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REQ ID: 87820
JOB TITLE: Principal Security Architect
SALARY: Competitive
POSTING END DATE: 30/06/2022
LOCATION: Manchester
We’re re-examining our vehicles and what a vehicle means in the emerging world of automation, connectedness, electrification and the shared economy. New ideas, new technology, and new approaches to mobility are our business. Join a team of next generation thinkers.


An experienced Security Architect is required for a variety of projects being delivered for Jaguar Land Rover in our new Global Digital Development Centre in Manchester. We are looking for people driven by a passion for DevSecOps and application security with the ability to work across multiple products in empowering our teams to build and operate products that are secure by design.


Would you thrive in an exciting, dynamic and creative start-up environment, but also enjoy the security, resources and influence of an established and successful organisation?

Would you excel within a world-class and passionate team that loves what they do?

Are you looking for an influential role that can truly make a difference?


You will form an essential part of a collaborative, iterative and agile process within a multi-disciplined team helping deliver best in class digital solutions. This role provides a unique opportunity to help define, support and grow an entirely new agile software delivery capability within Jaguar Land Rover. Reporting directly to the Technical Discipline Head for Offboard Cyber, you will be a valued member of the team, contributing to the strategic direction of the centre and projects delivered across the entire technical discipline.


We’re also keen for you to coach and mentor your security and architecture skills with other members of the team, the wider Global Digital Development Centre and the technical discipline across the organisation.


The Security Architect is responsible for the following:

  • Ownership and definition of the detailed security architecture for a variety of cloud and mobile projects deployed globally for JLR to ensure that they are secure by design.
  • Implementation of cutting edge application security techniques, such as threat modelling, to help identify the threats and risks associated with our products
  • Implementation of consistent security development processes across disparate teams
  • Day to day engagement with development teams to advise and consult on security matters
  • Maintaining and enhancing our DevSecOps processes and culture within JLR via our network of security champions
  • Removing impediments for the successful delivery of the security related solutions
  • Work cross functionally with other security groups in the technical discipline to capture and progress best practises, and processes, to ensure consistency of security architectural practices.
  • Continuing to build and motivate a team of security architects across the technical discipline





  • Significant experience of security architecture design and delivery
  • Significant experience working in a security role alongside software development teams
  • Deep technical knowledge on security and networking covering solutions and technologies in both the cloud and mobile space.
  • Experience of defining security processes and procedures taking a practical risk- based approach
  • Experience with working across organisational silos and breaking down barriers to successful security practise adoption.
  • Experience of application security threat modelling to identify threats and risks in cloud and mobile based systems
  • Understanding of fundamentals of iterative software development and incremental delivery
  • Understanding of security in a regulated environment
  • Understanding of high-quality user stories and how to drive to a satisfactory MVP
  • An adaptable and pragmatic approach and a curious mind, continually asking ‘why’
  • An appreciation of what ‘better’ looks like, and the will to make improvements happen
  • Excellent interpersonal verbal and written communication skills



  • Background in software development
  • Experience of telematics solutions



Bring all this to the home of premium innovation, and you’ll find the opportunities to further your career with a world-class team, a discounted car purchase and lease scheme for you and your family, membership of a competitive pension plan, private medical cover and performance related bonus scheme. As a manager, you’ll also be able to select one of our luxury premium vehicles to lease at a fraction of the cost. All this and more makes Jaguar Land Rover the perfect place to continue your journey.

This role may offer the opportunity for hybrid working where you can split your time between working from home and in the office. At Jaguar Land Rover, hybrid working is a voluntary, non-contractual arrangement providing employees with more choice and flexibility around how, when and where they work, if suitable for their role. Further details can be discussed with the Hiring Manager at interview stage. 

Please be aware that we may close this vacancy for applications before the stated deadline if we receive a high volume of interest. We strongly advise you to submit your application as early as possible.

Jaguar Land Rover is committed to equal opportunity for all.





At Jaguar Land Rover, we are passionate about our people. They are at the heart of our business. We are committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive culture that is representative of our global customers and the society in which we live; a culture in which every one of our employees can bring their authentic self to work, and reach their full potential.


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We look after our employees by offering a host of benefits and investing in their talent through award-winning training

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