Overview

Application Security Specialist
Job TypeFull Time
QualificationBA/BSc/HND
Experience5 years
LocationNakuru
Job FieldICT / Computer
Key Responsibilities

  • Define, document, and implement software security policy, secure coding practices and guidelines for the bank in line with industry best practices and technologies commensurate with risk and regulatory requirements.
  • Develop, implement and maintain a software security assurance framework which that shall guide information security team in security and risk assessments of applications, as well as provide security requirements for developers and third parties to adhere to.
  • Lead Information Security involvement in all software and application implementation projects and scrum teams to ensure all applications and changes meet set information security requirements before introduction to production environments.
  • Collaborate with Enterprise Architecture and Business Application Development teams to identify application/software security improvements and plug-in identified security controls in DevOps tools.
  • Perform and coordinate regular trainings on secure coding, software security and application security practices for the development and other KCB technology teams at regular intervals.
  • Collaborate in the continuous monitoring and defence of the Bank’s critical applications, such as core banking, and digital channels, for cybersecurity threat indicators; report on violations and security measures taken to address threats.
  • Identify, integrate, and maintain security tools, such as SAST and DAST tools (Static/Dynamic Application
  • Security Testing), standards, and processes into the software development or product life cycle (SDLC / PLC), and CI/CD pipelines.
  • Participate in performing risk assessments for business solutions for inherent security risks and provide recommendations for addressing such risks.
  • Define, create, and deliver software/application security compliance reports and relevant metrics to the Bank’s Senior Management.
  • Protects the bank’s applications and systems by defining access privileges and other security control structures.
    The Person

For the above position, the successful applicant should have the following:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in IT/ Computer Science/ Telecommunications/ Engineering (Electrical or Electronic) or related field from a recognized university.
  • Must possess at least one certification from the following list:
  • CDP: Certified DevSecOps Professional.
  • CSSLP: Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional.
  • CISM: Certified Information Security Manager.
  • CISA: Certified Information Systems Auditor.
  • CISSP: Certified Information Systems Security Professional.
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in Information Technology; with at least 2 years’ experience in Information Security.
  • At least 1 year experience within Secure SDLC and DevSecOps.
  • Good knowledge of Banking Operations.
  • Excellent planning and organizing skills.
  • Excellent problem analysis and attention to detail.
  • The above position is demanding; for which the Bank will provide a competitive remuneration package to the successful candidate. If you believe you can clearly demonstrate your abilities to meet the criteria given above, please log in to our Recruitment portal and submit your application with a detailed CV.

    MODE OF APPLICATION

Click “APPLY FOR JOB” button above to apply for this job.

To be considered your application must be received by Monday 1st March 2021.

Qualified candidates with disability are encouraged to apply.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

NB: In the event that you are invited to interview for any positions, we will require that you provide us with the following documents:

National I.D.
KRA Pin Card.
Birth Certificate of self.
Passport Photo (White Background).
NSSF Card.
NHIF Card.
Police Clearance Certificate (less than 5 Months old).
Academic and Professional certificates, including official transcripts.
Certificates of Service from previous employers as applicable.

About KCB Bank Kenya

Kenya Commercial Bank Limited is registered as a non-operating holding company which started operations as a licensed banking institution with effect from January 1, 2016. The holding company oversees KCB Kenya - incorporated with effect from January 1, 2016 - and all KCB's regional units in Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Ethiopia and South Sudan. It also owns KCB Insurance Agency, KCB Capital, KCB Foundation and all associate companies. The holding company was set up to among other things to enhance the Group's capacity to access unrestricted capital and also enable investment in new ventures outside banking regulations, achieve operational and strategic autonomy for the Group's operating entities and enhance corporate governance across the Group and oversight in management of subsidiaries.