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Position Details: IT Security Specialist - Cyber Security

Location: Kampala, Uganda
Openings: 1


Job Title: IT Security Specialist - Cyber Security
Reports to:  Lead Systems Architect


The IT Security Specialist – Cyber Security is responsible to provide technical support in the Business Technology (BT) unit in order to enhance systems, applications and networks security. In this role, the IT Security Specialist will focus on the security administration of the network infrastructure, servers, network equipment, and software applications in the data centres. The IT Security Specialist shall work with technical teams and service provide to assess, identify and provide appropriate security mechanisms and solutions to be integrated into the bank’s systems operations and make recommendations for implementation.


  • A minimum qualification of a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related numerical sciences degree. 
  • A Master’s degree specializing in Digital Security will be an added advantage.
  • Professional digital security certifications in relevant technologies such as Cisco, Microsoft, CISSP, Unix / Linux will be an added advantage. 
  • At least 5 years’ experience in systems / network administration role.
  • Work experience in a banking industry will be an added advantage.
  • Experience and qualifications in Ethical Hacking
  • Working Knowledge of systems architecture and systems development
  • Knowledge and experience in Applications penetrations testing
  • Skills and training in internet applications design and security
  • Experience with Web Application Firewalls
  • Knowledge and Experience in Cyber Defense techniques and technologies
  • Experience in UNIX and Windows server administration is an added advantage.
  • Technical skills in Unix and Windows and Python scripting skills. 
  • A demonstrated experience in writing technical reports and management reports for stakeholders is a must.
  • Must possess above average problem-solving skills, organization skills, excellent and communication skills.
  • Considered an out of the box thinker and displays a willingness to learn. 
  • Ability to maintain robust stakeholder engagements, a strong work ethic, and is a team player with the ability to work well independently.

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