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Kampala, Uganda

Full-time

Deadline: 

February 14, 2024 at 2:00:00 PM

About the Organisation

M-Kopa is an African connected asset financing platform that provides underbanked customers in Africa to essential products including solar lighting, televisions, fridges, smartphones & financial services. M-Kopa was launched commercially in 2012 and is headquartered in Nairobi.

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Job Title

Application Security Analyst job at M-KOPA

Job Description

This role would involve performing vulnerability reviews of M-KOPA mobile, IoT and automotive devices, diagnosing possible hardware-based and software-based attacks, particularly for Android mobile phones and embedded systems and by extension assisting in forensic analysis of computers and laptops.

We foster autonomy and collaboration within and outside the team therefore you would be interacting with different stakeholders across fraud, forensics, and legal frameworks; documenting and tracking all analyzed M-KOPA mobile phones and sharing the findings with the relevant stakeholders. Additionally acting as an expert witness, presenting technical findings and fault analysis reports in the court of law.

This role is hybrid, allowing you to have a good work life balance with some of the onsite aspects of it involving frequent travel across the country to conduct on-site assessments, investigations, and court appearances.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Performing security assessments and audits on the existing and new applications, using various tools and techniques such as penetration testing, vulnerability scanning, code review, threat modeling, etc.

  • Identifying and prioritizing the security risks and issues, and providing recommendations and solutions to mitigate them.

  • Developing and maintaining security policies, guidelines, and procedures for the application development and deployment processes.

  • Providing security training and awareness to the developers, testers, and other stakeholders involved in the software lifecycle.

  • Collaborating with the other teams and departments to ensure that the security requirements and objectives are met and aligned with the business goals and strategies.

Qualifications and Competencies

Expertise

  • Our expectation is that you would have a working knowledge of the Android operating system, applications and IoT devices. With experience doing penetration testing, vulnerability discovery or having been successful in bug bounty programs.

  • If you have a Certification in a cybersecurity discipline such as, Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), CompTIA Security+, Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP) and an educational background in information security/computer science or a related field then this might just be the right fit for you.

  • Recognized twice by the Financial Times as one Africa's fastest growing company (2022 and 2023) and by TIME100 Most influential companies in the world 2023 , we've served over 3 million customers, unlocking $1 billion in cumulative credit for the unbanked across Africa.

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