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  • Posted: Feb 25, 2020
    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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    Senior Manager: Technology Security Architecture

    Core purpose of the Job:

    Design and maintain an enterprise security architecture to protect the MTN Network and its systems. This involves leading a team that is responsible for defining, planning, architecting and coordinating the implementation and maintenance of information security necessary to support the MTN SA network and systems. This also includes optimisation and standardisation of information security across the enterprise, which includes the product and infrastructure lifecycle management and roadmaps across all IT infrastructure, mobile network and application platforms, including new builds for short-term renewals, medium and long term tactical and strategic plans.



    • The individual needs to be able to work in a highly pressured planning and operational environment
    • ISO 27001, OWASP, NIST, SANS and POPI
    • Fast changing, regulated business environment.
    • Rapid advancement of systems and technology on:
    • OSS (Operational support systems)
    •  BSS (Business support systems) layers
    • Various Network platforms enabling many Billing and VAS functions
    • Operational excellence and best practice methodologies.
    • Trends within the industry as being experienced and embraced internationally.
    • MTN SA and MTN Group Business intelligence best practices and standards and applications.
    • Highly regulated and Legislated environments
    • Operate in a scarce skills & highly specialised systems environment
    • Best practise/common practise frameworks including ITIL, e-TOM, DevOps and TOGAF, etc.
    • MTN SA architecture and data management frameworks
    • Requirement for single version of the truth drive across MTN South Africa
    • Outsourced partners and the driving of these through retaining in-house knowledge and supplying vendors fully fledged and detailed specifications and driving vendors in the fulfilment of these 
    • High data volumes


    Minimum Requirements: 


    • Minimum of 4 years tertiary qualification /Masters advantageous
    • SABSA and/or TOGAF qualification will be an advantage
    • Business analysis/architecture qualifications
    • Managerial courses will be an advantage
    • Other Architectural qualifications (ITIL, TOGAF, TMF, COBIT) advantage
    • Fluent in English and language of country preferable



    • Manager track record of 5 years or more in technical security disciplines, specifically around security architecture, engineering and solution delivery with atleast 3 years in telecommunications industry.
    • Must have a wide breadth of knowledge and experience across security products, tools, and industry trends: e.g. Mobile Network Security, Hardware Configuration, Network Protocols, Networking Standards, Windows, Linux and Unix operating systems, Application Security, Data Security, Application integration and Infrastructure Security, Security Frameworks (ISO27001, COBIT, NIST etc.), security attacks pathologies, wired and wireless security, and cyber laws and ethics.
    • Solid understanding of security protocols, communication proptocols, cryptography, authentication and authorisation across mobile networks and systems
    • Experience implementing multi-factor authentication, single sign-on, identity management or related technologies
    • Good working knowledge of current security risks, risk management and assessments
    • Ability to interact with a broad cross-section of personnel to explain and enforce security measures
    • Ability to maintain a high level of discretion and personal integrity in the exercise of duties, including the ability to professionally address confidential matters
    • Expert knowledge of regulatory compliance requirements (PCI-DSS, ISO 27001, POPI, GDPR)
    • Worked across diverse cultures and geographies advantageous
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills as well as business acumen and a commercial outlook



    • Data warehousing systems
    • Business Intelligence systems,
    • People management Skills
    • Data visualisation
    • Industry related seminars / conferences
    • Systems training
    • Telco-related training
    • Project and programme management
    • Product and services
    • Presentation skills
    • Communication (written and verbal)
    • Negotiation
    • IT Specific – Architecture, Operating Systems, Networks & Storage infrastructure systems

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to MTN on to apply
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