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Secure Development Architect, Network Information Security

Posted: 8 Jun 2021 Closes: 9 Jul 2021
London Competitive
Permanent & Full-time PwC_217013WD

A career in Information Security, within Internal Firm Services, will provide you with the opportunity to develop and support our internal security technologies and services across the entire global and local PwC network. You'll focus on being the forefront of designing, developing, and implementing information technology including hardware, software, and networks that enhances security of internal information and protect our firms intellectual assets.
To really stand out and make us fit for the future in a constantly changing world, each and every one of us at PwC needs to be a purpose-led and values-driven leader at every level. To help us achieve this we have the PwC Professional; our global leadership development framework. It gives us a single set of expectations across our lines, geographies and career paths, and provides transparency on the skills we need as individuals to be successful and progress in our careers, now and in the future.

As a Manager, you'll work as part of a team of problem solvers, helping to solve complex business issues from strategy to execution. PwC Professional skills and responsibilities for this management level include but are not limited to:

  • Develop new skills outside of comfort zone.
  • Act to resolve issues which prevent the team working effectively.
  • Coach others, recognise their strengths, and encourage them to take ownership of their personal development.
  • Analyse complex ideas or proposals and build a range of meaningful recommendations.
  • Use multiple sources of information including broader stakeholder views to develop solutions and recommendations.
  • Address sub-standard work or work that does not meet firm's/client's expectations.
  • Use data and insights to inform conclusions and support decision-making.
  • Develop a point of view on key global trends, and how they impact clients.
  • Manage a variety of viewpoints to build consensus and create positive outcomes for all parties.
  • Simplify complex messages, highlighting and summarising key points.
  • Uphold the firm's code of ethics and business conduct.

PwC are driving major change across information & cyber security by building a centralized model to provide security services across the entire member firm network.
Mandated at the network level, NIS operate outside IT & are responsible for this major program initiative, from definition of the security strategy to execution of the global Cyber Readiness Program, moving from local to centralized services. Our mission is to identify, control & reduce the attack surface across the member firm network while increasing our adversaries' cost of attack.

In order to deliver the Cyber Readiness Program the NIS team is structured into the following Pillars:
  • Information Security Risk & Compliance
  • CISO
  • Security Architecture, Engineering, Innovation & Transformation (SAEIT)
  • Cyber
  • Strategy & Alliances
  • Chief of Staff
NIS are building the first global cyber security function at PwC. Our mission protects 300,000 PwC members across 160 member firms worldwide as well as our global clients.

If you are seeking an exciting career with the scope to grow your security skills through major change on a global scale, then NIS will empower you to do so.

The SAEIT pillar within NIS is responsible for the following services:
  • Security Architecture
  • Security Engineering
  • Innovation
  • Security Transformation
  • Application Security
If you love designing & building security technology this is the place to be. Within SAEIT we work closely with the business to define the NIS 5-year security roadmap. Gathering business requirements to combine PwC's goals with conceptual long-term security trends to create a target architecture for NIS to deliver against. From this future state plan the Security Engineering team break down long term goals into manageable projects and look to technical security solutions to solve business problems. Designing & building security technology that span the wider PwC network of firms. Once security technologies are built the security engineering team work closely with Cyber in order to highlight the capability of the technology to ensure maximum impact as it is transitioned into an operational environment.

Scope of Responsibility:
The Application Security team own following tasks:
  • Definition of application landscape & creation of application risk register across the PwC Network of firms
  • Utilisation of application security tools for scanning applications for common application security risks
  • Engagement with development teams to articulate complex application security risks
  • Continual engagement throughout the software development lifecycle (SDLC) to identify, track & reduce application security risks across new applications
  • Assessment of application security vulnerabilities across existing application landscape.
  • Plan & prioritise application security vulnerabilities & develop structured remediation plan
  • Engaging stakeholders in ISRC to ensure technical vulnerabilities that cannot be remediated are managed & mitigating controls are developed to reduce the risk of said vulnerability within the business environment.
Strategic & Technical Orientation / Job Content:
SAEIT pillar skills matrix:
  • Experience engaging business & technology stakeholders at all levels to gather long term goals & requirements
  • Experience mapping long term business requirements to complex security architecture frameworks such as TOGAF, SABSA, Zachman etc.
  • Understanding of how to design & build security technology solutions aligned to a global central service environment
  • Understanding of security technology at an enterprise & solution level
  • Hands on engineering experience with enterprise security technology
  • Experience working to transition technology from a local focus to a central technology service organization
  • Experience working in a complex, matrix organization
  • Experience working with multiple stakeholders across functional and technical skillsets
Range of Impact:
  • A 3E Level employee possesses deep functional knowledge in a specific subject matter area or technical domain that is applied in the context of a broader understanding of the functional area and related systems and processes.
  • The candidate will contribute to the development of new subject matter/technical domain expertise.
  • A 3E resolves complex problems by continuously applying significant independent judgment and by collaborating with others, and influences others through a small team of direct reports, through work on projects and in teams, and/or through leading portions of larger projects
  • Demonstrates extensive-level abilities within Application Security.
  • Encourages improvement and innovation within Application Security and nurturing and developing less-experienced staff through coaching and written/verbal feedback.
  • Perform Application Security tasks with autonomy.

Education Level:
  • Undergraduate Degree (e.g., BA, BS) or equivalent experience

Other Details:
  • An effective SAEIT candidate will also possess the following skills:
  • Analytical: Inquisitive nature and intuition regarding what questions to ask, when, and their relative significance.
  • Technical: Broad understanding of enterprise technology & how to design & build a range of security tools
  • Business: High level understanding of PwC's business model, service offerings, and business operating environment as it pertains to the firm's threat landscape. Ability to frame threats and exposures in a business context recognized by non-technical staff and executives.
  • Threat landscape: Knowledge of how attack techniques are used in enterprise intrusions to gain entry, gain privilege, and ultimately accomplish a nefarious objective against a victim organization.
  • Communication: High level verbal and written communication skills vital to informing, persuading, and teaching stakeholders to enable effective response
  • Delivery. Ability to define the conceptual and execute within a real-world business environment.

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