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Security Architecture Change specialist

Employer
BT Security
Location
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
19 Jun 2024

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Why this job matters

Ensuring the inherent security in BT's architecture and services expected by our customers, and constantly appraising the risk BT faces from the wider connected world, this role assures the protection of BT Group's brands and reputation as the cyber threat evolves. This role is responsible for proactively tracking overall Security Opex/Capex, ensuring we know where every pound of security capability Opex/Capex is spent. In addition, there is a requirement to oversee and communicate the Security Architecture Strategy. This role will also support the reporting and communication of progress against the transformational theme Integrated Security Portfolio leveraging future technologies consumed by BT (TT8). Vendor engagement and oversight will be maintained by these roles including organisation of Quarterly and Executive briefing sessions.

What you'll be doing
  • Perform security strategy assurance
  • Own stakeholder relationships across a number of architectural areas
  • Input too and/or produce reporting packs for upward cascade
  • You will support the active management of strategic security vendors, ensuring ongoing value, best possible pricing, cohesive usage across BT, whilst establishing deep, mutually beneficial relationships.
  • You will ensure vendor relationships are managed efficiently, so they feel strongly about their BT relationship, sharing only necessary communication in line with the communication strategy and principles.
  • You will ensure key vendor decision points are understood, and appropriately roadmapped, so that BT always has time to transition away from a vendor, and a contract renewal is a choice.
  • Operate a tracking mechanism and governance structure for management of security Opex, including tracking where savings are made, and money could be retasked, year on year.
  • Ensure value focused delivery, looking beyond the technical, into people, process and service.
  • You will actively drive and track strategic security architecture deliveries, ensuring projects stay true to budget.
  • Working with stakeholders from across our business including the Engineering/Development, Architecture and Commercial teams. You need to be brilliant with people, planning, rolling your sleeves up and getting things done. Above all, you need to be obsessed about customers.
  • You will ensure the latest vendor trends and capabilities are understood by key stakeholders at appropriate times.
  • You will establish formal governance and defined process for vendor interactions, avoiding ad-hoc meetings unless absolutely necessary.
  • Provide ongoing comms on changes across TSQ (Security Portfolio team) and support ongoing comms via governance forums and the Security Portfolio team website including posts to workplace.
Experience You'd be Expected to Have
  • Experience in an architectural or delivery role for 3+ years, in a large organisation.
  • Advanced MS Excel skills.
  • Expert at representing/presenting monetary tracking information to financial & non-financial audiences.
  • 3+ years stakeholder management & collaboration.
  • Experience in running light-touch architecture governance processes in large organisations.
  • A broad range of business, data, systems, and technology architecture experience.
  • Experience of developing long term cost tracking and management linked to business outcomes.
  • Strong commercial skills include supplier negotiation, cost optimisation.
  • Experience of producing business cases, gaining approval from senior stakeholders, and ensuring delivery of business benefits.
  • Have worked in a transformation/change environment and be comfortable working with ambiguity.
  • Experience of Agile - Agile planning, working with teams in multiple Tribes and Squads, along with being able to drive the architecture work in a capability based model.
Benefits

At BT, we entertain, educate, and empower millions of people every single day. We're a brand built on connecting people - whether that's friends, family, businesses, or communities. Working here, you'll receive an attractive salary and a range of competitive benefits, but - more than that - you'll be joining an ambitious organisation with a culture of togetherness, collaboration, and inclusivity, that takes a genuine and proactive interest in your progress and development.
  • Competitive salary
  • 10% on target bonus
  • BT Pension scheme, minimum 5% Employee contribution, BT contribution 10%
  • 25 days annual leave (not including bank holidays), increasing with service
  • Huge range of flexible benefits including cycle to work, healthcare, season ticket loan
  • World-class training and development opportunities
  • Option to join BT Shares Saving schemes.
  • Discounted broadband, mobile and TV packages
  • Access to 100's of retail discounts including the BT shop
At BT, we entertain, educate, and empower millions of people every single day. We're a brand built on connecting people - whether that's friends, family, businesses, or communities. Working here, you'll receive an attractive salary and a range of competitive benefits, but - more than that - you'll be joining an ambitious organisation with a culture of togetherness, collaboration, and inclusivity, that takes a genuine and proactive interest in your progress and development.
  • Competitive salary
  • 10% on target bonus
  • BT Pension scheme, minimum 5% Employee contribution, BT contribution 10%
  • 25 days annual leave (not including bank holidays), increasing with service
  • Huge range of flexible benefits including cycle to work, healthcare, season ticket loan
  • World-class training and development opportunities
  • Option to join BT Shares Saving schemes.
  • Discounted broadband, mobile and TV packages
  • Access to 100's of retail discounts including the BT shop
About us

BT is part of BT Group, along with EE, Openreach, and Plusnet.

Millions of people rely on us every day to help them live their lives, power their businesses, and keep their public services running. We connect friends to family, clients to colleagues, people to possibilities. We keep the wheels of business spinning, and the emergency services responding.

We value diversity and celebrate difference. 'We embed diversity and inclusion into everything that we do. It's fundamental to our purpose: we connect for good.'

We all stick to the same values: Personal, Simple, and Brilliant. From day one, you'll get stuck in to tough challenges, pitch in with ideas, make things happen. But you won't be alone: we'll be there with help and support, learning and development.

This is your chance to make a real difference to the world: to be part of the digital transformation of countless lives and businesses. Grab it.

A FEW POINTS TO NOTE:

Although these roles are listed as full-time, if you're a job share partnership, work reduced hours, or any other way of working flexibly, please still get in touch.

DON'T MEET EVERY SINGLE REQUIREMENT?

Studies have shown that women and people who are disabled, LGBTQ+, neurodiverse or from ethnic minority backgrounds are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every single qualification and criteria. We're committed to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace where everyone can be their best, so if you're excited about this role but your past experience doesn't align perfectly with every requirement on the Job Description, please apply anyway - you may just be the right candidate for this or other roles in our wider team.

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