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Enterprise Security Architect

Burgess Hill, United Kingdom
Digital Commerce Technology

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Job Description

You’ll do more than the expected. You’ll do the unexpected.

As an Enterprise Security Architect you will be responsible for secure solution design, evaluation and recommendation of all levels of architecture.  You will work on multiple projects using a variety of technologies and with a number of components and integration points.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide hands-on design, solutions and support to technical project teams

  • Design and oversee security patterns and solutions that provide frameworks, interfaces, and services that can be scaled, extended and reused across multiple platforms

  • Regularly interface with other functional teams' leadership and engineers

  • Deliver significant contribution to setting technology direction, development of architecture and influence in implementation

  • Identify weaknesses in architecture and design

  • Stipulate strategic solutions to reduce risks

  • Ensure security architecture is consistent with industry and enterprise standards

  • Interact with business partners to better understand their objectives and help them understand industry technical landscapes

  • Extend business product innovation through the adoption and implementation of technology

Offer of employment with American Express is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background verification check, subject to applicable laws and regulations.


Required Skills:

  • Advanced Information Security knowledge within several disciplines with strong understanding of relevant supporting architecture domains (business, data, application, technical, integration, etc.)

  • Security solution architecture skills with wide-ranging experience; knowledge within multiple architectural specialties

  • Expertise in designing and implementing scalable solution architectures that perform at a global enterprise scale

  • Experience with Threat Modelling, DevOps, Secure SDLC and a range of software security testing tools

  • Able to share technology subject matter expertise with architects and other engineers across multiple organizations

  • Routinely introduces new and impactful technologies based on research, POC efforts and independent investigation

  • Hands-on secure application development within an enterprise environment


Educational requirement:

  • University Degree or equivalent experience in computer science, computer engineering, or related field; advanced degree preferred

  • Information Security Certification preferred, CISSP or similar

Why American Express?

There’s a difference between having a job and making a difference.


American Express has been making a difference in people’s lives for over 160 years, backing them in moments big and small, granting access, tools, and resources to take on their biggest challenges and reap the greatest rewards.


We’ve also made a difference in the lives of our people, providing a culture of learning and collaboration, and helping them with what they need to succeed and thrive. We have their backs as they grow their skills, conquer new challenges, or even take time to spend with their family or community. And when they’re ready to take on a new career path, we’re right there with them, giving them the guidance and momentum into the best future they envision.


Because we believe that the best way to back our customers is to back our people.


The powerful backing of American Express.

Don’t make a difference without it.

Don’t live life without it.

A competitive benefits offering designed to support our employees’ total health and wellbeing, including:

  • Health care scheme
  • Defined contribution pension plan
  • Dental scheme
  • Virtual GP
  • Life assurance
  • Income protection
  • Core holiday allowance with opportunity to buy or sell additional days
  • Car Allowance/Company Car Option
  • A range of flexible benefits to choose from designed to suit your lifestyle: healthcare plan options, health assessments, critical illness coverage, cycle to work, season ticket loans
  • Employee Discount Portal
  • Back up childcare/adultcare
  • Onsite facilities include; Fitness classes, Health Checks, Digital Health Kiosk, Physiotherapy, Healthy Living Nurse, Wellness Studio, Costa Coffee and subsidised staff restaurant

To complete your application please click on the links below. However, if you require any assistance with the completion of this process – or need any reasonable adjustments to be made – then please contact the Recruitment Team on or 00800 83 000038 (for Russia based candidates 810 800 83 000038).

ReqID: 19001691
Schedule (Full-Time/Part-Time): Full-time
Date Posted: Apr 8, 2019, 8:05:54 AM
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