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  • Posted: Sep 2, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Absa Bank Limited (Absa) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Barclays Africa Group Limited. Absa offers personal and business banking, credit cards, corporate and investment banking, wealth and investment management as well as bancassurance. Barclays Africa Group Limited is 62.3% owned by Barclays Bank PLC and is listed on the JSE Limited. The Group is one of A...
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    Platform Security Engineer

    Job Summary

    Are you ready to make a difference? 

    • Our Converged Security Office prides itself in its unique structure that sees an integration and collaboration model between our Information Risk, Cyber, Resilience, Physical Security & Forensics teams to ensure effective risk management across all disciplines. 
    • You will be focused on the evaluation, testing, implementation and support of the security solutions on the endpoints.

    Job Description

    What you’ll get to do:

    The role is within the Converged Security Office your responsibilities will include the following:

    • Help define a long-term vision for maintaining and scaling our Privileged Access (e.g. authorisation, two-factor setup, least privilege access) and/or Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) solutions
    • Create trustworthy user experiences by building interfaces that are simple, easy to comprehend, performant and reliable
    • Configure, test, pilot and rollout new user-facing experiences in modern tools
    • Ensuring that platforms, with architecture input, are maintained in the most current state and not allowed to become obsolete
    • Develop detailed technical configuration documents, working closely with the security architecture, risk management and standards groups
    • Developing, maintaining, and updating internal process documentation
    • Provide support to internal Absa projects
    • Provide platform related reports periodically
    • Perform problem diagnosis; performance tuning; capacity planning and configuration management for the platforms
    • Respond to platforms related incidents within the defined SLA times
    • Provide standby support for the platforms on weekends/holidays as per the roster
    • Combine the knowledge of security technology evaluations and emerging products with security business needs
    • Ability to work with other engineers both internally and external to Absa
    • Ability to manage vendor relationships knowing due diligence goes beyond just the technology and engaging with the right business people to ensure Absa fully leverages vendor relationships

    What do you need to get in?

    • NQF level 6 B Degree
    • 8 years (technical/lead) experience in technology
    • 6 years Security Engineering experience preferably within a large financial institution
    • Industry & Vendor certifications – CISSP, CISM,  GIAC, Linux, Windows, etc. preferred
    • Experience in engineering and support of BeyondTrust suite and/or CrowdStrike will be advantageous
    • Experience in API integrations will be advantageous
    • Working experience in Operating Systems such as Linux, Windows, MacOS
    • Solid understanding of Web Services technologies (e.g. XML, .NET, JAVA) and remote access protocols (SSH, RDP, SCP)
    • Experience in automation technologies will be advantageous
    • Strong knowledge of information security frameworks and standards such as CIS, ISO27001,
    • Comprehensive grasp of emerging security technologies and threats for mobile & digital channels
    • Knowledge in multiple information security technologies and their strengths and shortcomings
    • Experience with securing information for cross-functional, cross-platform applications
    • Monitors marketplace trends, vulnerabilities, emergent threats and audit/control issues
    • Must have a high degree of initiative and self-motivation and demonstrate the ability to drive results
    • Strong communication skills both verbal and written and strong relationship and collaborative skills and organizational skills with the ability to work as a member of Group cyber team and geographically distributed engineering teams (ARO)
    • Actively seeks ways to understand and mitigate risk
    • Able to shift well from task to task
    • Able to work well under pressure
    • If you’re passionate about working in a fast-paced environment and contributing to the exciting world of Security by leading from the front, we would love to hear from you!


    • Bachelor`s Degrees and Advanced Diplomas: Physical, Mathematical, Computer and Life Sciences (Required)

    Absa Bank Limited is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. In compliance with the Employment Equity Act 55 of 1998, preference will be given to suitable candidates from designated groups whose appointments will contribute towards achievement of equitable demographic representation of our workforce profile and add to the diversity of the Bank.

    Absa Bank Limited reserves the right not to make an appointment to the post as advertised

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Absa on to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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