Software Security Engineer - Takealot

Job Description

Security Engineer, a leading South African online retailer, is looking for a Security Engineer to join our Takealot Engineering team in Cape Town. We are a young, dynamic, hyper growth company looking for smart, creative, hardworking people to join us. We offer market related benefits, 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.

This position reports to the Software Engineering Team Lead (DevOps)

At Takealot, our Security Engineers are responsible for securing building and operating security controls, and building out a security platform to support The security engineers work closely with the platform and development teams to build a strong defence, as well as enable and support a culture of DevSecOps in the development teams. Takealot is growing quickly, which brings a number of unique and interesting challenges. Security is growing rapidly in the organization and there is a lot of opportunity to shape the tools, technologies, and culture of security in the company.

Responsibilities + Skills

Expanding 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


Architecting and implementing technical solutions to support defensive securityMentoring and coaching security within the organizationDeploying, operating, and monitoring SIEM, IPS/IDSResponding to Security Incidents


Shows solid reasoning and decision making, with the ability to work under pressureHas either a degree in computer science, or industry experienceHas experience with defensive systems (SIEM, IDS/IPS, Canaries, Fail2Ban, etc)Has a solid understanding of Networking (TCP, UDP, IP, nmap, wireshark, etc)Has experience with Linux administration (Processes, Networking, Disks, Security)

Job Summary

  • Published on: Friday, 6th December 2019
  • Designation: Software Security Engineer - Takealot
  • industry: Miscellaneous
  • Vacancy: 1
  • Employment Status: Full-time
  • Job Location: cape town
  • Salary: on a call
  • Gender:
  • Application Deadline: Friday, 6th December 2019

About the Company

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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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