Senior Security Architect

Safaricom PLC

The leading provider of converged communication solutions in Kenya.

Job Description

We are pleased to announce the position of Senior Security Architect, Enterprise Managed Security Services in the Digital IT Department within the Technology Division. In keeping with our current business needs, we are looking for a person who meets the criteria indicated below.

Brief Description

Reporting to Manager, Enterprise Managed Security Services the Senior Security Architect will support the Enterprise Managed Security Service propositions, Enterprise Customer Designs, Implementations, and continuous improvements.

Key Responsibilities

  • Architect and design security solutions in line with best practices to ensure they meet Enterpriser customer requirements.
  • Ensure Enterprise Solution have information security at the concept stage.
  • Perform vulnerability assessments and penetration tests against risk-prioritized infrastructure and applications and provide remediation recommendations.
  • Conduct security awareness training for our enterprise customers.
  • Design and implement SIEM solutions and conduct continuous tuning of rules and use cases
  • Work closely with EBU product teams, Technology Security to evaluate the viability of vendor products for the MSSP
  • Drive managed security products go-to-market and uptake in the Enterprise market.
  • Participate in the definition of security requirements and acceptance criteria for new Enterprise customer solution
  • Draft, evaluate and respond to Enterprise RFIs/RFPs
  • Liaise with the 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 the selection of the best solution and present it 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 their returns/benefits
  • 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 them for sensitization and knowledge transfer to other team members/staff
  • Ensure all security systems implemented have high availability and disaster recovery in accordance with best practices
  • Ensure change management and system handover processes are followed
  • Excellent communication skills with an ability to right level conversations
  • Lead and implement integrations between internal and external solutions
  • Serves as the technical liaison to the security product owner, internal security team and external stakeholders.
  • Collaborate with internal cross-functional Enterprise customer-facing domain architecture leadership.


  • Degree in Electrical Engineering/Computer Science/Information Technology/Telecommunication
  • Advanced professional information security certifications e.g. CISSP/CISM/CISA/GIAC/CEH/CPTP/OCSP
  • Certifications in Security appliances OEM e.g. Fortinet, Juniper, Palo Alto will be an added advantage.
  • Advanced Networking certifications: CCNA/CCNP/CCSP/CCIE
  • Certifications in the use and administration of security tools e.g. Firewalls/IDS/Content Filters/Antivirus/Ethical Hacking tools
  • Certifications in Microsoft Windows and Linux/Unix Operating Systems
  • Certifications in virtualization technologies: VMware, HyperV, Open Stack
  • IoT security
  • Cloud Certifications like AWS, Azure

Skills and Experience

  • Experience in Cyber Security Systems – e.g., Firewalls, IDS/IPS, VPN, Content Filters, Security Hacking tools, Antivirus, Encryption, Kali Linux, Burpsuite, Nexpose etc…
  • 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, Postgres 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…
  • Working knowledge of encryption technologies e.g. PKI, HSM, PGP
  • Excellent communication skills and team player.
  • Excellent project management skills and proven task execution (getting things done).
  • Superior report writing and presentation skills.
  • Very analytical and logical thinking
  • Self-driven with minimal supervision

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