I.T. & Communications

Security Specialist

Full Time

At Lloyds Banking Group we’re building the bank of the future, and we want your help to ensure we do that with security at the heart of all of our change.

The Groups’ purpose is to help Britain prosper by operating as a responsible, sustainable, and inclusive organisation. We support this goal within Cyber Security by ensuring our design and delivery teams are equipped to make smart, innovative, and secure decisions. We put the customer first, and secure technology plays a pivotal role in how we make things more accessible, secure, and convenient for people.

Are you someone who wants to be in the middle of this change, working in an agile way, to deliver new and innovative digital finance technologies, that are securely future-proofed? Being resilient and scalable to meet the needs of our business and the pace of our growth.

Want to hear more?

Supported by your team, we’ll ask you to identify improvements to technical designs to ensure that platforms and systems are secure. Positioned between supporting projects working with operational and platform teams, you’ll ensure that security objectives are built directly into our systems. If compliance as code, guardrails, and Dev/Sec/Ops all resonate with yourself, then you could be just the Security Specialist we’re looking for. You’ll be supporting the dynamic demands of projects and associated change activities, as well as familiarity with dealing with operational teams. With an ability to delve into the detail (such as reviewing code and configurations), you’ll use your experience to give key security updates to colleagues. A background in authoring technical documents and reviewing and articulating risk would also be beneficial.

Additional accountabilities will include;

  • Building your experience and knowledge to become an SME, providing guidance, and consultation where support is needed.

  • Identifying security design weaknesses, and communicating those challenges to colleagues, ensuring their remediation.

  • Using your analytical approach to review systems and present a view on the current security posture of key components of LBG infrastructure.

  • Supporting key Automation initiatives which allows us to improve our services and keep pace with the rate of change.

About you;

You’ll be highly motivated with a keen focus on improving both yourself and the work you do. With a solid grasp of the cyber threat landscape, you’ll be able to apply Security expertise when performing risk assessments to ensure risks are correctly identified and mitigated. You’ll also have;

  • A broad understanding of across a range of Security disciplines (e.g., Networks, Data Security, Application Security and Identity & Access Management).

  • Experience of the assessment of systems against internal security frameworks and baseline build requirements.

  • Experience of authoring technical artefacts such as; logical and technical security patterns, Cloud guardrails and other guidance, based on internal security standards and industry benchmarks.

  • Experience of security or technical delivery, with strong organising skills.

  • Knowledge of Cloud security frameworks used by the main Cloud providers (e.g. Google, Azure, AWS)

  • Familiar with DevOps toolsets and have some hands-on coding skills.

You’ll possess an eagerness for staying on top of industry trends / initiatives and articulating what those changes mean to the wider Cyber Security team and community. You’ll also need a curiosity for how new or existing Cyber Security technologies could lead to the updating of security artefacts. Additionally you’ll have the ability to build & manage relationships within the team and across other Group IT Directorates and will have the confidence, with the support of your team, to challenge designs or processes to ensure secure, improved outcomes.

What you’ll get in return!

You’d get a benefits package that includes;

  • A performance related bonus

  • Generous pension contribution

  • 30 Days leave plus bank holidays

  • A flexible cash pot (4% of base salary) to spend on benefits

  • Private health cover

  • Wider corporate benefits and perks

You’ll join us in building a 21st century bank, and craft an inclusive culture where all colleagues feel encouraged and valued.

We’re committed to building a workforce which reflects the diversity of the customers and communities we serve, and to building an inclusive environment. We support the principles of agile working, we’re an equal opportunity employer and deeply value diversity within our organisation.

So if you possess the Cyber skills we’re seeking then get in touch, we’d love to hear from you!

Together we make it possible.

***This role can be based out of our Bristol, Manchester, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Gloucester, Pudsey or London hubs – we’re mainly looking for the above skillsets. The broad base salary banding across the UK is from £50,000pa to £79,000pa. Salaries in the London area will be reflected towards the upper end of this bracket***

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