Software Security Team Lead

Software Security Team Lead

Job Title: Software Security Team Lead
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Western Cape
Reference: JN -022020-19881
Contact Name: Tiana Mouton
Contact Email:
Job Published: April 15, 2020 22:55

Job Description

As a Team Lead your primary responsibility will be to lead, manage, and mentor a group of security engineers and analysts, constantly striving for quality solutions that are delivered on time, within budget and scope, using industry standards and company best practices.
Your daily work will involve:
Managing, mentoring, and coaching members of the team
Executing on projects, delivering on commitments
Running and coordinating Red Team scenarios
Architecting and implementing technical solutions to support defensive security
Mentoring and coaching security within the organization
Deploying, operating, and monitoring SIEM, IPS/IDS
Responding to Security Incidents
Expanding security auditing and monitoring capabilities
Developing custom applications to monitor red flag situations
Working with DevOps to secure the platform, hardening servers, networks, Kubernetes
Working with Application teams to secure code, consulting on implementations
Working with Infrastructure to secure the physical environments (office networks, etc)
Hardening servers, and building security into the platform
Developing automation so we can focus on the hard problems
Developing glue code to extend or integrate systems
To achieve this, we’re looking for someone who:
Works well with people, and is passionate about helping people be their best
Is a team player, an active listener, mentor, and able to communicate well
Shows solid reasoning and decision making, with the ability to work under pressure
Is passionate about technology and security
Is curious, always learning, and keeping up to date with the industry
Has either a Degree in Computer Science, or Industry experience
Has experience in ethical hacking
Has experience with defensive systems (SIEM, IDS/IPS, Canaries, Fail2Ban, etc)
Has a solid understanding of Networking (TCP, UDP, IP, nmap, wireshark, etc)
Has experience with Linux administration (Processes, Networking, Disks, Security)
Has experience with a configuration management system (Puppet, Chef, Ansible)
Top candidates will be strong in the above, but also bring some of the following to the table:
Can write code (we use Python)
Experience with Kafka, Apache Beam, Apache Metron, Apache Spark
Experience with Google Cloud, or another cloud provider
Experience with Kubernetes, Docker (or containers in general)
Experience with Build Systems (Jenkins, Gitlab, Spinnaker)
Experience with security frameworks such as NIST

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