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Security Solutions Architect



About the opportunity

Department Description

The Cybersecurity department is a part of the Global Technology function that provides IT services to the Fidelity International business, globally. These include the development and support of business applications that underpin our revenue, operational, compliance, finance, legal, marketing and customer service functions. The broader organisation incorporates Infrastructure services that the firm relies on to operate on a day to day basis including data centre, networks, proximity services, security, voice, incident management and remediation.

Cybersecurity is responsible for protecting the technology environment from internal and external security threats:

  • Application Security
  • Access Management
  • Cyber Defence Operations (CDO)
  • Information Security Management
  • Infrastructure Security
  • Security Architecture and Engineering
  • Security Application Support

The team are responsible for design and implementation of new security technologies and services, and for providing security consulting to business change projects inside and outside of technology, across a wide range of technologies.

These security technologies provide critical services to the business, the wider technology group and to the security function.

Maintaining service availability, ensuring systems are kept up to date, and on-boarding new customers to these security services are the responsibility of the Security Application Support team, supported by the Security Engineering function.

The Security Architecture & Engineering team are also responsible for being aware of the ‘bigger picture’, influencing and implementing designs and solutions that are supportive of security and other longer-term technology strategies. Examples of this include web application infrastructure, Platform as a Service and Public Cloud where opportunities for automation and integration must be identified and implemented.

Purpose of your role

The successful candidate will be experienced in contemporary architecture and engineering practices, agile etc and engage with business change programs, Enterprise Architects and Information Security Managers to provide security subject matter expertise. This is a critical role expected to build and maintain relationships with Enterprise Architects and Information Security Managers to ensure that Cyber Security requirements are captured and implemented within all business change.

The successful candidate will be comfortable working across multiple operating systems, databases, applications, and infrastructure components, and should be proficient in understanding the intricacies of a large financial services business. The role also demands the ability define, mature and manage engagement processes. It may also be required, from time to time, to further develop these processes to ensure full benefit is gained from them – this includes development of reporting capabilities.

The successful candidate will have excellent infrastructure and application technology skills and experience and is preferred to be able to demonstrate having gained this experience working in a security environment, the ability to ‘think and act’ as a security professional.

Key Responsibilities of the Security Solutions Architect role:

  • Ensure that security requirements and controls are embedded into business change
  • Support the architecture of security component services including infrastructure and application design
  • Review and input into the appropriate use of security technologies within the company
  • Work with stakeholders to build security into new designs and patterns
  • Define secure infrastructure and application build/implementations
  • Input to technology security roadmaps and strategy
  • Support the evaluation of new products and vendors during formal and informal processes
  • Input to wider technology stream strategies, design and implementations
  • Ownership of security led projects, and participation in non-security led project activities

Experience and Qualifications Required

  • Experience and strong understanding of security access management principles and standards implementations, such as federation (SAML, oauth etc)
  • Proficient in the contemporary use of IaaS (AWS & Azure) such as compute, storage, network services, containers and serverless computing
  • Understanding of the underlying protocols and technical components used as the basis for security services, including: HTTP, HTTPS, SQL, TCP/IP, Active Directory, LDAP etc
  • Experienced in the definition and delivery of customer facing security controls in a dynamic and complex environment
  • Competent in UNIX and Windows general configuration and operational activities
  • Understanding of traditional database technology and contemporary unstructured data source an advantage.
  • Familiarity with scripting and automation technologies (e.g Terraform, Ansible etc)
  • Ability to draw on experience to question and challenge existing or proposed solutions, the ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Analytical skills with an ability to quickly assimilate new information
  • Strong communication skills with evidence of being in a position responsible for communicating technical issues to non-technical users; such as formal stakeholder engagement/communications

  • Banking or Finance industry related experience desirable
  • BSc/BA in Computer Science, Engineering, Information Systems and/or equivalent formal training or experience.
  • CISSP or equivalent security certification preferred

About you

About Fidelity International

Fidelity International offers investment solutions and services and retirement expertise to more than 2.5 million customers globally. As a privately-held, purpose-driven company with a 50-year heritage, we think generationally and invest for the long term. Operating in more than 25 locations and with $565.7 billion in total assets, our clients range from central banks, sovereign wealth funds, large corporates, financial institutions, insurers and wealth managers, to private individuals.

Our Workplace & Personal Financial Health business provides individuals, advisers and employers with access to world-class investment choices, third-party solutions, administration services and pension guidance. Together with our Investment Solutions & Services business, we invest $437 billion on behalf of our clients. By combining our asset management expertise with our solutions for workplace and personal investing, we work together to build better financial futures.

Our clients come from all walks of life and so do we. We are proud of our inclusive culture and encourage applications from the widest mix of talent, whatever your age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, social background and more.

As a flexible employer, we trust our people to perform their role in the way that works best for them, our clients and our business. We are a disability-friendly company and would welcome a conversation with you if you feel you might benefit from any reasonable adjustments to perform to the best of your ability during the recruitment process and beyond. Data as at 30 June 2020. Read more at https://www.fidelityinternational.com/

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