful security practise adoption.
  • Understanding of fundamentals of iterative software development and incremental delivery
  • Understanding of high-quality user stories and how to drive to a satisfactory MVP’
  • An appreciation of what ‘better’ looks like, and the will to make improvements happen
  • Excellent interpersonal verbal and written communication skills


The following skills and experience are nice to have:

  • Background in software development
  • Experience of telematics solutions

Our ideal Security Architect demonstrates the following behaviours:

  • Servant Leader– Must be able to garner respect from his/her team and be willing to get their hands dirty to get the job done
  • Communicative and social– Must be able to communicate well with teams
  • Facilitative– Must be able to lead and demonstrate value-add principles to a team
  • Assertive– Must be able to ensure Agile/Scrum concepts and principles are adhered to, must be able to be a voice of reason and authority, make the tough calls.
  • Enthusiastic– Must be high-energy
  • Continual improvement – Must continually be growing ones craft learning new tools and techniques to manage oneself and a team
  • Conflict resolution – Must be able to facilitate discussion and facilitate alternatives or different approaches
  • Attitude of empowerment – Must be able to lead a team to self-organization
  • Attitude of transparency– Must desire to bring disclosure and transparency to the business about development and grow business trust




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