Cloud Security Lead

Location: Street

Reference number: 50071

Working pattern: Full-time

Contract type: Perm

Hours per week: 38 Hours

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Here at Clarks, we’re known for our innovations in footwear and we’re investing heavily in our digital channels, data management and information systems to ensure we’re on the front foot when it comes to offering the best retail experience to our customers.  As our technology landscape changes, we need to ensure we continue to build resilience into digital services and evolve our security posture, ensuring compliance with industry regulations and mitigating the ever-evolving security threat landscape.  This is an exciting opportunity to lead the technical design and implementation of security controls across our cloud environments and digital services – and help create a secure, resilient, and agile technology environment, positioning Clarks for ongoing success. 

What You’ll Be Doing

You will be responsible for developing security, compliance and effective governance strategies across Clarks’ cloud infrastructure and digital services. With your deep understanding of cloud and API security principles and architectures, hands-on experience with cloud platforms (e.g. AWS, Azure), and a proactive approach to designing and implementing robust security controls, you will identify and execute initiatives to protect Clarks’ data and assets across our cloud environments.   Working with our partners, developers, and architects, you’ll also ensure our web applications and digital services are built and maintained aligned to Clarks’ security requirements and common industry good practice standards and frameworks (e.g. OWASP).

This is a hybrid role with 4 days a week in the office ( in Street HQ). 

What You’ll Bring With You

You’ll have a technical background with substantial experience across cloud architecture, security engineering, containerization, networking, and/or development (preferably within Azure and/or AWS). Proficient with DevOps/DevSecOps methodologies and tooling such as CI/CD, version control (e.g. GitHub), DAST, SAST etc, and Infrastructure-as-Code tools (e.g. CloudFormation, Terraform, CDK etc), it would be great if you were also familiar with cloud-native application protection platforms and other common cloud security technologies.  Just as important is how you work: you’ll be familiar with Agile ways of working and ideally have experience working with JIRA as well as an understanding of ITIL and IT service management principles.   Together with your ability to think strategically, you’ll possess excellent communication and collaboration skills and be able to work effectively with stakeholders at all levels to champion security.

About Clarks

Clarks, based in Somerset, England, has been at the forefront of innovative shoemaking since its foundation in 1825, when brothers James and Cyrus Clark made a slipper from sheepskin off-cuts. At the time it was ground-breaking: a combination of invention and craftsmanship that has remained at the heart of what the brand does now. In the Clarks archive of more than 22,000 pairs are shoes that have sparked revolutions and defined generations. From the original Clarks Desert Boot, first designed by Nathan Clark and launched in 1950, to the iconic Wallabee, each design has an instantly recognizable signature that makes it unmistakably Clarks.

This season, we’re proud to introduce the Clarks Collective: five incredible activists championing authentic social change. From mental health awareness and LGBTQ+ rights to greater racial equality, these trailblazers are committed to creating a brighter future for us all – bringing to life Clarks’ new global campaign, For the World Ahead. Through spotlighting their stories and supporting their chosen charities and initiatives, we’re ready to lead the way. After all, we’re originators, not imitators. It’s who we are, who we’ve always been. And to change the world of tomorrow, we’re doing things differently today.

Rewards and benefits

Our rewards and benefits are as varied as our customers and our people, depending on your role, and which part of the business you join. The one thing they have in common is that they’re designed to recognise your contribution to our success.

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Generous holiday allowance

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Pension plan

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Discount on Clarks products

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Employee Assistance Programme

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Provision for eye tests

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Medicash plan (corporate and distribution centre colleagues)

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Health cash plan (store management colleagues upwards)

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Healthcare plan (for senior colleagues)

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Long-service recognition awards

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Exclusive employee discounts on a wide range of products and brands

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Flexible & hybrid working

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Investing in your development

We’re constantly on the move, staying ahead of a changing world by keeping our minds sharp and our skills fresh. That’s why, wherever in the world you join us, you’ll find a wide range of learning opportunities at your fingertips, to make sure you keep growing and progressing.

From apprenticeships in the UK, to internships in the US and Singapore. Support for professional qualifications, to targeted leadership development programmes, and LearnerVerse, our corporate online training portal. Not to mention the chance to experience life in different parts of the business, and learn first-hand from experienced colleagues. So, if you’re looking to build on your skills, the opportunities are yours for the taking.

What we can offer you

Meet some of the team

To give you a real insight into what it’s like to work at Clarks, we thought we’d ask the people who know it best. 
The people who already work here. And in their own words.

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People Experience Partner

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Head of Project Management and Business Analysis

What to expect from our process

We know every person is unique – and we embrace it. So, you’ll find our recruitment process is a little different, depending on the role you apply for and where it’s based. But you’ll always find it’s:

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Right from the start, you’ll know what to expect. We’ll be honest about the role, the team, the division, and the business, as well as the process.

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Our family values mean it’s in our DNA to treat people fairly. So, you can expect a process that’s respectful, whatever the outcome.

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A two-way process

We’ll make sure you find out as much about us as we do about you, so you’re sure we’re the right fit for you.

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We’ll keep you in the loop at every step – so you always know where you stand. And at each stage, you’ll learn more about our culture, our brand, and what it means to be part of our journey.

Ready to

Cloud Security Lead

Location: Street

Reference number: 50071

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