Location
Bristol or London
Department
Business Systems (IT)
About The Role
Reporting into the Head of IT Architecture, the Enterprise Security Architect is responsible for providing cyber risk expertise that will shape the future control environment.  The key objectives of the role are:
  • Strengthening the link between business and technology through early engagement in the strategy process; business case development; and delivery lifecycle to ensure that security risks are considered and addressed through the roadmap
  • Developing a Security Architecture that enables MO to explore and implement security solutions and capabilities that are clearly aligned with business, technology, and threat drivers
  • Providing an independent source of technical expertise to work with the Cyber Security Team and ensure that controls are effective, proportionate, consistent, and deliverable.
Working closely with technical and business colleagues you will:
  • Develop and maintain a security architecture process that enables MO to develop and implement security solutions and capabilities that are clearly aligned with business, technology and threat drivers
  • Develop security strategy plans and roadmaps based on sound enterprise architecture practices
  • Develop and maintain security architecture artefacts (e.g., models, templates, standards, and procedures) that can be used to leverage security capabilities in projects and operations
  • Participate in application and infrastructure projects to provide security-planning advice
  • Track developments and changes in the digital business and threat environments to ensure that they're adequately addressed in security strategy plans and architecture artefacts
  • Review security technologies, tools, and services, and make recommendations to the broader security team for their use, based on security, financial, and operational metrics
  • Validate reference architectures for security best practices and recommend changes to enhance security and reduce risks, where applicable
About You
You will have gained the following experience/skills:
  • You have experience of communicating technical concepts and the risks posed by cyber threats effectively to a non-technical audience
  • You will demonstrate the skills; experience; and gravitas to effectively interact with and challenge technical teams 
  • You have a deep understanding of the evolving internal and external cyber risks faced
  • You are self-motivated and able to work on your own initiative and within a team environment
  • You will have the desire to collaborate to deliver results, and to resolve conflicts expediently with an independent and objective approach
  • You’ll have a good understanding of the issues involved in project development, the language of project managers and, therefore, the ability to engage with the project managers in the deployment of the architecture in a pragmatic way
  • You will have an interest in analysing complex problems and identifying appropriate solutions and options to address them
Minimum Criteria
  • Demonstrable experience in a role of similar responsibility and scale
  • A graduate level qualification in IT or technical subject
  • Relevant professional certification to CISSP, CISM, CISA, CRISC, ISO 27001 Lead Implementer / Auditor etc
  • Proven track record of leadership, preferably with a history of involvement in cyber related transformation projects and the effective development and implementation of new systems and control processes
  • Experience working in collaboration with third party vendors and external cloud service providers
  • Understanding of cyber security incident procedures and security incident management frameworks, processes, and associated response measures
  • Understanding and knowledge of infrastructure; application; and security technologies
About The Company
Motability Operations is a unique organisation, virtually one of a kind. We combine a strong sense of purpose with a real commercial edge to ensure we provide the best possible worry-free mobility solutions to over 630,000 customers and their families across the UK. Customers exchange their higher rate mobility allowance to lease a range of affordable vehicles (cars, wheelchair accessible vehicles, scooters, and powered wheelchairs) with insurance, maintenance and breakdown assistance included. We are the largest car fleet operator in the UK (purchasing around 10% of all the new cars sold in the UK) and work with a network of around 5,000 car dealers and all the major manufacturers. We pride ourselves on delivering outstanding customer service, achieving an independently verified customer satisfaction rating of 9.8 out of 10.
 
We employee around 1200 people who are based across 3 locations: London, Bristol, and Edinburgh, and with our new Hybrid-Working approach,  we support a combination of working remotely from home and from the office 

Our values are at the heart of everything we do, and our people demonstrate these values:
  • Empowerment
  • Empathy
  • Inclusion
  • Forward thinking
  • Excellence
As a Motability Operations team member, the benefits you can expect are:
  • Competitive salary and discretionary annual bonus
  • 15% non-contributory pension (9% non-contributory during probation period)
  • Private healthcare
  • 28 days holiday in addition to bank holidays
  • Life assurance
  • Voluntary benefits such as dental insurance and gym membership
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • A flexible working arrangement between home and the office 
At Motability Operations, we believe in building a diverse workforce, where our people are empowered to attend work as their true selves, and we encourage people from all backgrounds to apply.  We want to sustain a culture that nurtures, where employees are free to flourish and where they’re rewarded equally, regardless of race, nationality or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, or gender. 

We pride ourselves on being an inclusive employer and as such, all our offices provide first rate disability access. With our hybrid working environment, we do our best to accommodate part-time and flexible working requests where possible, building on our culture of trust, empowerment, and flexibility.

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