Enterprise Architect

Sophos Plc
Abingdon, UK
29 Aug 2019
12 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Sophos Overview - Cybersecurity Evolved

As a worldwideleader in next-generation cybersecurity, Sophos protects nearly 400,000 organizations ofall sizes in more than 150 countries from today's most advanced cyberthreats. Powered by SophosLabs - a global threat intelligence and data science team - Sophos' cloud-native and AI-enhanced solutions secure endpoints (laptops, servers and mobile devices) and networks against evolving cybercriminal tactics and techniques, including automated and active-adversary breaches, ransomware, malware, exploits, data exfiltration, phishing, and more. The award-winning Sophos Central cloud-based platform integrates Sophos' entire portfolio of best-of-breed products, from the Intercept X endpoint solution to the XG Firewall, into a single system called Synchronized Security. Sophos products are exclusively available through a global channel of more than 47,000 partners and Managed Service Providers (MSPs). Sophos also makes its innovative commercial technologies available to consumers via Sophos Home. The company is headquartered in Oxford, U.K., and is publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange under the symbol "SOPH."

Job Purpose

As a security company, Sophos takes its own security very importantly and has an internal IT Security team which focuses on protecting Sophos' own systems and infrastructure.

This role is for a cybersecurity architect to join this team, reporting into the Security and Risk Manager.

This a great opportunity to help secure a world-leading security company. As you'd expect you'll be joining an organisation that takes security seriously. You will get the opportunity to work with some world-leading experts from across the company in a fast-paced & exciting environment where security is a priority.

Main Duties

As part of this role you will need to:
  • Lead:
    • Our security variance programme.
    • Our security remediation programme.
    • Our security architecture review programme.
  • Contribute to:
    • The Sophos group-wide risk register.
    • The development of security policy, standards, procedures and documentation.
    • Investigation & root cause analysis of security events & incidents escalated from our security operation centre.
    • Expert Training and knowledge transfer to peers, the security operations centre and the wider IT team.
    • Staff education and awareness.
  • Have and maintain an expert knowledge of:
    • Infosec industry trends and developments and advise on changes to the threat landscape.
    • The relevant legislative, contractual, compliance and technical information security requirements.
  • Project manage and plan the work of cross-functional teams on cybersecurity & compliance projects.
  • Articulate complex technical security issues into business focused terms and communicate with senior stakeholders across the business.
  • Identify, proposes and initiate improvements to the organisations security posture.
  • Assist and mentor other team members.

Special Conditions
  • Occasionally required to be available out-of-hours.

Organisational Responsibility
  • Works closely with Internal Audit, Legal and the IT team.
  • Advices managers and teams across the business on security risk and compliance.
  • Reports to the Strategy and Risk Manager.


  • Educated to bachelor degree level

  • Security-related professional certification (CISSP, etc)

Skills and Experience

  • Expertise in IT security risk management in a business context with practical experience developing and implementing appropriate mitigation strategies.
  • Significant experience in a senior security role.
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong project management and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, rapidly evolving company environment.
  • Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills - ability to communicate across and up the organization including internal communication to gain buy-in on security strategy.

  • Knowledge of Sophos products.
  • Experienc working in a global environment
  • Experience securing an AWS environment

Equal Opportunities

Sophos is committed to equality opportunity in all areas of its work. All qualified applicants will be treated in a fair and equalmanner and in accordance with the law regardless of gender, marital status, race, religion, colour, age, disability or sexual orientation.

If you choose to explore this opportunity, and subsequently share your CV or other personal details with Sophos, these details will be held by Sophos for 12 months in accordance with our data protection policy which can be found here and used by our recruitment team to contact you regarding this or other relevant opportunities at Sophos. If you would like Sophos to delete or update your details at any time, please reply to this or other emails from Sophos clearly stating your request, or follow the steps set out in the data protection policy describing your individual rights.

This job was originally posted as www.totaljobs.com/job/87278233

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