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Senior Security Architect

Leeds, United Kingdom
Closing date
11 Jul 2024

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Engineering, IT, Security
Job Role
Security Architect
Job Type
Senior Security Architect

Senior Security Architect
We are considering applicants in - London/Leeds/Dublin
Style of work - Hybrid 2 days in office

As our new Senior Security Architect, you will be responsible for designing, implementing, and governing robust security architectures within our security and IT infrastructure. This senior role requires hands-on engagement with security technologies, developing security policies, standards, procedures, and closely working with other technical teams to seamlessly integrate these into our systems and applications.

Ideally you will possess extensive knowledge of AWS, other cloud services/cloud security services, and have a deep, hands-on expertise in cybersecurity architecture and design, including practical experience with modern security tools and methodologies. As well as this you will hopefully be comfortable in collaborating with cross-functional global teams in dynamic organizations, navigating interdependencies with teams in AWS, our partners, and our internal engineering teams across diverse functions and brands.

The role calls for a seasoned professional experienced in working with enterprise organizations on large-scale migration/modernization transformation projects, with a robust emphasis on cybersecurity. This senior position demands a customer-centric and collaborative approach, coupled with a profound hands-on technical understanding of cloud security solutions, and an enthusiasm for business transformation using cloud technologies.

Who are we?
We're a FTSE 40 global leader in sports betting and gaming with annual revenues of over £4bn. Its strong and diverse portfolio of market-leading brands and best-in-class products provides its 13 million customers excitement and entertainment in a safe and responsible way. Brands include Paddy Power, Sky Betting and Gaming, Betfair, Sportsbet, FanDuel, and PokerStars.
Our vision for global technology is to achieve competitive advantage for our divisions by collaborating on areas of technology that benefit from our global scale, while maintaining divisional autonomy in other areas.

  • Design, implement, and oversee robust security architectures, including hands-on involvement with security technologies and practices.
  • Develop, review, and enforce security policies, standards, and procedures, with hands-on integration into the development lifecycle.
  • Provide expert review and approval of security designs for new systems and applications.
  • Collaborate closely with technical teams, offering hands-on expertise to ensure secure design and operation of systems and applications.
  • Stay abreast of the latest security trends, actively engaging with the security community, and adapting security architectures as necessary.
  • Cultivate and manage relationships with internal stakeholders, third-party vendors and service providers, ensuring effective delivery of security-related services.
  • Lead the continuous enhancement of security processes and controls, including hands-on review and update of security policies and procedures.
  • Enhance the organization's security posture through strategic collaboration with various departments and stakeholders.
  • Play a key role in the development and implementation of the organization's security strategy and roadmap, recognizing opportunities for strategic collaboration, and providing hands-on support where needed.

Expertise we'd love to see:
  • Multiple years of proven experience in cybersecurity architecture and design, with hands-on experience in security technologies.
  • In-depth knowledge of AWS or other cloud services.
  • Strong understanding of cybersecurity principles and best practices.
  • Experience in developing and implementing security policies, standards, and procedures.
  • Practical experience with OKTA for secure identity management.
  • Sharing knowledge across the wider security community.
  • Working in an agile environment.
  • Incident, change, problem, and risk management.
  • Bonus points for previous software engineering experience, coding, and automation.

  • Uncapped Holiday Allowance (you read that right!)
  • Enhanced Pension Scheme (please ask for your location and we will share)
  • Bonus Scheme
  • Life Assurance, Income protection, Private healthcare (with option to add dependent)
  • £/£1,000 annual self-development learning fund & Access to thousands of Udemy courses
  • Invest via the Company Share save Scheme, Discount vouchers, Volunteering days.
  • 'Take 20' work from another location for up to 20 days
  • Enhanced Parental Leave Policy - Maternity up to 52weeks, including 6months 100% pay. Paternity/Adoption leave and paid time off for appointments.
  • Reward portal eg. electric car scheme, gym membership discounts etc.
  • On-site Gym, Canteen and Gaming area plus many more!

At Flutter we're working to be an inclusive employer, and we encourage people from all backgrounds, ways of thinking and working to apply. Everyone brings different perspectives and experiences; you don't have to meet all the requirements listed to apply for this role.

If you need any adjustments to make this role work for you let us know, and we'll see how we can accommodate them.

Our Work Experience is the combination of everything that's unique about us: our culture, our core values, our company meetings, our commitment to sustainability, our recognition programs, but most importantly, it's our people. Our employees are self-disciplined, hardworking, curious, trustworthy, humble, and truthful. They make choices according to what is best for the team, they live for opportunities to collaborate and make a difference, and they make us one of the Top Workplaces in the area.

Our values/attributes
  • Building Support: We establish close relationships with our stakeholders, underpinned by trust, integrity, and respect. We are able to build awareness, understanding, and positive momentum behind the group technology strategy, often without being in a position to assert authority.
  • Objective: We are impartial and unbiased, ensuring equal treatment for all and that decisions are based on objective criteria.
  • Collaborative: We work effectively and in partnership with our stakeholders on shared goals that align towards the achievement of the group strategy. We foster a collaborative environment and assume the role of leader when required.
  • Adaptable: We understand and appreciate different and opposing perspectives on an issue and are able to adapt our approach in order to achieve a successful outcome.
  • Strategic Thinking: We think about the big picture and use that perspective to support our divisions to achieve competitive advantage through greater agility, faster time to market and a better customer experience.
  • Strategic Communication: We are proactive and considered in our approach to stakeholder communications. We actively listen, provide constructive feedback and help others to consider new perspectives.

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