System Security Administrator
Job Type Full Time
Qualification BA/BSc/HND
Location Nairobi
Job Field ICT / Computer
In this position you will be responsible for IT-related security and safety issues within Text Book Center. This will include but not limited to developing systems and policies, as well as overseeing the implementation of procedures to secure both company and customer data. You will also implement systems aimed toward preventing malware infections of company computer hardware.

You must be a great communicator by being able to be training less technically savvy colleagues in security procedures in a way a layman would understand.

Main Responsibilities and Accountabilities

Implement network security policies, application security, access control and corporate data safeguards
Assist with regulatory and data transfer procedures.
Document and communicate policies, queries, vulnerabilities, and current state of the system.
Identify risks by role, software, information type, and other categories and define acceptable and mitigation strategies.
Defend systems against unauthorized access, modification and/or destruction
Perform vulnerability and networking scanning assessments
Monitor network traffic for unusual activity
Configure and support security tools such as firewalls, anti-virus software, patch management systems, etc.
Analyze and establish security requirements for the networks
Train fellow employees in security awareness and procedures
Develop and update business continuity and disaster recovery protocols
Conduct security audits and make policy recommendations
Provide technical security advice
Test and evaluate new technology

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Cyber Security or a related field with certifications in Security+, SOPHOS, MSCE, CCNA and CISM
At least 5 years’ experience in a similar role.
Experience in working in a POS, SAGE,IVEND and SAP is an added advantage.
Knowledge of common L4-L7 protocols such as SSL, HTTP, DNS, SMTP and IPsec
Strong understanding of firewall technologies
Experience in Packet Shaper, Load Balancer and Proxy Server
Knowledge in intermediate to expert IDS/IPS
Experience in TCP/IP, active directory, computer networking, routing and switching
Experience in network protocols and packet analysis tools
Experience Windows server operating system
Experience in firewall and intrusion detection/prevention protocols
Strong communication skills both in writing and verbal


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About Text Book Centre (TBC)

Text Book Centre (TBC) is the biggest and most diversified book-seller in Africa. It was founded in 1964 as a partnership between two businessmen in Kenya, Mr. S V Shah and Mr. M J Rughani. TBC has over the years grown tremendously to become the leading bookstore chain in Kenya. Its retail, wholesale and distribution services have unrivalled capacity to meet the demands of Kenya's vibrant education sector.