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SENIOR CLOUD ENGINEER (AWS TECHNOLOGIES)

January 11, 2024

The primary competencies are:

We are seeking a skilled Senior Cloud Engineer with expertise in AWS technologies with experience in setting up cloud infrastructure and FortiGate firewalls. In this role, you will be responsible for designing, implementing, and maintaining secure infrastructure and networks in the cloud. This technical role includes managerial responsibilities. You will be tasked with collaborating with interdisciplinary teams to guarantee the effective functioning of AddPay’s cloud environment. This will involve utilising your extensive expertise in cloud infrastructure, networking, and adherence to security best practices

The norm is working regular office hours but getting results always takes top priority. Application deployments may take place in the evening, and the time spent on these deployments will be accounted for separately from normal office hours. We embrace a hybrid working environment, allowing our team members to work both on-site and remotely. As a result, proficiency in virtual team management and the ability to manage deliverables in a virtual setting are essential requirements for this position.

The primary characteristics of the incumbent are:

An intelligent, strong, tech savvy, outcomes focussed professional. We are looking for a very knowledgeable and experienced resource to guide, advise and implement best practices for all AddPay (Pty) Ltd systems.

Commencement Date: 1st March 2024 or ASAP
Cost-to-company Salary: Competitive market related remuneration package
Leave: 15 workdays per annum (1.25 workdays per month)

 

Responsibilities:

  • Overall security for AddPay group infrastructure.
  • Design and implement networks, infrastructure, and firewalls within cloud environments.
  • Manage cloud team and consultants.
  • Implement CI/CD pipelines.
  • Configure, manage, and troubleshoot firewalls to ensure optimal network security and performance.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including network engineers, system administrators, and developers, to setup and maintain networks and security thereof.
  • Conduct security assessments and audits to identify vulnerabilities and propose appropriate solutions.
  • Develop and maintain documentation, including network diagrams, configuration guides, and standard operating procedures related networks and security.
  • Stay up to date with the latest AWS security features, FortiGate firewall technologies, and industry trends to provide recommendations for improving network security and performance.
  • Participate in incident response and perform root cause analysis for security-related incidents.
  • Provide technical guidance and mentorship to junior team members on network and security configurations and best practices.

 

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information technology, or a related field.
    Relevant certifications e.g. AWS Certified Security Specialty, Fortinet NSE will be beneficial.
  • Proven experience in cloud networks and security, specifically in AWS environments.
  • In-depth knowledge of AWS services and features, such as VPC, EC2, IAM, S3, CloudTrail, CloudWatch, AWS WAF, Route53, secrets manager, and AWS Security Hub.
  • Strong expertise in configuring and managing FortiGate firewalls, including FortiOS, firewall policies, VPN configurations, and advanced threat protection features.
  • Solid understanding of network protocols, security standards (e.g. SSL/TLS, IPsec), and networking concepts (e.g. routing, subnetting, load balancing).
  • Experience with network security tools, such as intrusion detection and prevention systems (IDS/IPS), web application firewalls (WAF), and vulnerability scanners.
  • Proficient in scripting and automation using languages like Python, PowerShell, or Bash to streamline security operations.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to analyse complex network security issues.
  • Strong communication skills to effectively collaborate with cross-functional teams and present technical information to both technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple priorities simultaneously.

 

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience with cloud platforms and networks, such as AWS, Microsoft Azure or Google Cloud Platform (GCP).
  • Familiarity with DevOps practices and tools, including infrastructure as code (IaC) using Terraform or AWS CloudFormation.
  • Knowledge of other security technologies and solutions, such as intrusion prevention systems (IPS), data loss prevention (DLP), and SIEM platforms.
  • Experience with network monitoring and logging solutions, such as AWS CloudWatch, Elastic Stack, Splunk etc.
  • Experience in banking security will be highly beneficial.
  • Experience in setting up network peering will be beneficial.

 

Should you be interested in this position, kindly forward your CV to hr@addpay.africa, before close of business on Friday 20 January 2024

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