Information Security Architect

Coventry, England, GB

Severn Trent

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Here in Technology our mission is simple – deliver and maintain secure and stable IT services, maximising value to our business.  


Dig a little deeper and you will find a living, breathing department, of highly talented individuals and teams, buzzing with energy, ideas and enthusiasm. Who are always interested in learning new, innovative and exciting ways for us to aid our business colleagues, and ultimately our customers experience.  


Collectively, we provide a critical national infrastructure to millions of customers in our region, so the only question is why wouldn't you want to be part of that? 


If you want to do more because you care, we’d love to talk to you. There really is something for everyone here. 




Our highly innovative Information Security team do a wonderful job protecting our business, our people, and our customers from these daily threats and you have an opportunity to join the team as our Information Security Architect.  


In this role, you’ll join a team who’re responsible for the design, engineering, technical delivery, maintenance and improvements of the systems and applications for the Information Security Office.


You’ll ensure all technology investments deliver appropriate security controls that protect the business and our customers, and you’ll be responsible for solving complex security problems by selecting the best available solutions from a range of technological and organisational components and structures.


The decisions you make fundamentally determine whether Severn Trent can manage its data, information systems and communications networks securely.


Some of your key accountabilities will include:


  • Providing a clear view of the level of risk to ensure appropriate mitigation plans are put in place and delivered.
  • Planning, researching, designing, and enabling delivery of secure IT systems, with objectives like security, speed, scalability, and resilience at the core.
  • Acting as a critical friend to other business, technology, and programme colleagues on Information Security matters, ensuring that security is considered and integrated into all Severn Trent solutions and business change initiatives.
  • Working closely with the Enterprise Architects to create technical requirements and specifications for major software systems and sub-systems.
  • Supporting other areas of the Information Security team with subject matter expert advice, resolution of issues and transfer of knowledge through training, support materials and workshops to help build the security culture.
  • Providing security architecture guidance and leadership at a portfolio level and assuring the Secure-by-Design process for the train/portfolio delivery.




You’ll join the team with experience of working within an Information Security operations and engineering environment, with further experience in the development and documentation of integrated solution and detailed designs.


We’d like you to have knowledge and experience in security technology controls such as identify & access management, endpoint protection, network security, Office 365 & email security, application security, cloud platform security and operational technology security.


Whilst very technical, this role involves a substantial amount of stakeholder engagement and co-operation with other specialists including external suppliers, so having robust communication skills, with the ability to influence decision making is paramount.


Ideally, you’ll have achieved an industry recognised certification, such as CCSP, CISSP, or a BCS certificate in Information Security Management and be a SABSA Chartered Security Architect – Practitioner Level (or higher). There will also be an expectation of some office presence in our Coventry Severn Trent Centre head office.


We welcome people from all walks of life and celebrate individuality as we know diverse minds, experiences and backgrounds help us to learn and better serve our communities. We want people who show up and get involved. Those who are ready to be part of something bigger and who want to make a difference because they care.


At Severn Trent we feel that we work better when we are together, therefore there will be an expectation or being in our Severn Trent Centre head office in Coventry on average three time a week.




Working here isn’t just a job. You can build a career at Severn Trent, and we’ll reward you for it too. We have a range of benefits that recognise great work, and award-winning training to help you reach your potential. And we’ll also help you play your part in looking after the environment and the communities where we live.


With that in mind, here are just some of our favourite's perks that you’ll get being part of the Seven Trent family:


  • 28 days holiday + bank holidays (and the ability to buy/ sell up to 5 days per year) 
  • Annual bonus scheme (up to £2,250 based on company performance and subject to eligibility)
  • Leading pension scheme – we will double your contribution (up to 15% when you contribute 7.5%)  
  • Sharesave – the chance to buy Severn Trent Plc shares at a discounted rate
  • Dedicated training and development with our Academy 
  • Electric vehicle scheme and retail offers 
  • Family friendly policies 
  • Two paid volunteering days per year 




We can’t wait to hear from you.


Before you apply, you’ll need an updated copy of your CV and about five minutes to spare.


And if your curiosity has peaked and you're wanting to find out even more, search #LifeAtSevernTrent on social media.


Ps. we’ll always let you know the outcome of your application after the closing date - so keep an eye on your phone and emails.

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Category: Architecture Jobs

Tags: Application security CCSP CISSP Cloud Network security

Perks/benefits: Career development Salary bonus

Region: Europe
Country: United Kingdom

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