Offers “Aviva”

Expires soon Aviva

Technical Security Specialist

  • London, UK
  • IT development

Job description

Technical Security Specialist – National Salary up to £60,000. London Salary up to £80,000.
This role is suited to someone with a few years’ broad experience of information security with a good technical background who wants to take a step up and learn career building softer skills such as stakeholder management, management reporting, project management, managing suppliers and security governance.

A bit about the job:

General insurance is an exciting place. There is a large amount of change underway, whether using the latest cloud technologies or the plans to grow and digitise our approaches to Commercial insurance. There are always new things to learn and new challenges to tackle.

You will be reporting to the Security Lead for GI. You will be involved in a wide variety of the team’s services, which could mean supporting architects, developers, or supplier relationship managers to make the right security decisions. You could also be performing business impact assessments, planning penetration tests, reviewing technical designs, or analysing technical security reports.  You will also be assisting our stakeholders in the UK General Insurance Business and IT to make information security risk management decisions by providing your considered and pragmatic opinion.

Aviva uses “smart-working”, and the person in this role can be based anywhere commutable to an Aviva office.

Skills and experience we’re looking for:

3+ years of dedicated information security experience, ideally 5+ years.

Can review architectural and solution designs and call out security issues, whether related to technology, people or process and then suggest pragmatic solutions.

Good working knowledge of security technologies e.g. firewalls, web application firewalls, cloud, web technology, secure development and working knowledge of prevailing security standards e.g. 27001, Cyber Essentials & SOGP.

Certification for information security such as CISSP, CISM or equivalent work experience.

Ability to communicate to technical staff, senior stakeholders and produce quality reports / documentation and to work independently and use initiative.

What you’ll get for this role:

National Salary up to £60,000. London Salary up to £80,000 (depending on location, skills, experience, and qualifications).

Generous pension (starting level Aviva contributes 8% when you contribute 2%)

Eligibility for annual performance bonus

Family friendly parental and carer’s leave

29 days holiday per year plus bank holidays and the option to buy/sell up to 5 additional days

Up to 40% discount for Aviva products

Brilliant flexible benefits including electric cars

Aviva Matching Share Plan and Save As You Earn scheme

21 volunteering hours per year

Aviva is for everyone:

We are inclusive and welcome everyone – we want applications from people with diverse backgrounds and experiences.

Excited but not sure you tick every box? Research tells us that women, particularly, feel this way.  So, regardless of gender, why not apply. And if you’re in a job share just apply as a pair.

We flex locations, hours and working patterns to suit our customers, business, and you.

Most of our people are smart working –spending around 50% of their time in our offices every week - combining the benefits of flexibility with time together with colleagues.

To find out more about working at Aviva take a look here

We interview every disabled applicant who meets the minimum criteria for the job. Once you’ve applied, please send us an email stating that you have a disclosed disability, and we’ll interview you.

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