Head of Security Architecture

Stott & May Professional Search Limited
London, South East
£130,000 - £140,000 per annum
16 Oct 2020
14 Nov 2020
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Job Title - Head of security architecture
Location - London
Salary - £130,000-£140,000

My client is looking for a Head of Security Architecture. The ideal candidate will drive security strategy and practices to influence product and system architectures. You will lead a team of senior-level security architects, responsible for defining and executing on the security strategy of the business. You will collaborate with senior leaders to influence engineering and business decisions with the goal of improving security. This role has a strong emphasis on strategy and foresight to define practices, while also engaging closely with stakeholders with wide backgrounds. The Security Architecture function also includes our Application Security responsibility, which drives our secure development practices.


  • Manage a team of security architects and engineers, including a mix of people managers and individual contributors
  • Partner with key stakeholders throughout Autodesk, including engineers, senior management, product management, and program management
  • Design and build security solutions, frameworks, automation and orchestration to secure cloud applications and infrastructure
  • Consulting on security architectures related to a mixture of desktop, web, and mobile apps, which all leverage cloud services
  • Drive and influence software and infrastructure security across the organization
  • Own all elements of people management, including developing and hiring a high-quality team
  • Think ahead and catch problems before they arise

Key Skills:

  • Extensive experience in a security domain
  • Strong security background, especially in the fields of application security or cloud security
  • Highly technical with both tactical and strategic capabilities
  • Experience with cloud computing technologies, especially AWS (Amazon Web Services)
  • Decision maker with the ability to operate with freedom and autonomy
  • Emphasis on a data-driven, decision-making mindset
  • Experience working with distributed teams and other cross-functional stakeholders
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

If you are interested in this role please send your most up to date CV to and I will be in touch.

Many thanks,


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