IT Security Officer Job Placement - Housing Finance Bank


Job Title:       IT Security Officer
Organization: Housing Finance Bank
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About US:
Housing Finance Bank was incorporated as a private company under the Companies Act in December 1967, the Bank has become a household name and has grown in leaps and bounds with a good track record among the pioneers of a mortgage lending. National Housing & Construction Corporation, a parastatal involved in real estate business has 5% shareholding and National Social Security Fund (NSSF) holds 50% and the Government of Uganda holds 45%. Today, the bank looks back with pride on the business accomplished in the mortgage lending business. Through innovation and placing emphasis on Honesty, Integrity, Efficiency and Customer care, Housing Finance Bank is the leader in the mortgage, holding a 90% market share.

Job Summary: The IT Security Officer will mainly setup and maintain information technology security apparatus of the Bank, which includes proprietary hardware and software systems, as well as, custom security systems built on varying technology operating systems in line with bank policies and regulatory guidelines.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
         Monitors and maintains the database of access to the Bank’s critical systems and hardware.
         Run routine tests on the Bank’s infrastructure and systems so as to identify and plug any systems security loopholes
         Analyse IDS/IPS logs and implement recommendations to ensure continued performance
         Analyse DB Monitoring System logs and tweak configuration for optimal performance
         Develop Shell and PowerShell scripts to harvest information from the Bank’s user Directory system
         Provide monthly reports on access and restrictions on various systems, both hardware and software
         Actively plug security holes found on the network by commercial or open-source means
         Ensure updates and patches to all systems (Unix and Windows) are run regularly and any exceptions identified are continuously monitored
         Monitor the Spam filter and firewall logging to ensure sanitization of data inbound
         Work closely with Internal Audit on reports and other activities to improve security
         Assist in External Audits of the Bank and as well as External Penetration Tests
         Form part of the Bank’s internal Red Team for IT Security


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:                                                    
         The ideal candidate for the Housing Finance Bank IT Security Officer job opportunity must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Electrical Engineering or related field
         Three years in Network security
         Professional certifications i.e. CCNA, ITIL and any IT security qualification an added advantage
         Good networking, communications and Interpersonal skills.

How to Apply:
All candidates who wish to join the Banking sector are invited to send their applications including an updated CV, certified copies of all academic transcripts, certificates and testimonials, daytime telephone contact, and email address of both applicant, and three competent referees addressed to:

Head Human Resources, Housing Finance Bank, Plot 4 Wampewo Avenue, P. O. Box 1539, Kampala. Uganda.

NB: Only successful candidates will be contacted. All applicants who will not have heard from us within five weeks of closing date should consider their application unsuccessful.

Deadline: 19th March 2018

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