Senior Cloud Engineer (aws Technologies), Cape Town

Last update 2024-02-25
Expires 2024-03-25
ID #2003938930
Senior Cloud Engineer (aws Technologies), Cape Town
South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town,
Modified January 23, 2024


A successful

fintech company

located in

Techno Park, Stellenbosch

has grown by implementing new ideas and equipment in the payment processing industry to enrich payment solutions with automation and great tech.
Our client has a flat structure which results in a broad span of control for our team members with clear recognition and full accountability for contributions.
Our client is seeking a skilled

Senior Cloud Engineer

with expertise in

AWS technologies

with experience in setting up cloud infrastructure and Forti Gate firewalls.
If you think that you are an intelligent, strong, tech savvy, outcomes focused professional, then this opportunity might be for you!
Role outlined:
Overall security for our client group infrastructure.
Design and implement networks, infrastructure, and firewalls within cloud environments.
Manage cloud team and consultants.
Implement CI/CD pipelines.
Configure, manage, and troubleshoot firewalls to ensure optimal network security and performance.
Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including network engineers, system administrators, and developers, to setup and maintain networks and security thereof.
Conduct security assessments and audits to identify vulnerabilities and propose appropriate solutions.
Develop and maintain documentation, including network diagrams, configuration guides, and standard operating procedures related networks and security.
Stay up to date with the latest AWS security features, Forti Gate firewall technologies, and industry trends to provide recommendations for improving network security and performance.
Participate in incident response and perform root cause analysis for security-related incidents.
Provide technical guidance and mentorship to junior team members on network and security configurations and best practices.
Bachelor's degree in computer science, information technology, or a related field. Relevant certifications e.g. AWS Certified Security Specialty, Fortinet NSE will be beneficial.
Proven experience in cloud networks and security, specifically in AWS environments.
In-depth knowledge of AWS services and features, such as VPC, EC2, IAM, S3, Cloud Trail, Cloud Watch, AWS WAF, Route53, secrets manager, and AWS Security Hub.
Strong expertise in configuring and managing Forti Gate firewalls, including Forti OS, firewall policies, VPN configurations, and advanced threat protection features.
Solid understanding of network protocols, security standards (e.g. SSL/TLS, IPsec), and networking concepts (e.g. routing, subnetting, load balancing).
Experience with network security tools, such as intrusion detection and prevention systems (IDS/IPS), web application firewalls (WAF), and vulnerability scanners.
Proficient in scripting and automation using languages like Python, Power Shell, or Bash to streamline security operations.
Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to analyse complex network security issues.
Strong communication skills to effectively collaborate with cross-functional teams and present technical information to both technical and non-technical stakeholders.
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple priorities simultaneously.
Preferred skills:
Experience with cloud platforms and networks, such as AWS, Microsoft Azure or Google Cloud Platform (GCP).
Familiarity with Dev Ops practices and tools, including infrastructure as code (Ia C) using Terraform or AWS Cloud Formation.
Knowledge of other security technologies and solutions, such as intrusion prevention systems (IPS), data loss prevention (DLP), and SIEM platforms.
Experience with network monitoring and logging solutions, such as AWS Cloud Watch, Elastic Stack, Splunk etc.
Experience in banking security will be highly beneficial.
Experience in setting up network peering will be beneficial.

Job details:

Job type: Full time
Contract type: Permanent
Salary type: Monthly
Occupation: Senior cloud engineer (aws technologies)

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