takealot.com, a leading South African online retailer, is looking for a highly talented Engineering Team Lead (Software Security) to join our team in Cape Town
We are a young, dynamic, hyper growth company looking for smart, creative, hard- working people with integrity to join us.
We offer a market related, Total Remuneration Package which allows full flexibility according to your needs, a great work environment and a promise that you won’t be bored as long as you are prepared for a challenge and want to build something great.
The position reports to the Engineering Director (Software Security)
Your responsibilities will include the following :
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
Attributes required :
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
Qualifications and experience :
A Degree in Computer Science
Experience in ethical hacking
Experience with defensive systems (SIEM, IDS / IPS, Canaries, Fail2Ban, etc.)
A solid understanding of Networking (TCP, UDP, IP, nmap, wireshark, etc.)
Experience with Linux administration (Processes, Networking, Disks, Security)
Experience with a configuration management system (Puppet, Chef, Ansible)
The following experience will be advantageous : Can write code (we use Python)Experience with Kafka, Apache Beam, Apache Metron, Apache SparkExperience with Google Cloud, or another cloud providerExperience with Kubernetes, Docker (or containers in general)Experience with Build Systems (Jenkins, Gitlab, Spinnaker)Experience with security frameworks such as NIST
The Environment :
takealot.com employees are entrepreneurial and dynamic, smart, customer-centric, fun and have the shared ambition of takealot.
com being the leading e-commerce company in Africa.
We have fun, work hard, take ownership, work in teams to create solutions, and are always open to direct feedback / new ideas on where we can improve.
We are short on ego and high on output.
We are doers and not only thinkers, it’s all in the execution after all.
We love what we do and what we are creating.
We seek to Employ an Extra Ordinary Mind who
is forthright but respectful
is an expert at doing, who can not only design but also execute
is analytical, able to use data to make decisions
is competitive, self-directed and strive to be the BEST (GREAT requires a lot of work and does not only happen during business hours
is passionate about the potential of e-commerce and delivering a world-class customer experience
is entrepreneurial, thrives under change and accepts it is a constant and always looks for solutions to do something better and faster
is able to think about problems from a business perspective using technical and product input
is curious and challenge the status quo
is innovative and enjoys iteration
will be at the cutting edge of developing new concepts for takealot.com.
thinks like an owner of the business.
is SMART, has INTEGRITY and is HARDWORKING