Senior Security Design Assurer

£50000 - £79000 per annum
27 Oct 2021
24 Nov 2021
Full Time
Contract Type

Lloyds Banking Group (LBG) are the UK's biggest Retail, Digital and Mobile bank with over 30 million customers. Our products touch the lives of millions, so we have a big responsibility to help Britain Prosper.

The Groups' purpose is to help Britain prosper by operating as a responsible, sustainable, and inclusive organisation. We support this goal within Cyber Security by ensuring our design and delivery teams are equipped to make smart, innovative, and secure decisions. We put the customer first, and secure technology plays a pivotal role in how we make things more accessible, secure, and convenient for people.

Sounds an exciting prospect, right? Are you someone who wants to be in at the heart of this change, working in an agile way to deliver new, innovative digital finance technologies, that are securely future-proofed; being resilient and scalable to meet the needs of our business and the pace of our growth?

Want to hear more?

In this role you'll lead, influence, and assure security designs, to help change be delivered both securely and at pace. Positioned between supporting large projects and programmes and working with technical security engineers, you'll ensure that the Group's security objectives are built directly into our systems.

You'll be the lead security SME completing security design assessments. You'll work with cross-discipline teams to tackle complex challenges that often occur when developing innovative secure solutions within a banking environment. Additionally you'll be accountable for running Security Service(s) and initiatives; including identifying and implementing service improvements.

Further accountabilities include;

  • Promoting and presenting services to senior partners and communities of colleagues.

  • Mentoring of junior and new to role colleagues.

  • Evaluating security models and designs, identifying and understanding any risks arising from weaknesses or non-compliances against the bank's security standards.

  • Advising designers on how to interpret and apply Security standards and producing detailed guidance where it can be useful to colleagues in future.

  • Describing issues identified clearly and suggesting resolutions to colleagues and senior management.

  • Applying Security domain expertise when performing risk assessments to ensure risks are correctly identified and mitigated.

  • Staying on top of industry trends / initiatives and articulating that to the wider Cyber Security team and community

About you;

You'll be a Senior Security Specialist who is highly motivated with a keen focus on improving both themselves and the services they offer the rest of the bank. With an in-depth understanding of the cyber threat landscape, you'll have solid experience across a range of security disciplines and confidently apply that Security expertise when required.

You'll be supporting the dynamic demands of projects and associated change activities, as well as familiarity with dealing with technical teams. With an ability to delve into the detail across security disciplines, you'll use your experience to shape technical security engineers' approach to designs. A background in authoring technical documents and reviewing and articulating risk is required.

Additionally you'll have;

  • Experience in Security service management - developing, running, and leading.

  • Demonstrable experience as security specialist authority who can influence technical teams.

  • Experienced Security background across a range of disciplines (e.g., Networks, Data Security, Application Security and Identity & Access Management).

  • In-depth understanding of technical security risks & controls and management of these, supported by experience or possibly accreditation e.g. CCSP / CISSP / CISM

  • Experience of security patterns, guidance, or Cloud guardrails.

  • Exposure to Cloud security and Cloud security frameworks and appreciation of Cloud Security and 3rd Party assurance issues.

You'll successfully deliver through possessing the following capabilities:

  • Eagerness for staying on top of industry trends / initiatives and articulating what those changes mean to the wider Cyber Security team and community.

  • A curiosity for new or existing Cyber Security technologies.

  • A track record of delivery, with strong organising skills.

  • Experienced in challenge designs or processes to ensure secure, improved outcomes.

  • Ability to build & maintain relationships within the team and across other Group IT Directorates.

What you'll get in return!

You'll join us in building a 21st century bank, and craft an inclusive culture where all colleagues feel encouraged and valued.

We're committed to building a workforce which reflects the diversity of the customers and communities we serve, and to building an inclusive environment. We support the principles of agile working, we're an equal opportunity employer and deeply value diversity within our organisation.

If you have an eye for detail, enjoy the challenge acting as a specialist expertise to technical security engineering across a number of programmes, projects, then you could be just the Security Specialist we're looking for. We'd love to hear from you!

Together we make it possible.

***This role can be based out of our Bristol, Manchester, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Gloucester, Pudsey or London hubs - we're mainly looking for the above skillsets. The broad base salary banding across the UK is from £50,000pa to £79,000pa plus an extensive benefits package. Base salaries in the London area will be reflected towards the upper end of this bracket***

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