Product Security Architects at Equity Bank June 2023 – Nafasi Kazi Equity Bank 2023, Equity Bank Limited (The “Bank”) is incorporated, registered under the Kenyan Companies Act Cap 486 and domiciled in Kenya. The address of the Bank’s registered office is 9th Floor, Equity Centre, P.O. Box 75104 – 00200 Nairobi. The Bank is licensed under the Kenya Banking Act (Chapter 488), and continues to offer retail banking, microfinance and related services. The Bank has subsidiaries in Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan, Rwanda and Tanzania. Its shares are listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange and Uganda Securities Exchange. Equity Bank was founded as Equity Building Society (EBS) in October 1984 and was originally a provider of mortgage financing for the majority of customers who fell into the low-income population.
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The society’s logo, a modest house with a brown roof, resonates with its target market and their determination to make small but steady gains toward a better life, seeking security and advancement of their dreams. The vast majority of Africans have historically been excluded from access to financial resources. Having been declared technically insolvent in 1993, Equity’s transformation into a rapidly growing microfinance and then a commercial bank is widely considered to be an inspirational success story. Currently, Equity Bank has more than 9 million customers making it the largest bank in terms of customer base in Africa and having nearly half of bank accounts in Kenya. The company’s vision is “to be the champion of the socio-economic prosperity of the people of Africa”. Equity Bank retains a passionate commitment to empowering its clients to transform their lives and livelihoods. Through a business model that is anchored in access, convenience and flexibility, the Bank has evolved to become an all-inclusive financial services provider with a growing pan-African footprint.
The Product Security Architect will be responsible for designing and development of security control for the business Commercial, Fintech, and digital initiatives. He/ she will work closely with the various business team to understand the product and services and further recommend security controls for inclusion. The controls should be less business disruptive, enforce cyber control, reduce fraud and is frictionless with business objective. The Product Security Architect ensures existing and new business services and products have adequate security controls and conform to Equity Policies, procedures, and standards. Formulate security specific requirements for business services for Commercial, Fintech, and digital initiatives Work closely with all the business teams to design and incorporate security as part of product development Work closely with the other technology architects to ensure that security is properly embedded in their technology domains architectures.
Knowledge and Experience
A Degree or its equivalent in Information Technology, Network Security, Enterprise Network Management, Information Security, Management Information System Computing, Engineering or similar area of study Relevant industry certifications in information security program and governance as well as PMP will be an added advantage Minimum of 2 years working in information security governance Minimum of 1 year working as a business analyst in technical security and IT Good understanding of business models and services in financial, telecom and FinTech domain Good understand of customer, merchant integration model An excellent team member who is analytical, logical and able to work with other Product team which are dedicated to making Equity products and technologies as secure as possible Experience with creating technical documentation1
product documentation, technology, software and systems architecture, and technical whitepapers Working experience with the following concepts: SSL Crypto Solutions, Data Protection and Security, Software Development Methodologies (E.G. Agile), API Gateways, Data Analytics Strong cross-domain and cross-functional knowledge that will enable design of the best possible security technology solutions Ability to function as an individual contributor and mentor/leader detached from the corporate environment Good understanding of Open Application Programming Interface business model Good understanding ISO27001 and PCI-DSS certification Experience of identifying and managing technology security risk Up-to-date knowledge of future IP and network security technologies, equipment and their benefits Widespread knowledge of different IP and network security vendors and solutions, and managed Nafasi Kazi Equity Bank 2023