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Head of Software Security Engineering

  • Hybrid (London office 3 days)
  • £150-180,000 + 30% bonus

Global asset management business seeks a European Head of Security Engineering and Architecture. The team is currently 14 people and it consists mainly of security engineers (with just a small security architecture sub team). The team is responsible for designing, implementing and maintaining security technologies across the organisation in the European region.

The role will require you to manage the team and their workload across several different large scale projects. Current projects include an authentication project (AuthO) and a separate project to build a bespoke piece of software in React which will be rolled out globally across the organisation. The cloud estate is in AWS and the team is responsible for providing expert technical support and ensuring that the cloud environment is operating reliably.

The successful candidate will have a background in Software Engineering and IT delivery before moving into Security and progressing into a senior role. You should have team management experience, and strong AWS skills. Ideally you will have worked in a banking or financial services firm previously, and will be used to working with both business and regulatory needs.  Experience with authentication systems is beneficial.   You should have vision, experience of managing senior stakeholders, and strong influencing, persuading and collaboration soft skills.

Hybrid working (3 days in London office) available, base salary £150-180k + 30% bonus + excellent benefits.



We seek individuals from a diverse talent pool and encourage applicants from underrepresented groups to apply to our vacancies. Our commitment to fair recruitment processes means that we welcome applicants from all backgrounds, regardless of their lived experience or personal characteristics. We also invite applicants who meet most of the listed requirements, even if not all, to apply. If you require any adjustments to the application process, please let us know.

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