Specialist :Network Security

MTN SA - Enterprise, IN


Personal Butt Specialist :Network Security
Location Roodepoort,ZA
Organization Name MTN SA
Department Description
CIO - IT Security
Brief Description
To effectively plan, in terms of cost and quality, network security infrastructure and solutions according to the needs of the MTN Mobile and Enterprise Business Units in the short, medium and long term and to safeguard the confidentiality and integrity, and ensure the availability of information and services by minimising the impact of security vulnerabilities in the Mobile and ISP IP networks.
Detailed Description

  • Changes in technologies and applications (both hardware and software) used globally
  • Demands of corporate customers for the design of unique data network solutions
  • Demands of product managers for the development and evaluation of new products
  • A cross-functional solutions-based environment
  • Fast changing industry and Telecommunications regulatory environment
  • Organisational growth (influencing ability to scale)
Key Tasks

Task Complexity

Planning and Design

  • Prepare High and Low-level design documentation
  • Prepare Statement of Work (SoW) for implementation teams
  • Provide complete and accurate documentation on the Mobile and ISP network security architecture
  • Implement security policy definitions
  • Drive best practice, continuous improvement and innovation at process and procedure level whilst ensuring adherence to change control policies and procedures
  • Verify that platform, features and functionality meet design objectives
  • Determine and understand the network security needs of all internal and external data customers
  • Take action to prevent the reoccurrence of problems, identifying external parties to assist with problem solving if required
  • Consult with solutions consultants regarding the planning and design of effective solutions for customers, ensuring that the needs and requirements of the customer are taken into account and that solutions are aligned with the operational plans of the technical team
  • Provide input and recommendations into solutions for tenders
  • Initiate and implement ideas and feedback on network tools, procedures and improvements to area functionality
  • Development of network security policies, procedures and processes
  • Technology investment appraisal, benchmarking and reporting
  • Interface with other departments within Network Group, EBU and Product Development to determine needs and assist in problem-solving
  • Risk analysis/security assessment – highlight risks and report to management
  • Consider the 1-2 year implications of actions from a broad perspective and on the impact of solutions on other areas of the business, including interdependent aspects of the business
  • Lab-testing of new technologies and solutions in terms of conformance, performance, interoperability and manageability
  • Manage vulnerabilities, by ensuring latest threats have been addressed; including loading of patches and upgrades
  • Maintain continual focus on keeping technical solutions current, remaining aware of changing technologies and filtering information to the team, continually looking for ways to improve all aspects of technology development and service delivery
Solution Delivery

  • Assist with the operational establishment and development of new MTN networks in the international arena
  • Ensure conformance to performance parameters and SLAs in all areas of planning, building and configuration of the MTN core IP network

  • Provide constant status, feedback and progress reports on new build and solution delivery and support deliverables, reporting risk, change, status, decisions required etc. to stakeholders
Financial Management

  • Provide input into the forecasting and planning of budgets for the implementation of new solutions
  • Understand and apply best practice w.r.t financial impact of implementing new or upgraded technologies
  • Creation of business cases specifically related to new ventures and new technologies
Vendor Management

  • Management of vendors in terms of technical solution, project scoping, project delivery and technical support.
Job Requirements

  • Minimum of 3 year technical degree/diploma
  • Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) or Juniper Professional Certification (JNCIP) is a pre-requisite
  • Cisco Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) is a pre-requisite
  • Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) Security would be advantageous
  • Cisco ISE
  • Fluent in English

  • At least 3 years in network security environment, including VPN solutions, VPN concentrators, Cisco Pix, Fortinet, Checkpoint, Huawei firewalls, IPSec, TACACS+, Access Lists, Load Balancing, IPS, Cisco ISE and F5 ASM.
  • Specialisation in one of the major networking sectors
  • Knowledge of mobile core networks
  • Security Incidents responce
  • Knowledge of ISP networks and peering methodologies
  • Knowledge of IP security techniques
  • Vendor management
  • Project management
  • Programming, scripting and database knowledge would be advantageous
  • Experience working in medium to large organisations

  • Cisco/Juniper Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE or JNCIE) Security
  • F5
  • Huawei CCIE
  • BGP, ISIS, RIP, OSPF, EIGRP and static routing.
  • MPLS
  • Mobile voice and data networks
  • Security-related courses
Additional Details

Head - Big Picture Focus

  • Analytical Thinker - Manages the alignment and execution of tactical activities
  • Problem Solver - Assists in solving business challenges but looks to others for advice and guidance
  • Operational Value Creator - Executes on innovative commercial practices and identifies areas for continuous improvement
Heart – Emotionally Intelligent

  • Culture and Change Champion - Role models ethical practices by living the MTN values and vital behaviours for others to follow
  • Supportive People Manager – Is self-aware and supports team capability development through opportunity creation for realising potential
  • Relationship Manager - Builds relationships with customers and teams to uphold the MTN brand
Hands – Results Focused

  • Results Achiever - Drives team objectives and contributes to sustainability of results
  • Operationally Astute - Clarifies priorities, plans, organizes and co-ordinates the work of others
General Working Conditions

  • Driver’s license and own transport
  • Connectivity from home to office – laptop and communication device
  • Must be willing to work after-hours should the work-load or project priority require this
How To Apply
How to Apply : Suitably qualified candidates interested in this position can submit an application by clicking on the "Apply" button and upload a comprehensive copy of their CV/Resume.

Closing Date : 24 June 2019

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