Platform Security Architect
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Full Time
Closes 16/06/21
Full Time
Closes 16/06/21
Who we are looking for
A Platform Security Architect who will proactively offer solutions to security challenges within broader deliverables.

Through your expertise in Network Security you will work collaboratively with the wider business to ensure parity of the security posture across the enterprise. You will remain hands-on, designing security solutions across a large complex environment with demanding functional and non-functional requirements, as well as being a stakeholder in wider ranging initiatives.

You will have a strong background in network engineering and an innovative approach to meet the demands of an expanding fast-paced online business.

This role requires strong interpersonal skills as you will communicate security related concepts in an articulate and confident manner to senior stakeholders and staff of varying technical abilities.

If you are a specialist in security architecture with a deep and wide technical background across multiple security domains, in particular Network and Cloud Security, please get in touch to find out more about this opportunity where you could play a key role.

This role is eligible for inclusion in the Company’s hybrid working from home policy.
Preferred skills and experience
Experience of identifying and managing technology security risk.
Significant experience of operating in a governance and architecture role; or a design role having end-to-end responsibility and spanning multiple technology domains.
Ability to steer solutions based on the overall architecture without dictating the detailed design delivery.
Broad technical infrastructure experience at scale covering modern compute and orchestration stacks, as well as networking.
Strong working knowledge of security infrastructure such as firewalls, intrusion prevention systems (IPS’s), web application firewalls (WAF’s), endpoint protection, SIEM and log management technology, encryption, certificate authority.
Widespread knowledge of IP and network security vendors and solutions.
Solid understanding of DevOps principles and Infrastructure as a service concept.
Knowledge of threat modelling techniques and awareness of common threats and implementation failings.
Appreciation of datacentre technologies to meet modern workloads such as virtualisation and containerisation, and the application of security principles around these e.g. policy driven micro-segmentation.
Relevant industry certifications (e.g. CISSP, CEH, CISM) and knowledge of PCI DSS, ISO 27001 or equivalent certification frameworks.
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Main Responsibilities
Translating business needs into effective and sustainable solutions; balancing industry standard methodologies with the risk appetite of the business.
Taking responsibility for the definition of a high-level target network security architecture which offers the best solution for risk mitigation, performance and business agility whilst satisfying compliance and regulatory requirements.
Supporting projects and initiatives acting as the platform security SME across the Platform Infrastructure domain.
Defining new and refining existing transport network security policies and architectures.
Providing security assurance helping the department to exploit new and emerging technologies in a timely manner.
Challenging and gaining support for platform security initiatives, adapting to future company aspirations, security obligations and new services.
Supporting the Internal Audit team to review and evaluate the design and operational effectiveness of Platform security-related controls.
Contributing to the development of Cloud Security practices.
Providing technical leadership to the Network Security team by coaching, mentoring and helping to develop a team of Engineers.
Conducting R&D and providing a roadmap of initiatives to support the business.
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The benefits of working with us
Bonus Schemes
Recognition for your performance and hard work.
Company Pension
Preparing you for later life with a top pension.
Employee Assistance Programme
Supporting the wellbeing of you and your family.
Eye Care
In a digital world, we help take care of your vision.
Income Protection
Your income is protected, just in case.
Life Assurance
Peace of mind for your family in any eventuality.
Tax Free Childcare Scheme
A bit extra in your pocket to help with your little ones.
Life Events and Long Service
To celebrate your big occasions, dedication and hard work.
Hillside (Technology) Ltd opened our North West office in 2016 in the heart of Manchester’s buzzing city centre. In recent years the city has become a hub of technology and creative industries.
Our location
  • Often described as the UK’s second city, living costs in Manchester are around 30% cheaper than London.
  • Our office has plenty of public transport nearby, including trains operating around the country and the Metrolink.
  • Manchester is passionate about sport and has two Premier League football teams.
  • Full of fantastic restaurants and shops, from Spinningfields to the Northern Quarter, there is lots to see and do.
What we get up to
Our Manchester office is home to part of Hillside (Technology) Ltd's Software Development family as well as additional technology units. We work closely with our other Technology sites in Stoke-on-Trent and Bulgaria to deliver our first class product.
Some location benefits
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Tea and Coffee Service
Great Commuter Links
City Centre Location
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