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Data Security Architect Lead - London

London Job No. r00208088 Full-time

Job Description

Data & AI Security Architect and Lead

Location: England or Scotland

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 skill sets and next-generation technology to each business challenge.

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As a Data & AI security  Architect, you will:

  • Drive the UKIA Data & AI Security Practice: Work with Firm leadership to shape and drive the next generation of capabilities and growth to meet client, market, and threat needs.

  • Design Robust Data Security Architectures: Work with clients to spearhead the strategic planning and development of comprehensive strategies tailored to the unique requirements and risk profiles of client, with initial emphasis on Data Loss Prevention (DLP). Architect and design robust data security architectures, ensuring the effective data protection of sensitive data across diverse environments, including on-premises and cloud-based systems.

  • Implement Data Security Solutions: Oversee the implementation and integration of Data Security solutions, leveraging industry-leading technologies and best practices to mitigate data loss risks effectively. Customize Data Security policies and controls to align with regulatory requirements, industry standards, and organizational security objectives, ensuring maximum efficacy and compliance. Drive ongoing BAU optimization with the client.

  • Advise Clients on AI and Data Security: Conduct comprehensive risk assessments to identify potential vulnerabilities and threats to data security and use of AI (gen and non-gen), informing proactive mitigation strategies and continuous improvement efforts.

  • Collaborate with Stakeholders: Collaborate closely with stakeholders, including IT teams, business leaders, and compliance experts, to ensure alignment between initiatives and organizational objectives.

  • Provide Technical Leadership: Provide technical leadership and guidance to cross-functional teams, sharing expertise on Data Security best practices, emerging threats, and innovative solutions.


The following skills and experience are essential for this role:

  • Expertise in Data Security and/or AI Technologies: Demonstrated proficiency in designing, implementing, and managing Data Security and  Data Loss Prevention (DLP) technologies and solutions, including comprehensive knowledge of DLP platforms, tools, and methodologies. Experience with AI security, or Gen AI solutions a plus.

  • Security Architecture: Strong understanding of security architecture principles and best practices, with the ability to architect robust data security solutions that effectively safeguard sensitive data across diverse environments.

  • Regulatory Compliance: Knowledge of regulatory frameworks and compliance requirements relevant to data security and privacy, such as GDPR, HIPAA, PCI DSS, and others, ensuring data security, particularly DLP,  initiatives align with legal and regulatory mandates.

  • Risk Management: Proficient in conducting risk assessments and threat modelling exercises to identify and prioritize data risks, enabling the implementation of targeted mitigation strategies and controls.

  • Team and Capability Building: Experience leading diverse, high performing teams.

  • Executive Collaboration & Communication: Ability to collaborate with executive clients, understand their requirements, and effectively communicate technical concepts and solutions.

Set yourself apart:

  • Strong client relationship management skills for new opportunity origination and the ability to communicate across the Firm

  • Entrepreneurial / innovation experience to bring strategic visions to life

  • Strategic Vision: Ability to develop and articulate a strategic roadmap aligned with organizational goals.

  • Innovative Problem-Solving: Demonstrated ability to creatively solve complex challenges with innovative solutions.

  • Continuous Learning: Commitment to ongoing learning and staying updated with the latest data technologies.

  • Proven Success: Track record of delivering impactful data solutions with measurable results.

  • Effective Collaboration: Skill in collaborating across disciplines to achieve comprehensive solutions.

  • Strong Communication & Leadership: Excellent communication skills, coupled with a strong leadership presence that fosters trust and inspires confidence.

In our team you will learn:

  • Pioneering Data and AI Security: Accenture is leading in this space, you'll develop deeper skills in pioneering data and AI security measures, ensuring data integrity, privacy, and compliance with industry regulations through innovative security solutions.

  • Cutting-Edge Technology Mastery: Accenture offers an excellent opportunity to delve into cutting-edge technologies, leading the forefront of advancements in cloud platforms, machine learning, and data security/governance tools.

  • Engagement with Industry-Leading Thought Leadership: Accenture provides a platform to engage with industry-leading thought leadership in data management and analytics, fostering a collaborative environment to contribute to and learn from innovative solutions and strategies developed by experts in the field.

  • Development of Innovative Solutions: Joining Accenture means contributing to the development of innovative data solutions, leveraging insights gained from cutting-edge technology and robust security practices, while actively participating in thought leadership initiatives to drive industry advancement.

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, 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 may 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: 31/09/2024

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

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