Information Security Engineer Jobs – Equity Bank

Organisation: Equity
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Information
Technology Manager
About US:
Equity Bank is one
of the region’s leading banks whose purpose is to transform the lives and
livelihoods of the people of Africa socially and economically by availing them
modem, inclusive financial services that maximize their opportunities. With a
strong footprint in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and South Sudan, Equity
Bank is now home to nearly 9 million customers, the largest customer base in
the Eastern African Region.
Job Summary:  The Information Security Engineer will be in
charge of Enterprise systems and infrastructure protection, your role will
involve offering technical support that ensures that all Enterprise systems are
fully tested and remediated against any know or unknown risks. This includes
conducting systems architecture design, and overseeing secure implementation.
Additionally, you will be required to ensure all the Bank’s integrations both
internally and externally are secure and Bank data is not exposed to any Risk.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Recognize and safely utilize attacker tools, tactics, and
  • Must have experience and proficiency with common tools such as
    Metasploit, Burp Suite, Cobalt Strike, among others.
  • Ability to perform in-depth security assessments of the latest
    adversarial threat vectors and technologies to ensure the Bank remains
    aware and protected from adversarial attack.
  • Ability to self-learn and maintain strong proficiency in technical
    tools, countermeasures, and techniques.
  • Ability to examine vulnerabilities through the perspective of a
    threat actor and articulate risk in clear terms.
  • Must be able to work effectively with cross department teams and
    independently with teams who have various skills and backgrounds.
  • Ability to use scripting languages such as Python, Perl, etc.
  • Supports and participates in incident response and technical investigations
    as needed.
  • Ensures adherence to compliance regulations and policies. Works to
    develop and interpret security policies and procedures.
  • investigate on any incidents detected and escalate to the
    responsible team, and ensure proper closure.
  • Develop & manage Use Case and Content. Provide guidance for Use
    Case/Content development.
  • Ensure secure deployment and integration of all Bank’s cloud
  • Ensure incident identification, assessment, quantification,
    reporting, communication, mitigation and monitoring
  • Perform threat management, threat modeling, identify threat vectors
    and develop use cases for security monitoring.
  • Offer leadership and guidance to peers and foster good working
    relationship among colleagues.
  • Full participation in requirements, architecture, design,
    implementation of all systems to be deployed in the Bank
  • Ensure all Bank’s legacy systems are fully assessed and ensure they
    do not pose any risk to the Bank.
  • Ensure implementation of minimum baseline standards.
  • Malware prevention, analysis and investigation
  • Mobile Device management protection and policy enforcement.
  • Conduct security and risk assessment on the Bank’s processes,
    technology and people to ensure proper controls are put in place and
  • Conduct periodic user management review and ensure compliance with
    relevant policies and procedures.
  • Attend to other duties as may be designated by the supervisor.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the Equity Bank Information Security Engineer job
    placement must hold a Bachelor’s degree in information Technology/
    Computer Science.
  • Masters in MIS, IT or related field will be of added advantage.
  • At least four years of experience in Information security field and
    at least 2 years handling security monitoring, incident response and
    threat management
  • Technical operational skills on various security monitoring tools
    such as FIM, DAM, SIEM, WAF, etc.
  • Proven ability to identify and analyse complex security risks and
    threats and plan for mitigation and response.
  • Experienced in project management and running multiple security
  • In-depth technical knowledge of operating SIEM ArcSight.
  • Be capable of translating business requirements into technical
  • Proficient in the use of vulnerability and penetration testing tools
    both commercial and open source.
  • A keen eye to identify vulnerabilities and ensure remediation is
  • Ensure patching of all systems to the latest patch levels.
  • In-depth knowledge of security concepts such as cyber-attacks and
    techniques, threat vectors, risk management, incident management etc.
  • Experience in threat management.
  • Knowledge of various operating system flavours including but not
    limited to Windows, Linux, Unix.
  • Excellent understanding of Bank’s infrastructure, networks and
  • Knowledge of applications, databases, middleware to address security
    threats against the same.
  • Proficient in preparation of reports, dashboards and documentation.
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills.
  • Previous experience in performing vendor management.
  • Ability to handle high pressure situations with key stakeholders.
  • Good Analytical skills, Problem solving and Interpersonal skills.
  • Leadership.
  • Business awareness.
  • Shift-based management skills.
  • Threat and cybersecurity competencies.
  • Strong analytical skills and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent planning skills.
  • High personal standards and goal oriented.
  • Deep knowledge of Bank’s infrastructure, networks and systems.
How to Apply:
If you believe you
are interested in joining the banking sector at Equity Bank, please send your
application along with a detailed Curriculum Vitae and copies of the relevant
certificates and testimonials quoting the Job Title or Ref. No. (Check at the
Top of Advert) to: or to post to:
The Human Resources
Equity Bank (U) Ltd,
P.O. Box 10184
Deadline: 22nd March 2019
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