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Closing Date

2022-02-04 00:00:00


Security Architect - Cloud (hybrid or remote)

  • About Us


    The world isn’t standing still, and neither is Allstate. We’re moving quickly, looking across our businesses and brands and taking bold steps to better serve customers’ evolving needs. That’s why now is an exciting time to join our team. You’ll have opportunities to take risks, challenge the status quo and shape the future for the greater good.


    You’ll do all this in an environment of excellence and the highest ethical standards – a place where values such as integrity, inclusive diversity and accountability are paramount. We empower every employee to lead, drive change and give back where they work and live. Our people are our greatest strength, and we work as one team in service of our customers and communities.


    Allstate operate a very flexible hybrid working policy that will allow you to design your working week in collaboration with your manager with a blend of remote and office working for NI based employees as well as condensed working patterns (4 day week/9 day fortnight). Employees based in GB will be employed on a permanent remote working contract.


    Join our team and you’ll find challenge and reward in a culture of innovation, support and balance. 





    Belfast / Derry - Londonderry / Strabane / Remote, GB



    Your role in the team


    As expert Cloud Security Architect you will be part of a team of high performing Security Architects and be responsible for integrating security into Allstate’s Transformative Growth Plan.  This role will work

    closely with the cloud platform teams, cloud architects and business partners to help deliver on core capabilities with a security first mindset.


    • Collaborate with and provide technical and professional leadership and coaching to Solution Architects, Delivery Managers, and Lead Engineers 
    • Help drive and communicate Security Architecture technology strategy to leaders and knowledge workers via architecture patterns, roadmaps, conceptual diagrams and solution documents 
    • Provide detailed security technical subject matter expertise on one or more technologies contributing to complex design decisions and detailed problem analysis.
    • Provide technical leadership over large or complex security engineering initiatives where multiple technological disciplines are involved.
    • Influence Senior leadership from business and technology disciplines, presenting and delivering highly complex solutions as needed.
    • Apply the security reference architecture toward the design, deployment and support of highly complex systems that deliver business value
    • Define end-to-end Security Architecture to enable both Business and Technology teams to build collaborative solutions that uses Application Design, Integration Services, Data security, Hybrid or Cloud Native Architecture on-premise and Private/Public Cloud services 
    • Work with strategic vendors and partners to review and influence product roadmaps, strategies, and plans to ensure alignment with Allstate needs, both current and future.
    • Help identify opportunities to enhance process and technology solutions. Help define the case for change by highlighting the potential business/customer benefits.
    • Collaborate with clients and partners to define technology strategies and approaches. Thoroughly understand DevOps ideologies while driving and communicating change supporting DevOps/SecOps methodology within the organization
    • Support vendor selection and analysis process by evaluating vendor architecture's fit within the Allstate ecosystem



    So, what are the essential criteria to apply?


    • All candidates must evidence an existing right to work in the UK
    • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent industry experience; May also have advanced degree
    • 4+ years technical experience in architecting public, private or hybrid cloud solutions.  Have an understanding of the services offerings with Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, Google cloud platform (GCP) and/or pivotal cloud foundry (PCF) 
    • Solid experience in documenting cloud security roadmaps, guiding principles and target-state architectures
    • Familiar with creation and maintenance of cloud security architecture directional statements/artifacts that can be leveraged by enterprise products and solutions
    • Ability to provide security solution design and review for enterprise solutions
    • Ability to create security requirements for cloud-based solutions
    • Ability to learn new technologies and help integrate them successfully into the workflow
    • Experience influencing technical teams
    • Organized, responsive and highly thorough problem solver; willingness to work in a distributed team and be a mentor to junior architects and engineers
    • Experience of strategy development and execution
    • Working knowledge of cloud providers e.g. AWS, Azure, Google Cloud Platform
    • Possess clear understanding of security protocols and standards and have experience with software and security architectures



    We also have some desirable criteria


    • Professional architecture or security certification such as Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), AWS Certified Solution Architect Associate/Professional or other similar credentials
    • Experience with Source Code Management and CI/CD; experience with common scripting languages like Bash, Python, and/or Ruby
    • Solid experience with cloud security strategy, cloud provider ecosystems (AWS/Azure/GCP) and migrating Enterprise from traditional data center Infrastructure, Application and Data designs to hybrid or fully-cloud enabled practices
    • Experience with containers such as Docker and container orchestration, Kubernetes preferred
    • Experience with container image security and best security practices for Linux/UNIX Windows servers
    • Knowledge of cloud networking architecture, cloud operations, cloud-based identity access and management, security, automation and orchestration



    What we offer


    As Digital DNA’s Workplace of the Year 2020 winners, we offer a generous benefits package that includes flexible annual leave entitlement, dental and healthcare insurance, an attractive pension package and discounts on gym memberships, public transport and parking.


    Allstate invests heavily in your development, as an employee you will have access to multiple world-class learning platforms and courses from our award-winning in-house Learning & Development team.


    We pride ourselves in providing clear career paths and opportunities for internal mobility allowing you to further develop within the organisation.


    We encourage a better work life balance and you’ll have the opportunity to apply for various flexible working arrangements.



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    Statement on Fair Employment and Equal Opportunities


    Allstate NI wishes to ensure equal opportunity is given to all job applicants.  This company will not discriminate on the grounds of race, gender (including gender reassignment status), sexual orientation, religious belief, political opinion, marital status, age or disability.


    We are an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons. However, as women are currently under-represented in our workforce, we would particularly welcome applications from women. All appointments will be made on merit.


    Applicants should note Allstate NI complete AccessNI background checks on all candidates offered a position.



    The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 4th February 2022

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