Lead Enterprise Architect - Security

Job Type IT
Location London - Victoria
Additional Locations Bracknell - Jubilee House
Partnership Level 5
Closing Date 24/09/2020
Vacancy Type Permanent
Salary £74,000.00 - £128,000.00
Salary Frequency Annual
Hours of Work 35


What’s the role about?

Leading the John Lewis Partnership’s (JLP) Security Architecture team will be challenging, fascinating and rewarding. You will be responsible for directing the Partnership's security technology strategy and investment roadmap and will work closely with the CISO to provide insight into security technology trends and methods that can inform risk and threat mitigation plans. You’ll ensure we have a set of technology capabilities that develop in step with our business model and that give the Partnership the right balance of business agility and information security.

We are looking for an experienced enterprise architect with a deep understanding of security approaches in large enterprises, capable of inspiring and empowering teams of architects, engineers and product owners to deliver secure customer propositions that maximise the potential of our two great brands, John Lewis and Waitrose, and the digital and physical experiences we can offer.

What you’ll be doing as a Lead Enterprise Architect:

The JLP Architecture Team is part of the Tech and Change (T&C) Division which supports approximately 70,000 employees, 360 stores, a turnover of over £11bn, and a transformational IT expenditure in excess of £200m pa.

Working for the Head Architect and closely aligned to the Chief Information Security Officer you will enjoy freedom and latitude to:

  • Define and deliver a technology security strategy and architecture that supports the Partnership’s digital transformation through the secure enablement of business agility, data-driven decision making, and extensible capabilities;

  • Increase the value T&C brings to the Partnership through improved operational efficiency and management of technical debt;

  • Ensure best value of technology investments in the portfolio by linking security outcomes with situational awareness, providing the parameters within which technology decisions are made to maximise ROIC;

  • Demonstrate the 'shareholder value' of IT to the wider business through the management of our risk profile within tolerance using the smart application of technology;

  • Become the CISO’s trusted technology adviser and partner, bringing thought leadership and industry experience;

  • Lead the Security Architecture team, providing Partner direction and development as well as ensuring operational efficacy.

Duties and Responsibilities

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