Platform Security Engineer at Absa Group Limited (Absa)

  • Information Technology Jobs in South Africa
  • Full time
  • 11 months ago
  • South Africa
  • Salary Rand 1000-2000 / Hourly
  • Shift Full Time
  • Job Qualifications Bachelor’s Degree
  • Number of vacancies 5 openings
  • Job experience 8 years
  • Job level Officer

Job Description

Absa Group Limited (Absa) invite suitably qualified and experienced candidates for the position of Platform Security Engineer to join our dynamic team.

Duties & Responsibilities

The successful applicant will be responsible for but not limited to the following job functions:

What you’ll do

  • Help define a long-term vision for maintaining and scaling our Privileged Access (e.g. authorisation, two-factor setup, least privilege access) and/or Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) solutions
  • Create trustworthy user experiences by building interfaces that are simple, easy to comprehend, performant and reliable
  • Configure, test, pilot and rollout new user-facing experiences in modern tools
  • Ensuring that platforms, with architecture input, are maintained in the most current state and not allowed to become obsolete
  • Develop detailed technical configuration documents, working closely with the security architecture, risk management and standards groups
  • Developing, maintaining, and updating internal process documentation
  • Provide support to internal Absa projects
  • Provide platform related reports periodically
  • Perform problem diagnosis; performance tuning; capacity planning and configuration management for the platforms
  • Respond to platforms related incidents within the defined SLA times
  • Provide standby support for the platforms on weekends/holidays as per the roster
  • Combine the knowledge of security technology evaluations and emerging products with security business needs
  • Ability to work with other engineers both internally and external to Absa
  • Ability to manage vendor relationships knowing due diligence goes beyond just the technology and engaging with the right business people to ensure Absa fully leverages vendor relationships

Required Knowledge and Experience

We pride ourselves with having the best people, which are our most important assets. Our company has been recognized for having the highest ethics and strives for excellence through distinctly higher standards than the norm.



We therefore urge only candidates with these unique requirements and experience to apply for this stimulating position.

  • NQF level 6 B Degree
  • 8 years (technical/lead) experience in technology
  • 6 years Security Engineering experience preferably within a large financial institution
  • Industry & Vendor certifications – CISSP, CISM,  GIAC, Linux, Windows, etc. preferred
  • Experience in engineering and support of BeyondTrust suite and/or CrowdStrike will be advantageous
  • Experience in API integrations will be advantageous
  • Working experience in Operating Systems such as Linux, Windows, MacOS
  • Solid understanding of Web Services technologies (e.g. XML, .NET, JAVA) and remote access protocols (SSH, RDP, SCP)
  • Experience in automation technologies will be advantageous
  • Strong knowledge of information security frameworks and standards such as CIS, ISO27001,
  • Comprehensive grasp of emerging security technologies and threats for mobile & digital channels
  • Knowledge in multiple information security technologies and their strengths and shortcomings
  • Experience with securing information for cross-functional, cross-platform applications
  • Monitors marketplace trends, vulnerabilities, emergent threats and audit/control issues
  • Must have a high degree of initiative and self-motivation and demonstrate the ability to drive results
  • Strong communication skills both verbal and written and strong relationship and collaborative skills and organizational skills with the ability to work as a member of Group cyber team and geographically distributed engineering teams (ARO)
  • Actively seeks ways to understand and mitigate risk
  • Able to shift well from task to task
  • Able to work well under pressure



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