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Associate Information Security Engineer at M-KOPA

  • Full Time
  • Lusaka, Zambia
  • 000 USD / Year
  • Salary: 000

M-KOPA

We are looking for an Associate Information Security Engineer to join our Information Security Team; which is tasked with protecting M-KOPA’s information systems and assets from cyber threats.

As an Associate Engineer, you will be monitoring and detecting security incidents, responding to them, and implementing and maintaining security controls which help prevent unauthorized access, data breaches, and other security risks.

Overview

This role would involve performing regular security assessments, vulnerability scans, and penetration tests to pinpoint and rectify security weaknesses. Using monitoring technologies for detecting and analyzing malicious activity and subsequently addressing security incidents, including malware infections, unauthorized access attempts, and data breaches.

Collaboration

We foster collaboration with internal teams and external partners to promptly contain, mitigate, and remediate security incidents; ensuring systems are updated and patched on time to address known vulnerabilities. You would also be working with threat intelligence to enhance monitoring, detection, response capabilities, and proactively defend against emerging threats.

Expertise

For this role, we expect that you have about 1 or 2 years of experience in information technology or cybersecurity roles with good comprehension of cybersecurity principles, technologies, and best practices.

Additionally, good knowledge in incident response procedures and malware analysis techniques coupled with certification in Blue Team Level 1 (BTL1), Offensive Defense Analyst (OSDA), CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst+ (CySA+) or equivalent would make you a great fit.

If you like working independently or collaboratively in a dynamic environment and have a familiarity with security monitoring and detection tools such as SIEM, IDS/IPS, endpoint detection & response (EDR), and network traffic analysis, then this might just be the role for you.

We are particularly interested in an Information Security background with experience in monitoring, detecting and responding to security incidents, and subsequently implementing security controls.

Why M-KOPA

We are a diverse and inclusive company that empowers our people to own their careers through diverse development programs, coaching partnerships, and on-the-job training. We support individual journeys with family-friendly policies, prioritize well-being, and embrace flexibility.

This is a fully remote, within the following time zone (UTC -1 / UTC+3). Our engineers work remotely from locations such as the UK, Europe and Africa. You will be reporting to the Senior Information Security Engineer.

If the above is of interest to you, please apply and join us in shaping the future of M-KOPA as we grow together. Explore more at m-kopa.com.

Recognized twice by the Financial Times as one Africa’s fastest growing company (2022 and 2023) and by TIME100 Most influential companies in the world 2023 , we’ve served over 3 million customers, unlocking $1 billion in cumulative credit for the unbanked across Africa.

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