Security Architect, Winnersh, Wokingham, Berkshire, United Kingdom

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Winnersh, Wokingham, Berkshire, United Kingdom

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United Kingdom


Winnersh, United Kingdom

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Job Title: Security Architect

Locations: Winnersh / Hybrid

Summary of Role:

Raytheon UK are part of Raytheon Technologies, one of the largest aerospace, intelligence services providers, and defence manufacturers in the world. We are seeking to expand our Defence development team which is focussed on the development and integration of strategic intelligence systems for the UK Defence market. These systems address a diverse range of military intelligence and planning needs, and focus on information integration, processing, and visualisation in a geospatial context.

The Security Architect (SecA) will serve within the Information Exploitation section of the Mission Intelligence (MI) business unit. The role requires a versatile individual who can make effective and highly valued contributions to activities across the project lifecycle in Intelligence and Security, Geospatial Intelligence, and deployed IT environments.  The candidate is expected to be capable of operating in a senior technical role working closely with customer and delivery teams; alone and unsupervised if necessary.

Working within our Architecture Office and reporting to the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) & Programme Engineering Manager the successful candidate will be capable of aligning the business strategy and plans with technology and solutions that support the strategy. The SecA needs to be able to talk to both technical experts and wider organisational stakeholders, applying a holistic approach to create solutions that will help the Organisation achieve its goals. The candidate must be a team player who is prepared to lead from the front and work with a multi-national engineering team and the customer community.

Main Duties:

Developing, contributing and management of the security vision, security architecture specifications, security architecture analysis, threat-modelling, security requirements, security standards and design patterns, reference architectures, security strategies and roadmaps
Applying security design principles to develop security architectures
Lead security interactions with senior internal and external stakeholders
Supporting security accreditation of systems or environments
Developing and/or carrying out the strategic direction of security projects to enable execution of the information security strategy
Capturing, expanding, and analysing security requirements
Developing innovative security solutions to enable execution of the long-term security architecture
Driving security technology evaluations and proof-of-concepts
Building strong cross-organizational relationships and effectively influencing the architecture team and stakeholders
Managing the lifecycle of security technologies
Working closely with the other architects to ensure that security is properly embedded in their technology domain architectures
Assisting other architects in peer reviews
Evaluating and assessing risk as part of application and system lifecycle management
Staying current with security technologies and making recommendations for use, based on business value
Advising leadership on Cybersecurity issues, systems, processes, products, and services
Maintaining oversight of the design and implementation of systems to ensure appropriate and effective security controls are included
Serving as a Cybersecurity expert to contribute to the definition of overall system architecture

Essential skills

Able to articulate and solve complex problems and concepts, by interrogating and using data or intelligence to formulate and influence plans
Able to interpret complex business and technical issues and identify and recognise a viable solution or control
Capable of understanding and linking complex and diverse sets of information to inform the response and approach
Expert understanding and can apply security concepts to a technical level, at the highest levels of risk complexity. Effectively translate and accurately communicate security and risk implications at the most senior levels across diverse technical and non-technical stakeholders
Strong management of stakeholders’ expectations across high-risk and complexity or under constrained timescales
Lead design and review solutions to complex problems with the architecture team by defining and challenging patterns and principles
Apply risk methodologies at the most complex levels of risk
Strong knowledge of system architectures. Able to understand and articulate the impact of vulnerabilities on existing and future designs, systems and how easy or difficult it will be to exploit these vulnerabilities
Contribute to and inform developments on security properties in technology. Identify new technologies and design the use of these in the project strategy
Experience of producing and supporting bids
Broad understanding of Cloud hosting and Cloud architectures for one or more major Cloud providers
Experience in, or knowledge of, DevSecOps Tooling and Processes
Strong strategic business acumen and understanding of business strategy and the ability to identify Solutions to deliver that strategy
Self-starter with the ability to appropriately prioritise and plan complex work in a rapidly changing environment
Strong critical thinker with problem solving aptitude
A working knowledge of MoD or Government IT Security environments and requirements at various classifications including SECRET and above.
Holder of current SC clearance, or the ability to gain

