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Lead Security Architect

Date: 13-Sep-2022

Location: Oxford/ Hybrid, GB

Company: Nominet

We’re Nominet – a world-leading domain name registry. For over 25 years, we’ve been operating at the heart of internet infrastructure. While we're best known for running .UK domains, we also help protect public services from cyber threat.

Our aim is to create a world which is more connected, inclusive and secure. We know that technology has the power to transform lives by creating opportunities and providing support where it’s needed most.

As a public benefit company, our work funds the ability to make a positive impact on society. We’ve donated millions to projects that use technology to improve peoples’ lives and have committed to delivering £60m worth of support over the next three years.

We understand the impact the Internet has on the environment and are committed to helping the UK reach Net Zero by 2050. We’re already a Carbon Neutral company through offsetting our emissions and will continue to work on reducing our footprint.


About the role: 


Security and resilience are top priorities as Nominet systems are integral to the continued operations of the Internet. This new role covers broad aspects of security architecture, you will help shape future security operations, working on services of high complexity and risk, making decisions to enable the business to achieve its needs.   


You will managing a small team to of likeminded individuals who are proud to help safeguard Nominet’s infrastructure and data systems by ensuring best practice security architecture and the secure development of our private, public and hybrid cloud environments.  


The essential bits: 


You will have a coaching style of leadership, supporting and encouraging ongoing development with a growth mind set and the ability to lead the translation of business requirements into functional and non-functional security controls and designs. 


You will have experience of leading complex architectural initiatives and identifying areas for security improvement backed by impeccable knowledge of security systems architecture and principles of good software development 


Extensive experience and understanding of architectural principles around Infrastructure and Cloud technologies. 


About you and your experience: 


You will have experience of managing a team through a coaching and collaborative approach, coupled with impeccable experience of managing business change at a strategic level to improve security within design, development and testing lifecycle.  


You will be an expert in understanding and can apply security concepts to a technical level, at the highest levels of risk complexity and effectively plan, problem solve and use initiative to foresee and mitigate issues. 


It would be great if you had demonstrable experience working in security, 3 years within security architecture and security qualifications such as CISSP, SABSA/TOGAF or CISM, would be advantageous but we recognise that this can be replaced by good quality experience in the workplace. 


What’s in it for you?  


The Nominet way of working empowers our people to flex between home and the office. We operate on a Hybrid basis. This empowers everyone to take ownership day to day, balancing the needs of our people and business. You will be required to come into the Oxford office for key activities to ensure we have a collaborative and connected working environment.  
Pension match to 7%, performance related bonus scheme, private medical insurance, 30 days annual leave, reward portal, support to buy tech equipment tax free, holiday buy and sell  scheme, discounted shopping, on-site gym and shower facilities, Medi-cash (claiming cash back on things like optical, dental, inoculations and prescriptions), Employee Assistance Program, Dental Insurance, Health Assessments, Cycle2Work scheme, free- on site car parking, broad range of tools and resources to support your personal and professional development, Nominet Give Hub.  We also have an active Social Committee.


Data protection

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Equal opportunities

Cybersecurity is a community effort. That’s why we’re committed to building an inclusive, diverse community that celebrates and welcomes everyone – unless they’re a cybercriminal, of course.

We’re proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, and we’d encourage you to join us whatever your background.

We consider everyone equally: your race, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, ability, marital status, nationality, or any other protected characteristic won’t affect your application.

We want to give you every opportunity to show us your best self, so if there are any adjustments we could make to the recruitment and selection process to support you, please let us know.

Security checks

All roles working for Nominet will be subject to a Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) check. Some roles due to the nature of their work, will require additional security clearance.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we sometimes close our vacancies early. It is therefore advisable to apply as early as possible if you would like to be considered for a role with us.

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