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Head of Security Architecture and Engineering


Information Technology
United Kingdom - Malmesbury Office

Why the Enterprise Security team at Dyson?

At Dyson, we research, design, manufacture and sell a range of cutting-edge, technology enabled products. We constantly innovate, exploring new markets and technologies, connecting to our customers and products in new ways. As a “multi-dimensional” organisation, Dyson’s technology solutions support a whole range of functions worldwide - everything from secure research facilities, to AI enabled robotic manufacturing, to apps which connect owners to our products, to our global physical and online retail footprint.

This presents a highly complex, challenging and ever-evolving cyber risk landscape, and a need for continual review and vigilance to reflect emerging new threats. With board level commitment, and a team backed by a significant investment programme, this newly created role reflects the importance of world class cyber defence and security engineering to Dyson. There’s ample scope to develop technical expertise, leadership, business partnering and programme management skills.

About you

We’re looking for:

  • A thought-leader who inspires others to achieve outstanding results

  • A true champion of diversity, who demonstrates sensitivity to the diversity of cultures across our operations

  • Intellectual agility, with the ability to apply it to a wide range of business contexts

  • An exceptional track-record of building enterprise security architecture and engineering functions, including setting up best in class enterprise security capabilities

  • Broad cyber security subject matter expertise, acquired in the context of a complex, multinational environment

  • Ability to navigate business complexity, risks and uncertainty, and make evidence-based decisions and recommendations

  • The business partnering and communication skills required to influence widely at a senior level

  • Ability to coach others in agile and iterative technology engineering styles and culture, continuously deliver business value, and maintain a high delivery cadence.

(See below for detailed technical requirements)

About the role

As one of two new leadership roles (UK & Singapore), you’ll work closely with your APAC counterpart to build and manage two regional Digital Security Architecture functions. Your aim is frictionless security, which enables the business to achieve output and uptime goals through cyber resilience services and a strong cyber security culture

  • As part of the Cyber Security Architecture Leadership team, help define and iterate Dyson’s Cyber Security Strategy, Transformation Roadmap, and Governance Framework

  • Lead a regional team of security architecture experts, provide a supportive environment that attracts and retains talent

  • Act as a trusted advisor, provide security leadership and guidance to business divisions, projects and 3rd parties. Support project teams with high and low-level security consultancy

  • Influence stakeholders: IT architects, developers and engineers, programme managers, business data owners. Build relationships, and business confidence in actions and recommendations.

  • Develop and implement digital security blueprints for the design, build and maintenance of e.g. products, manufacturing plants, connected platforms and devices, IT infrastructure and applications

Detailed technical requirements:

Expert knowledge:

  • Security tools, techniques and best practice within enterprise environments

  • DevOps practices, embedding security in the software development lifecycle

  • Current industry security threats, challenges and mitigation techniques

Track record in operational security architecture and engineering in at least two of the following three areas:

  • Embedded product software

  • Operational Technology / manufacturing

  • IT applications / infrastructure / Cloud

Understanding of:

  • IT Security Controls

  • Identify Access Management

  • User Behaviour Analytics

  • Data Loss Prevention

  • SIEM

  • Incident Response

  • Industry standard frameworks (e.g. ISO 2700x, NIST, ITIL)

  • Best practices (e.g. CIS, SANs, OWASP, CSA)

  • Regulations (e.g. PCI DSS, GDPR, China CSL).

Experience may include

  • Network & Infrastructure Security

  • Application Security

  • Cloud & Mobility Security (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, CDN)

  • Data/Database Security, etc.

#LI Dyson

Dyson is an equal opportunity employer. We know that great minds don’t think alike, and it takes all kinds of minds to make our technology so unique. We welcome applications from all backgrounds and employment decisions are made without regard to race, colour, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other any other dimension of diversity.

Interview guidance

We are following the government guidelines regarding COVID19. At this time all interviews will be conducted via video or telephone. We’re taking these precautionary measures to protect both our employee and candidate wellbeing. Our Talent Acquisition team will work with you and provide further information as appropriate.