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Security Architect

BAE Systems UK

Location: Glasgow City

Job Type: Not Specified


Job title: Security Architect

Location: Glasgow, Filton or Portsmouth, or any UK based site. Flexibility to work from home/remote work with ad hoc on-site presence for workshops.

Salary:Up to £80,000 dependent on skills and experience

What you’ll be doing:

    Maintaining a view of the security architecture across our application and information environment

      Ensuring Naval Ships security posture is robust and our risks and required mitigations are clearly understood and documented

        Act as a consultative function to Enterprise Architecture to ensure all solution designs adhere to standards and baselines, taking the lead for security-focused solution designs.

          Delivering and taking ownership of a Security Architecture strategy that underpins the Naval Ships strategy and objectives

            Establishing standards for Security Architectural and providing Security Architectural governance across all technology platforms throughout the organisation

              Providing specialist security advice and recommending approaches across programmes, teams and stakeholders

              Your skills and experiences:

                Strong Knowledge of Information/IT Security activities within the defence sector, maritime or closely linked domain

                  Expert level of cyber security infrastructure technologies, their implementation and configuration

                    IT Security Architecture experience including TOGAF and/or SABSA

                      Conversant with security best practices (including ISO27001 and/or NIST 800-53) and relevant security legislation

                        Will have achieved certification as a CISSP, GIAC or CompTIA Security+ (or equivalent)

                          Strong understanding of Zero Trust methodology

                            Extensive experience of working with internal or external service providers to deliver IT systems in a regulated / accredited environment

                              Experience of working in a complex, multi-site, federated and decentralised organisation


                              You’ll receive benefits including a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. You’ll also have access to additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and employee discounts – you may also be eligible for an annual leave incentive.

                              The IM&T (Information Management & Technology) team:

                              You will be joining at an exciting time as we grow to meet current program needs in the UK and recent export wins including the Hunter Class Frigate for the Australian Navy and the Canadian Surface Combatant.

                              The Security Architect role is responsible for the overall security architecture across Naval Ships.

                              The role is responsible for maintaining a view of the current security estate, developing and communicating our current and future security architectures including areas for improvement and working closely with the IM&T team, Information Security, the wider business, as well as external suppliers.

                              Why BAE Systems?

                              This is a place where you’ll be able to make a real difference. You’ll be part of an inclusive culture that values diversity, rewards integrity, and merit, and where you’ll be empowered to fulfil your potential. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from sections of the community who are currently underrepresented within our industry, including women, ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ individuals.

                              We also want to make sure that our recruitment processes are as inclusive as possible. If you have a disability or health condition (for example dyslexia, autism, an anxiety disorder etc.) that may affect your performance in certain assessment types, please speak to your recruiter about potential reasonable adjustments.”

                              Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and your place of birth may limit those roles you can perform for the organisation.