takealot.com, 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 takealot.com. 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)