Principal Cyber Prevent Engineer Job at Safaricom: How to Apply

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Safaricom has announced an opportunity for a Principal Cyber Prevent Engineer. According to the advert, the person will work within the Cyber Security department at the Corporate Security Division.

“The Cyber Security Prevent Team is responsible for implementing cyber security architecture and policies.”

“The team is in charge of the day-to-day running of the Cyber Security Infrastructure, managing support SLAs with both internal and external customers, and running of key cyber security programs.”

The successful candidate, reporting directly to the Senior Manager of Cyber Prevent and Defense, will assume a key role in the day-to-day operation and maintenance of Cyber Security solutions and services, ensuring a 99.999% uptime.

Their responsibilities will extend to providing technical security expertise and second-level support to staff and teams, ensuring the efficient utilization of systems and tools.

Moreover, the candidate will take on the responsibility of managing critical cybersecurity programs across the organization.

  • Job Identification: 211
  • Posting Date: 12/19/2023, 11:15 AM
  • Apply Before: 12/29/2023, 11:59 PM
  • Degree Level: Associate Degree
  • Job Schedule: Full time
  • Locations: Safaricom House, Waiyaki Way, Westlands, P.O BOX 46350, 00100, KE


  • Act as an operational team lead in the configuration, management and upgrade of a wide variety of cyber security technologies e.g. Intrusion Prevention systems, Web Application firewalls, Anti-DDOS protection, Web & Email content filtering, Endpoint Security, PKI & certificate management, multi-factor authentication, privileged identity management etc…
  • Liaise with other business leads and participate in project meetings and contribute to design reviews – from high level design/architecture to configuration of system level parameters to meet security goals.
  • Serve as the primary point of contact & escalation point for Security Administration tasks and coordinate provisioning, installation and troubleshooting of incidents
  • Lead efforts in documenting & reviewing the changes, operation and troubleshooting of Cyber Security platforms and procedures
  • Ensuring that controls are well fine-tuned to protect the Safaricom brand. 
  • Maintain up to date cyber security technologies by installation of new signatures and patches and ensure these tools cover the right scope.
  • Ensure agreed support SLAs are met with respective vendors and with internal customers. 
  • Ensure that all new threats are addressed when the need arises
  • Ensure that the environment is well protected from intrusions/hacks
  • Execution of incident management plan and forensics tasks including doing reports on root cause analysis and remediation plans
  • Assisting in defining, maintaining, continual improvement and weekly reporting on the Cyber Security program
  • Maintaining and continual improvement of Cyber Security Operations processes and procedures.
  • Providing 2nd level support to staff and teams to ensure the efficient use of systems and tools.
  • Troubleshooting and remediating issues impacting Cyber Security Operations
  • Assisting with key Vodafone cyber security baseline programs across the organization i.e. patch & vulnerability management, compliance management, data leakage protection, malware protection, privileged identity management, multifactor authentication etc.


  • Degree in Electrical Engineering/Computer Science/information Technology
  • At least one professional Information Security Qualification: CISSP/CISM/CISA/Comptia Security+
  • Proven competencies in Network Security: CCNA or CCNP (Security)
  • Proven competencies in Microsoft, Linux or Unix Operating Systems administration
  • Proven competencies experience in Information Security Technologies
  • Minimum of 3 years in Cyber Security systems administration e.g. Intrusion Prevention Systems, Web Application Firewalls, Remote access, Content Filters, endpoint protection, vulnerability management solutions etc…
  • Expert level analytical and problem-solving skills are required.
  • Good report writing and communication skills 
  • Good at coordinating and leading teams. 
  • Analytical Thinking. Customer focused.

How to Apply

1. Navigate to this page and click Apply Now button.

2. Enter your email, agree with data privacy statement, and click next.

3. Then enter your last name, first name, middle name, title, phone number, address, country, and postal code. Hit next.

4. Answer application questions, and hit enter.

5. Add Education and Experience details.

6. Attach supporting documents: CV, cover letter, Licenses, Certificates, details of your national ID/Passport, and any other relevant documents.

7. Select gender, confirm disability information.

8. Confirm your application details, enter your full names as electronic signature, then hit SUBMIT.

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