Senior Security Engineer at an American-based Remote Company – Black Pen Recruitment

    Full-Time, Remote
    Lagos State
    Posted 8 months ago

    Job Descriptions

    • Are you an experienced Cyber Security Expert in the FinTech industry? Are you looking for a remote job? Then we have the opportunity for you!
    • In this role you will operate independently and as part of a team to ensure software, hardware, and related components are protected from cyber-attacks.
    • Your responsibilities will include developing security systems, analyzing current systems for vulnerabilities, and handling all cyber-attacks in an efficient and effective manner.
    • Showing strong IT skills and a deep understanding of cyber hacker methodology.
    • This is an exciting position in a fast paced ever growing, profitable, venture-backed company.  


    • Develop unique, effective security strategies for software systems, networks, data centers, and hardware
    • Implement / build-in security systems to software, hardware, and components
    • Research best ways to secure company-wide IT infrastructure
    • Build firewalls to protect network infrastructures
    • QA software and hardware for security vulnerabilities and risks
    • Monitor software for external intrusions, attacks, and hacks
    • Close off security vulnerability in the case of an attack
    • Identify cyber attackers, report to upper management, and cooperate with police or other legal forces to detain perpetrator
    • Safeguard information system assets by identifying and solving potential and actual security problems
    • Protect system by defining access privileges, control structures, and resources
    • Recognize problems by identifying abnormalities, reporting violations
    • Implement security improvements by assessing current situation; evaluating trends; anticipating requirements
    • Determine security violations and inefficiencies by conducting periodic audits
    • Upgrade system by implementing and maintaining security controls
    • Keep users informed by preparing performance reports, communicating system status.
    • Maintain quality service by following organization standards


    • Exude your upbeat energy and enthusiasm each and every day to motivate your team to be the best they can in every aspect of what they do
    • Celebrate the success of others by recognizing the contributions of committed team members and their achievements
    • Align your values with the Mission, Vision and Values of the Client  
    • Be a role model for the Client’s organizational culture by creating a positive impact at every touchpoint with people, with every word you say or put in print and everything you do
    • Communicate in a fashion that is respectful and well understood
    • Collaborate with your peers to collectively think of innovative ideas that drive business through technology
    • Build and utilize working relationships with internal business partners across the organization and external business contacts

    Qualifications and Skills

    • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or equivalent education or work experience
    • 7+ years of prior relevant experience
    • AWS Security expert
    • Experience with serveless / distributed systems
    • Experience in blockchain nodes and cryptocurrency preferred
    • Advanced industry-specific training and certification
    • Advanced understanding of common networking ports and protocols, traffic flow, system administration, models, defense-in-depth and common security elements.
    • Hands-on experience analyzing high volumes of logs, network data, and other attack artifacts in support of incident investigations
    • Experience with vulnerability scanning solutions
    • Proficiency with any of the following: Anti-Virus, HIPS, ID / PS, Full Packet Capture, Host-Based Forensics, Network Forensics, and RSA Security
    • Understanding of mobile technology and OS (i.e. Android, iOS, Windows), VMware technology, and Unix and basic Unix commands
    • Skills of perception and QA, ability to identify vulnerabilities and overall issues
    • Forensic approach to challenges
    • Ability to think like a hacker and anticipate hacker moves
    • Desire to self-educate on the ever-changing landscape of cyber hacking tactics
    • Experience in professional cybersecurity a plus.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Black Pen Recruitment on to apply

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