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In Team Digital, we’re planning for a future where the technology solutions we co-create and design enable us to achieve our goal of protecting our greatest natural resource and allowing our customers, communities and the environment to thrive.

As a team, our vision is to create an everyday digital experience for the people we serve - our customers - by putting them at the heart of everything we do. As part of our award-winning team you’ll help the business become an intelligent, connected organisation to deliver our digital transformation and turnaround.

Cyber Security Solution Architect will be responsible for architecture, design, and consultancy on all projects within the Cyber Security portfolio, reporting to the Cyber Security Programme Manager. Emphasizing a security-first approach to meet the challenges of an ever-evolving cyber security landscape, the Solution Architect will contribute to the design and delivery of solutions to support continuous improvement of the Thames Water Cyber Resilience strategy.

What you will be doing as Cyber Security Solution Architect

  • Design high-level infrastructure, application, business and security architecture for projects across the Cyber Security portfolio.
  • Contribute to project scope, objectives, to ensure feasibility of delivery and achieving desired outcomes and benefits.
  • Collaborate with application product delivery teams to ensure that solutions are fit for purpose and support them with architectural challenges throughout the delivery lifecycle.
  • Work with the relevant Technology, Change Management and Enterprise Architects to ensure that the outcomes delivered by projects are consistent with the design.

What you should bring to the role?

We want to bring together a team of brilliant tech minds with game-changing ideas. We’re looking for people who will help us re-imagine the way we work and the way we get things done:

  • A truly digital mindset. Open to collaboration. Open to risk. Open to new ways of doing things.
  • Obsessed with data. Obsessed with excellence.
  • People who think and behave differently to the way we do. People who don’t want to just be another cog in the machine.


  • Proven experience working as a Solution Architect on large scale programmes within a Cyber Security Portfolio. 
  • Experience in leading the end to end technical delivery of a Cyber Security Programme.
  • Knowledge of one or more cybersecurity controls standards and frameworks (CIS, NIST, etc).
  • Working knowledge of security architecture requirements for solution designs, good security practices related to AWS/Azure PaaS, IaaS, SaaS configuration and an understanding of enterprise scale solutions.
  • Understanding of vulnerability management and threat landscape detection and remediation.
  • Experience with developing and implementing comprehensive IAM strategies and policies.
  • Understanding of Network Security risks and solutions.
  • Experience of the M365 security stack: Endpoint, Defender, DLP, Device Management, Azure Sentinel.
  • Cloud Security (Tenable, CyberArk, MDR solutions, Remote Access, Network security).
  • Working knowledge of Cyber Essentials, UK DPA/GDPR.
  • Experience in Securing and containing Legacy Systems, such as Micro Segmentation, Hardening etc.


  • You will have started your career as a security engineer and worked your way up
  • Have worked with a business to get them to a Cyber Assured Status
  • TOGAF Certified
  • Microsoft Certified Azure Solutions Architect
  • Cisco Certification in both Cyber Ops and Security

What’s in it for you?

  • Competitive salary up to £90,000 per annum.
  • Annual Leave 26 days holiday per year increasing to 30 with the length of service. (Plus bank holidays).
  • Car Allowance.
  • Annual Bonus.
  • Private Medical Health Care.
  • Contributory pension – Defined Contribution - Maximum of 12% -2x employee contribution.
  • Personal Medical Assessments – Open to all once a year.
  • Wider benefits scheme including our benefits hub, which is packed full of offers and information to save you money and support your wellbeing.

Who are we?

At Thames Water, our purpose is crystal clear - to deliver life’s essential service so our customers, communities and planet can thrive.

Water is life’s great leveller. Every living thing needs it, every single day. From people to plants, birds to bees, farms to factories, we all need it to thrive, and we’re committed to taking care of it.

But keeping water flowing is becoming harder. From scorching summers to wetter winters, extreme weather affects everything from our pipes to our local rivers. We must keep millions more kettles boiling, public services operating, washing machines spinning, showers running and more, so every drop is more precious than ever. Are you ready to play your part?

Working at Thames Water

At Thames Water, we recognise that people are at the heart of our business. To help us succeed in providing life's essential service, we need a range of skills and capabilities, representative of society throughout our business.

We seek to attract and retain a cultural mix of people who can offer different but complementary attitudes, values, talents, and knowledge. We understand the importance of appreciating and harnessing the unique skills, experiences, backgrounds, and differences that each individual brings.

Our over-arching diversity and inclusion aim is to ensure Thames Water is a diverse and inclusive great place to work. We encourage applications from everyone and offer extra support for those who need it throughout the recruitment process.

Find out more about working at Thames Water.

When a crisis happens, we all rally around to support our customers. As part of Team Thames, you’ll have the opportunity to sign up to support our customers on the frontline as an ambassador. Full training will be given for what is undoubtedly an incredibly rewarding experience. It’s also a great opportunity to learn more about our business, meet colleagues and earn some extra money along the way.

Disclaimer: due to the high volume of applications we receive, we may close the advert earlier than the advertised date. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.