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Manager, Information Security, Risk & Compliance

Andela
Nairobi, Kenya

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Permanent

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Job Summary

About Andela
Andela is a network of technology leaders dedicated to advancing human potential. We help companies build high-performing distributed engineering teams by investing in Africa’s most talented software developers. Based in NYC, SF, Lagos, Nairobi, and Kampala, Andela is catalyzing the growth of tech ecosystems across the African continent while solving the global technical talent shortage.
About the Role
IT Security Manager position will be responsible for running company-wide IT security architecture. You will be responsible for designing, planning, implementing and overseeing overall IT security within Andela infrastructure by establishing policies and best practices that govern security. You will carry out a risk assessment, plan for risk treatment plans and define controls against identified risks. You will implement ISO 27001:2013 security standard as the lead across Andela. You will recommend other security standards based on business operations as Andela continues to scale. This position involves periodic, international travel. You will be reporting to the Director of IT. The IT Security Manager is responsible for building and maintaining reliable network security infrastructure across Andela.

Responsibilities

The specific responsibilities of the Technical Success Manager position include:

  • Define and implement IT security architecture for Andela while being guided by internationally recognized standards like ISO, SOC, and GDPR.
  • Lead cross-departmental IT & infosec initiatives including security architecture design and implementation, and security policy establishment and coordination.
  • Lead periodic reviews and exercises that accomplish regulatory and security objectives such as IT risk assessments, IT incident management and postmortems, data breach scenario planning, and response protocol, GDPR Data Protection Impact Assessments.
  • Coordinate closely as a thoughtful, solutions-oriented business partner with teams across the company including People, Operations and Facilities, Legal and Compliance, Sales, Products and Engineering.
  • Establish security frameworks to proactively capture and report on security violations.
  • Plan, schedule and carry out security risks assessments, penetration testing and vulnerability tests with the aim of retaining excellent security operations.
  • Ensures that all Andela IT security practices are in compliance with local and international laws.
  • Identify, budget and implementing security solutions within Andela.
  • Protect system by defining access privileges, control structures, and resources.
  • Be the single point of contact for security-related exercises e.g audits, incident management, breach response and treatment, client due diligence and vendor evaluation requests etc.
  • Recognize problems by identifying abnormalities, reporting violations and providing relevant solutions
  • Implement security improvements by assessing the current situation, evaluating trends, and anticipating requirements.
  • Upgrade system by implementing and maintaining security controls.
  • Keeps users informed by determining and creating security awareness content and security knowledge sharing methodologies, protocols, and procedures.
  • Identify and monitor security performance metrics, prepare performance reports and regularly communicate systems status.

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 5 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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