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  • Posted: Sep 28, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
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  • Asante Financial Services Group is a high-impact digital financial services firm focused on advancing financial independence and improving the well-being of Underserved small businesses and individuals in Africa.
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    Infrastructure Specialist

    Main Purpose of the Job- (Job Summary)

    The key purpose of this role is to implement Asante Finance Group’s IT Infrastructure and IT Security operations across Africa. In this role, you will help formulate, implement and manage Asante’s existing and emerging strategies around cloud computing, cybersecurity, and data security. Working closely with Engineering, Data, and Risk teams, you will ensure that Asante has world-class Infrastructure and Cybersecurity standards that are at par or above industry peers across the globe

    Main Responsibilities 

    IT INFRASTRUCTURE

    • Implement IT Infrastructure strategy, architecture, and standards including voice and data network, systems and storage, systems management, virtual server technology, and cloud computing to ensure effective operations
    • Implement, monitor, maintain, upgrade and administrate IT infrastructure systems, including network infrastructure, servers, storage, databases, desktops/laptops, and peripherals to achieve confidentiality, integrity, and availability of the IT ecosystem
    • Ensure a stable and highly available enterprise computing environment, including effective customer communications, problem-solving, root cause analysis, and remediation
    • Oversee and Implement security operations to ensure the integrity and compliance of company infrastructure and data
    • Maintain system, network, and security disaster recovery plans, scripts, and coordinate BCP & DR testing exercises
    • Provides infrastructure services vision, enables innovation, and seeks to leverage IT trends that can create business value consistent with the company’s requirements and expectations
    • Participate in the formulation of the company's enterprise architecture and business system plans; assessing cost and feasibility, and ensuring the plan is aligned with and supports the strategic goals of the business.
    • Hands-on technical depth enables direct oversight, problem-solving leadership, and participation for complex infrastructure implementation, system upgrades, and operational troubleshooting.
    • Experience with comprehensive disaster recovery architecture and operations, including storage area network and redundant, highly-available server and network architectures.
    • Implement the change, incident, and capacity planning policies
    • Implement and manage the patching and hardening of Asante’s infrastructure
    • Leadership for delivery of 24/7 service operations
    • Spearhead capacity sizing and planning to ensure Asante’s Infrastructure matches Asante’s business growth(data, geographies, and new partnerships)

    IT SECURITY

    • Work closely with the Head of Risk & Engineering to ensure that appropriate security guidance is provided to support projects delivery across Asante. 
    • Input into the design and implementation of standards, policies, guidelines, and appropriate architectural principles to ensure Asante’s cyber security goals continue to be met
    • Recognize potential opportunities for enhancing Asante’s security whilst ensuring minimal impact to existing platforms
    • Have responsibility for scoping penetration testing activities to identify security weaknesses within Asante’s technology environments
    • Develop a culture of in-depth understanding to Asante stakeholders as to why security testing & compliance is required across all platforms
    • Continuous analysis of information protection technologies and processes to identify and mitigate technology security weaknesses
    •  Spearhead the enhancement of delivery and management of key technology security platforms including but not limited SIEM and DLP
    •  Provide oversight and guidance during security incidents and investigations, ensure root cause analysis is undertaken and input suggested approaches to deal with lessons identified
    •  Guide and advice Engineering teams on security standards to be complied with during execution of all Asante projects
    •  Implement Asante’s cyber security strategy

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    Job specifications

    Academic  Qualifications

    • Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Systems or any other relevant field
    • 5 years + experience in IT Infrastructure and Security services

    Functional Skills

    • Deep analytical and research skills
    • Personal organization and planning skills
    • Negotiating and influencing skills
    • Excellent communications and presentation skills, to be able to inform and persuade both orally and in writing.
    • Ability to maintain confidentiality with sensitive customer and internal information.

    Key competencies

    • Team player
    • Problem solver
    • Analytical thinker
    • Creative thinker

    Relevant experience

    • Cloud computing
    • Industry certifications e.g CISA, CISSP, CRISC
    • Working experience in the Finance industry
    • Hands-on experience in managing Cloud environments

    Method of Application

    Does this sound like you? kindly send your application to [email protected] and indicate IT, infrastructure Specialist as the subject of the email.

    Asante Finance group is an equal opportunity employer

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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