Security Architect

UK Wide
Circa £65,000 per annum
21 Feb 2017
21 Mar 2017
JP Security Architect 1581247
Clearance Level
Job Type

Hewlett Packard Enterprise creates new possibilities for technology to have a meaningful impact on people, businesses, governments and society. HPE brings together a portfolio that spans software, services and IT infrastructure to serve more than 1 billion customers in over 170 countries on six continents. HPE invents, engineers, and delivers technology solutions that drive business value, create social value, and improve the lives of our clients.

Learning does not only happen through training. Relationships are among the most powerful ways for people to learn and grow, and this is part of our HPE culture. In addition to working alongside talented colleagues, you will have many opportunities to learn through coaching and stretch assignment opportunities. You’ll be guided by feedback and support to accelerate your learning and maximize your knowledge. We also have a “reverse mentoring” program which allows us to share our knowledge and strengths across our multi-generation workforce.

Enterprise Security supports our customers by providing IT Security-focused consultancy. Our customers utilize our extensive knowledge and experience of penetration, testing, governance risk and compliance, network security, and remote access. We are there for our customers – come join us!


The following skills and experience are essential:

  • Information Security Consultancy;

  • Knowledge and understanding of, and experience in, IT security;

  • Security Architectural and/or Enterprise Architectural Frameworks (e.g. SABSA, TOGAF);

  • Developing and implementing Enterprise Security Strategy;

  • Experience of designing and implementing Security Solutions through to operation, experience of multi-supplier/multi-platform environments;

  • Experience in working with clients to capture requirements and formulate solutions;

  • A high level knowledge of all key areas of Information Security Technology and an ability to apply them appropriately;

  • Delivering Security Architectures/Strategies as part of a broader Enterprise or IS/IT Architecture;

  • Interpreting and applying appropriate Standards, Policies and Legislation, e.g. HMG SPF, JSP 440, CESG IA Portfolio, ISO27001, PCI DSS, COBIT, SOX, DPA,  etc;

  • Understanding of Threat and Risk analysis methodologies/techniques and the interpretation/application of their output in the definition of Security Architectures.

  • Appreciation of trends in IT security.

  • The ability to present to senior client personnel.

  • Experienced in Solutioning and bid work

  • Experience of working client side

Job Description

This vacancy is for an experienced Security Architect required to work on the Security Architecture and design of major projects for commercial and government customers.

We are seeking an innovative and motivated Architect who under general direction with a high level of autonomy, uses extensive knowledge and skills obtained through education and experience to perform the necessary architecture, analysis and design tasks related to the development of enterprise security strategies, enterprise security architectures or specific security solutions to meet the customer requirements.

The Architect will be required to work on multiple client accounts and must have the ability to develop and present secure solutions to leadership and technical teams.  In addition he/she will be required to lead and assess risks imposed by technical solutions and advise clients of security standards, best practice and solutions to address any risk.  This is a customer facing role which requires some mobility and hence the candidate must be able to drive, and will be a mobile worker based at a HPE regional office in the UK.  Candidates must have experience in working as a team and remotely prioritizing workload to meet client’s requirements. 

In addition to the above, we are looking for the following attributes:

  • Strong interpersonal skills promoting customer and accreditor confidence in the consultant and in HPE;

  • Ability to work in a high pressure team environment;

  • Ability to pick up and understand new technology;

  • Ability to present advice and guidance to senior client personnel and delivery teams using the Microsoft suite of products.

  • Holds SC clearance, or is willing to go through the SC or DV clearance process;


Play a lead role in the delivery of consultancy services for HPE Security Services, maintaining quality and customer satisfaction. This is a mobile role, typically:

  • Architect solutions and technically lead their implementation at customer locations;

  • Embedded within the Architecture/CT team of HPE Accounts to develop/maintain Security Strategy/Architecture/Solutions, either co-located with the account team or working remotely, dependent upon the requirements and working practices of the account;

  • Working closely with Customer’s Architecture Team to develop Security Strategy/Architecture/Solutions, either at customer location or remotely dependent upon the customer’s requirements and preferred working practices;

  • Architect solutions and technically lead security projects, ensuring that the customer’s security requirements are met;

  • Provide assistance and support on architectural/technical issues to sales and other team members as required to achieve overall benefits for the delivery of services to the customer and company as a whole. Share technical knowledge and experiences;

  • Gain and maintain a working knowledge of the HP Portfolio of Security Products and Services;

  • Promote the HP Portfolio of Security Products and Services with the customer, positioning best fit solutions that meet/enhance their Security Strategy and reduce risk;

  • Gain and maintain a high level knowledge of the Security Aspects of the general HP Portfolio Products/Service;

  • Continually review and enhance existing knowledge of the security aspects of common product sets and technologies;

  • To provide ‘soft’ consultancy skills and a proactive approach to gain the absolute trust of our customers;

  • Support consultancy team personnel;

  • Participate in providing mentoring support and guidance to team members to help grow skills and capabilities;

Key Competencies:

Customer Focus:

Understands the importance of total customer care and is able to demonstrate the ability to build longer-term business relationships.  Has the ability to manage the customer's expectations in addition to ensuring that a high level of service is delivered.

Communication Skills:

Able to demonstrate excellent communication skills, influencing the customer to achieve a desirable outcome.

Comes across open, clear and assertive, although able to build effective long-term relationships.


Able to build effective relationships at all levels of the organisation and plays an active part in the achievement of shared solutions and results. Leadership of assigned team members to ensure any work done is performed to defined standards.

Decision Making:

Critically evaluates all available options and effectively executes conclusion to achieve desired result, working either independently or as part of a wider team.

Self-Motivated and Resilient:

Demonstrates a high level of energy, enthusiasm and tenacity to achieve a positive result. Is a self-starter, overcomes obstacles and is driven to succeed. Works well under pressure and deadlines. 

Planning & Organisation:

Applies a resourceful approach to work, using time management skills and prioritising a complex workload. Structured and methodical, yet additionally able to adapt style to maximise the achievement of a positive result.


One or more of the following certifications/qualifications would be preferred.

  • Minimum of 5 years industry or HMG security experience.

  • MSc in IT Security or related subject or relevant industry experience

  • M.Inst.ISP or other professional body

  • CESG Certified Professional (CCP) IA Architect at Senior Level

  • CCP Security Information Risk Advisor (SIRA) at Senior Level


  • CISM




  • ITAC Level 1/2/3

  • ISO 27001

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