Mr D Food - Senior Security Engineer

Cape Town

Full Time Senior-level / Expert
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Mr D Food, the fast growing online food delivery business within the takealot.com group, is looking for a Senior Security Engineer to join our team.

We are a young, dynamic, hyper growth company looking for smart, creative, hard- working people with integrity to join us. We offer a market related, Total Remuneration Package which allows full flexibility according to your needs, a great work environment and a promise that you won’t be bored as long as you are prepared for a challenge and want to build something great.

This position reports to the Engineering Team Lead (DevOps & Security)

Your responsibilities will include the following: 

  • Architecting and implementing technical solutions to support defensive security
  • Mentoring and coaching security within the organization
  • Deploying, operating, and monitoring SIEM, IPS/IDS
  • Responding to Security Incidents
  • Expanding security auditing and monitoring capabilities
  • Developing custom applications to monitor red flag situations
  • Working with DevOps to secure the platform, hardening servers, networks, Kubernetes
  • Working with Application teams to secure code, consulting on implementations
  • Working with Infrastructure to secure the physical environments (office networks, etc.)
  • Hardening servers, and building security into the platform
  • Developing automation so we can focus on the hard problems
  • Developing glue code to extend or integrate systems

Qualifications and experience: 

  • A Formal Qualification/Degree in Computer Science or at least 5 years of professional experience in a similar role 
  • Can write code (we use Python)
  • Experience with Kafka
  • Experience with AWS, Google Cloud, or another cloud provider
  • Experience with Kubernetes, Docker (or containers in general)
  • Experience with Build Systems (Jenkins, Gitlab, CodeBuild)
  • Experience with Code Security (SonarQube, SonarCloud)
  • Experience running Red / Blue team exercises
  • Experience with defensive systems (SIEM, IDS/IPS, Canaries, Fail2Ban, etc.)
  • Solid understanding of Networking (TCP, UDP, IP, nmap, wireshark, etc.)
  • Experience with Linux administration (Processes, Networking, Disks, Security)
  • Experience with Infrastructure As Code (CloudFormation, Terraform)

Attributes required: 

  • Is passionate about technology and security
  • Is curious, always learning, and keeps up to date with the industry
  • Is a team player, an active listener, mentor, and able to communicate well
  • Shows solid reasoning and decision making
  • Possesses the ability to work under pressure

The Environment:

  • Mr D Food employees are entrepreneurial and dynamic, smart, customer-centric, fun and have the shared ambition of takealot group being the leading e-commerce company in Africa.
  • We have fun, work hard, take ownership, work in teams to create solutions, and are always open to direct feedback/new ideas on where we can improve.
  • We are short on ego and high on output.
  • We are doers and not only thinkers, it’s all in the execution after all.
  • We love what we do and what we are creating.

We seek to Employ an Extra Ordinary Mind who:

  • is forthright but respectful
  • is an expert at doing, who can not only design but also execute
  • is analytical, able to use data to make decisions
  • is competitive, self-directed and strive to be the BEST (GREAT requires a lot of work and does not only happen during business hours
  • is passionate about the potential of e-commerce and delivering a world-class customer experience
  • is entrepreneurial, thrives under change and accepts it is a constant and always looks for solutions to do something better and faster
  • is able to think about problems from a business perspective using technical and product input
  • is curious and challenge the status quo
  • is innovative and enjoys iteration
  • is collaborative
  • will be at the cutting edge of developing new concepts for Mr D Food
  • thinks like an owner of the business.
  • is SMART, has INTEGRITY and is HARDWORKING

If you meet the above you are an Extraordinary Mind so come and join us!

Takealot Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants from the previously disadvantaged groups and people with disabilities will be given preference.

Job region(s): Africa
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