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Security Architect – Identity Value Stream

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As a Security Architect you are responsible to ensure we build and maintain secure software that is used by millions of users around the globe. You have a hacker mindset and always strive to think like an attacker.
  • You have 10+ years of experience in a similar role;
  • You hold multiple security certifications such as CSSLP, CISSP, GWEB, GSSP-JAVA or CEH;
  • You are able to guide principal and senior security engineers in all disciplines;
  • You have an expert understanding of Identity standards such as OAuth 2, OIDC, FAPI and FIDO, as well as expert understanding of PSD2 and Open Banking;
  • You have a good understanding of security in the SDLC and software maturity model processes;
  • You have a good understanding of pen testing web applications and mobile applications;
  • You have a good understanding of incident handling and response;
  • You can represent the security discipline internally and externally.

  • You have deep understanding in all of the below areas:
  • Frontend development and frontend technologies such as JavaScript, CSS, HTML and frameworks such as Angular;
  • Backend development and JAVA EE technologies, application servers and frameworks such as Spring and Spring Security;
  • Mobile development and mobile application security for the Android and iOS platforms;
  • Security testing web applications and mobile apps, test automation and continuous integration tools.
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Call me crazy but I love my job. I get paid to work on puzzles with my friends, play pool and learn new tech.
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The biggest challenge I overcame with my team was creating an entirely new mobile product from scratch, aligning an entirely new team with people from very different backgrounds and creating a way of working which has the DNA of Backbase in it.
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You will lead the team of security engineers in the Identity Value Stream and act as an ambassador and promoter of security for the Backbase Identity product.
As a linking pin between clients, partners and other departments you help define the security requirements for the product. In this role, you are responsible for the delivery of secure software. You ensure the development teams have what’s needed to create secure software. You collaborate with software architects and directors to define the security architecture for the Backbase products. You make sure to remain up to date with the latest on application security. You drive the improvements to the secure SDLC with its tools and processes. You ensure the teams are trained and provide guidance and workshops to developers and QA engineers on security topics.
You establish strong and trusted relationships with clients, internal stakeholders and external suppliers to ensure we deliver secure software that is trusted by our clients. You will work closely with the product development teams as well as the customer success teams who take part in implementation projects. You thrive working with colleagues from multiple cultures. You mentor other team members and act as the go-to person for security. apply now


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Our code lines translate into developments and features that make banking easier for 100+ million users around the globe. We’re building a product that gives financial institutions digital speed and flexibility, and empowers end-users to fully control their finances on any device, 24/7.

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The pressure to keep our platform safe, secure, adaptable and integrated with hundreds of core systems is a big challenge. That’s why we work in small, cross-functional teams to build capabilities fast and meet the needs of our clients globally. We’re building a spaceship in mid-air, so expect to feel comfortable with being uncomfortable at all times. Your reward: a mark on a product used by millions.

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If we talk frontend – we talk Angular. If we talk backend – it’s Java. Mobile? Kotlin and Swift, of course.

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You’ll constantly need to reinvent yourself to stay relevant. If you are hungry to learn and ready to explore different ways – this is the place to be.

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What started in 2016 as a small team of 8 people working from a pub, grew into our lively Cardiff office today. Now home to 70+ software engineers, product owners, scrum masters, QAs, and UX specialists this is our second largest product development hub.

Talk about a wow office space! Backbase Cardiff is based in the historic Bonded Warehouse: Atlantic Wharf in Cardiff Bay. Constructed in 1861, it’s one of the first warehouses built in Cardiff Docks. With excellent transport links and a breathtaking view of the Quay waterfront, this trendy, warehouse-style office will definitely make you reconsider working from home.

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A startup culture runs through everything we do at Backbase Cardiff. Teams form around customer problems and we’re often exploring new domains and technologies. To do this well – we’ve hired curious people who like to do things together. And this extends to our social life!

Parties, board games nights, competitions, monthly drinks, and weekly office lunches; our Office Experience management and Social Chapter make sure there’s something fun for everyone.


Option to take up private health insurance for you and your family members.



Free weekly lunches, plus plenty of snacks.



Loan bikes and cycle equipment plus benefit from a generous tax allowance with our Cycle to Work Scheme.



Pension scheme with a 4.5% contribution matched by Backbase.



Discounted gym membership through our corporate fitness plan.


Referral bonus incentive for bringing the best talent.

training budget

Specific budget for your personal development.


You can wear clothes you feel comfortable in.

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No matter the challenge, we use our creative minds to find ways to make things happen. We are ambitious to be the best in class in the industry. Raising the bar. Pushing each other’s limits to bring out our best. We are determined & pragmatic. No Fluff. Just Stuff.



We solve hard problems and look for new opportunities for growth. We inspire. We mobilize the right talent to succeed in our mission. We persevere where others would give up. We feel proud when our vision comes true.



We are a company of builders, designers, makers, and doers, always open to learn and improve, shaping the future of banking together with our customers. We ask for feedback and constantly seek insights that make us better.



We are strong. We come from all over the world and embrace diversity. We believe in open dialogue among a small team of people who trust one another, who are focused outside themselves. This way we create shared consciousness and shared authorship of ideas that no single person could have arrived at independently.

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