Senior Security Analyst

Job reference: 122044BR Previous
Location: Nottingham Support Office
Function area: IT
Shift pattern: Full-time
Contract type: Permanent
Hours per week: Over 35 hours per week

The Senior Security Analyst (SSA) is responsible for ensuring security controls are designed and implemented with the applications or infrastructure.

The SSA must have a general knowledge of application and infrastructure technologies as well as having a clear understanding of Security Architecture, Information Security, Risk impacts, and control issues that may be in place or required.

They act as first line support of support to ISO and BISO on Project & IT security matters within the Divisional and Functional Management’s work streams.

SSA is an integral part of the PMO process to ensure that all projects adhere to security governance to ensure implementation of secure processes and technologies within WBA.

Further, working with the Security architecture team, they will assist the Divisional ISO to define architectural designs and drive business integration to ensure both business benefits and adhering to Security designs.

Key Responsibilities

• Perform as the Security Design SME for new security technology solutions; design, review, document, and collaborate on the deployment of new solutions in support of assigned business divisions, and serve as conduit for development and implementation of security technology solutions for ISO & CIO on projects and design boards.
• Support in the delivery of MVS roadmap for the business to ensure that what is implemented meets business and security requirements
• Maintain a strong understanding of the Business IT strategy, and security architecture requirements to support and help implement recommendations within business solutions
• Assist in driving forward compliance of all WBA InfoSec related policies mandated throughout WBA, supporting policy communication, development, adherence and importance.

A bit about you…

• CISSP or CISM qualification
• ITIL experience/qualifications
• Strong Knowledge of architectural designs and Risk management processes & assessment.
• Detailed Understanding of Enterprise level networks and design.
• In depth Understanding of technologies such as AV, Encryption, Cloud Hosting, Firewalls, VPN, and IDS/IPS, etc.

A bit about us…

IT is at the centre of what we do.

This is retail IT for the real world, you’re so close to your customers in all ways – in store, online and internally.

You can get involved with all the different areas of our business, working on projects that make a real difference – from our hugely successful Boots App to our world-class warehousing system.

We place so much value on our IT team – if you want to build a career that will keep developing with your skills, there’s no better place to do it.

Boots UK is part of the Retail Pharmacy International Division of Walgreens Boots Alliance and is the UKs leading pharmacy-led health and beauty retailer. With over 2500 stores in the UK our purpose is to help our customers look and feel better than they ever thought possible. You can learn more by visiting

What we can offer you:

• Competitive Salary
• 25 days annual leave, plus statutory bank holidays & option to buy an additional 5 days annual leave
• Annual discretionary bonus plan
• Market leading staff discount scheme including Boots Opticians - frames and contact lenses
• Competitive company pension scheme
• Flexible benefits scheme available ranging from private medical insurance, cycle to work scheme and many more
• Onsite Staff Shop, Opticians, Gym, Costa, Canteen and Dry Cleaning
• Boots Benevolent Fund - a registered charity that can offer support to eligible current and former colleagues in the UK, as well as their immediate relatives and dependants, at times of financial hardship

Diversity and inclusion is at the centre of everything we do. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. We offer a number of flexible working options to suit our colleagues’ needs including job share and part time working. Our website shows examples of colleagues enjoying different working patterns. If this interests you, please talk to us about it.

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