Senior Security Specialist; Penetration Tester Job Opportunity at NMB Bank PLC

Job Overview

Senior Security Specialist; Penetration Tester  
Dar es Salaam
NMB Bank PLC

Job Location :
Head Office, Hq
Job Purpose:
To plan and implement security tests on NMB systems.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Conduct in-depth planned and ad-hoc penetration testing engagements within the bank.
  • Work closely with cross-functional delivery teams, present security test findings, agree upon remediation response plans, and follow-up implementation of the plans.
  • Carry out proof of concept on known risks and discovered vulnerabilities against the bank’s environment.
  • Prepare high-quality reporting for all tests performed that clearly articulate identified weaknesses.
  • Research and develop customized tools and automation scripts to improve the identification of vulnerabilities.
  • Provide security recommendations in the development and acquisition of the bank’s systems.
  • Support all third-party security test engagements including regulatory tests conducted at the bank.
  • Research, create, and maintain a repository of the security testing tactics, techniques, and tools to be used by the bank.
  • Work with system vendors as well as internal teams in verifying the security of the applications/systems implemented within the bank.
  • Conduct adversary simulation of malicious tactics

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Excellent knowledge of the security testing landscape.
  • In-depth knowledge of security of various operating system flavors such as Windows, Linux, and Unix.
  • Understanding of the security mechanisms associated with Applications, Operating Systems, Networks, Databases, and Cloud technologies.
  • Knowledge of common information security testing frameworks and methodologies.
  • Understanding of network security architecture.
  • In-depth knowledge of threat/attack modeling and design review.
  • Strong pen-testing skills and experience in applications and infrastructure domains at a minimum.
  • Good interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills in English and Swahili.
  • Demonstrable honesty, integrity, and credibility; ability to engender the trust and confidence of internal constituency and external partners.
  • Ability to communicate complex security concepts in an easy-to-understand business language.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • At least a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field.
  • Preferred professional certifications such as OSCP, CEH, GIAC GPEN, GWAPT, GXPN, or any other relevant security certifications.
  • At least 5 years of relevant work experience in Cybersecurity.
  • Solid hands-on experience in carrying out Penetration Testing engagements.
  • Solid experience in developing custom exploit code, scripts, and tools to be used for various stages of Penetration testing engagement.
  • NMB Bank Plc is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer

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Job opening date : 08-Jul-2022
Job closing date : 22-Jul-2022

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