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Cyber Security Architect

The role

Apply Job ID R90253 Location: Nottingham, London
White Collar Factory (95009), United Kingdom, London, London

At Capital One, we’re building a leading information-based technology company. Still founder-led by Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Richard Fairbank, Capital One is on a mission to help our customers succeed by bringing ingenuity, simplicity, and humanity to banking. We measure our efforts by the success our customers enjoy and the advocacy they exhibit. We are succeeding because they are succeeding.                                               

Guided by our shared values, we thrive in an environment where collaboration and openness are valued. We believe that innovation is powered by perspective and that teamwork and respect for each other lead to superior results. We elevate each other and obsess about doing the right thing. Our associates serve with humility and a deep respect for their responsibility in helping our customers achieve their goals and realize their dreams. Together, we are on a quest to change banking for good.

Cyber Security Architect

Capital One is committed to diversity in the workplace.

Security is an integral part of the corporate culture at Capital One UK. It is essential to maintaining our position as an industry leader in electronic payments, and it is the responsibility of each and every employee to safeguard information, protect it from unauthorised access, and ensure regulatory compliance. Information Security has a significant effect on privacy, consumer confidence, external reputation, and it is a priority on everyone’s agenda.

Capital One UK migrating all of its services to the cloud. This journey will take a number of years and during this transformation security needs to encompass both environments with no loss of capability.  

The successful candidate will join the Cyber Consultancy and Architecture team working primarily within the Capital One UK Division. The candidates primary focus will be to ensure that security is maintained and enhanced across both cloud and on-premise environments. They will work to embed a culture that drives toward the highest standards in security architecture/engineering whilst ensuring that business requirements are understood and adhered to, and security risks are properly understood and mitigated. Additionally, the candidate will work closely with global Cyber peers and will contribute to the design and drive the implementation of Capital One’s global cyber program, supporting the drive to engineer and deliver solutions to support the UK Business.  Working with groups such as Technology Engineering, Technology Operations, and Enterprise Architecture, this position will take a leading role in the development of the security for Capital One UK in relation to a multi-cloud and hybrid environment.

About the Role:

  • You will be the Cyber Architect for UK-On prem and Cloud ensuring control coverage

  • You will be the Cyber Architect for UK Cyber Security Engineering & Operations initiatives

  • You will represent UK Cyber at enterprise program initiation ensuring UK requirements and strategy are accounted for.

  • You will Lead UK Cyber design interactions with Enterprise teams and initiatives

  • Ensuring appropriate security tooling, security control parity, operational processes, patterns and roadmap are in place for on-prem & Cloud environments in the UK.

  • Working with Enterprise and UK teams to ensure robust security controls that are effective in both cloud and on-premise data centres.

  • Working with Policy Owners to ensure that the UK position is adequately represented in the enterprise policies.  

  • Ensuring UK regulation is fully understood and represented in enterprise policy and technical standards.

  • Working with enterprise projects to deliver secure, robust solutions that meet our business requirements and customer expectations  

  • Influence key stakeholders and leaders to support the UK position and roadmap.

  • Advise and manage stakeholders as appropriate on Information Assurance matters and on the security posture of the businesses and areas requiring management attention or action.

  • Leadership, coaching and mentoring of relevant stakeholders in Business, Technology and Cyber teams

  • Execution, assessment and remediation of Information Assurance controls

  • Participate in enterprise governance forums and act as instructor for training in areas of specialisation  

  • Engage with vendors and external special interest groups to determine future direction

About You:

  • Practical hands-on experience in security

  • Experience in a financial or highly regulated environment

  • Cloud Security

  • Proven ability to quickly build and maintain relationships both locally and internationally

  • Effective written and verbal communication skills

  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience  

Any of these would be great:

  • Desirable: CISSP, CISM, CISA, CRISC, ISEB Certificate in Information Security Management Principles or equivalent experience  

  • Desirable: Cloud certification specifically AWS, GCP, Microsoft Azure

  • Practical experience in Cloud implementations


  • Information Assurance frameworks

  • Technical risk analysis, assessment and mitigation

  • Proficiency in a programming language

Capital One is committed to diversity in the workplace.

If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation, please contact Capital One Recruiting at 1-800-304-9102 or via email at All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations.

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Capital One Financial is made up of several different entities. Please note that any position posted in Canada is for Capital One Canada, any position posted in the United Kingdom is for Capital One Europe and any position posted in the Philippines is for Capital One Philippines Service Corp. (COPSSC).


The benefits


Live a healthy life with our private health insurance which is free for your family.


Stay in shape with our on-site gym in Nottingham and rooftop running track in London.


Work-life balance is important to us. So, we are open to flexible working to support your lifestyle.


We are able to support you with relocation if needed. And we offer an interest-free travel ticket and stock purchase plan.


You'll get access to vast amounts of internal and external conferences and a dedicated internal training platform.


We are proud to support our local tech communities with various meet-ups and events for you to get involved in.

Cyber at Capital One

The UK Cyber team is part of the bigger US Cyber enterprise. This means that the UK Cyber team benefits from small company agility with big company resources.

As one of the UK’s top ten credit card providers, keeping our millions of customers safe is vital to our business. For a Cyber professional like you, that means an opportunity to make a difference, learn and grow.

We’re making finance simpler and more human. So our cutting-edge products need to work for our consumers as well as being super secure.

In Cyber at Capital One, we do things at a fast pace in a CI/CD environment. We’re not a normal financial services company constrained by a fixed mindset and legacy systems.

We’re an AGILE business that dreams big and has the resources to deliver big (our largest systems are already 100% in the Cloud). We’re doing whatever it takes to protect our customers; the smartest new people, new technologies, new products, new ideas, new ways of thinking and working.

We invest in our Cyber team, using leading edge tech, our in-house Tech College and external training to keep the team ahead of the curve.

We play an active part in the wider community, hosting Cyber MeetUps at our offices in London, and sponsoring, promoting and attending Cyber events throughout the year.

Find out more about Capital One here.

"The Capital One UK Cyber business benefits from small company agility with big company resources."

Dicky Stafford, Director of Cyber Engineering

Life at Capital One

We’re a financial services company with a tech mindset that runs throughout the business, setting us apart from others in the industry.

Are you the right fit?

  • You see opportunities to innovate and disrupt where others see obstacles and hurdles. You tell others how they can do something rather than telling them why they can’t.

  • You can convince, explain and reassure people at all levels, from business managers to developers.

  • You have an appetite to learn and enjoy the challenge of doing things that haven’t been done before (data streaming, machine learning). You apply rigorous engineering sense to deliver robust business servicing applications.

  • You’re not afraid to challenge the status quo.

Success profile

  • A passion for learning and innovating 

    A lot of what we do is new, so you’ll learn by immersing yourself in the wider community, developing yourself and your team along the way.

  • High quality work 

    We work in a rapidly changing business, so you’ll need a focus on delivering high quality work at a fast pace. Doing the right thing quickly is good; quick and dirty just won’t cut it.

  • Team player 

    We have a ‘wade in and help’ mindset in Cyber. You’ll thrive on getting stuck in. You’ll give your own opinions, share your experiences and perspectives, and listen to those of colleagues. In doing so, you’ll learn and help others in the team learn from you.

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