Senior Officer ; Cyber Security Assurance

Recruiter / Employer: Safaricom
Contract: Permanent
Salary: Confidential
Status: Expired

Reporting to the Senior Manager, Cyber Security Strategy & Design, the successful candidate will lend support in ensuring all new and existing systems/products/services comply with Safaricom's security policies & standards and other industry best practices e.g. ISO27001, CIS, Vodafone CSB standards etc... The candidate will also provide timely security assurance reports and advice to the business when required even with very tight timelines.

Role requirements;

  • Degree in Information Security/Computer Forensics/Computer Science/Information Technology or other relevant Technical Degree
  • Information security certifications e.g. CEH/CISSP/CISM/CISA/GIAC/CPTP/OSCP
  • Advanced Networking certifications: CCNA/CCNP/CCSP/CCIE are also preferred
  • Certifications in Microsoft Windows and Linux/Unix Operating Systems
  • Demonstrate competency in the use and administration of ethical hacking tools e.g. KALI Linux, Metasploit, Nexpose, Nessus, Nmap, BurpSuite etc…
  • Minimum of 3 years’ working experience in Information Systems Security – e.g. Ethical Hacking, Penetration Testing, Vulnerability Assessments, Pre-and-Post Implementation System Reviews, etc
  • Minimum of 3 years’ working experience in Networking and Operating Systems e.g.  Cisco, Huawei, Windows (All), Unix, Linux etc
  • Minimum of 3 years’ working experience in Web and Mobile applications technologies e.g. Java, Python, PHP, Javascript, CSS, Apache, Nginx, IIS etc
  • Working knowledge of databases e.g. Oracle, MSSQL, MongoDB, Postgress etc will be an added advantage
  • Working knowledge of Virtualization & Microservices technologies e.g. VMware, Open shift, Kubernetes, Docker etc will be an added advantage
  • Working knowledge of Cloud technologies e.g. AWS and Azure will be an added advantage
  • Working knowledge and experience in DevSecOps technologies and practices i.e. Jenkins, Jira, Github, Gitlab etc will be an added advantage
  • Working knowledge of Mobile and GSM technologies e.g. Android, IOS, 2G, 3G, LTE, USSD etc will be an added advantage
  • Excellent communication skills and a good team player
  • Excellent time management skills i.e. getting things done in a timely manner
  • Excellent report writing and presentation skills
  • Very analytical and keen on details
  • Customer obsessed
Responsibilities
  • Conduct periodic security reviews, vulnerability assessments & penetration tests across all of Safaricom’s systems/infrastructure
  • Ensure all new and existing systems/products/services comply with Company's security policies & standards and other industry best practices e.g. ISO27001, CIS and Kenya Data Protection Act
  • Provide timely and quality security assurance reports and advice to the business when required even with very tight deadlines
  • Do regular follow ups with system custodians/owners to ensure any security risks identified are addressed within the agreed timelines
  • Define Cyber Security metrics and report periodically on security compliance across all networks/systems
  • Research on new threats/technologies/vulnerabilities/security design principles etc.
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