M-Pesa Africa Principal, Cyber Prevent Enginee Vacancy 2024

  • Job Identification: 211
  • Deadline: 12/29/2023, 09:59 PM
  • Degree Level:  Associate Degree
  • Job Schedule: Full-time
  • Locations: Safaricom House, Waiyaki Way, Westlands, P.O BOX 46350, 00100, KE

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Job Descriptions

M-Pesa Africa seeks to create opportunities for Kenyans to be a part of growth to transform their lives, one of which is Principal, Cyber Prevent Engineer. See details below;

“We are pleased to announce the following vacancy for PRINCIPAL, CYBER PREVENT ENGINEER within our Cyber Security department in the Corporate Security Division. In keeping with our current business needs, we are looking for someone who meets the criteria below.”


  • Act as an operational team lead in the configuration, management and upgrade of a wide variety of cyber security technologies e.g. Intrusion Prevention systems, Web Application firewalls, Anti-DDOS protection, Web and email content filtering, Endpoint Security, PKI & certificate management, multi-factor authentication, privileged identity management etc…
  • Liaise with other business leads participate in project meetings and contribute to design reviews – from high-level design/architecture to configuration of system-level parameters to meet security goals.
  • Serve as the primary point of contact & escalation point for Security Administration tasks and coordinate provisioning, installation and troubleshooting of incidents
  • Lead efforts in documenting & reviewing the changes, operation and troubleshooting of Cyber Security platforms and procedures
  • Ensuring that controls are well fine-tuned to protect the Safaricom brand.
  • Maintain up-to-date cyber security technologies by the installation of new signatures and patches and ensure these tools cover the right scope.
  • Ensure agreed support SLAs are met with respective vendors and with internal customers.
  • Ensure that all new threats are addressed when the need arises
  • Ensure that the environment is well protected from intrusions/hacks
  • Execution of incident management plan and forensics tasks including doing reports on root cause analysis and remediation plans
  • Assisting in defining, maintaining, continual improvement and weekly reporting on the Cyber Security program
  • Maintaining and continual improvement of Cyber Security Operations processes and procedures.
  • Providing 2nd level support to staff and teams to ensure the efficient use of systems and tools.
  • Troubleshooting and remediating issues impacting Cyber Security Operations
  • Assisting with key Vodafone cyber security baseline programs across the organization i.e. patch & vulnerability management, compliance management, data leakage protection, malware protection, privileged identity management, multifactor authentication etc…


  • Degree in Electrical Engineering/Computer Science/Information Technology
  • At least one professional Information Security Qualification: CISSP/CISM/CISA/Comptia Security+
  • Proven competencies in Network Security: CCNA or CCNP (Security)
  • Proven competencies in Microsoft, Linux or Unix Operating Systems administration
  • Proven competencies and experience in Information Security Technologies
  • Minimum of 3 years in Cyber Security systems administration e.g. Intrusion Prevention Systems, Web Application Firewalls, Remote access, Content Filters, endpoint protection, vulnerability management solutions etc…
  • Expert-level analytical and problem-solving skills are required.
  • Good report writing and communication skills
  • Good at coordinating and leading teams.
  • Analytical Thinking. Customer focused.

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