Security Architect

Role Title :
Security Architect
Type of Role :
Hours (Specific) :
38 Hours
Salary & Benefits :
Competitive plus benefits
Location :
Street, Somerset, UK
Closing Date :
Job Advert :

The role

To support this journey, we’re looking for a passionate, dynamic and engaging Security Architect to help shape our security architecture practice and ensure a secure-by-design approach is taken across development, delivery and infrastructure teams. 

A key member of our wider architecture community, you’ll lead security engagement with new and existing projects, advising on solution designs and collaborating with colleagues and partners to ensure effective controls are in place to meet Clarks’ requirements. You’ll also oversee the development and adoption of appropriate architectural patterns, guardrails, standards and processes to reduce risk across our services.

This is an exciting opportunity to design and build security solutions for use across our global retail and digital estate and to challenge the status quo to drive security change for our technology strategy.


About you

You will have proven experience in the design and development of security solutions and services, likely gained through retail and/or of working on cloud adoption, digital transformation, web or micro services projects and engagements.

A global advocate for security, you’ll be familiar with common architectural and security frameworks with experience of creating and embedding appropriate patterns, guidelines, standards and other artefacts taking into account changing business needs.

Able to build strong relationships across the wider IT population and with key business and partner stakeholders, you’ll be an effective communicator with the confidence to challenge existing ways of working and to explore and present new ideas to push us out of our comfort zone.

Motivated and autonomous, you’ll feel comfortable both working within project lifecycle structures (waterfall and agile) while also engaging with wider audiences to affect security change and control improvements.


Required Technical Expertise


  • Experience in the practices and methods of security architecture, enterprise architecture and technology strategy development
  • Deep understanding of core security concepts and areas: network security, identity and access management, network security, cloud security, cryptography/PKI, data protection, secure code development, threat and vulnerability management etc
  • Good understanding of relevant privacy regulations (GDPR, DPA, PIPL etc) and of security frameworks and standards (e.g. ISO27001, NIST, PCI DSS etc)
  • Knowledge and exposure to common architectural frameworks (TOGAF, SABSA, COBIT etc) and of the development of artefacts to support alignment
  • Likely to hold at least one common security certification (CEH, OSCP, CCSP, CISSP, CISA, CISM etc) alongside other relevant IT certifications (ITIL, AMP, Prince2 etc)
  • Experience of large, multinational retail organisation and of working with enterprise resource planning systems beneficial


About Clarks

Clarks, based in Somerset, England, has been at the forefront of innovative shoemaking since its foundation in 1825, when brothers James and Cyrus Clark made a slipper from sheepskin off-cuts. At the time it was ground-breaking; a combination of invention and craftsmanship that’s remained at the heart of what the brand does now.

In the Clarks archive of more than 22,000 pairs are shoes that have sparked revolutions and defined generations. From the original Clarks Desert Boot, first designed by Nathan Clark and launched in 1950 to the iconic Wallabee, each design has an instantly recognisable signature – a unique combination of craftsmanship and innovation that make it unmistakably Clarks.

Underpinned by a rich heritage and strong values, Clarks is a leading global footwear brand serving millions of consumers across the world, operating retail, wholesale, franchise and online channels in over 100 markets worldwide supported by nearly 6,000 employees across the world.

In February 2021, Clarks entered a new chapter in its history as it formed a partnership with LionRock Capital, positioning the iconic footwear brand for future success as it enters its third century.

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Clarks International believes that the principle of equality of opportunity is fundamental to the company's operations. Our long-held aim is to provide just and fair treatment for all employees. We will not discriminate on the grounds of sex, age, disability, marital status, colour, race, religion, ethnic origin, sexual orientation or gender reassignment

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