Job Title: Lead, Cloud Security

Department: Technical
Location: Victoria Island, Lagos
Number to Hire: 1
Job Type: Permanent
Minimum years of Experience: 7


The Lead, Cloud Network & Security will ensure that applications and infrastructure are implemented to the highest security standards, thus maintaining and enhancing customer trust. He/ She will participate in security audits, security log analysis, risk analysis, vulnerability testing and security reviews on all MainOne IPNGN infrastructures

Specifically, other responsibilities include:

  • Identify security issues, risks and develop mitigation plans while working closely with the information security officer, CISO, ISMS Manager and Risk Managers.
  • Configure, harden, & install Cisco firewalls, routers & switches.
  • Secure network by enforcing policies; defining and monitoring access.
  • Plan and appraise ongoing assessment of antivirus, application control, firewall, SIEM, VPN, SSL, intrusion detection or intrusion prevention and other network component policies
  • Maintain network security devices to enable pro-active defence of networks within a managed service SOC environment, providing protective monitoring to multiple commercial customers
  • Manage multiple perimeter firewalls to include Application level firewalls.
  • Participate in security compliance efforts (e.g., PCIDSS, ISO27001 and SOC2)
  • Implementing security engineering technologies and supporting processes for strategic projects.
  • Participate in tier 2 and tier 3 security operation support
  • Participate in incident handling.
  • Directly managed assigned team.
  • Other tasks assigned by the Cloud Operations Manager.

Qualifications, Skills & Competencies

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Sciences, Information Management or related engineering field is preferred
  • Minimum of five (5) years’ experience in large complex information security and Cloud services with at least two (2) years in a supervisory role.
  • Strong written and verbal skills.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong understanding of a process driven environment.
  • Strong customer service experience and orientation required.
  • Understanding and manage the pressure of a 24x7 customer support environment.
  • Availability to work extra hours in times of emergency and specialized project deliveries.
  • Knowledge of network routing protocols e.g. EIGRP, OSPF, BGP.
  • Strong knowledge of security protocols and implementations: TCP/IP, IPSEC VPN, SSLVPN, etc.
  • Strong experience with Fortinet and Palo Alto firewalls
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team to diagnose, troubleshoot, and resolve systems problems and issues.
  • Strong experience and detailed technical knowledge in security engineering, system and network security, authentication and security protocols, cryptography, and application security.
  • Knowledge of network and web related protocols (e.g. TCP/IP, UDP, IPSEC, HTTP, HTTPS, routing protocols).
  • Must have at least one of the following certificates: CCNA (Security), CCNP, CCNP (Security), CISSP, Cisco Cybersecurity Specialist, CCIE Security.

Demands of the Job

  • Ability to work long hours and take responsibility for delivery.
  • Must be a strong leader, capable of motivating a team of engineers to consistently meet world class standards
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Understand and manage the pressure of a 24x7 customer support environment