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Senior Security Architect, Enterprise Managed Security Services at... Nairobi

Safaricom Kenya

Safaricom Kenya Nairobi Kenya

1 month ago

Safaricom is the leading provider of converged communication solutions in Kenya. In addition to providing a broad range of first-class products and services for Telephony, Broadband Internet and Financial services, Safaricom seeks to uplift the welfare of Kenyans through value-added services and support for community projects.

Reporting to Manager, Enterprise Managed Security Services the position holder will support the Enterprise Managed Security Service propositions, Enterprise Customer Designs, Implementations, and continuous improvements.
Key Responsibilities

Architect and design security solutions in line with best practices to ensure they meet Enterpriser customer requirements.
Ensure Enterprise Solution have information security at concept stage.
Perform vulnerability assessments and penetration tests against risk-prioritized infrastructure and applications and provide remediation recommendations.
Conduct security awareness training for our enterprise... customers.
Design and implement SIEM solutions and conduct continuous tuning of rules and use cases
Work closely with EBU product teams, Technology Security to evaluate the viability of vendor products for the MSSP
Drive managed security products go-to market and uptake in the Enterprise market.
Participate in definition of security requirements and acceptance criteria for new Enterprise customer solution
Draft, evaluate and respond to Enterprise RFIs/RFPs
Liaise with Supply Chain in the procurement process of Managed Security solutions/systems.
Participate in the technical evaluations for security systems that run Enterprise platforms.
Participate in selection of the best solution and present to the CAPEX board
Ensure all vendors have up-to-date contracts (contract management)
Implement Test, Deploy and Commission new systems for Enterprise customers.
Develop the ‘as built’ Enterprise security solution for support handover
Recommend major upgrades where required and liaise with the operations team when doing the upgrades especially if it affects the design/architecture of the Enterprise support system
Ensure all security technology and processes implemented are continually improved to maximize on their returns/benefits
Define metrics and report periodically that clearly demonstrate value to the enterprise customers
Conduct research and development/security intelligence on new areas in security and present on them for sensitization and knowledge transfer to other team members/staff
Ensure all security systems implemented have high availability and disaster recovery in accordance with best practices
Ensure change management and system handover processes are followed
Excellent communication skills with an ability to right level conversations
Lead and implement integrations between internal and external solutions
Serves as the technical liaison to the security product owner, internal security team and external stakeholders.
Collaborate with internal cross functional Enterprise customer facing domain architecture leadership


Degree in Science/computer science/Engineering/Business related.
Strong business acumen and mindset
5+ years of technical experience in a busy IT development environment, 2 years of which must include experience in designing systems and solutions.
3+ years’ Experience in Technical Leadership of large IT projects
3+ years’ Experience in RnD or Innovation tech role
Team player who is skilled at building up and managing stakeholder relationships successfully
Ability to persuade stakeholders and to champion effective techniques through delivery
Ability to drive initiatives in new areas
A curious and innovative mind that built things.
Love for new technologies that purposefully drive impact


Degree in Electrical Engineering/Computer Science/Information Technology/Telecommunication
Advanced professional information security certifications e.g. CISSP/CISM/CISA/GIAC/CEH/CPTP/OCSP
Certifications in Security appliances OEM e.g. Fortinet, Juniper, Palo Alto will be an added advantage.
Advanced Networking certifications: CCNA/CCNP/CCSP/CCIE
Certifications in the use and administration of security tools e.g. Firewalls/IDS/Content Filters/Antivirus/Ethical Hacking tools
Certifications in Microsoft Windows and Linux/Unix Operating Systems
Certifications in virtualization technologies: VMware, HyperV, Open Stack
IOT security
Cloud Certifications like AWS, Azure

Skills and Experience

Experience in Cyber Security Systems – e.g., Firewalls, IDS/IPS, VPN, Content Filters, Security Hacking tools, Antivirus, Encryption, Kali Linux, Burpsuite, Nexpose etc…
Experience in IT Networks and Systems Administration e.g. Cisco, Huawei, Windows, Linux, Unix etc…
Working knowledge of web technologies e.g. cPanel, ModSecurity, Apache, PHP, Joomla, Wordpress and ASP
Working knowledge of databases e.g. Oracle, MSSQL, MySQL, Postgress SQL
Working knowledge of Virtualization Technologies e.g. VmWare, HyperV, Open Stack
Working knowledge and experience in DevOps and Microservices technologies i.e. Docker, Kubernetes, Jenkins, Gitlab/Github etc…
Working knowledge of Mobile and GSM technologies e.g. Android, IOS, 2G, 3G, LTE, USSD, SS7 etc…
Working knowledge of encryption technologies e.g. PKI, HSM, PGP
Excellent communication skills and team player.
Excellent project management skills and proven task execution (getting things done).
Superior report writing and presentation skills.
Very analytical and logical thinking
Self-driven with minimal supervision
Nairobi Kenya

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