Desirable skills of interest

Ability to manage and control the expectations of a diverse set of stakeholders
Knowledge of Enterprise Architecture methodologies such as TOGAF and MODAF or the equivalent
Knowledge of GEOINT and SIGINT, ACINT, MASINT, OSINT, HUMINT and the analysis of the data and information

Good behaviours

Strong Leadership skills with a desire to succeed
Strong interpersonal skills, able to build strong relationships with diverse audiences, including customers and peers. Able to influence multidiscipline teams
Able to facilitate problem solving of complex issues across business units and organisational boundaries, and
Ability to rapidly assimilate information, culture, and process to bring maximum effect in a short space of time.
Good time management, organisation, and prioritisation skills
An inquisitive mind and a desire to promote innovation
A desire to learn and constantly expand your horizons
Ability to work closely with others in a small team
Ability to work under pressure
High degree of initiative and flexibility
Willingness to travel if required

About Raytheon UK

With facilities in Broughton, Waddington, Glenrothes, Harlow, Gloucester, Manchester and a presence across customer sites together with remote working practices. Raytheon UK is invested in the British workforce and the development of UK technology. Across the country Raytheon UK employs over 2,000 people and supports 8,000 jobs. As a prime contractor and major supplier to the UK Ministry of Defence, Raytheon continues to invest in research and development, supporting innovation and technological advances across its core mission areas Weapons & Sensors, and Cyber, Space & Training.

Raytheon UK is a landed company, part of the Raytheon Technologies organisation and sits within the Raytheon Intelligence & Space business.

About Raytheon Technologies

Raytheon Technologies Corporation is an aerospace and defence company that provides advanced systems and services for commercial, military and government customers worldwide. It comprises four industry-leading businesses – Collins Aerospace Systems, Pratt & Whitney, Raytheon Intelligence & Space and Raytheon Missiles & Defence. It’s 195,000 employees enable the company to operate at the edge of known science as they imagine and deliver solutions that push the boundaries in quantum physics, electric propulsion, directed energy, hypersonics, avionics and cyber security. The company, formed in 2020 through the combination of Raytheon Company and the United Technologies Corporation aerospace businesses, is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts.

Raytheon Career Development:

Raytheon has a wealth of resources available to help you develop your career from the moment you join.  Activities range from on-line learning modules, to external training and support for taking professional qualifications relevant to your role.

Standard Benefits:

25 days holiday (increasing to 27 days) + statutory public holidays.
Contributory Pension Scheme (up to 10.5% company contribution).
6 times salary ‘Life Assurance’.
Flexible Benefits scheme.
Discretionary Bonus scheme.
Enhanced family friendly policies.
37hr standard working week, with an early finish on Fridays whilst operating a ‘Hybrid Working Model’*
Canteen facilities are available at Harlow & Glenrothes sites. Manchester & Gloucester offer free snacks & drinks (hot & cold).

* Our Hybrid Working Model supports flexible working arrangements on a formal or informal arrangement, considering both location and/or working hours, subject to business and customer needs.  Please highlight any flexible requirements to our Recruitment team to explore the opportunities.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion:

At Raytheon UK, we’re committed to be building a workforce that represents the true diversity of Britain where all of our colleagues feel enabled to deliver the best work of their lives. We’re proud to be an equal opportunities employer who selects the very best candidates for the job. We truly value the diversity of our workforce work hard to create an inclusive environment where our colleagues can bring the unique skills, experiences and ideas to the table to help us grow our business, create innovative solutions and develop our people.

Our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) act as the eyes and ears into the community they represent and support us in building a truly inclusive business. Our ERGs are open to all colleagues, regardless of background, and include: Raytheon Women’s Network, RayPride, Young Employees Success Network, Raytheon Veterans Network, Raytheon Alliance for Diverse Abilities and RayBAME.

We’re also delighted to have been recognised as a Gold Award Employer as part of the HM’s Armed Forces Covenant and the Human Rights Campaign’s 2021 Corporate Equality Index as a ‘best place to work for LGBTQ Equality’.

All applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other characteristic.

If you need us to make any adjustments to support you during our recruitment process, speak to our recruitment team who will be happy to help.

Raytheon Technologies is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

RTX Raytheon / Equal Opportunity Employer

JBRTX-01592900  2023.03.10

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