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Security Architect - Remote UK Wide

Cubic Transportation Systems
United Kingdom
Closing date
23 Sep 2021
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Job Details:

We have an exciting UK Home Based / Remote Working opportunity for a Security Architect to join the Global Information Security functions here at Cubic Transportation Systems. This role leads assurance of cyber resilience controls and provides information security architecture consultancy to multiple Cubic customer projects for new and revised Cloud services, back-office systems and hardware devices within bids and projects. The role will work closely with systems and project engineers, developers, bid teams, internal/ external business stakeholders and project managers across functions both regionally and globally. Reports to Senior Security Architect Lead.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure customer security requirements and responses are developed with engineering and business development teams for customer bids
  • Lead Cubic security response to customer variation requests and ensure customer understanding of the impact of their request against new and existing security risks.
  • Lead the delivery of design and build / operations and maintenance budget requirements for customer bids and variation requests. Ensures financial requirements for cyber resilience controls and security labour estimates are presented in cost models presented to senior Cubic leadership.
  • Lead assurance to ensure security requirements are developed by DevOps, system engineers and other project team staff and are implemented according to Cubic cyber resilience engineering policies and customer needs and ensure that these requirements are supportable and clearly documented.
  • Leads all security risk assessment / business impact analysis/ audit for new and existing business applications or IT infrastructure and leads advice and guidance on the application and operation of physical, procedural and technical security controls within all engineering and IT solutions.
  • Lead information security assurance within design gateways and service transition/ change boards.
  • Champion best practices for application and infrastructure/ architecture design principles for the use of existing and new information security technologies across customer systems.
  • Assure appropriate security support processes are delivered by projects to support service transition.
  • Some manual handling may occasionally be required
  • May be required to work on other Cubic sites and datacentres
  • Comply with Cubic’s values and adherence to all company policy and procedures.  In particular, comply with the code of conduct, quality, security and occupational health, safety and environmental policies and procedures.
  • In addition to the duties and responsibilities listed, the job holder is required to perform other duties assigned by their manager from time-to-time, as may be reasonably required of them.

Minimum Job Requirements:



  • Degree or equivalent qualifications/experience
  • Certification as an Information Security professional (e.g. IISP/CISA/CISM/CISSP/CCSP/ ISA)
  • Current driving licence


  • A university degree in a numerate subject (e.g. computer science, maths, engineering, natural science)
  • Information privacy/ data protection – CIPPE/ + CIPM
  • HMG IA qualifications/ CLAS; CREST-registered penetration tester and/or security architect
  • ITIL v3/ Prince2 foundation level/ TOGAF
  • Security and IT infrastructure/ networking vendors’ certifications



  • Solid exposure of taking a leading role in the establishment and implementation of security architecture, policies and procedures.
  • Experience of secure development lifecycles (SDLC)
  • Good understanding of enterprise-scale security management process and infrastructure
  • Exposure to current IT Security standards and regulations such as PCI-DSS, ISO 27001, SOX, DPA
  • Exposure to enterprise IT infrastructure and tools (e.g. MS Windows Server, Cisco, Oracle Solaris, Linux)
  • Superior network infrastructure and protocol knowledge


  • Experience of transactional revenue, embedded, smartcards and mobile payment systems
  • Knowledge / experience of security architecture of major public cloud services e.g. Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud, Cloud Access Service Brokers e.g. Okta
  • Knowledge of cryptographic services
  • Knowledge of wider security, audit, risk and compliance standards e.g. PCI-P2PE, PCI-POI-PTS, ISO 27701, ISO27005, ISO31000, NIST, GDPR and governance/ risk/ compliance tools
  • Requirements analysis and tracing tools such as DOORS and SD Elements; OneTrust privacy tool
  • Understanding of security within DevOps and waterfall project methods, product development
  • Experience of application security testing tools and devops frameworks, e.g. SonarQube, JIRA, static & dynamic code analysis/ “fuzzing”
  • Development tools/ environments; Java, Visual Studio, C#
  • In depth understanding of information security control tools, e.g. Splunk, Crowdstrike, Trend Micro DeepSecurity, Imperva WAF, Tenable.IO/ Nessus, TripWire, Cisco IPS, F5, Centrify
  • Experience of quality management systems and external audit standards e.g. ISO 9001, ISAE3402

Personal Qualities

  • Must be able to work effectively and uphold professional standards and confidentiality with Cubic internal and external customers as well as staff at all levels of the organisation.  The role will also be required to work with security vendors, Cubic suppliers and customers.
  • Self-motivated, able to work on own initiative and as part of a matrix team, unsupervised, and be recognized by their peers as inspirational and the “go-to” person for solving problems.
  • Able to juggle multiple tasks with deftness and attention to deadlines.
  • Strong analytical and influencing skills to assess demand for change and ensure that the necessary controls are in place to deliver successfully.
  • An enthusiasm for new technologies and their application for both business and consumers.
  • A natural curiosity and a passion for learning new skills “on the job”. A continuous improvement mindset.
  • The tenacity to keep going when things get difficult, an optimistic and upbeat personal manner
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills in English.
  • A degree of flexibility required in working time due to supporting a 24/7 operation and to liaise with colleagues in multiple time zones.
  • Candidate will be required to complete basic security checks.


Our Mission

Cubic is a technology-driven, market-leading global provider of innovative, mission-critical solutions that reduce congestion and increase operational effectiveness and readiness through superior situational understanding.

Our Vision

We are the global market leader by Winning the Customer and Living One Cubic.

Our Purpose

Our TEAMS innovate to make a positive difference in people's lives.

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