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  • Posted: Sep 8, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
  • MTN Group Limited entered the telecommunications scene at the dawn of South Africa’s democracy, in 1994. In 1998, we began our expansion by acquiring licences in Rwanda, Uganda and Swaziland. Since then, we continued to grow, with a view of bringing world-class telecommunications and digital services to markets across Africa and the Middle East. Throug...
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    Specialist: Security Automation

    Mission/ Core purpose of the Job

    • The Specialist Security Automation forms part of the MTN group security architecture and technical excellence team responsible for the implementation of capabilities to perform automation and implementation of key processes. The role provides key technical support and guidance in terms of technical security standards configuration profiles, test security configurations in the security lab and assists in performing proof-of-concept deployments of advanced technologies such as software defined perimeter. The role shall support the above requirements to ensure that the security posture in MTN Opco’s improves in a sustainable manner.

    Key Performance Areas: Core, essential responsibilities / outputs of the position (KPA's)
    The Specialist Security Automation is responsible for the following Key Performance Areas

    • Perform development to support technical security standards for critical assets
    • Automate technical remediation of mission critical and high-risk incident remediation
    • Automate security quality assurance on new critical assets before deployment
    • Provide technical support to OPCOs whenever the need arises.
    • Automate repetitive security operational processes
    • Provide support to architects on performing initial research and due diligence leading to the development of reference architecture
    • Assist architects to produce RFP Scope of Work and perform technical evaluation of RFP submissions.
    • Solution Architecture of limited scope: Support architects in developing solution architectures on identified projects and initiatives as well as defining security requirements in for RFPs led by Business Units.

    Job Requirements (Education, Experience and Competencies)

    Relevant diploma

    • 4 year Engineering/ Computer Science Degree (preferred)
    • Security-industry qualifications from EC-Council, (ISC)^2, CompTIA, ISACA


    • Minimum 2 years’ experience in Information Security (preferred)
    • Experience in designing and implementing automation solutions
    • Working understanding of the information technology environment of a telecom company


    • Fluent in English
    • Telecommunications industry experience
    • Pan Africa and Middle East multi-cultural experience
    • Understanding of general regulatory requirements in the telecom industry

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to MTN on to apply

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

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