|Position:||Senior Security Architect|
|Contact Name:||Jenna Jackson|
Location: Reading, Havant or Perth
Salary: up to £85,000 depending on skills and experience + bonus
Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time Hours with flexible working patterns available
About the Department
SSE IT underpins the technology needs of all the different businesses that make up the SSE group. From emerging technologies to data and analytics to cyber security - we power SSE's growth and enable it to generate value, while keeping it secure. As a trusted business partner that helps SSE lead in a low carbon world, we are proud of our service. Working for SSE IT is all about equipping SSE for now and the future.
What is the Role?
In this challenging role, you'll operate as a security expert in application development, database design, network and/or platform efforts, ensuring project teams comply with internal policies, industry regulations and best practice. You'll develop the business, information and technical artefacts that constitute the enterprise information security architect and solutions.
To help deliver business success, you'll work collaboratively with our experienced enterprise architects, other functional areas and security specialists to ensure adequate security solutions are in place throughout all IT systems and platforms, to sufficiently mitigate identified risks, and meet business goals and regulatory requirements.
Additionally, you'll be responsible for: contributing to the alignment of security governance with EA governance and project and portfolio management (PPM); researching, designing and advocating new technologies, architecture and security products, and evaluating and developing secure solutions that are based on approved security architectures and business need; communicating security risks and solutions to business partners and IT colleagues.
Please be aware if you are successful, you'll be required to complete our pre-employment screening process before joining SSE.
What do I need?
We expect you'll have had formal training and experience in a relevant enterprise architecture methodology (e.g. Zachman Framework or TOGAF), and you'll need to have a relevant professional security management certificate e.g. CISSP, CISM, CISA or similar.
In addition to the above, you'll need to have proven combined IT and security work experience, with a broad exposure to infrastructure/network and multiplatform environments. You'll demonstrate in-depth knowledge of risk assessment methods and technologies, and proficiency in performing risk, business impact, control and vulnerability assessments.
In this expert/lead technical role, you'll be required to take on project management or operate as a SME in your field when required. You'll also be comfortable interacting with employees at all levels of the organisation, and when engaging with external vendors.
Other positives would include: a degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or similar field, or suitably qualified by experience; an understanding of the energy / utilities sector, and the risks/threats to our industry, control systems, smart grid and metering, network, consumer technologies and customer data; expert knowledge of security-specific architecture methodology (e.g. SABSA) and of security issues, techniques and implications across all existing computer platforms; strong analytical skills, business insight, technical acuity and the ability to think, communicate and write at various level of abstraction.
Were committed to ensuring we offer our people a great place to work, with competitive salary, contributory pension plan and benefits package. Why not watch our short employee benefits video to see what else is on offer?
For more information about this role, or to discuss any adjustments you require to submit your application please get in touch with Jane Freeman at
The successful candidate may be subject to the Company's verification and vetting process if their vetting level changes. This includes a basic criminal records check.
We all have different skills here at SSE and that's what makes us stand out. We all take pride in a job well done and share the belief that an inclusive culture is key to our success and vision for the future. Above all, safety is at the heart of everything we do at SSE and we live by the mantra 'if it's not safe, we don't do it'.
SSE is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.