Head of Security Architecture


Time Type

Full time


Competitive Salary


Amazing Benefits

Close Date


Area of Business

IT, Cyber Security


Andover - Weyhill Road

Job ID 00023631

About the role

As a Head of Network Security Architecture, your focus will be management of UK Government customers to keep projects on track, align with future thinking, and keeping them aware of new products/services Virgin Media are working on.

So that's what you'll get up to, but what about us?

Well, we're super proud of our history, helping communities to stay connected with oodles of top-notch products and services. We offer the full works – Broadband, TV, mobile and landline – equipping our customers out with the very latest tech.

But it's not just what we do, but why we do it that really matters.

Our mission is to become the most recommended brand, by our people and our customers. A massive part of that journey is about how we ensure that our brilliant people have a working environment in which they can truly belong and thrive. For us, it's absolutely critical that every single person can bring, and be, their whole selves at work and we're working hard every day to achieve this

Tell me more, tell me more…

You will be Involved in third line support of all team systems, analysis of complex problems and liaising with 3rd party vendors and suppliers to ensure they are aligned with latest technical roadmap and product portfolio as well as license renewals and EoL management.

A key aspect of the role is staying close to internal projects and programs that are looking to introduce new products or services that may affect the team’s existing systems, then using that knowledge to then assess the impact, cost it up and present to management and/or UK Government for cost recovery; As well as being Comfortable running cutting-edge technology experimentation.

The must haves

  • Full current valid UK SC Clearance  
  • Professional Level networking certification such as Cisco CCNP or Juniper JNCIP – OK if lapsed, but must have held no longer than 5 years ago
  • LINUX system administration
  • Strong firewall knowledge including VPNs – Cisco and Juniper
  • Strong switching knowledge – Cisco and Juniper
  • X86 server skills
  • Windows Server including Active Directory and DNS
  • Basic VMware skills
  • Basic SAN/Storage knowledge

Other stuff we’re looking for

  • F5 Load Balancer
  • Advanced VMware skills
  • Scripting – BASH, Python
  • Intermediate SAN/Storage knowledge
  • Basic MySQL skills

What’s in it for you?

We know that benefits mean so much more than the 'stuff' we can give you, so we offer a wide range of support, rewards and tools - all focused on helping you to prioritise what really matters.

All work and no play just isn't our style! We're already planning our future ways of working, for when life becomes a little more normal again. We're constantly evolving our approach to enable you to find a great work life balance.

We're also open to chatting about part time or adjusted working (so don't be worried to ask the question).

If you go on to be successful in your application, some of the many benefits you'll get are:

25 days annual leave, plus UK Bank Holidays.

A defined contribution pension scheme, run by Fidelity, matched up to 10%.

An annual bonus of up to 15%, based on company performance.

Access to wellbeing benefits such as the Unmind App, personal medical cover (which you can opt to upgrade to cover loved ones) and critical illness cover.

Your birthday off every year, to treat yourself.

The option to buy and sell up to 5 days annual leave, to suit your personal needs.

Next Steps

If you think you've got some amazing skills to offer us, and Virgin Media feels like a place where you can belong, we'd love to learn more about you. Once you've submitted an application the next steps of the process, if successful, are likely to include a call from the recruiter to discuss further.

When you apply, you'll be asked about any adjustments you might need to support the recruitment process. Let us know and we'll be sure to discuss it with you.

Thanks for your patience in the meantime and for showing an interest in joining the Virgin Media family.

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