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Security Design Specialist

Job Title: Security Design Specialist
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Luton, United Kingdom
REF: 2917
Contact Name: Jonny Duggan
Job Published: 2 months ago

Job Description

Security Design Specialist




The Company


When it comes to innovation and achievement there are few organisations with a better track record. Join us and you’ll be able to play a big part in the success of our highly successful, fast-paced business that opens up Europe so people can exercise their get-up-and-go. With over 250 aircraft flying over 700 routes to more than 30 countries, we’re the UK’s largest airline, the fourth largest in Europe and the tenth largest in the world. Flying over 70 million passengers a year, we employ over 10,000 people. Its big-scale stuff and we’re still growing.


The Job


The security specialist will provide consultancy and technical assurance of solutions.


Key Accountabilities


  • Responsible for technical assurance of security systems, infrastructure, applications and solutions, aligned to IT strategy and security standards.
  • Responsible for establishing and maintaining security standards, processes, procedures and guidelines related to security architecture and Technical Design Authority process.
  • Provide IT teams with security focused technical consultancy to ensure compliance with security policies, standards and regulations.
  • Input into RFI and RFP technology/vendor selection, ensuring solutions embed and meet security requirements and are secure by design.
  • Take ownership of specialist security domains.
  • Contribute to/and implement strategies for embedding relevant security policies and security technical standards in projects and services.
  • Ownership of the design and configuration requirements for operational security systems and platforms.
  • Responsible for continuous improvement of security services and contribution to the security architecture roadmap.
  • Retain a working knowledge of related security technical areas such as; application, network and host, to enable effective liaison with other technical groups and protection of company information.
  • Produce and disseminate management information in relation to security technical architecture, technical assurance of projects and all associated solutions.
  • Keep abreast of emerging trends, technologies and regulation.
  • Establish mechanisms, behaviours and culture to encourage the protection of company information and information systems.
  • Work closely with enterprise architects, solution architects, technical architects and other senior IT designers to ensure all services are ‘Secure by Design’.








Key Competencies


  • In line with the Competency Framework for job family M&P (Management & Professional) which cover:
  • Ownership and Delivery. Has a clear focus to deliver results, working to targets, reviewing progress and adapting their plans accordingly, motivating themselves/the team to achieve.
  • Business Performance. Understands business and external environment, is cost conscious and understands the longer term perspective and implications of decisions.
  • Innovation and Change. Is open to new ways of doing things and questions existing approaches, views change as an opportunity, comfortable working in a dynamic and ambiguous environment.
  • Building Relationships. Expresses ideas confidently and clearly, builds positive and constructive relationships with others, gets to know colleagues within their own team and supports them to ensure team goals are achieved. 


Key Requirements


  • The jobholder must have a thorough understanding of the security threat landscape, significant risks, technical developments and directions.
  • Strong interpersonal skills are essential, as the jobholder must be able to operate effectively at all levels within and outside of the company.
  • Demonstrable experience of working in a security architecture team.
  • Depth of experience in IT Technical Security, including time as a security senior practitioner.
  • Experience of security systems and controls, including, vulnerability management, web content filtering, intrusion prevention, SIEM, email security, DLP, NAC,  IAM, O365, AWS, SDLC, SDLC, SAST, DAST, SecDevOps tool chain and Web Application Firewalls.
  • Ability to harness the commitment and contribution of team members outside of direct span of control.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to conduct research into security technical platforms and evaluate capabilities.
  • Ability to effectively prioritise and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
  • A Self Starter with the ability to lead and drive change through an organisation.
  • Ability to build strong relationships and influence decisions with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Familiarity with patterns, practices and frameworks of Enterprise Architecture.
  • Be a business-focussed, creative, innovative pragmatic and positive team player.




One or more of the following qualifications are highly desirable.


  • Masters in Information Security (MSc).
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).
  • TOGAF Certified.
  • Certified Information Security Architecture Professional (CISSP-ISSAP).
  • Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP).
  • Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP).
  • ITIL.
  • Vendor technology certifications e.g. AWS Security.


If you would like to find out more about this opportunity or want to apply then please contact Jonny Duggan on 01908 886 038 or email