Chief Security Architect

Job Introduction
The Chief Security Architect will oversee and direct the design, build, and evolution of the
secure cloud computing architecture in AWS that all areas of the Reach businesses rely on if they are to operate in a flexible and agile fashion. It is the cloud architect who has the
knowledge and capability required to craft cloud solutions to meet and exceed the
requirements of the organisation.

This role is 100% Home Based (UK & Ireland Only)

So, who are we?
Every day our newsbrands – national and regional, in print and online – reach millions of people up and down the country. We are the UK’s largest news publisher and 6th largest digital organisation.
There are 47m online readers in the UK, 30.8m of who get local news from the Live network – 65% of all adults. Our network of over 70 websites provides 24/7 coverage of news, sport and showbiz stories, with 8.1 billion page views per year.

Role Responsibility
Responsible, on behalf of the CIO, for strategic security technology decisions and directing the selection and effective implementation of security technologies and services to meet the needs of the business as it develops and evolves over time. Leads ‘Security at the core’ design principle and enables others to follow. Seen as the ‘go to’ person for all matters regarding cloud security.

The ideal candidate
Your Experience and Responsibilities:
Translating project and business specific requirements into a cloud structure that align to those needs whilst giving due consideration to resource usage and scalability
based on AWS
Collaborating with business clients to understand their objectives and to implement cloud strategies designed to exceed those outcomes
Designing the cloud environment from a holistic point of view, ensuring it meets all of the company’s requirements
Embedding Security at the heart of the Software Development LifeCycle for
colleagues and third parties
Advocating a cloud native approach to Security services and resources to deliver maximum value to the business
Maintaining and leading adoption and the embracing of cloud security standards and
policies
Overseeing cloud security and compliance reporting to recognised industry best practice
Enabling cloud economics that ensure the structure is operating at optimal efficiency
Completing the integration of new applications into the cloud environment
Conducting migration, where necessary, to bring tools and other elements into the cloud
Provisioning, maintaining, monitoring, and managing tasks within this implemented cloud structure
Offering training and guidance to all whose roles bring them into contact with the cloud structure
Scanning horizon with cloud and vendor partners for new offerings to drive innovation and remain ahead of the competition
Collaborating with areas of the business, not typically engaged by members of the CIO office in an attempt to maximise value generation
Build momentum with junior members of the team to build careers within cloud security

Package Description
We are offering a competitive salary and benefits including;
100% Home Based (UK & Ireland Only)
Help to save for your retirement – join our pension scheme and we’ll match contributions up to 6%
25 days’ holiday per year when you join. After three, five and ten years’ service with Reach, you’ll accrue one additional day of annual leave. We also have a Holiday Purchase Scheme
Giving back day – an additional day’s leave each year to support a cause close to your heart
Enhanced family leave – including maternity, paternity and adoption – and you’ll be eligible after just six months’ employment
Private Healthcare Cash Plan – free health cash plan so you can claim back cash for a range of medical expenses
A “share” in our future
As one of the UK’s top 50 Inclusive Employers, everyone’s invited to join our events, programmes and networks to celebrate diversity and build an environment where all our people can thrive
Wellbeing support – including a 24/7 assistance programme for you and your family, a free subscription to mindfulness app Headspace and access to free mental health coaching through Sanctus
We are a FTSE 250 Company, and also a member of the 30% Club, a global campaign aimed at increasing gender diversity at board and senior management

Job Information

Job Reference: 011488_1646824504
Salary: Negotiable
Salary From: £
Salary To: £
Job Industries: IT
Job Locations: England
Job Types: Permanent
Job Skills: Reach, Reach Plc
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