Cybersecurity Architect, Infrastructure & Technical Security Job in Kenya

Key Responsibilities

Security Chapter Leads: Leading security (application security specialists and DevSecOps analysts) teams in technology-driven tribes as per the Digital Centre of Excellence (DCoE) organisation. 

Security Design: Identify, design, and support implementation of advanced security systems that meet enterprise-class standards. 

Security Reference Architecture Design: Develop security architecture elements and reference architectures, to effectively mitigate emerging threats. 

Architecture Review and Enhancement: Evaluate existing and proposed architectures for security gaps and recommend enhancements. 

Policy Development and Enforcement: Define and enforce Bank’s security policies and standards, provide guidance to security and technology teams on the same as a cybersecurity architecture Subject Matter Expert. 

Research and Development: Research and monitor cybersecurity trends and proactively identify emerging cybersecurity use cases and drive adoption opportunities. Stay informed about the technology and security landscape, internal and external threats, regulatory requirements, policy changes and other sources to help in creating new and/or reviewing existing security standards, guidelines and polices within the Bank. 

Threat modelling: Perform threat modelling to identify, quantify, and address security risks within the IT environment across the group. 

Technology Integration: Ensure that there is seamless integration for new security solutions into the existing technology environment and vice-versa. 

Stakeholder engagement: Work closely with technology and business stakeholders in designated projects and initiatives as the security subject matter expert. 

Reporting: Provide regular updates to the IT leadership and other stakeholders on the current state of security architecture across the group and the journey towards achieving the desired security architecture and posture.


For the above position, the preferred candidate will meet the below criteria:

Hold a bachelor’s degree in information technology / computer science / Telecommunications / Engineering (Electrical, Electronic) or a related field of study. A Master’s degree is an added advantage.

At least one professional certification in Information Security certification such as CISA, CISM, CISSP, Security+, GSE, GSEC, CRISC, SSCP. 

At least one professional certification in Information Security Testing and DevSecOps certification such as CDP, CSSLP, CEH, OSCP, CPT, GPEN, GWAPT, eJPT, eWAPT, eMAPT.

Certification in System / Network administration and Enterprise Security Architecture, Information Security Management, or Information Security Standards such as SABSA, ISC2 ISSAP, ISC2 ISSEP , SANS GDSA, ISO27001 is added advantage. 

At least 3 years’ work experience in Cybersecurity.  

At least 3 years’ experience in Operating Systems (Windows, UNIX and Linux), Network, Database or Cloud Platform Administration is essential. 

At least 2 years’ experience in security systems administration or engineering or design or deployment. 

At least 2 years’ work experience in Software Development and Software Test Automation is added advantage. 

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