Group Solution Architect – Security

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  • Location: London
  • Date: 2 days ago


Central London

Job Description:

Group Security Solution Architect


The purpose of the Group Solution Architect - Security is to provide leadership in the development, design, communication and application of Security Architecture in order to ensure that Bupa has a fit for purpose solutions to security across the whole Group. Appropriate and managed Security Architecture is considered a critical capability to protect Bupa information (including customer, employee and third-party data), secure Bupa’s brand and help achieve our 2020 goals.

This will be achieved by:

  • Ensuring alignment on IT security architecture and security technology direction across Business and IT Leaders.
  • Owning, communicating and collaboratively developing the Bupa Enterprise Security Solutions Architecture to meet the information risk strategy and policies
  • Interpreting security policies and leading the development of standards and guidelines that comply with this
  • Developing standards and patterns in the field of Enterprise Security Architecture in line with Bupa’s risk appetite.
  • Engaging with Market Units to support the delivery of Group Security Solutions.
  • Assessing the impact of new technologies, legislation and services on the Security approach in Bupa.
  • Providing expertise and recommendations, as required, to Enterprise Architects, Solutions Architects and Senior Leaders.
  • Accountabilities and Activities
  • Create, document and maintain Design Patterns for Group Security Solutions across Bupa globally.
  • Work across teams in Bupa to gain alignment and maintain the value of the Solutions.
  • Develop solutions, aligned to the Enterprise Security Architecture, that’s are valuable to Bupa Group and the Market Units.
  • Provide subject matter expertise into the evaluation and selection of service providers.
  • Collaboratively develop the target operating models for the effective operation of the security capabilities.
  • Make technical security recommendations to improve the security of new or existing applications and infrastructure.
  • Work across teams in Bupa to identify synergies between similar activities within
  • Bupa organisations that can form part of the overall solution in order to maximise reuse and avoid inefficiency.
  • Work in conjunction with the Risk and Compliance globally and global Information
  • Security team to develop appropriate technical mitigations and controls for Risk Policies.
  • Act as a bridge between the relevant business, architecture and delivery communities across Bupa to:
  • Use in-depth knowledge to provide leadership and innovative thinking
  • Ensure security requirements are embedded in project deliveries and BAU change
  • Drive the adoption of IT security policies and standards.
  • Advise on and promotes activities that deliver global fit-for-purpose information security and risk management capabilities.
  • Build effective working relationships & collaboration with Business Units, and Market Units
  • Provide subject matter expertise on a range of information security standards and best practices.
    Build effective working relationships with partners, industry bodies and suppliers

Qualifications, Training and Experience

  • Have attained or demonstrate the capacity to attain a degree level education or equivalent training.
  • Holds relevant professional qualification in Information Security (e.g. CISM, CISSP)
  • Holds certification or experience with Enterprise Architecture methodology (e.g., TOGAF, Zachman, SABSA).
  • A track record in architectural disciplines with a specific security focus (a good understanding of the markets and sectors that Bupa operates in is desirable). More particularly, will have had broad experience in and exposure to a wide range of security technology and services.
  • Proven ability to develop, document and communicate solution architectures for different audiences
  • Must be able to think abstractly and see the big picture. Visioning skills are an absolute must.
  • Will have experience of working at a senior level for both large end user and IS services and/or major consultancy companies.
  • A sound understanding of information security (e.g. ISO/IEC 27001) and risk management standards, international data protection and regulatory compliance requirements (e.g., EC/APEC Data Protection laws and regulations, etc.).
  • High interpersonal skills to enable partnership with Business Units, Corporate Centre, other Market Units and stakeholders.
  • Proven ability to influence in order to drive change.
  • Proven ability to manage change and deliver results in line with agreed deadlines.
  • Ability to lead and motivate cross-functional, interdisciplinary teams to achieve tactical and strategic goals.
  • Independently-minded self-starter.
  • Will have experience of having worked with international teams.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; interpersonal and collaborative skills; and the ability to communicate security and risk-related concepts to technical and nontechnical audiences.
  • Experience with contract and vendor negotiations.

Time Type:

Full time

Job Posting End Date

Full time

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