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Application Security Engineer

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Information technology, software development, data
  • Basic level (worker)
  • Full Time
  • Permanent

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Job Summary

Cytonn Investments is an independent investments management firm, with offices in Nairobi - Kenya and D.C. Metro - U.S. We are primarily focused on offering alternative investment solutions to global and local institutional investors, individual high net-worth investors, and diaspora investors interested in the East-African region.
Our investments are in real estate and private equity. Real estate investments are made through our development affiliate, Cytonn Real Estate, where we currently have over Kshs. 82 billion (USD 820 mn) of projects under mandate across ten projects. In private equity, we invest in banking, insurance, education, hospitality and technology. Our financial services investments in Sub Saharan Africa are made through our Cytonn Financial Services Fund (CFSF) through which we are the 6th largest shareholder in NIC Bank in Kenya. Investments in education and hospitality are made through Cytonn Education Services and Cytonn Hospitality, respectively.
Cytonn Technologies (CT) is the Technology affiliate of Cytonn Investments, an alternative investments management firm with offices in Nairobi - Kenya and the D.C. Metro Area in the US. Cytonn Technologies is a respected technology solutions provider that offers innovative, differentiated and efficient technology products and support, web-based solutions and integrated business solutions.

To manage our growing Technology needs, the firm is inviting applications from talented Application Security Engineers to join its competitive team of engineers in Cytonn Technologies.

The successful candidate will have an opportunity to participate in our share ownership plan.


Responsibilities

  1. Perform static code analysis (SCA) on applications to identify vulnerabilities and report to software engineers for fixing
  2. Set up and monitor applications for intrusion detection and protect applications against common vulnerabilities
  3. Secure application infrastructure (servers and databases) against intrusion, ensuring they’re regularly patched against known vulnerabilities
  4. Manage vulnerability reporting in all applications and systems, including open source software that the applications run on
  5. Perform analysis of all security systems log files, review and keep track of triggered events, research current and future cyber threats, reconcile correlated cyber security events, develop and modify new and current cyber security correlation rule sets, and operate security equipment and technology
  6. Perform software testing (patches, other updates)
  7. Tracking and reporting vulnerabilities in server software by using tools such as CVE
  8. Preparation of Weekly reporting of common vulnerabilities that affect our environment, as reported on various platforms (CVE etc.) and their mitigations
  9. Ensuring that the Web infrastructure is monitored and actively protecting applications from common vectors
  10. Monitoring servers for intrusion and performance
  11. Ensuring all server software is updated and security patches applied regularly
  12. Manage vulnerability reporting in all applications and systems, including open source software that the applications run on
  13. Weekly tracking of all issues raised from penetration testing, vulnerability assessment and static/dynamic scans
  14. Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time


General Information

Salary rangeNot specified
Additional informationNot specified
Contract type: Permanent
Job type: Full Time
Location: Nairobi
Area of work: Information technology, software development, data
Seniority: Basic level (worker)

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 12 months
Required skills: Performance monitoring and evaluation; Reporting; Application programming interfaces (API); Server hosting and management; Software architecture; Testing and debugging; Database administration
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)


Cytonn Investments

Real estateCompany size: 50-100 people

Cytonn Investments is an independent investments management firm, with offices in Nairobi - Kenya and D.C. Metro - U.S. We are primarily focused on offering alternative investment solutions to global and local institutional investors, individual high net-worth investors, and diaspora investors interested in the East-African region.


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