Security Engineer

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Xneelo is a leading web hosting company - we see ourselves as business enablers, stimulating the economy by helping the business mass market to interact and transact online.

About the role

As a Security Engineer, you'll safeguard xneelo’s systems and data. You'll tackle the challenges of securing IT, software, and cloud infrastructures, ensuring our services are secure while remaining scalable and available around the clock. This senior role is ideal for those who blend software development expertise with a keen understanding of security pitfalls and solutions.

Locations: Cape Town (preferred), remote South Africa

Timezones: UTC to UTC+2


  • Develop and maintain security features (pentests, firewalls, authentication)

  • Conduct security reviews of software code and various infrastructures

  • Collaborate with teams to address vulnerabilities

  • Automate security anomaly detection and alerting

  • Investigate security incidents and innovate security solutions



  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Strong understanding of security risks and mitigations

  • Proficiency in backend development, IP networking, Linux/Unix, and Agile practices

  • Experience in web security (OWASP Top 10) and code quality/security

  • 4+ years of experience in a similar security-focused role

Bonus points for:

  • Security certifications (CISSP, OSCP)

  • Container orchestration (Kubernetes) experience

  • Database, search technology (ElasticSearch), and DevOps skills

  • Experience with specific programming languages, authentication technologies, and monitoring/infrastructure management tools

We value:

  • Self-motivation and self-management

  • Life-long learning

  • "Done" vs. "almost done" mentality

  • Cool under pressure

At xneelo, our sincere desire is that our team members are inspired by their success and able to operate with a high level of discretion and autonomy guided by our principles and values. We hope this appeals to you and look forward to hearing from you.

Apply if you're passionate about security and ready to tackle diverse challenges!

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Tags: Agile CISSP Cloud DevOps Elasticsearch Firewalls Kubernetes Linux Monitoring OSCP OWASP UNIX Vulnerabilities

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