DFCU Bank I.T Security Specialist – Cyber Defence Jobs in Uganda

DFCU Bank I.T Security Specialist – Cyber Defence Jobs in Uganda


Job Purpose:

  • The jobholder is charged with providing technical support in the Business Technology (BT) unit in order to enhance systems, applications and networks security focusing on the security administration of the network infrastructure, servers, network equipment, and software applications in the data centres.

  • The IT Security Specialist shall work with technical teams and service providers to assess, identify, and provide appropriate security mechanisms and solutions to be integrated into the bank’s systems operations and make recommendations for implementation.

    Key Accountabilities:

  • Provide IT security technical support during the development, implementation, and maintenance of IT projects.

  • Implement and enforce security requirements for all mission critical applications accordance with the IT Security governance framework.

  • To spearhead development and enhancement of a security information and event management (SIEM) framework for the bank to facilitate proactive responses to security concerns.

  • To monitor and ensure that IT security management controls are correctly implemented and are continuously updated to meet emerging threats.

  • Contribute to the development and implementation of a robust IT Service Continuity and Disaster Recovery Plan for all critical IT services.

  • Support the IT management in developing and implementing appropriate IT policies, procedures, and guidelines such as SLA management, IT Security, and Change management.

  • Enforce the adoption of a Security Development Lifecycle (SDL) for the internal software development processes for all business applications to ensure security compliance while reducing development costs.

  • Contribute to the development of an Information Technology (IT) Risk Management Framework in liaison with the Risk Management department.

  • Provide technical support and guidance in the configuration of security tools such as firewalls, anti-virus software, patch management systems, etc.

  • Respond immediately to security incidents and provide post-incident analysis.

  • Work with CCIO team to ensure systems and applications are developed per security standards.

  • Carry out Systems security tests.

  • Contributes to Planning the Enterprise IT Security and Operating standards Annual Budget.

    Qualifications, Experience and Competencies Required:

  • A minimum qualification of a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related numerical sciences degree.

  • A Master’s degree specializing in Digital Security.

  • Professional digital security certifications in relevant technologies such as Cisco,
    Microsoft, CISSP, Unix / Linux will be an added advantage.

  • At least five years’ experience in systems / network administration role.

  • Work experience in a banking industry will be an added advantage.

  • Experience and qualifications in Ethical Hacking.

  • Working Knowledge of systems architecture and systems development.

  • Knowledge and experience in Applications penetrations testing.

  • Skills and training in internet applications design and security.

  • Experience with Web Application Firewalls.

  • Knowledge and Experience in Cyber Defense techniques and technologies.

  • Experience in UNIX and Windows server administration is an added advantage.

  • Technical skills in Unix and Windows and Python scripting skills.

  • A demonstrated experience in writing technical reports and management reports for stakeholders is a must.

  • Must possess above average problem-solving skills, organization skills, excellent and communication skills.

  • Considered an out of the box thinker and displays a willingness to learn.

  • Ability to maintain robust stakeholder engagements, a strong work ethic, and is a team player with the ability to work well independently.

  • Advanced Business Architectural & IT Security skills.

  • Analytical Thinking & Inductive Reasoning.

  • Planning and Organization skills.

  • Strategic Perspective – Establish priorities, challenging goals, and measurements consistent with these goals and organizational vision.

  • Critical Judgement and Decision-Making – Define issues and focus on achieving workable solutions to obstacles.

  • Good Communicator – Presents ideas effectively, clearly, and concisely both orally and in writing.

  • Leadership and Interpersonal Skills – Create a culture of continuous development and ownership with self and the team.

  • Inspire Commitment –Actions and behaviours are consistent with words.

  • Self-Development – Pursues positive change in self and organization.

  • Drives own personal development plan.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; DFCU Bank I.T Security Specialist – Cyber Defence Jobs in Uganda


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