Senior Specialist: Cyber Security Engineering Jobs

  • Full Time
  • Midrand, South Africa


My client in the telecommunications industry based in Midrand is urgently looking for a Senior Specialist: Cyber Security Engineering to be responsible for the research, design and implementation of security solutions and capability architecture within cyber security.

Responsible for taking a lead on security solutions being implemented internally within cyber security for broader Vodacom service consumption or purely for Cyber Security. Responsible for researching, identification and analysis of candidate solution offerings (conducting POV’s / POC’s) that address a specific cyber security need. Strong emphasis of this role lies in the implementation and handing over of candidate solutions to Cyber Security Operations (SecOps).

In order to be considered the following is required:


Degree / relevant tertiary qualification in Information technology and Minimum of 10-12 years of experience in Cyber Security
Knowledge of common information technology management / compliance frameworks such as ISO / IEC 27001, SOC 2, SOX, ITIL, COBIT and NIST
Knowledge of legal, regulatory and privacy requirements, such as Personally Identifiable Information (PII) Protection and Payment Card Industry (PCI) / Data Security Standard
Proven experience managing and operating multiple security programs, projects, and initiatives
An ability to think strategically and drive change
A deep understanding of Cyber Security risks and mitigating solutions
A diverse security background with knowledge in several areas including: layered security architecture; internet protocols; firewalls; VPN technologies, IDS/IPS, network access control and network segmentation, anti-malware and spam technologies; risk and vulnerability assessments, and compliance
Security concepts related to DNS, routing, authentication, VPN, proxy services and DDOS mitigation technologies
Security principles related to Secure Software Development principles using frameworks such as OWASP
Windows, UNIX and Linux operating systems
Practices and methods of enterprise architecture and security architecture
Network security architecture development and definition
Web Security and Encryption
Ability to work under time and resource pressure
An ability and desire to communicate and work with a broad set of stakeholders
A customer-focused, responsive, and transparent attitude
Highly Desirable: An industry Security certification. CISSP is strongly preferred coupled with Cloud Security related working experience and certifications
Experience required:

Minimum of 10-12 years of work experience in information security / cybersecurity and Cloud Security (1 year)
Strong analytical and organizational skills
Proficiency in a mainstream software development language (Java, C#, VB.NET) with scripting knowledge (Python)
Concise writing skills, excellent MS Word skills as well as other MS Office Applications
Experience with securing various environments preferred
Experience in working across security frameworks
Experience in working across security technologies
Managed security services experience across complex architectures
Experience in building and maintaining security systems
Detailed technical knowledge of database and operating system security
Hands on experience in security systems, including firewalls, intrusion detection systems, anti-virus software, authentication systems, log management and content filtering
Experience with network security and networking technologies and with system, security and network monitoring tools
In depth understanding of the role of Information Security in software engineering and application development; network and system security
Possess very good knowledge of technological advances within the information security area
Thorough understanding of the latest security principles, techniques, and protocols
Familiarity with web related technologies (Web applications, Web Services, Service Oriented Architectures) and of network / web related protocols
Problem solving skills and ability to work under pressure
Demonstrate in depth solution and service knowledge
Demonstrate analytical thinking and a proactive approach
Consistent Vodacom stakeholder satisfaction focus

Responsible for planning, researching and designing robust security architectures for Cyber Security consumption with strong emphasis being on hybrid related designs (mixture of on-prem and cloud based)
Ensure financial efficiency in Cyber Security Solutions
Provide Cyber Security consultancy for technology projects
Engineering, implementing and monitoring security measures for the protection of computer systems, networks and information
Identifying and defining system security requirements
Prepare and document standard operating procedures and protocols for solutions within the security engineer’s purview
Configure and troubleshoot security infrastructure devices (where relevant)
Develop technical solutions and new security tools to help mitigate security vulnerabilities and automate repeatable tasks
Write comprehensive reports including assessment-based findings, outcomes and propositions for further system security enhancement
Provide accurate and timely reporting of architectural solutions, risk findings and propose remediation and mitigation options

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