Job Description

Security Architect (Security Consultant) - H&PS

Location: Glasgow

Salary: Competitive Salary and Benefits

Career Level: Consultant

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services in strategy and consulting, interactive, technology and operations, with digital capabilities across all of these services. With our thought leadership and culture of innovation, we apply industry expertise, diverse abilities and next-generation technology to each business challenge.

We believe in inclusion and diversity and supporting the whole person. Our core values comprise of Stewardship, Best People, Client Value Creation, One Global Network, Respect for the Individual and Integrity. Year after year, Accenture is recognized worldwide not just for business performance but for inclusion and diversity too.

“Across the globe, one thing is universally true of the people of Accenture: We care deeply about what we do and the impact we have with our clients and with the communities in which we work and live. It is personal to all of us.” – Julie Sweet, Accenture CEO

As a team:

We are one of the world's leading providers of data engineering. You'll work on innovative projects with colleagues to drive collaboration from strategy through to implementation. You will be using the newest technologies with clients to help them get to the next level. Do you want to work in an environment where you will be part of a growing team working on the most complex security challenges in the UK health, public sector, Defence and Central Government.

You'll learn, grow and advance in an innovative culture that thrives on shared success, innovative ways of thinking and enables boundary-less opportunities that can drive your career in new and exciting ways

If you’re looking for an ambitious career working in a vibrant environment with access to training and a global network of experts, this could be the role for you. As part of our global team, you'll be working with ground breaking technologies and will have the opportunity to develop a wide variety of new skills on the job.

In our team you will learn:

  • How to identify and deploy innovative security solutions to real world problems, across a variety of industries

  • How to work with both clients and internal partners, across a wide range of disciplines, providing experienced input and influencing design of large and sophisticated IT solutions

  • How to apply a range of risk methodologies, advising both internal and external customers on risk mitigations.

  • How to work with a wide range of security technologies, including new and emerging technologies

  • Get to work with leading technologies, experts, and industry leaders

As a Security Architect, you will:

  • Design security architectures for a range of IT solutions, including large digital transformational programmes

  • Provide advisory to wider sophisticated transformation programmes that shape the future of the UK

  • Communicate to a wide range of stakeholders on secure design solutions and IT risk mitigation strategies

  • Tackle exciting security problems via research and innovation

  • Identify security vulnerabilities in system architectures and articulate these via risk terminology

We are looking for experience in the following skills:

  • Passion for improving the UK public sector security posture

  • Experience applying security technologies to architectures and solution designs, such as Privilege Access Management, SSO, IDAM, Network security and encryption

  • Understanding of IT infrastructure, technical concepts, and design methodologies

  • Understand threat modelling and development of reference architecture

  • Ability to learn and adapt quickly Preferred hands on experience in Network and/or Cloud security

  • Ideally hold SABSA/TOGAF or similar certification

  • Preferred current Government Security Clearance (SC, DV etc.) or ability to gain clearance

Set yourself apart:

  • Ability to express and articulate technical concepts to a wide range of audiences

  • Mastery of employing creativity and innovation to take on sophisticated problems

  • Validated history of making a positive impact in improving an organisation’s security posture


What’s in it for you

At Accenture in addition to a competitive basic salary, you will also have an extensive benefits package which includes 30 days’ vacation per year, gym subsidy, private medical insurance and 3 extra days leave per year for charitable work of your choice!

Flexibility and mobility are required to deliver this role as there will be requirements to spend time onsite with our clients and partners to enable delivery of the first-class services we are known for.

About Accenture

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services in strategy and consulting, interactive, technology and operations, with digital capabilities across all of these services. We combine unmatched experience and specialized capabilities across more than 40 industries — powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. With 509,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture brings continuous innovation to help clients improve their performance and create lasting value across their enterprises. Visit us at

Accenture is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of society and does not discriminate on grounds of race, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, or gender identity, or any other basis as protected by applicable law.

Closing Date for Applications 30/10/2022

Accenture reserves the right to close the role prior to this date should a suitable applicant be found. 


All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, colour, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected applicable law.

Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.

COVID-19 update:  The safety and well-being of our candidates, our people and their families continues to be a top priority. Until travel restrictions change, interviews will continue to be conducted virtually. 

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