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Enterprise Security Architect

Lloyds Banking Group
Bristol, United Kingdom
Closing date
25 Apr 2024

Job Details

End Date
Wednesday 24 April 2024

Salary Range
£85,255 - £100,300

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Flexible Working Options
Hybrid Working, Job Share

Job Description Summary

Job Description

JOB TITLE: Enterprise Security Architect

Salary: £87,000 - £112,000
LOCATION(S): Bristol, Manchester, Leeds, Halifax and Edinburgh

HOURS: Full time

WORKING PATTERN: Hybrid, 40% (or two days) in an office site

About this opportunity

We’re looking for passionate and forward-thinking Enterprise Security Architects who can combine deep technical thought leadership with strong security knowledge & skills to help drive the Group’s Security Architecture forward. We have 3 roles open to be responsible for Application Security, Data Protection, or Endpoint and Channel Security.

The Chief Security Office (CSO) is a vital part of delivering the Group's vision of putting customers at the heart of everything we do, helping Britain prosper and protecting the Group and customers from security threats. We’re responsible for defining and communicating Lloyds Banking Group's security strategy and providing a range of critical Enterprise Security Services which not only operate key controls that keep the Group safe but also enable the digital transformation agenda of the wider organisation.

The day to day..

  • Defining the target state for security architectural capabilities and solving complex architectural problems
  • Performing research and development in collaboration with other security teams to ensure the security architecture is staying ahead of challenges and the Group’s technology transformation agenda
  • Describing and helping to manage the complexity of the Group’s Enterprise Security Architecture and associated interlocks
  • Supporting strategic change within the Group, specifically security change where you’ll take a leading architectural role in shaping and supervising initiatives
  • Communicating and working closely with a variety of security teams as well as our senior customers to ensure your critical thinking and architecture delivers the desired business outcomes
  • Producing your own artefacts and managing your own delivery dates; ensuring they integrate into the wider bank reference architecture and Group Security Architecture

About us

Like the modern Britain we serve, we’re evolving. Investing billions in our people, data and tech to transform the way we meet the ever-changing needs of our 26 million customers. We’re growing with purpose. Join us on our journey and you will too!

We'd love to see the following from you

We’re looking for a passionate and forward-thinking Enterprise Security Architect who can combine deep technical thought leadership with strong security knowledge & skills to help drive the Group’s Security Architecture forward.

This is an agile environment working on challenging problems requiring dedication and leadership to help ensure the Group is able to transform at pace whilst remaining secure against a range of Cyber threats. You’ll be working collaboratively and encouraging trust amongst the Group’s security community and leadership in order to get results.

  • A diverse collection of knowledge across security domains but with a particular interest or focus on Application Security, Data Protection, or Endpoint and Channel Security.
  • The ability to work with and oversight major security strategic change initiatives, providing leadership and direction to ensure architectural objectives are met
  • The ability to develop cyber domain architecture which are business enabling and optimise the maturity of the groups cyber defences
  • A strong understanding of multi & hybrid cloud environments with detailed experience on how Enterprise Security Architecture is used to secure them
  • The ability to view problems from many different perspectives and to be comfortable in solving sophisticated challenges that have Enterprise-wide impact
  • An ability to view business and technical challenges from many different perspectives in order to build and drive plans that are not only technically sound, but also include regulatory, commercial and organisational aspects when appropriate

About working for us

Our focus is to ensure we're inclusive every day, building an organisation that reflects modern society and celebrates diversity in all its forms.

We want our people to feel that they belong and can be their best, regardless of background, identity or culture.

We were one of the first major organisations to set goals on diversity in senior roles, create a menopause health package, and a dedicated Working with Cancer initiative.

And it’s why we especially welcome applications from under-represented groups.

We’re disability confident. So if you’d like reasonable adjustments to be made to our recruitment processes, just let us know.

We also offer a wide-ranging benefits package, which includes:
  • A generous pension contribution of up to 15%
  • An annual bonus award, subject to Group performance
  • Share schemes including free shares
  • Benefits you can adapt to your lifestyle, such as discounted shopping
  • 30 days’ holiday, with bank holidays on top
  • A range of wellbeing initiatives and generous parental leave policies

Want to do amazing work, that’s interesting and makes a difference to millions of people? Join our journey.

At Lloyds Banking Group, we're driven by a clear purpose; to help Britain prosper. Across the Group, our colleagues are focused on making a difference to customers, businesses and communities. With us you'll have a key role to play in shaping the financial services of the future, whilst the scale and reach of our Group means you'll have many opportunities to learn, grow and develop.

We keep your data safe. So, we'll only ever ask you to provide confidential or sensitive information once you have formally been invited along to an interview or accepted a verbal offer to join us which is when we run our background checks. We'll always explain what we need and why, with any request coming from a trusted Lloyds Banking Group person.

We're focused on creating a values-led culture and are committed to building a workforce which reflects the diversity of the customers and communities we serve. Together we’re building a truly inclusive workplace where all of our colleagues have the opportunity to make a real difference.


We’re creating an organisation that attracts, retains and develops the best talent in the industry, and one that openly embraces diversity too. But more than that – we want to be a great place to work. We invest in our people, offering the best training and coaching, and by encouraging them to contribute to our leading corporate and social responsibility practices. We offer flexible working hours and days, under our Work Options scheme. This means that you can have a challenging and rewarding career, and still have an ideal work/life balance.

Flexible working is at the heart of our strategy. We’re re-imagining where, when, and how our people work, with new approaches designed to meet the ever-changing needs of customers and colleagues. These include increasing our use of remote-working tools and technology, as well as placing less reliance on a 9-to-5 mindset. For many of our office-based colleagues, we work in hybrid ways which involves spending at least two days per week or 40% of their time at one of our office sites.

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