Solutions Architect (FTC)

Leeds, United Kingdom IT Not permanent

The role: Solutions Architect (FTC)

We are looking for a Solutions Architect join our busy and dynamic native team based in our Leeds office.

Are you next star player?

In the Global Sports & Trading Platform tribe (GSTP) we are building market leading products and services to be enjoyed internationally by millions of people.

There are few jobs which provide the opportunity to work on technology at this scale, trading hundreds of thousands of sporting events, and handling Black Friday levels of traffic… every weekend.

Come and work with some of the most talented and innovative engineering teams in the world, in a fun, challenging, agile environment.

Who are we looking for: –

As part of our commitment to best practice industry standards, to differentiate ourselves from competitors and to meet our compliance targets, GSTP are become ISO27001 certified.

Reporting into the Head of Architecture you will focus on ensuring our policies, processes, standards, systems and services are ISO27001 compliant.

Working with our Product, Engineering, Operations, Security and Compliance and Architecture teams you will play a key role in preparing us for ISO27001 certification.

Be the design authority and subject matter lead for the ISO27001 programme.

You’ll be a technical subject matter expert in GSTP products and services, identifying, communicating, and managing goals, constraints, and risks. You’ll build alignment and shared understanding, guiding your squads to build the right thing, and build it right.

Together with the other GSTP architects, you will develop and communicate an architectural vision and roadmap which is understood and supported by the whole business, and which provides clear, achievable principles and direction for the technology team to follow.

Our mission is to create the best place our people have ever worked at, leading the way in terms of technology and innovation; We want you to be a part of this mission, helping from within. 

No previous experience in sports betting? No problem – we have many experts to learn from, and the technical excellence you’ll bring is what we value. Salary and benefits packages reflect the high standard in our tech teams, with excellent training and development opportunities for all engineers.

You will support, and learn from, the people around you, always looking to do things better. We have a strong culture, and we want you to be a part of it.

Your experience:

You will be required to collaborate with the Business Analysis team to define the scope of the ISO27001 certification, understand business processes, evaluate concepts and to design and document ISO27001 controls.

  • Design, ad document GSTP’s controls for ISO27001 certification
  • Lead on technical design for the ISO27001 programme
  • Operate and chair compliance Tech Working Groups to develop ISO27001 processes, approaches and solutions which can be shared across the Tribe
  • Work with our engineering teams to ensure that the work committed to is fully understood and urgent matters are dealt with
  • Presenting to, influencing and working with senior stakeholders in Technology and across the wider business (Directors and Heads of Department) 
  • Working with a variety of stakeholders to develop processes that provide a balance of agility and control 
  • Work with in-house and third-party development teams and external COTS vendors  
  • Occasionally work hands on with engineers, but also be outward facing, understanding the bigger picture
  • Highlight, document, and communicate technical priorities; Drive down tech debt
  • Work on documentation and diagrams to aid understanding and alignment
  • Communicate key facts, risks, and assumptions to enable the heads of function to understand and make the right high-level decisions for GSTP’s products and services
  • Be the guardian of quality of your architectural domain, making sure it’s fit for purpose, and built with NFRs and evolvability in mind
  • Evangelise operational concerns
  • Assess the impact of upcoming pieces of work on our teams, and architecture; Identify the key decisions
  • Be an active member of our thriving tech community

 Your experience

  • Previous experience of designing, documenting and maintaining controls for ISO27001, SOX, PCI and GDPR
  • Previous experience of working in regulated environments such as ISO27001, SOX, PCI and data protection (ideally in the gambling industry, but experience in other regulated industries is helpful), providing compliance documentation and working with the regulators during consultations to help ensure regulation is fit for purpose.  
  • Experience and understanding security controls such as access control, logging and monitoring and encryption for security and compliance, specifically ISO27001.
  • Held previous roles as a solutions / security / compliance architect in an agile, constantly changing environment 

What’s in it for you?

The salary for this job is based on experience, so whilst we are not able to go into detail at this stage, we can say that we offer great salary packages and a discretionary annual performance bonus.

We offer health and dental insurance for you, your partner and your children (if you all live at the same address). If you have a baby whilst you work for us, we will give you 1000 GBP as congratulations.

In addition to that, we provide the opportunity for a discounted gym membership.

Our in-house training and development team deliver fantastic support in terms of developing your skills and helping you progress your career.

What happens next?

We will aim to get back to you as soon as possible. If you meet the criteria, then we’ll invite you to a phone interview and if that goes well we’ll meet you for a face-to-face interview.

The Company

PokerStars is part of Flutter Entertainment Plc, a global sports betting, gaming and entertainment provider headquartered in Dublin and part of the FTSE 100 index of the London Stock Exchange. Flutter brings together exceptional brands, products and businesses and a diverse global presence in a safe, responsible and ultimately sustainable way.

We are an equal opportunity employer that values diversity. We do not discriminate on any protected characteristic as defined by applicable law.

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