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Information Technology (IT) Security Specialist

The SAPRO experience; Building a new world together, one professional journey at a time.

At SAPRO we work with our people to co-create amazing international experiences. We pay special attention to where, when, and how you want to work as well as what opportunities are relevant to your long-term (personal & professional) goals.

If you want an incredible professional journey filled with adventure, world-class learning, generous pay, social responsibility involvement, and the chance to work with the best firms in the industry, then SAPRO is right for you!

 

About the position


To protect computer systems by creating barriers deterring external access to them, to recognise problems within systems by identifying uncharacteristic activity, to assess current situations with the network security and carry out audits and to monitor data behavior for abnormal activities

Mandatory Qualifications:

  • National Diploma in, information technology, Computer Science, information security, computer information systems, network security, computer science or a related field of study

Desired Qualifications:

  • Professional certification (e.g. CompTIA Security+, CISSP)

Minimum Experience:

  • 3 - 5 years’ experience in an Information Technology Security position
  • Good understanding and experience of IT and cloud security is required
  • Knowledge of current security risks and protocols

Key Performance Areas

Strategic Management

  • Align with the organizational strategy to ensure that the Information Technology Security and Operations functions deliver on the day-to-day requirements of the business
  • Develop methods, strategies, plans and processes to safeguard computer files against unauthorized modification, destruction or disclosure
  • Keep informed of business regulations and matters related to Information Technology Security


Information Technology (IT) Security

  • Analyze potential vulnerabilities and threats to systems
  • Analyze IT specifications to assess security risks
  • Issue user IDs and other login credentials to new employees
  • Monitor system access for internal security violations
  • Assist in development and implementation of network security systems, both hardware and software
  • Analyze existing security systems and make recommendations for changes or improvements
  • Prepare reports and action plans in the event that a security breech does occur
  • Organize and conduct penetration tests and “ethical hacks” of the existing security architecture
  • Monitor the network and provide early warning of abnormalities or problems
  • Act on privacy breaches and malware threats
  • Upgrade systems regularly to remain competitive in the field of security
  • Communicate the system status and keep users informed of downtime or changes to the system
  • Keep technical knowledge current through continuing education
  • Provide system updates and write code fixes

Operational Effectiveness

  • Serve as a security expert and conduct trainings when needed
  • Draft policies and guidelines
  • Supervise the day-to-day activities of the Information Technology systems
  • Support management on structural policy matters related to the Information Technology
  • Design user-friendly processes, guidelines, and documentation
  • Create and implement best practice Information Technology Security principles, policies and processes across the organisation to improve operational and financial performance
  • Independently reply to routine Information Technology inquiries and complex queries and routing them promptly to the necessary stakeholders
  • Provide technical support, troubleshooting, and guidance around Information Technology Security related queries
  • Assist the operations management team to monitor and manage the Information Technology - Security operating and project budget Assist the operations management team to monitor and manage the Information Technology - Security operating and project budget


Budget/Financial Management

  • Assist the operations management team to monitor and manage the Information Technology - Security operating and project budget
  • Deliver solutions to Information Technology Security problems while maintaining high levels of quality and service within budgetary requirements


Team effectiveness

  • Meet team expectations regarding goals, objectives, deliverables, and services
  • Collaborate with the team for better results

Technical Skills

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Extensive knowledge of hardware and networking systems
  • Familiarity with back-end programming languages
  • Advanced knowledge of security frameworks and risk management

Behavioral / Non-Technical Skills

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent technical support skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to keep information confidential
  • Thorough understanding of all areas of information systems with a highly technical understanding

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