Security Architect

0-2 years
28 days ago 11 Applied
Job Description

Job Title : Security Architect

Location: Chennai

About Barclays

Barclays is a British universal bank. We are diversified by business, by different types of customers and clients, and by geography. Our businesses include consumer banking and payments operations around the world, as well as a top-tier, full service, global corporate and investment bank, all of which are supported by our service company which provides technology, operations and functional services across the Group.

Risk and Control Objective

Take ownership for managing risk and strengthening controls in relation to the work you do

Working Flexibly

We're committed to providing a supportive and inclusive culture and environment for you to work in. This environment recognises and supports ways to balance your personal needs, alongside the professional needs of our business. Providing the opportunity for all our employees, globally to work flexibly empowers each of us to work in a way that suits our lives as well as enabling us to better service our customers and clients needs. Whether you have family commitments or you're a carer, or whether you need study time or wish to pursue personal interests, our approach to working flexibly is designed to help you balance your life. If you would like some flexibility, then please discuss this with the hiring manager, and your request will be reviewed subject to business needs.

Hybrid Working

Remote Role

At Barclays, we offer a hybrid working experience that blends the positives of working alongside colleagues at our onsite locations, together with working from home. We have a structured approach to hybrid working meaning that colleagues work at an onsite location on fixed, anchor, days of the week, for a minimum of two days a week or more, as set by the business area (or nearest equivalent if working part-time hours).

For this specific role, the onsite working requirement is one day a week, which is a role-based exception due to the requirements of the role. Please discuss the working pattern requirements for the role you are applying for with the hiring manager. Please note that as we continue to embed our hybrid working environment, we remain in a test and learn phase, which means that working arrangements may be subject to change on reasonable notice to ensure we meet the needs of our business.


As a member of the Security Architecture, Cloud & Innovation team, a Security Architect focusses on the global technology estate, ensuring that the estate is designed and built to appropriate levels of security, through production and maintenance of security reference architectures, patterns and principles.

What will you be doing

  • Work in a highly collaborative team to solve complex business needs in secure ways.
  • Focus on Secure by Design to guide the organisation to the right balance of operational & secure approaches.
  • Use your experience & ability to quickly learn about new technologies to define secure approaches to enterprise-wide challenges
  • Shape strategy and drive consistent implementations that enable the business to pursue their digital and cloud agenda, securely.
  • Collaborate with architects, application and infrastructure teams, helping to shape secure business solutions and adopt strategic security components and services.
  • Work alongside the bank's broader security teams, assisting in the development of relevant plans and roadmaps.
  • Liaise with teams across Barclays for impacted/proposed services to ensure security, risk and regulatory requirements are met.
  • Define security reference architectures, which define global security capability strategy for the organisation, ensuring that these align with enterprise strategy and goals.
  • Provide security input and/or run security product assessments and RFPs.
  • Guide the implementation approach for the implementation of new core security tooling
  • Assess whether new products and solutions align with Enterprise Architecture mandates, business strategy, security strategy

What We're Looking For

  • Experience in defining security reference architectures and security integration patterns.
  • Identifying gaps within the Bank's security posture and evolving these into strategic funded deliverables.
  • Ability to define security principles and requirements aligning back to reference architectures.
  • Exposure to conducting security based assessments of products and services for RFIs/RFPs.
  • Ability to define product strategies and roadmaps, ensuring alignment with Enterprise strategy.
  • Working collaboratively with colleagues to scope and define strategic aims for security projects, programmes and portfolios of activity.
  • Experience in providing technical guidance and direction across a portfolio of work.
  • Minimum educational qualification - Graduate/ Postgraduate

Skills That Will Help You In The Role

  • A willingness to learn new technologies/skills, an ability to fuse together different priorities and the interpersonal skills to manage key stakeholders. You don't need to be an expert in all aspects of the following, but will be expected to operate within this context.
  • A strong understanding / experience of, security strategies and technologies in a large Enterprise (preferably in the financial sector).
  • Exposure to modern, large scale architecture patterns.
  • Ability to work alongside a DevOps operating model and associated tools (e.g. JIRA)
  • Ability to identify Threat Vectors in enterprise or cloud environments and design associated security/controls.
  • Knowledge of Enterprise security frameworks such as NIST Cybersecurity Framework.
  • Knowledge of Cyber-attack phases (e.g. Cyber Kill Chain and/or Mitre Att&ck Framework).
  • Knowledge of a broad range of security capabilities, technologies and concepts (e.g. cryptography, data security, network security, endpoint security, security penetration testing, identity and access management, vulnerability management etc).
  • Understanding of the interplay between cyber security risk factors, regulatory requirements and changing technology landscape for the financial services sector.
  • Knowledge of cyber threats, adversarial techniques and vulnerabilities, both current and past, with the ability to innovate and contribute to the application or upgrade of controls and standards to both business and security solutions in order to maintain or increase the Bank's security posture.
  • Knowledge of risk management processes (e.g. methods for assessing and mitigating risk).
  • Skill in designing countermeasures to identified security risks.
  • Knowledge of cybersecurity and privacy principles and organisational requirements (relevant to confidentiality, integrity and availability).

Where will you be working


Be More at Barclays

At Barclays, each day is about being more as a professional, and as a person. Be More @ Barclays represents our core promise to all current and future employees. It's the characteristic that we want to be associated with as an employer, and at the heart of every employee experience. We empower our colleagues to Be More Globally Connected, working on international projects that improve the way millions of customers handle their finances. Be More Inspired by working alongside the most talented people in the industry, and delivering imaginative new solutions that are redefining the future of finance. Be More Impactful by having the opportunity to work on cutting-edge projects, and Be More Valued for who you are.

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Purpose, Values and Mindset

We deploy finance responsibly to support people and businesses, acting with empathy and integrity, championing innovation and sustainability, for the common good and the long term.

Our values underpin everything we do: Respect, Integrity, Service, Excellence and Stewardship.


We harness the power of diversity and inclusion in our business, trust those we work with, and value everyone's contribution.


We operate with honesty, transparency and fairness in all we do.


We act with empathy and humility, putting the people and businesses we serve at the centre of what we do.


We champion innovation, and use our energy, expertise and resources to make a positive difference.


We prize sustainability, and are passionate about leaving things better than we found them.

Our Mindset shapes how we take action, living by our Values, driven by our Purpose, always with our customers and clients at the heart of what we do; our Mindset is to Empower, Challenge and Drive.


Trust and support each other to deliver. Make decisions with those closest to the topic. Include diverse perspectives. Celebrate success and learn from failure.


Question whether things can be done better. Use insights based on data to inform decisions. Be curious about how we can adapt and improve. Speak up and be open to alternative viewpoints.


Focus on outcomes. Deliver with pace. Be passionate and ambitious about what we do. Take personal responsibility. Actively build collaborative relationships to get things done.

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