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Enterprise Security Architect
Location UK - Royston
Sector Corporate
Requisition Number 7571
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IT Security Architect 

Royston, Hertfordshire – Flexible Working with additional offices in London, Reading and Teesside


Circa. £65 - 80K Base Salary + Bonus + Pension and Benefits

Competitive Package of £85-105K

Job Family: IT.

Johnson Matthey are actively seeking an IT Security Architect based from our Royston, Hertfordshire office on a permanent basis. Likewise, the role can be based from one of our offices in Teesside, London or Reading coupled with home working.

We need driven individuals passionate about Security Architecture seeking a greenfield opportunity and career development within a growing team.

The purpose of the IT Security Architect role is to contribute to the successful delivery of a global architecture within and across Johnson Matthey. The IT Security Architect will conduct analysis, then review any ‘gaps’ to present capabilities and architecturally design solutions to close these gaps, costing each solution.

Key responsibilities: 

  • Develop and maintain a security architecture process that enables JM 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

  • 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

  • Conduct or facilitate threat modelling of services and applications that tie to the risk and data associated with the service or application

  • Participate in application and infrastructure projects to provide security-planning advice

  • Draft security procedures and standards to be reviewed and approved by executive management and formally authorized by the CISO

  • Determine baseline security configuration standards, e.g. Principles for OS hardening, network segmentation, identity and access management (IAM), etc…

Background and experience needed:

  • Previous experience as an IT Architect in a large multi-national organisation

  • Familiar with a wide range of EA techniques, methodologies and frameworks (including but not restricted to SABSA, TOGAF & ArchiMate).

  • Hands on experience of managing security infrastructure – e.g. firewalls, IPS/IDS, Web Application Firewalls, Endpoint Protection, SIEM, SOC

  • Experience of reviewing application code for security vulnerabilities

  • Full IT stack knowledge for applications, databases, operating systems, Hypervisor technology, IP networks, storage, backup media, appliances, containers, API’s, micro Services

  • Hands on experience of IAM services on premise and in cloud

  • Strong knowledge of ITIL and ITSM disciplines

  • Experience of regulatory standards and frameworks, such as ISO27001, NIST, ITAR, HIPAA, PCI, GDPR)

Johnson Matthey IT (JM IT) is Johnson Matthey’s global IT function responsible for ensuring that our IT capabilities are not only able to support and integrate technologies but can also offer insight into future IT tools that could provide us with a competitive edge and improved operating efficiencies.

A little about us

Johnson Matthey is a FSTE100 multinational speciality chemicals and sustainable technologies business headquartered in the UK. Our vision is for a world that's cleaner and healthier; today and for future generations. We apply our cutting-edge science to create solutions with our customers that make a real difference to the world around us.

How to apply: 

A full job description is available on request from  If you have the necessary skills and experience to join our team, please apply online

Johnson Matthey Plc is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief.


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