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Application Security Architect - Insurance

£80,000 to £100,000

Home counties / Permanent / Ref: GE - 3005


My client a leading insurer with a long standing UK presence is currently searching for an Application Security Architect to join them on a permanent basis in greater London. The Application Security Architect is a direct report of the Head of Security Architecture. This role is responsible for the security architecture of the organisations applications. It acts as a key technical authority on applications and solution design activity, ensuring standardisation and consistency in the definition and application of security principles and ensuring that security is built in by design.


  • Responsible for the Application Security Architecture.
  • Responsible for defining the mid to long term application security strategy to protect the organisation from misuse and attack.
  • Responsible for working with applications vendors (including web application firewall vendors) to ensure internal and vendor security roadmaps are aligned.
  • Responsible for ensuring that all application security designs, blueprints and artefacts are maintained and adhere to good practice.
  • Responsible for identifying, recommending and approving application changes to achieve compliance with security policies and the enterprise security architecture blueprints and roadmaps.
  • Responsible for understanding and assessing applications from both a technical and business function perspective.
  • Responsible for developing and maintain relationships with various stakeholders, including Technology Services and IT Risk.


  • Detailed in-depth application architecture skills and knowledge including presentation, application, messaging, data and network layers.
  • Knowledge of architecture and security architecture good practice frameworks such as TOGAF and SABSA.
  • In-depth knowledge of the OWASP top 10 vulnerabilities (exploitability, prevalence, detectability as well as understanding of business and technical impacts, attack vectors and relevant threat actors).
  • Experience working with application firewalls.
  • Communicate and present concisely and effectively based on appropriate level of management interaction.
  • Knowledge of enterprise grade technologies including operating systems, databases and web applications.

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