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  • Posted: Mar 25, 2024
    Deadline: Not specified
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    Pezesha, has created a holistic financial marketplace for MSMEs. By offering lending, financial education, and debt counselling to borrowers, plus a proprietary credit scoring system to vet MSMEs without a credit history, derisking lending to SMEs. Lower Risks bring commercial banks and capital providers onto Pezesha platform. As a collaborative structure, Pezesha is helping to tackle the $19 Billion financing gap for SMEs. Pezesha is led by a highly experienced and passionate local team with more than 10 years local and international experience in fin-tech, management of growth and technology companies, and unparalleled local market knowledge and reach.
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    QA and Support Engineer

    • We are seeking a highly skilled QA Developer and support engineer at Pezesha. As a full-time candidate in this role, you will play a crucial role in ensuring the quality and reliability of our fintech products while also providing comprehensive technical support to both internal and external stakeholders. This position requires a blend of technical expertise, problem solving skills and a customer-centric mindset.

    Responsibilities:

    Quality Assurance

    • Develop and execute comprehensive test plans and test cases to ensure the quality and reliability of Pezesha’s products.
    • Conduct both manual and automated tests to identify bugs and any areas of improvement.
    • Collaborate closely with the development team to communicate identified bugs and issues and also ensure that they are resolved in a timely manner.
    • Continuously refine and automate the QA process to enhance efficiency.

    Technical Support

    • Serve as the primary point of contact for both internal and external teams seeking technical assistance and support.
    • Investigate, troubleshoot and resolve technical issues reported in a timely manner.
    • Provide clear and concise instructions to users for problem resolution or escalation to the appropriate team member for resolution.
    • Document support processes, procedures and troubleshooting steps to facilitate knowledge transfer within the team and also ensure a structured support system.

    Cross-functional Collaboration

    • Collaborate with Product managers, developers and other stakeholders to ensure a seamless integration of the best QA processes into the software development life cycle.
    • Work closely with customer facing teams to identify user feedback and incorporate user insights into product enhancement efforts.
    • Act as a bridge between technical and non-technical teams, facilitating clear communication and understanding of technical issues and solutions.

    Continuous improvement

    • Stay up to date with latest industry trends, best practices and emerging technologies in QA and technical support.
    • Proactively identify opportunities for improvement, automation and optimization of QA and support processes.
    • Contribute to a culture of continuous learning and improvement within the support and QA teams.

    Qualifications:

    • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a related field.
    • Proven experience in software quality assurance, testing methodologies and test automation tools.
    • Strong proficiency in programming languages such as Java, PHP, Javascript or Python.
    • Experience in software development life cycle (SDLC) processes and agile methodologies.
    • Excellent problem solving skills and attention to detail.
    • Strong analytical skills and the ability to assess complex technical issues, identify root causes, and develop effective solutions.
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively engage with diverse stakeholders at all levels of the organization.
    • Proactive mindset with a commitment to continuous learning and professional development in the field of QA and support.
    • Added advantage: Human centred design and Design Thinking

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    Short-Term Consultant - Technical Cyber Risk and Security

    • We are seeking a highly skilled, technical and experienced Short-Term Consultant specializing in Information Technology Cyber Risk and Security. As a consultant in this role, you will play a critical part in safeguarding our digital assets, ensuring compliance with relevant regulations, and enhancing the overall security of our organization. This is a short-term position with a specific focus on addressing immediate cybersecurity needs and providing recommendations for long-term security strategies.

    Responsibilities

    • Conduct a comprehensive assessment of our current cyber risk mitigation framework, including identifying potential risks, vulnerabilities and threats specific to our operations, data, architecture design, APIs and systems.
    • Perform penetration tests
    • Collaborate with internal stakeholders to develop and implement effective cybersecurity policies, procedures, and protocols - ensuring it matches our business requirements and regulatory environment.
    • Perform audit and vulnerability assessments of our IT infrastructure, data warehouse, systems, and applications to proactively identify and mitigate security risks.
    • Provide expert guidance and recommendations on the selection, deployment, and configuration of cybersecurity technologies, such as firewalls, intrusion detection systems, and endpoint protection solutions.
    • Deliver training and awareness programs to educate our employees on cybersecurity best practices and promote a culture of security consciousness throughout the organization.
    • Advise senior management on cybersecurity-related matters, offering strategic insights and actionable recommendations to enhance our overall cyber resilience.
    • Develop documentation of cybersecurity policies, procedures, incident response plans, and other relevant documentation, ensuring compliance with applicable regulatory requirements.
    • Come up with a monitoring and evaluation matrix and process we will use for internal security audit as an ongoing concern
    • Security Monitoring and threat intelligence - implement security monitoring tools and processes to detect and respond to suspicious activities and threats in real-time.
    • Develop and implement data access controls and encryption mechanisms to safeguard sensitive information stored in databases and data warehouses.
    • Monitor data usage and access patterns to detect and respond to unauthorized or suspicious activities that may indicate data breaches or security incidents.
    • Provide expert guidance and recommendations on data protection technologies and solutions, such as data loss prevention (DLP), encryption, and tokenization.
    • Develop and maintain documentation of data governance policies, procedures, and data flow diagrams, ensuring alignment with regulatory requirements and industry best practices.

    Qualifications:

    • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Security, or a related field; advanced certifications (e.g., CISSP, CISM, CEH) preferred.
    • Experience with Google Cloud Platform (or similar), database management and database security frameworks.
    • Hands-on experience with data protection technologies and solutions, such as data encryption, DLP, and data masking.
    • Proven track record of at least 5 years in a cybersecurity role, with specific experience in the fintech industry and familiarity with the regulatory environment in East Africa.
    • In-depth knowledge of cybersecurity principles, frameworks, and best practices, including ISO 27001, NIST Cybersecurity Framework, and GDPR.
    • Hands-on experience with cybersecurity tools and technologies, such as SIEM, DLP, IDS/IPS, and vulnerability management systems.
    • Strong analytical skills and the ability to assess complex technical issues, identify root causes, and develop effective solutions.
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively engage with diverse stakeholders at all levels of the organization.
    • Proactive mindset with a commitment to continuous learning and professional development in the field of cybersecurity.

    Method of Application

    How to Apply: Please send your CVs and cover letter to jobs@pezesha.com. Kindly indicate the title of the job on the subject header of the email (REF 24/ QA and support engineer)

    How to Apply: Please send your CVs and cover letter to jobs@pezesha.com. Kindly indicate the title of the job on the subject header of the email (REF 24/Short-Term Consultant - Cyber Risk and Security ), you will be required to enclose your portfolio and undertake a technical security test.

     

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