Cloud Application Security Architect at Landmark Information Group Ltd, Remote, £Competitive Day Rate

  • Contract Spy
  • Remote (Middlemoor, Tavistock PL19 9DY, UK)
  • Sep 15, 2020
Duration not stated

Contract Description

The Opportunity

As an Organisation we are very much ‘cloud first’ and Azure is our home. We are specifically seeking to hire a Contract Application Security Architect to establish and permeate a Secure SDLC and ‘secure by design’ approach and through an upcoming cloud solution delivery project.

The Contractor must have a good combination of technical, architecture and communication skills. With a focus of delivering secure applications in the cloud, the role holder will be able to demonstrate effective use of PaaS and SaaS components to ensure that an appropriate level of security is embedded within the solution design.

Working as a security specialist embedded in our Software Engineering team, s/he will provide in depth and practical secure development expertise to engineering, InfoSec, Data, IT and other teams. They will lead in the creation of secure software design, build and delivery standards, policies and procedures and they will provide security advice to colleagues. The role holder will need to work with the Head of Information Security and his team to ensure that the companies’ policies and practices are implemented and maintained.

The role will involve:

Core Responsibilities

  • Design secure software development and delivery systems with objectives like speed, scalability, robustness, zero-trust, automation and supportability at the core.
  • Ensure that the application estate is built, deployed/delivered and operated securely, according to industry standards, as well as our own.
  • Provide expert software security advice (design, coding, testing, etc) to the Software Engineering community, to InfoSec, DevOPS and other colleagues.
  • Do research and regularly consult with colleagues
  • Escalate issues, appropriately, to various teams and levels of authority inside the organisation.
  • Producing internal security design documentation as well as providing appropriate security documentation to the external customer

Additional Responsibilities

  • Use primary and secondary data to produce analysis and reports, regular and ad-hoc.
  • Present to senior and executive management on the status of our application delivery and on the progress of implementation of security design.

About You

You will have:

·Advanced understanding and demonstrable practical experience with the SDLC (Software Development Lifecycle), e.g. in a Developer, SDET, Senior Tester/QA analyst, Application Architect, Product/API designer or similar role. – minimum 5 years of experience required; coding experience in more than one language from: C/C++/C#, .NET, .NET Core, Java, JavaScript, Node.js, Angular, React, etc.

·Good experience working with (understanding, preventing and remedying) security issues in software architecture, software development, e.g. static and/or dynamic code analysis and tools, software dependency checking, OWASP Top10 testing, application threat modelling, SEI CERT C / J, etc.

·Good experience working in an Agile software development environment, with classic applications as well as microservices, using modern code processing and continuous integration and delivery tools (e.g. GitHub, Jenkins, Bamboo, etc)

·Good expertise in taking security policy statements and translating them into actual, implementable, security controls and techniques that can make our software applications demonstrably more secure and robust.

·Good understanding of common information security management standards, frameworks, and laws / regulations: e.g. BSIMM, ISO 27001, GDPR, etc.

·Experience of open source security tools and how they could be used in an enterprise.


About Us 

Landmark Information Group is a portfolio of leading property-related data and technology businesses at the forefront of innovation and thought leadership. It delivers award-winning solutions to estate agency, conveyancing, surveying, lender valuations, environmental consultancy, and Governments. Capabilities range from property search provision, expert opinion and interpretation to conveyancing case-management, floor-planning software, valuation modelling and a property listings portal. Clients are served through market leading applications and services that connect businesses, government departments and consumers together - reducing risk, creating transparency and saving both time and money for all parties.

As the UK’s largest custodian of land, property and environmental data in the UK, using a combination of AI, machine learning and domain experts to provide marketing leading and trusted interpretation. Our data, backed by technology innovation and entrepreneurialism, make Landmark uniquely placed to lead the next wave of digital transformation in the markets we are passionate about.

What’s it like to work for us?

We hire ambitious and passionate talent into our business and are proud of the steps we take to maximise potential in our employees, nurturing and supporting their professional and personal development. We all know money makes the world go around, but at Landmark we understand that financial rewards also mean more than cash. We believe that in order for our employees to flourish, it’s important to strike a healthy work/life balance. We provide modern, open-plan and light working environments. We also offer:

  • Competitive Day rate
  • Free fruit, biscuits, tea and coffee
  • Challenging environment