Who we are
Moniepoint is a financial technology company digitising Africa’s real economy by building a financial ecosystem for businesses, providing them with all the payment, banking, credit and business management tools they need to succeed.
What we do
Engineering at Moniepoint is an inspired, customer-focused community, dedicated to crafting solutions that redefine our industry. Our infrastructure runs on some of the cool tools that excite infrastructure engineers.
We also make business decisions based on the large stream of data we receive daily, so we work daily with big data, perform data analytics and build models to make sense of the noise and give our customers the best experience.
If this excites you, it excites us too and we would love to have you.
About the role
We are actively seeking a dedicated and skilled Security Analyst specializing in Cyber Defense to join our cybersecurity team. The ideal candidate will play a key role in monitoring and defending our organization's information systems, ensuring the integrity, confidentiality, and availability of critical assets. The Security Analyst will be responsible for detecting and responding to security incidents, implementing defensive measures, and contributing to the overall cyber defense strategy.
What you’ll get to do
- Threat Hunting, Monitoring and Analysis:
Monitor security alerts and logs using advanced security information and event management (SIEM) tools.
Conduct real-time analysis of security events to identify and mitigate potential threats.
Proactively search for signs of malicious activity within the organization's network and systems.
Identify and mitigate potential security threats before they escalate.
- Incident Response:
Respond promptly to security incidents, including conducting investigations, containment, eradication, and recovery efforts.
Collaborate with cross-functional teams to coordinate and execute incident response activities.
- Vulnerability Management:
Perform regular vulnerability assessments and analyze scan results.
Collaborate with system owners to remediate identified vulnerabilities.
- Security Operations:
Participate in the development and maintenance of security operations procedures and documentation.
Contribute to the improvement of security monitoring and incident detection capabilities.
- Cyber Defense Technologies:
Manage and configure cyber defense technologies, including firewalls, intrusion detection/prevention systems, endpoint protection, and security gateways.
Stay abreast of emerging technologies and threats to recommend improvements to the security architecture.
- Security Awareness:
Contribute to security awareness programs to educate employees about cyber threats and best practices.
Provide guidance to end-users on security-related matters.
Generate and present regular reports on the status of cyber defense operations, incidents, and mitigation efforts.
Document and communicate security findings to technical and non-technical stakeholders.
To succeed in this role, we think you should have
- Bachelor’s degree in Cybersecurity, Information Technology, or a related field.
- Proven experience as a Security Analyst in cyber defense roles.
- In-depth knowledge of cybersecurity principles, threat landscape, and attack vectors.
- Familiarity with security frameworks and standards.
- Certifications such as GCFA, GCIH, CISM, CISSP, or equivalent are a plus.
Advantage if you have;
- Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
- Proficient in using SIEM tools and other cybersecurity technologies.
- Excellent communication and collaboration skills.
- Ability to analyze and interpret security logs and alerts.
- Understanding of network protocols, firewall configurations, and intrusion detection/prevention systems.
What we can offer you
- Culture -We put our people first and prioritize the well-being of every team member. We’ve built a company where all opinions carry weight and where all voices are heard. We value and respect each other and always look out for one another. Above all, we are human.
- Learning - We have a learning and development-focused environment with an emphasis on knowledge sharing, training, and regular internal technical talks.
- Compensation - You’ll receive an attractive salary, pension, health insurance,, Employee Stock Options, annual bonus, plus other benefits.
What to expect in the hiring process
- A preliminary phone call with the recruiter
- A technical interview with a Lead in our Engineering Team
- A behavioural and technical interview with a member of the Executive team.
How to apply: please send us your CV or LinkedIn profile via our career website.
Moniepoint is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and candidates.
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