Enterprise Architect- Security

UK-Winnersh | UK-Newcastle upon Tyne
Job ID
Information Services (IS)
Position Type


In support of Sage’s vision, the IT function has moved to a single global operating model.  As a consequence, we have moved to a new IT management structure, aligned functionally, supported by regional and local representation.  Our mission is to transform the way IT is delivered to customers and colleagues across the world with the emphasis on simplicity, mobility, and efficiency.  Architecture and IT strategy will be core to enabling our colleagues to focus more on our customers and increasing revenue by providing unified global IT platforms, multi-channel customer engagement and a consistent customer experience across the globe.


This role is responsible for the delivery of Global Security Architecture across group initiatives, regions and systems.  This responsibility includes but is not limited to; defining and designing security architectures, building relationships between IT and key stakeholders, influencing functional strategy, building functional roadmaps and leading security in architecture governance boards.  You will work as part of the global architecture team to ensure the successful evolution from local to global architecture design and from traditional on premise and custom built platforms to secure cloud-hosted platforms.  You will primarily work towards forming strategic security platform roadmaps that will transform the way IT functions, and will simplify and standardise the Sage IT estate, driving down cost and adding to the security posture.


Although the functional reporting line is to the VP Architecture and Strategy this is a Key Role in support of the Global Information Security & Risk function and will have dotted line reporting to the VP in this function..


  • To define and design global security enterprise and solution architectures according to business requirements and strategic target architectures
  • To build strong working relationships with local architecture teams and oversee global (solution) design and governance
  • To help transform architectural thinking from internal built platforms to external cloud-hosted platforms with increased global capabilities and partner integration where appropriate
  • To work closely with the Global and Local information security teams to support Operational change and Incident Management and Response activities
  • To assist in the formation of a global IT Security Strategy, Policy and produce supporting technical standards where require
  • To evangelise new technologies – emerging and disruptive and new methods of Information Security architecture design and integration
  • Experience of designing global security enterprise and solution architectures across internal systems and customer touchpoints
  • Experience operating in a Global organisation with diverse range of geographically dispersed stakeholders
  • Team player with experience mentoring architects helping them become more commercially aware and cognizant of changing internal and external IT landscapes
  • Strong business acumen, with experience of managing stakeholders and influencing strategy by partnering and educating in the art of the possible
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to articulate and present complex information concisely to both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Analytical and critical thinking skills, prepared to challenge conventional thinking
  • Ability to drive change in organizations and rally others behind an agenda


  • Degree in information Technology / Computer Science / Software Engineering/Information Security
  • Enterprise Architecture / Frameworks certified – TOGAF, SABSA, COBIT
  • Experience with Business Analysis/Architecture and Architecture design tooling and notational standards
  • A specialist Security accreditation e.g. CISSP, CISM and/or relevant Technology accreditations e.g. Cisco, Microsoft, AWS etc

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Sage is the market leader for integrated accounting, payroll and payment systems, supporting the ambition of the world’s entrepreneurs.


Like many of the businesses we serve, Sage began as a small business and has grown beyond what seemed imaginable. Today over 13000 colleagues now support millions of entrepreneurs across 23 countries as they power the global economy.

It is these entrepreneurs who are the drivers of prosperity and it’s our privilege and honour to serve them. We take real pride from how many of our customers have flourished and, that our products have grown with them as they moved from start-up to successful, international businesses.

In a world where only the voices of the biggest are heard, we will always fight to hear the voice of the entrepreneur.


An innovator today and tomorrow     

Our smart people use the smartest technology to reinvent and simplify business accounting - working with a thriving community of entrepreneurs, business owners, tradespeople, accountants, partners and developers. 

We enable our customers to focus on their business and help them to leapfrog to the future.


Inventing the future 

We are changing the way that millions of businesses track the movement of money through their business. We are also changing the way we do business. And as a FTSE 100 business we believe in a socially-responsible world and we are active in supporting our local communities and invest in making a real difference through the philanthropy of the Sage Foundation. Our Sage Foundation is based on the 2+2+2 model - 2% of free cash flow, 2% of colleagues' time and up to 2 free products each year to charitable organizations. Colleagues are empowered to give to the causes that matter to them.

Our customers make life-sacrifices. They take risks to follow their dreams and pursue their passions and, on this, global prosperity is built. They deserve a bigger voice and we will always work hard to champion this noble cause.


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