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Security Solution Architect - Leeds

Leeds, West Yorkshire
Competitive salary plus benefits
Closing date
4 Mar 2024
Security Solution Architect - Leeds

Asda's Technology Strategy & Architecture function are looking for an experienced Security Solution Architect to join our dedicated and expanding Strategy & Architecture team.


This opportunity will allow the successful candidate to join a once-in-a-career program helping transform Asda into the UK's leading technology retailer. Joining the fast-paced program will require focus and the agility to adapt in moving technology landscapes.


About You

  • Experience applying architectural frameworks (e.g. SAFe, CSTAR, TOGAF, SABSA, BSIMM).
  • A sound understanding of Information Assurance Frameworks. (e.g. CIS, CSA-CCM, NIST, PCI)
  • Good technical knowledge and experience across Microsoft platforms and technologies. (e.g. Azure, Office365, Windows 365, Defender)
  • Extensive experience in Networks, Data Centre Systems, and cloud architecture (application, data and infrastructure) - including IaaS, PaaS and SaaS security.
  • Knowledge of virtual and physical networking, including routing, switching, firewalls, DNS, DHCP, IP, Encryption.
  • Experience in building and secured resources within Azure and other leading cloud platforms for a FTSE 100 or similarly sized organisation and their vendor partners.
  • Knowledge is expected to include container / cluster-based solutions. (e.g. Kubernetes)
  • Knowledge and experience in performing threat modelling techniques and tooling to drive security-by-design.
  • Experience identifying cybersecurity risks and developing proportionate mitigations in solution designs.
  • Strong knowledge of approaches for Identity Management and federation including SSO options.
  • Ability to engage with a cross-section of stakeholders, both technical and non-technical.
  • An ability to make security recommendations in the context of wider business requirements such as efficiency, resilience and confidence.
  • Experience working with DevOps and DevSecOps orientated environments.
  • Knowledge of Application Security Engineering where possible experience in designing and deploying security solutions for CI/CD pipelines including Agile orientated pipelines.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrate Drive and Passion for cybersecurity and enthusiasm for spreading knowledge across the business.
  • You'll need to be flexible and work with agility. Pace is important but not at the expense of quality and well-designed solutions and well-governed processes.


Beneficial Certification / Accreditation:

  • Certification demonstrating suitable expertise in Security Architecture, Information Assurance and Technical Architecture is highly desired.
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
  • SANS/GIAC Certification (Various)
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
  • IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) Certification


Your Role

  • Conducting analysis of and delivering consultancy on the security posture of complex system architectures.
  • Working with the wider Security Architecture team define and maintain functional security requirements for solution architectures and develop methodologies for defining and maintaining non-functional security requirements for solution architectures.
  • Collaboratively working with other architect disciplines and technical colleagues to deliver a security viewpoint on architectures that will inform the design while ensuring security requirements are met.
  • Collaboratively working with other security experts, including Information Assurance consultants, accreditors, analysts and penetration testers to inform secure architectural design that meets all relevant governance requirements.
  • Possess an understanding of, and (when required) be able to lead security-related project delivery elements, including detailed technical levels as well as higher level project views.
  • Apply detailed knowledge of the current cybersecurity threat landscape, technical vulnerabilities and attack methodologies to the design of complex architectures.



Hybrid Working 

Work Where it Works.  Our hybrid way of working gives you the choice to work where it works.  This enables you to complete your daily tasks where you will be the most effective.  It offers a mix of working from home and in an office environment that works best for you and your team.  We would love to talk to you about this. 


You will also get an excellent benefits package including: 

  • Company car or 5,700 car allowance, plus discretionary company bonus 
  • Company pension up to 7% matched 
  • 10% colleague discount, free parking, and many additional rewards. 


We want all colleagues to be able to bring their best and true selves to work, every day. Simply put, we want our colleagues to be Proud to be Asda and proud to be themselves. 


If you have any questions, then please email


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