Application Security Lead 17 views

The role

We have an exciting opportunity to join our Security & Resilience function working closely within Security and the wider business to define standards for your area of expertise and make sure they’re consistently delivered. We are very excited about our new Agile world and are now ready to start our recruitment into our new roles.


You’ll be a leading figure in one of the biggest workforce changes in Direct Line Group history. This comes with immense potential to learn, develop your skills as you initially see us through a very exciting time of change but also as we move into BAU. You will be valued and looked to for inspiration, with clear goals and autonomy as well as leadership focus being part of your daily role.

Direct Line Group is one of Britain’s leading general insurers, offering millions of customers decades of experience and knowledge. In the history of modern insurance, there has never been a bigger time for change than now, and we work hard to make sure our well-known brands –Direct Line, Churchill, Privilege, NIG and Green Flag are making insurance easier and better value for our customers. We know we can’t do this without our phenomenal people who we appreciate for ideas and thinking as well as results because that’s how we can achieve amazing things!


What we are looking for:

We are looking for someone who is passionate about people development and has a track record of bringing energy and drive to motivate and inspire the people they work with. We want you to build confidence and empower others by encouraging them to work out the answer themselves – rather than telling them what do!

You will need to have strong technical security skills and knowledge to establish what brilliant looks like for your area, and you will be responsible for ensuring everyone delivers to that quality standard. You need to be an excellent communicator and able to engage clearly at the right level and with your colleagues within your chapter and across our business.


What you’ll be doing:

Your main responsibilities will be around designing and safeguarding work standards, providing advice and guidance to the business and security risk management. Building a culture of continuous improvement, experimentation, and innovation you will generate value through ensuring the squads and chapters are able deliver their best possible work.


In addition, you will:

  • Champion Secure by design and embed forward thinking into the Tribes, to support the development of security awareness and promote innovation.
  • Be instrumental in leading threat modelling discussions and working across Tribes to implement this as part of the SDLC to ensure inherently secure systems.
  • Continually look to expand knowledge into new technology areas and deepen your knowledge in at least one technology and security specialism; e.g. API Security, Cloud technologies, threat modelling
  • Be the go-to person for resolving complex business and technical problems.
  • Work with the Master Chapter Area Lead and Tribe Leads on strategy, security design decisions and resourcing.
  • Collaborate with the aligned Tribes on major security decisions that will impact the domain/Tribe.
  • Support the wider CoE and have end to end responsibility for security deliverables and direction, including governance, capacity management and portfolio across the Tribes Domain.
  • Represent Security on Design Authorities, ensuring consistency across the business.

Plus, you will work with Tribe Leads and E-Cals to ensure optimum allocation of people into squads, balancing business priority and people’s growth and development. Additionally, you will also work in collaboration with business leads to identify and implement opportunities for innovation across Tribes that accelerate the DLG transformation.

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