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Security Architect PGDS

Posted 7 March by Prudential UK & Europe Featured Ended

Overall Role Purpose

Accountable for governing the security of PGDS’s services through architecting, delivering and maintaining policies, standards, processes and controls for satisfying the business needs.

Key Responsibilities

  • Own and manage the development, delivery and performance of the Information Security Architecture across PGDS and its suppliers.

  • Work with the business and the IT leadership team to identify enterprise-wide security needs and opportunities for IT solutions.

  • Work with the PGDS Digital team to bring together both PGDS’s Digital (e.g. Cloud) and traditional aspects (e.g. Mainframe) into a single overarching, coherent security strategy & architecture.

  • Architect, develop, implement and maintain security policies, processes and controls for satisfying the business needs and aligning with PGDS’s business objectives.

  • Support the development and delivery of a business-aligned global IT strategic plan, and a set of security standards aligned to the enterprise architecture.

  • Design and coordinate guidance/ compliance activities associated with ensuring alignment/ compliance with architectural principles and standards,

  • Provide security-related technical design authority for solutions and projects/programmes, as well as direction and governance to security operations.

  • Govern and oversee the evaluation and selection of hardware technologies, and the design of standard configurations.

  • Work with the service providers to ensure security-related technology and service roadmaps, innovations, future developments and strategic assessments are identified, developed, communicated and tracked.

  • Ensure strategic integration and alignment across solutions, services and BUs through collaboration with a range of stakeholders and colleagues (including the PGDS Digital function, PGDS Service Managers and Business Engagement Managers).

  • Maximise the value obtained from the use of available and new Information Security technologies, architectures and solutions by tracking developments and trends in the finance and IT sectors.

  • Apply continual improvement to PGDS security architectures and related processes.

Job Requirements - Knowledge and Skills

  • Demonstrable and compelling experience operating in senior Information Security Architecture roles.

  • Previous governance and technical design authority experience essential.

  • Demonstrable experience of designing and governing IT security architecture standards and the implementation of IT solutions and services.

  • Information Security expertise and certifications (e.g. CISSP: Certified Information Systems Security Professional/ CISM: Certified Information Security Manager)

  • Excellent knowledge of modern information technologies, services & architectures, including Cloud

  • Experience of large enterprise environments including strategic and architectural integration of new digital services with legacy systems (e.g. Mainframe).

  • Expertise and certification in IT Governance and Enterprise Architecture best practices  (e.g. COBIT and TOGAF)

  • Good knowledge of governing security in both Agile and ITSM (e.g. Scaled Agile Framework/ ITIL)

  • DevOps – an understanding of security in automated provisioning and deployments

Job Requirements – Attributes

All employees are expected to display the PGDS Core Behaviours as part of their daily role.

Understanding business needs

  • Knows not just what customers (internal and/or external) need but why they need it. Knows the bigger picture for PGDS, makes decisions accordingly.

  • Focuses on customer-centric outcomes rather than individual activities.

  • Has the right skills and chooses which to apply to find the best solution. Prioritises according to business and customer need.

Being proactive 

  • Regularly sets stretching personal goals. 

  • Seeks and delivers continuous improvement.

  • Is future-focussed, actively identifies needs for change and manages them effectively. 

  • Seeks feedback and finds ways of developing own capability

  • Advocate new technologies that will provide value to customers and product lines

Taking ownership

  • Takes personal accountability for achieving goals, setting standards and finishing the job.

  • Takes ‘service to PGDS customers’ into account when planning and delivering.

  • Prepared to express an opinion openly and constructively.

  • Considers the implications of own actions on others and adjusts where necessary.

  • Maintains standards of compliance, regulatory and governance matters and utilises the processes and procedures associated with these.

Working with others

  • Actively seeks to collaborate with other from different disciplines and teams, in line with agile methodologies.

  • Champions team learning; shares information with the right people to enhance organisational capability as well as own.

  • Capable of adjusting approach and style situationally to achieve best outcome.

  • Gives and receives feedback openly; supports and challenges to develop the capability of others. 

  • Actively builds constructive relationships as well as focussing on tasks.

Additional Information

Some travel in UK likely and possibly overseas

Reference: 34627091

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