Specialist, Enterprise Application Security

August 1, 2022

Job Description

  • Lagos

IHS Towers

IHS Towers is one of the largest independent owners, operators, and developers of shared telecommunications infrastructure in the world by tower count and is the only towerco solely focused on the emerging markets. The Company has more than 38,000 towers pro forma across its 11 markets, including Brazil, Cameroon, Colombia, Côte d’Ivoire, Egypt, Kuwait, Nigeria, Peru, Rwanda, South Africa, and Zambia. 
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Specialist, Enterprise Application Security
Location: Lagos, Nigeria (On-site) 
Job type: Full-time – Associate
The Opportunity

We are expanding our global footprint and we are seeking an individual to join our team in Nigeria as Specialist, Enterprise Application Security. 
Specialist, Enterprise Application Security will Contribute towards continuous improvement of the company’s enterprise cyber-security posture while applying expertise to address initiatives, issues and projects involving enterprise-wide application security.

Key Responsibilities

Predict, detect, prevent, and/ or mitigate information security threats to the business
Co-execute cybersecurity initiatives with the Group Cyber-Security team.
Design and implement security controls to safeguard and monitor events for information systems, enterprise applications, and data.
Support implementation of information security projects and collaborate with Group Cyber-security team on cybersecurity initiatives as and when required.
Drive internal and external vulnerability assessment, penetration test engagement, and support remediation efforts.
Respond to escalated security events and drive security incident response processes to ensure timely resolution with minimal disruption.
Lead quarterly Red Team and Blue Team exercises to improve enterprise security. 
Provide expertise in security tools, including but not limited to firewalls, web application firewalls, IDS/ IDP, and anti-malware software.
Collaborate with relevant teams to ensure technical implementation plans are practical and managed to minimize risks and adverse impact to servers, workstations, and user productivity.
Implementation infrastructure, configurations and processes to monitor information security-related events.
Ensure all security system documentation is up to date.
Drive planning and action remedies required to prevent exposure to information security-related threats.
Develop information security project scope, key objectives, and success criteria. Communicate effectively to project team and key stakeholders.
Perform other tasks and duties as assigned by the Senior Manager, IT Security Operations.

Key Qualifications & Experience

Bachelor's Degree in Telecommunications Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical / Electronic Engineering, and / or any other related discipline.
+5 years’ relevant experience in information security, desktop, server, and/ or network administration.
Strong background as an engineer/ architect in application security infrastructure and various network technologies.
Demonstrable knowledge of security best practices, such as defence in-depth, least privileges, need-to-know, separation of duties, access controls, encryption, etc.
Hands-on experience with security systems, including firewalls, intrusion detection systems, anti-virus software, authentication systems, log management, content filtering, etc.
Possess thorough understanding of the latest security principles, techniques, and protocols.
Familiar with web-related technologies (web applications, web services, service-oriented architectures) and network/ web-related protocols.

Behavioural Competencies:

Collaboration & Teamwork

Functional Competencies:

Penetration Testing
Vulnerability Lifecycle Management
Security Incidence Response
Systems Auditing
Database Security
Firewall Design
Intrusion Detection
System Administration Implementation
Telecommunications, Network, Wireless & Internet Security

Organizational Competencies:

Customer Focus – People demonstrating this competency understand & exceed our customers’ needs. They develop trusted, reliable & collaborative relationships. They are consistently operating to the highest standards of service & delivery.
Innovation – People demonstrating this competency constantly seek new & improved ways to deliver our products & services. They champion engineering & skills development, and work to create a collaborative and supportive operating environment.
Integrity – People demonstrating this competency are open & honest in everything they do. They support financially & environmentally sustainable growth. They make socially responsible decisions and treat their stakeholders with respect.
Be Bold – People demonstrating this competency are thorough in analyses & decision-making. They are courageous in expanding existing markets & developing new ones. They confidently pursue appropriate financial returns and are forward-thinking and ambitious.

Application Closing Date
Monday, 8th August, 2022.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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