Safaricom Senior Officer; Cyber Security Strategy & Design Jobs in Kenya

Safaricom Senior Officer; Cyber Security Strategy & Design Jobs in Kenya

  • We are pleased to announce the following vacancy in the Cyber Security Department within the Corporate Security division. In keeping with our current business needs, we are looking for a person who meets the criteria indicated below:

  • Reporting to the Senior Manager, Cyber Security Strategy & Secure by Design, the successful candidate will lend support in ensuring all new and existing systems/products/services are designed and implemented in a secure manner to avoid or mitigate any risks/security threats encountered.

  • The role holder will be responsible for defining, analyzing and periodically reviewing the technology security strategy and roadmap based on the ever-evolving threat landscape and ensure risks identified are adequately mitigated. He/she will also architect and design cyber security systems in line with best practices to ensure they meet all requirements including adequate security, capacity and performance.

    Key Responsibilities:

  • Participate in the periodically review of the cyber security strategy and roadmap considering the ever-evolving threat landscape, business and regulatory requirements.

  • Participate on research and development/ security intelligence on new areas in security to input to strategy.

  • Design cyber security solutions in line with best practices to ensure deployment of best in class solutions.

  • Define cyber security requirements and acceptance criteria for new systems.

  • Participate in budget forecasting and defense of spend or business cases at CAPEX board.

  • Draft and evaluate business cases, RFIs/RFPs, conduct proof of concepts, technical evaluations.

  • Work with vendors and Supply Chain to facilitate procurement while ensuring cost leadership.

  • Participate in testing, implementation, deployment and commissioning of new

  • Ensure high availability and disaster recovery in accordance with best practices for solutions deployed.

  • Ensure proper change management and system handover processes are followed.

  • Recommend major upgrades where required and work with the operations team to implement.

  • Ensure all security programs are continually improved to maximize on their returns/benefits.

  • Define metrics and report periodically to clearly demonstrate return on security investment.

  • Conduct knowledge transfer to other team members/staff on new or topical areas.

  • Cost management, reporting and presentations.


  • Degree in Electrical Engineering/Computer Science/Information Technology.

  • IT Networking Certifications: CCNA/CCNP/CCIE (with a Security option) will be an added advantage.

  • Information Security Certifications: e.g. CISSP/CISM/CISA/OSCP/CEH.

  • At least 2 years proven experience in IT Networks and/or Systems Administration.

  • At least 2 years proven experience in implementing and administering Cyber Security solutions.

  • Working knowledge of databases, web, big data, cloud /virtualization, microservices technologies.

  • At least 1-year proven experience in projects management, coordinating and managing stakeholders.

  • Analytical, problem-solving skills and customer focus.

  • Good report writing and communication skills.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Safaricom Senior Officer; Cyber Security Strategy & Design Jobs in Kenya

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