Senior IT Security Architect


Job Details


Liverpool Head Office

Contract Type


Working Pattern

Full Time


Depending upon experience

Closing Date

11/10/2019 22:45

About the Role

As a Senior I.T. Security Architect you will ensure that the Matalan I.T. estate is as secure as possible by developing and maintaining Security Standards and associated artifacts including standards, product road maps and technical standards.

In the role, you will provide guidance to the technical and business communities on how to design and build solutions which are secure by design and compliant with policy, legal and regulatory needs. 

You will take ownership of the cyber security architecture elements of the Project Life cycle and all I.T. Security investigations and escalations. Working cross functionally, you will manage the development of the wider business security strategy and security services, in alignment with the I.T. security architecture.

  • Accountable for the development of the I.T. Security Standards and Road map, security investigations and escalations and the I.T. security architecture elements of all projects
  • Ensure all new system/solution designs include the relevant security architecture
  • Work with the delivery Team and third-party suppliers to ensure that security architecture is built into new systems and solutions, ensuring correct governance is in place and testing is completed.
  • Evaluate emerging cyber security risks and approaches in the Retail sector
  • Oversee other architects to ensure they include appropriate security elements into the overall designs, including both internal and third-party architects
  • Drive security standards, best practices and guidance and shape, own and manage any security elements of I.T. third party services
  • Working closely with the Domain Architects, ensuring that projects adhere to security needs, security risks are appropriately managed and there is adequate handover of services to operations
  • Own I.T. Security elements of G.D.P.R, Data Protection and P.C.I. compliance and all audits
  • Role model the Matalan Values at all times

About You

  • Ability to deliver technical and business change projects and convey technical needs in solutions, in business terms and contexts
  • Knowledge of a broad spectrum of technologies and development of security architectures
  • Relevant architecture qualification
  • Advanced knowledge of security frameworks
  • Strong appreciation of S.D.L.C. and existing and emerging project methodologies
  • Excellent customer focus, communication, organisational, influencing and negotiation skills.
  • I.S.E.B. certified

About Matalan

Founded in the early 1980s by John Hargreaves in Liverpool, Matalan is a family retail business that is proud to serve its customer excellent quality at great value. With over 200 stores in the U.K., a growing online presence and over 15,000 employees, working here is exciting, collaborative, stimulating, and above all fun!  As part of the Matalan family you can expect some great benefits and the opportunity to be part of our exciting vision - to become the U.K’s most trusted value retailer.  This is Retail Made Real.

In the event that a high volume of suitable applications are received, the post may close prior to the specified closing date. Please apply as soon as possible if interested.



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Senior IT Security Architect