Cloud Security Architect

at Lloyds Banking Group
Published January 7, 2023
Location Edinburgh
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  


End Date

Friday 03 February 2023

Salary Range

£52,912 - £66,140

We support agile working – click here for more information on agile working options.

Agile Working Options

Flexible / Variable Hours, Other Agile Working Arrangements / Open to Discussion

Job Description Summary


Job Description

Cloud Security Architect

Lloyds Banking Group

Edinburgh, Leeds, London, Halifax, Bristol, Manchester We’re happy with home working the majority of the time, however you’ll need to be in office 2 days per week under your own cost. 

Salary & Benefits: The base salary banding for this role is £61,176 - £84,117 in London and £52,912 to £72,754 outside of London plus annual personal bonus, 15% employer pension contribution, 4% flexible cash pot, private medical insurance, 30 days holiday plus bank holidays.

We also offer flexible working hours, agile working practices flexibility to suit your lifestyle and ensure a good work-life balance.

Who are Lloyds Banking Group and where does this role sit?

We’re on the mission to build the bank of the future, and we need your help do it! We’re redefining what a bank is from the inside out. Our technology, our culture, and our mind-set is changing to craft a true engineering-led organisation.

Calling all Cloud Security Architects! We are excited to confirm expansion of the Cloud Services team to support the immediate delivery of a number of key security services across our public cloud environments at Lloyds Banking Group.

As we continue to support security for the bank, we are building a Cloud focussed centre of excellence within GCIO IT Cyber Security

Specific activities which you’ll be responsible for include things like;

  • Daily running, managing, configuring, monitoring and optimising of the Cloud native security offerings (e.g. Azure Security Centre, MCAS, Google Security Command Centre, amongst others.) of the various Public Clouds

  • Identifying, reporting on and remediating (where relevant and appropriate) any vulnerabilities/non-compliance/recommendations.

  • Supporting the development of policy as code, automation of reporting requirements alongside other continuous improvement initiatives that may be identified

  • Providing strong and resilient business solutions that safeguard our business and customers from security threats

  • Producing high-level and low-level designs for security related cloud products and features

  • Reviewing existing deployments and identifying gaps or beneficial additions

What do we need to see from applicants?

  • Cloud experience: Google Cloud (priority), Azure (priority), AWS

  • Previous experience in a security focused role

  • Able to review architecture proposals as they are presented, calling out issues and security concerns

  • Following security-by-design principles

  • Working in a DevOps/Automation centric environment

  • Able to operate as a self-starter, able to manage their workload and identify and plan their next tasks

  • Understanding and securing API-based architectures

  • Securing GKE/Istio (Kubernetes)

  • Platform/Infrastructure Security (not Application Development)

  • Cryptography – Keys, certificates

  • Secret management solutions and techniques

  • Network security – WAF/WAP/Firewalls

What can I expect in Return?

We're dedicated to giving you opportunities and support to develop you both professionally and personally to optimise your potential!

As a new colleague to the team, you’ll join us on our journey to build a 21st century bank that reflects modern Britain and craft an inclusive culture where all colleagues feel encouraged and valued.

We're committed to building a workforce which reflects the diversity of the customers and communities we serve, and to building an inclusive environment where all our colleagues can be themselves and succeed on merit. We support the principles of agile working and equal opportunity and are happy to consider flexible working arrangements.

Together we’ll make it possible!

At Lloyds Banking Group, we're driven by a clear purpose; to help Britain prosper. Across the Group, our colleagues are focused on making a difference to customers, businesses and communities. With us you'll have a key role to play in shaping the financial services of the future, whilst the scale and reach of our Group means you'll have many opportunities to learn, grow and develop.

We're focused on creating a values-led culture and are committed to building a workforce which reflects the diversity of the customers and communities we serve. Together we’re building a truly inclusive workplace where all of our colleagues have the opportunity to make a real difference.

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