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M-Pesa Africa – Cyber Security Architect at Safaricom Kenya. Nairobi

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Job Description

Role Description

Reporting to the Manager- Cybersecurity Architecture & Assurance, the Cyber Security Architect will be responsible for designing and implementing cyber security solutions that protect critical assets across the markets, Hub and AWS.

What you will be doing

  • Conducting research on new areas in security to input to cyber strategy
  • Designing cyber security solutions in line with best practices to ensure deployment of best-in-class solutions
  • Defining cyber security technical requirements and acceptance criteria for new systems
  • Conducting proof of concepts for cyber security solutions
  • Lead in the testing, implementation, deployment, and commissioning of new solutions
  • Ensuring high availability and disaster recovery in accordance with best practices for solutions deployed
  • Ensuring proper change management and system handover processes are followed
  • Recommending major upgrades where required and work with the operations team to implement
  • Ensuring that all security programs are continually improved to maximize on their returns/benefits
  • Conducting knowledge transfer to other team members/staff on new or topical areas.

Skills and competencies you require for the role

  • Experience in implementing and administering Cyber Security solutions;
  • Working knowledge of project management techniques such as Agile/ SAFe is preferred;
  • Demonstrable competencies in the deployment and administration of Cyber Security Solutions such as CyberArk, EDR, Vulnerability Scanners, Firewalls etc.

Apply if you have:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Eng./Computer Science/ Information Technology (or equivalent) from a recognized university or any other degree with sufficient cyber experience
  • Advanced professional information security certifications e.g., CISSP /CISM /CISA/ GIAC/ CEH/ CPTP/ OCSP/ DevSecOps
  • Cloud Certification e.g., AWS, Azure
  • Advanced Networking certifications: CCNA/CCNP/CCSP/CCIE/Network+/CompTIA also preferred
  • At least 3 years of proven experience in implementing and administering Cyber Security solutions
  • Certifications in the use and administration of cyber security tools e.g., CyberArk/Firewalls/IDS/Content Filters/Antivirus is preferred
  • Working knowledge of project management techniques such as Agile/ SAFe is preferred
  • Demonstrate competency in the deployment and administration of Cyber Security Solutions such as CyberArk, EDR, Vulnerability Scanners, Firewalls etc
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