Lead Infrastructure Finance Specialist (IF) Jobs in Johannesburg Metropolitan Area

Website Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA)

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Mission / Core purpose of the Job:

This role is responsible for for overseeing the Cyber Defence operations. The role engages with key business and operational partners in managing the detection, response, and remediation of cyber related attacks on MTN’s network and its systems while contributing and delivering services and projects that support the strategy, priorities and objectives of the organisation. The incumbent will be responsible for continuously performing specialised threat hunting and taking the lead during incident investigation to drive speedy resolution to minimise potential data leakage and financial loss to MTN. All of MTN SA’s IT and Network environments are within scope of this role.


· The individual needs to be able to work in a highly pressured planning and operational environment


· Fast changing, regulated business environment.

· Security is managed cross functionality across Network and IT functions

· Security policies and frameworks are driven from MTN Group

· High data volumes

· The Technology Security area has to deal with the rapid advancement of systems and technology within the following areas:

o OSS (Operational support systems)

o BSS (Business support systems) layers

o Various Network platforms enabling many Billing, VAS and ISP network functions

o Trends within the industry as being experienced and embraced internationally must be followed

o Deal with and environment that is highly regulated and legislated

o Operate in a scarce skills & highly specialised systems environment

o Outsourced partners and the driving of these through retaining in-house knowledge and supplying vendors fully fledged and detailed specifications and driving vendors in the fulfilment of these

o Requirement for single version of the truth drive across MTN South Africa

Minimum Requirements Education:

· Minimum of 3 years degree qualification in Information Technology – BSc/BCom

· CISM/ CISSP/ CEH/ GICSP certification (one of)

· Other qualifications (ITIL, COBIT) advantage


  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience in Information Security
  • 2 – 4 years working experience in the management of information security incident process would be advantageous (process definition, incident response, reporting) as well as experience in using the tools necessary to execute incident response and recovery (incident triage, forensic imaging and machine examination, log extraction and review etc across multiple endpoint and server environments)
  • Experience in large scale information security projects /vendor relationships
  • Advanced working understanding of the information technology environment of a telecom company
  • In-depth knowledge and experience of security concepts such as cyber-attacks and techniques, threat vectors, threat hunting, threat intelligence (tools and sources), EDR, UEBA, CASBs, SOAR, incident management as well as TTP’s (tactics, techniques and procedures).
  • Experience in security device management and SIEM
  • Experience in threat management and continuous assessment using CMM
  • Knowledge of various operating systems including but not limited to Windows, Linux, Unix
  • Knowledge of applications, databases, middleware to address security threats against 3-tier environments
  • Familiarity and knowledge of security frameworks (NIST CSF, CIS, ISO)
  • Proficient in report writing, dashboards and documentation such as technical runbooks driven by frameworks like MITRE
  • Ability to handle high pressure situations with key stakeholders
  • Excellent Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Relationship management and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills
  • Understanding of current information security challenges and solutions; industry trends
  • Experience leading cross functional teams
  • Advanced knowledge of and experience with office software including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint, and email applications.

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