Engineering Team Lead (Software Security) - Takealot

Job Description, a leading South African online retailer, is looking for a highly talented Engineering Team Lead (Software Security) to join our team in Cape TownWe 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 teamExecuting on projects, delivering on commitmentsRunning and coordinating Red Team scenariosArchitecting and implementing technical solutions to support defensive securityMentoring and coaching security within the organizationDeploying, operating, and monitoring SIEM, IPS/IDSResponding to Security IncidentsExpanding security auditing and monitoring capabilitiesDeveloping custom applications to monitor red flag situationsWorking with DevOps to secure the platform, hardening servers, networks, KubernetesWorking with Application teams to secure code, consulting on implementations

Responsibilities + Skills


Works well with people, and is passionate about helping people be their bestIs a team player, an active listener, mentor, and able to communicate wellShows solid reasoning and decision making, with the ability to work under pressureIs passionate about technology and security


A Degree in Computer ScienceExperience in ethical hackingExperience with defensive systems (SIEM, IDS/IPS, Canaries, Fail2Ban, etc.)A solid understanding of Networking (TCP, UDP, IP, nmap, wireshark, etc.)

Job Summary

  • Published on: Saturday, 21st November 2020
  • Designation: Engineering
  • industry: Finance
  • Vacancy: 1
  • Employment Status: Full-time
  • Job Location: Johannesburg
  • Salary: 0
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  • Application Deadline: Saturday, 21st November 2020

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  • was officially launched in June 2011, following the successful acquisition of an existing ecommerce business called Take2 by the US-based investment firm, Tiger Global Management and Kim Reid in October 2010. Today, is the leading ecommerce retailer in ... Read moreMission:’s mission is to be the most customer-centric online shopping destination in Africa, and has built a foundation on the simple concept that the customer comes first.The success of the business is based on its ability to delight customers with amazing customer service. is dedicated to improving the customer experience, from the moment you arrive on the website or app and place an order to when it arrives at your door. 

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