Security Architecture Consultant (Hybrid - London or Guildford)

Job City:  Guildford
Professional Area:  Security
Job Req ID:  119761

BAE Systems Digital Intelligence is home to 4,800 digital, cyber and intelligence experts. We work collaboratively across 16 countries to collect, connect and understand complex data, so that governments, nation states, armed forces and commercial businesses can unlock digital advantage in the most demanding environments.


About the job:


Security Architecture Consultants are key to BAE Systems AI security architecture capability and possess industry-leading subject matter expertise.   Their purpose is to support the design, development, procurement and assurance of information system solutions to ensure confidentiality, integrity and availability. This includes provision of expert advice on the selection, design, justification, implementation and operation of relevant security controls as well as advising on the security processes through the project lifecycle


What you will be doing:


Your key accountabilities will be to drive beneficial security change into the business through the development or review of architectures. In particular:


  • To understand the business and information risk context, and propose architectures and countermeasures to mitigate risks from solutions
  • To work closely with information risk advisors, accreditors, solution architects and system engineers to enable secure definition, delivery and configuration of ICT systems
  • To provide strategic direction to investment in new technologies and in the delivery of secure services and solutions
  • To provide thought leadership, support business development activities, perform deliver oversight and manage senior client engagement


Specific responsibilities:


  • Security architecture contributor for secure systems integration projects
  • Analyses existing and proposed technical architecture for security risk
  • Advises on appropriate security controls to mitigate security architecture risks
  • Provides expert technical advice to support the design and development secure architectures
  • Applies secure architecture principles and practices to assure technical architectures
  • Assures implementation of security controls to mitigate risks



The skills and experience we are looking for:


  • Strong knowledge of Enterprise Cyber Security Architecture policies, standards principles, controls and frameworks
  • Hands-on experience of architecting secure cloud solutions (AWS/Azure) as well as hybrid models
  • Technical experience in IDAM technologies and architectural frameworks
  • Micro-services architectures and RESTful APIs
  • Network security architecture principles such as network zoning and segmentation would be beneficial
  • Ability to articulate and pitch security advice, often at a technical level, directly to key customer stakeholders
  • Excellent interpersonal skills as well as both written and verbal communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to prioritise workload, work well under pressure and concurrently manage both customer and BAE Systems expectations
  • CISA, CISSP, CISM, or CIA would be highly desirable
  • Experience working within Financial Services, ideally banking or insurance


You must have the permanent and unrestricted right to live and work in the UK to be considered for this position.


Security Clearance is required for this role, if you are not currently Security Cleared; you will need to be eligible for this and willing to go through the clearance process. 




Life at BAE Systems Digital Intelligence 


We are embracing Hybrid Working. This means you and your colleagues may be working in different locations, such as from home, another BAE Systems office or client site, some or all of the time, and work might be going on at different times of the day.


By embracing technology, we can interact, collaborate and create together, even when we’re working remotely from one another. Hybrid Working allows for increased flexibility in when and where we work, helping us to balance our work and personal life more effectively, and enhance well-being.


Diversity and inclusion are integral to the success of BAE Systems Digital Intelligence. We are proud to have an organisational culture where employees with varying perspectives, skills, life experiences and backgrounds – the best and brightest minds – can work together to achieve excellence and realise individual and organisational potential. 


Division overview: Capabilities


At BAE Systems Digital Intelligence, we pride ourselves in being a leader in the cyber defence industry, and Capabilities is the engine that keeps the business moving forward. It is the largest area of Digital Intelligence, containing our Engineering, Consulting and Project Management teams that design and implement the defence solutions and digital transformation projects that make us a globally recognised brand in both the public and private sector. As a member of the Capabilities team, you will be creating and managing the solutions that earn us our place in an ever changing digital world. We all have a role to play in defending our clients, and this is yours. 



Job Title:  Security Architecture Consultant (Hybrid - London or Guildford)

Job City:  Guildford
Professional Area:  Security
Job Req ID:  119761