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DevSecOps Engineer

South Africa, Western Cape
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Area: South Africa, Western Cape
Sector: IT / Computers / Software
Posted: 28 March 2024

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PERFORMANCE STATEMENT:

As our DevSecOps Engineer, you will be thrust into the heart of our containerized web and mobile application environment, predominantly hosted via Kubernetes in AWS. Your primary task will be to fortify our CI/CD pipelines, ensuring every line of code undergoes rigorous quality and security checks before seamlessly integrating into our systems. However, your role goes beyond just the execution of tasks. We’re on the hunt for a visionary – someone ready to steer our teams towards a more robust and inclusive DevSecOps culture. This is where your technical leadership will shine. Effective communication is at the core of this position. Your prowess will lie in translating complex technical jargon into digestible insights for our stakeholders, thereby empowering them with the knowledge to make pivotal decisions. Your radar must always be attuned to the ever-evolving cyber threat landscape. Equipped with the latest in threat modeling, risk assessment strategies, and adept code reviews, you will present innovative solutions tailored to address specific challenges, ensuring we leverage the right technologies to tackle the right problems. In essence, you won’t just be a part of Byte Orbit; you’ll be pivotal in shaping its secure and compliant future.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Integration of Security Tools & Practices: Implement and maintain security tools within the CI/CD pipeline ensuring timely detection and correction of vulnerabilities.
  • Automated Security Testing: Set up and manage tools that perform automated security testing of applications and infrastructure, such as SAST, DAST, IAST, and RASP.
  • Cloud Security: Ensure the secure configuration and deployment of cloud resources. Provide expertise on cloud-native security solutions.
  • Container Security: Secure containerized applications throughout their lifecycle, from build to deployment.
  • Security Awareness & Training: Collaborate with development teams to enhance their security knowledge and integrate security practices into their workflows.
  • Incident Response: Collaborate with the security team on incident response plans and participate in incident handling when needed.
  • Security Metrics & Reporting: Monitor and report on security metrics, providing insights and recommendations.
  • Vulnerability Management: Work on patch management processes and engage in the timely resolution of identified vulnerabilities.
  • Continuous Improvement: Stay updated on new security technologies, threats, and best practices. Recommend and implement improvements to enhance security without compromising the velocity of development.ISO27001 Stewardship: Oversee the adherence to ISO27001 standards within the realms of development and security. This role does not extend to operational oversight but ensures development and security practices are in line with the certification’s standards.

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS

  • Background & Experience: Originating from an open-source operating system background, candidates should possess a minimum of 5 years in IT, with 3 years focused on DevSecOps roles.
  • Cloud Expertise: Demonstrated experience working in cloud environments, with a deep understanding of cloud architectures, services, and best practices.
  • Penetration Testing & Security Analysis: Proficiency in conducting penetration tests and thorough security analyses to identify vulnerabilities and suggest remediation measures.
  • Programming Skills: Strong coding capabilities, with experience in languages such as Python, Go, Java, JavaScript, and TypeScript, to develop and integrate security solutions.
  • Certifications: Possessing industry-specific certifications, such as AWS DevOps or Security, will be considered an advantage.
  • Leadership & Communication: Prior experience leading teams complemented by excellent communication and leadership abilities.
  • Problem-Solving Abilities: Exceptional troubleshooting skills, with a knack for addressing complex technical issues.
  • Incident Response: Demonstrated ability in IT Incident Response and handling security breaches.
  • Networking: A foundational grasp of networking principles and experience with firewalls from brands like Fortigate, Palo Alto, and Mikrotik.
  • Process & Documentation: Process-driven mindset with the ability to produce clear documentation supporting development and security activities.

FAMILIARITY WITH THE FOLLOWING TECHNOLOGIES WOULD BE IDEAL

  • Container Orchestration: Docker and Kubernetes.
  • Cloud Platforms: Specifically AWS.
  • Infrastructure As Code: Tools such as Terraform and Ansible.
  • Kubernetes Package Manager: Experience with Helm Charts.
  • CI/CD Tooling: Familiarity with Gitlab, Jenkins, CircleCI, among others.
  • Penetration Testing Tools: Tools like Burp Suite, W3af, and Zed Attack Proxy.
  • Vulnerability Assessment: Hands-on experience with tools like Nessus and Metasploit.
  • System Monitoring: Tools including Datadog and New Relic.
  • Cloud Security Posture Management: Knowledge of solutions such as Datadog, Prisma Cloud, and Aquasec.
  • SIEM Tools: Familiarity with SIEM solutions like Datadog, Splunk, Log Analytics, Elastic, or Exabeam.