Safaricom Senior Manager Managed Security Services Jobs in Kenya

Safaricom Senior Manager Managed Security Services Jobs in Kenya

We are pleased to announce the following vacancy Senior Manager Managed Security Services in Cyber Security department within Corporate Security Division. In keeping with our current business needs, we are looking for a person who meets the criteria indicated below.

Detailed Description

Reporting to the Head of Department, Cyber Security, the position holder will support the Enterprise Managed Security Service Strategy, Enterprise Customer Designs, Implementations and continuous improvements.

Key Responsibilities

  • Architect and design security solutions for Cloud, IoT and Networks in line with best practices to ensure they meet Enterprise customer requirements.

  • Lead managed security services and support to Enterprise Business Unit (EBU) Customers in designing and selling these services.

  • Oversees the managed security operations centre (SOC) and the delivery of services they provide to customers.

  • Coordinates with vendors/partners in solutions development and technology integration into our service delivery platform.

  • Work closely with EBU product teams, security team to evaluate the viability of vendor products for the MSS and integrate products into solution plays, driving systems integration and implementation approaches.

  • Drive managed security products go-to market and uptake in the Enterprise market.

  • Define, analyze and periodically review the Enterprise security strategy and roadmap based on the evolving threat landscape and ensure risks identified are mitigated.

  • Participate in definition of security requirements and acceptance criteria for new Enterprise customer solution.

  • Draft, evaluate and respond to RFIs/RFPs.

  • Liaise with Supply Chain in the procurement process of Managed Security solutions/systems.

  • Participate in the technical evaluations for security systems that run Enterprise platforms.

  • Participate in selection of the best solution and present to the CAPEX board.

  • Ensure all vendors have up-to-date contracts (contract management).

  • Implement Test, Deploy and Commission new systems for Enterprise customers.

  • Develop the ‘as built’ Enterprise security solution for support handover.

  • Recommend major upgrades where required and liaise with the operations team when doing the upgrades especially if it affects the design/architecture of the Enterprise support system.

  • Ensure all security technology and processes implemented are continually improved to maximize on their returns/benefits.

  • Manage
    all aspects of projects and vendor related issues in line with best practices.

  • Define metrics and report periodically that clearly demonstrate value to the enterprise Customers.

  • Conduct research and development/security intelligence on new areas in security and present on them for sensitization and knowledge transfer to other team members/staff.

  • Ensure all Enterprise systems implemented have security, high availability and disaster recovery in accordance with best practices.

  • Ensure change management and system handover processes are followed.

  • Train stakeholders on the Security solutions and landscape.

  • Build a Security Center of Excellence for Enterprise.

  • Lead Managed Security Architects for Cloud, IoT and Enterprise Networks.


  • Degree in Electrical Engineering/Computer Science/Information Technology

  • Advanced professional information security certifications e.g. CISSP/CISM/CISA/GIAC/CEH/CPTP/OCSP

  • Advanced Networking certifications: CCNA/CCNP/CCSP/CCIE

  • Certifications in Microsoft Windows and Linux/Unix Operating Systems

  • Certifications in the use and administration of security tools e.g. Firewalls/IDS/Content Filters/Antivirus/Ethical Hacking tools

  • Certifications in virtualization technologies: VMware, HyperV, Open Stack

  • Experience in Cyber Security Systems – e.g. Firewalls, IDS/IPS, VPN, Content Filters, Security Hacking tools, Antivirus, Encryption ete.

  • Experience in IT Networks and Systems Administration e.g. Cisco, Huawei, Windows, Linux, Unix etc…

  • Working knowledge of web technologies e.g. cPanel, ModSecurity, Apache, PHP, Joomla, Wordpress and ASP

  • Working knowledge of databases e.g. Oracle, MSSQL, MySQL, Postgress SQL

  • Working knowledge of Virtualization Technologies e.g. VmWare, HyperV, Open Stack

  • Working knowledge and experience in DevOps and Microservices technologies i.e. Docker, Kubernetes, Jenkins, Gitlab/Github etc…

  • Working knowledge of Mobile and GSM technologies e.g. Android, IOS, 2G, 3G, LTE, USSD, SS7 etc

    How to Apply

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